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Displaying books in Latin American Studies in order of Title.

Autobiographical Writing in Latin America:

Folds of the Self
Sergio R. Franco
ISBN: 9781604979794

"Meticulous yet provocative; original yet firmly and scrupulously grounded in a wide and impressive array of carefully selected bibliographical sources; challenging on each and every page...Sergio R. Franco’s new book is all of this and more." —Gerald Martin, author of Gabriel García Márquez: A Life Read More..

Bilateral Aid to Latin America:

Foreign Economic Assistance from Major Donor Nations
Francis Adams
ISBN: 9781604979060

This book is an important volume for university libraries and research institutes. It will augment collections that focus on Latin America, international development, and economic assistance. The book would also be relevant for scholars and practitioners of Latin American development. Read More..

Black Women as Custodians of History:

Unsung Rebel (M)Others in African American and Afro-Cuban Women's Writing
Paula Sanmartín
ISBN: 9781604978698

This book is an essential addition to the study of comparative black literature of the Americas; it will also fill the gap that exists on theoretical studies exploring black women’s writing from the Spanish Caribbean. This book examines literary representations of the historic roots of black women’s resistance in the United States and Cuba by studying the following texts by both African American and Afro-Cuban women from different literary genres. Read More..

Central American Avant-Garde Narrative:

Literary Innovation and Cultural Change (1926–1936)
Adrian Taylor Kane
ISBN: 9781604978858

"This book is s an exemplary work of literary criticism that re-envisions the canon of Central American literature and is destined to set a new standard for ethical, comprehensive research... it elucidates very effectively the aesthetic divergences of literary works of the Latin American and European avant-garde." — Steven White, St. Lawrence University Read More..

Contemporary Chicana Literature:

(Re)Writing the Maternal Script
Cristina Herrera
ISBN: 9781604978759

Despite the growing literary scholarship on Chicana writers, few, if any, studies have exhaustively explored themes of motherhood, maternity, and mother-daughter relationships in their novels.Mother-daughter relationships have been ignored in much literary criticism, but this book reveals that maternal relationships are crucial to the study of Chicana literature; more precisely, examining maternal relationships provides insight to Chicana writers’ rejection of intersecting power structures that otherwise silence Chicanas and women of color. Read More..

Contemporary Hispanic Poets:

Cultural Production in the Global, Digital Age
John Burns
ISBN: 9781604978940

"An excellent book on a very interesting topic. ... Good scholarly books on poetry are rare. Good books on Hispanic poetry, transatlantic in content, and with a superb combination of textual analysis and theoretical reflection are even rarer, and this one belongs to the latter category." – Juan Egea, Professor of Spanish , University of Wisconsin-Madison Read More..

Cuban–Latin American Relations in the Context of a Changing Hemisphere

Gary Prevost and Carlos Oliva Campos
ISBN: 9781604977592

This volume seeks to fill a very significant void in the recently published scholarship in English on Cuba’s relationship with Latin America. Cuban foreign policy has received attention over the years, but the bulk of the scholarship has been on its relationship with the United States. This book demonstrates conclusively that a decade into the twenty-first century, Cuba has achieved a position in the hemisphere that is far less isolated than at any previous time since the triumph of the Cuban revolution in 1959. That reintegration into hemispheric affairs is evident in many crucial areas like politics, economics, and culture. Read More..

Juliet of the Tropics:

A Bilingual Edition of Alejandro Tapia y Rivera’s La Cuarterona (1867)
John Maddox
ISBN: 9781604979671

Widely considered the father of Puerto Rican literature, Alejandro Tapia y Rivera was also an abolitionist and a women's rights advocate. One of Tapia's most important works was his play, La Cuarterona, the tragic love story between the son of a white land-owning family and the daughter of a slave. This first-ever bilingual edition, with a critical introduction, provides a new window into Puerto Rico's rich cultural heritage. Read More..

The Latin American Identity and the African Diaspora:

Ethnogenesis in Context
Antonio Olliz Boyd
ISBN: 9781604977042

"The author's analysis offers a new way to approach critical race theory.... Affords readers a view of the diaspora that is broader and more inclusive than previous studies.While it is a necessary text for all institutional libraries, it would also make a valuable addition to the personal library of any scholar in History, Latin American or African Diaspora, or New World, Cultural, Ethnic and Racial Studies. It could appropriately be a required text for students in any of these fields." - New West Indian Guide Read More..

Maria Graham:

A Literary Biography
Regina Akel
ISBN: 9781604975970

Praised by the Times Higher Education , this first literary biography of the well-known travel writer, Maria Graham, reconstructs her literary image employing significant passages from all her work. It illuminates a groundbreaking female intellectual who captured for her readers the ancient culture of India as deftly as she represented bandits in Italy and South America. Read More..

The Monster as War Machine

Mabel Moraña
ISBN: 9781604979862

"A far-ranging, audacious, erudite, and exquisitely written examination of monsters and the monstrous. It spans the broad sweep of history, from the Classical and Medieval Periods to the present. Moraña achieves this immense feat through lucid yet vivid prose that thoughtfully weaves a series of what at first glance might appear to be divergent and scattered theories, into a set of intense and thought-provoking constellations of ideas and experiences.—Joanne Rappaport, Georgetown University; and President of LASA, 2016–2017 Read More..

Music, Politics, and Nationalism In Latin America:

Chile During the Cold War Era
Jedrek Mularski
ISBN: 9781604978889

This book illuminates a largely unexplored facet of the Cold War era in Latin America by examining linkages among music, politics, and the development of extreme political violence. It traces the development of folk-based popular music against the backdrop of Chile’s social and political history, explaining how music played a fundamental role in a national conflict that grew out of deep cultural divisions. Read More..

New Approaches to Lusophone Culture

Natália Pinazza
ISBN: 9781604979152

This book takes original and unique approaches to explore a selected body of Portuguese-language cultural production from four different continents. Such a broad geographical scope allows exploration of a variety of genres, and subject matter that reflects the cultural diversity of the Lusophone community while simultaneously situating Portuguese-language cultural production within a globalized and postcolonial context. Read More..

Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade:

Interactions, Identities, and Images
Ana Lucia Araujo
ISBN: 9781604977479

Examines the complex and unique human, cultural, and religious exchanges that resulted from the enslavement and the trade of Africans in the North and the South Atlantic regions during the transatlantic slave trade era. Read More..

Performance, Theatre, and Society in Contemporary Nicaragua:

Spectacles of Gender, Sexuality, and Marginality
Alberto Guevara
ISBN: 9781604978612

Although there has been some excellent academic research focusing on performance or/and theatre in Nicaragua, such scholarship seldom attends to the very important connections between daily staged public social acts and local, national/global politics that deal directly and indirectly with marginalized social/cultural landscapes in this country. This book fills the gap by examining the connections between Nicaragua’s marginalized landscapes and bodies, between social/political visibility and invisibility, and the relationship between social abandonment and social encompassment in the nation. Read More..

Picturing Argentina:

Myths, Movies, and the Peronist Vision
Currie K. Thompson
ISBN: 9781604978797

“Picturing Argentina is a much-needed and carefully researched history of film production and social and cultural influences on Argentine cinema from the thirties to the sixties. ... This study will be beneficial to anyone interested in Latin American cinema while providing essential background for understanding one of the world's major film traditions.” – Gerald Duchovnay, general editor, Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities Read More..

Public Memory of Slavery:

Victims and Perpetrators in the South Atlantic
Ana Lucia Araujo
ISBN: 9781604977141

"An important and provocative work. No other study so thoroughly chronicles the fraught and ambiguous history of memorializing slavery in the South Atlantic. Araujo’s ability to ‘read’ multiple sources – both discursive and non-discursive – makes the book truly interdisciplinary in scope. It will be a crucial starting point for all future studies of slavery and memory in Benin and Brazil." – James H. Sweet, Journal of African History Read More..

Reinaldo Arenas, Caliban, and Postcolonial Discourse

Enrique Morales-Díaz
ISBN: 9781604976175

This is the first critical study of Reinaldo Arenas from a postcolonial venue. It is an important book for all those in Latin American studies and postcolonial studies. Read More..

State Terrorism and the Politics of Memory in Latin America:

Transmissions Across The Generations of Post-Dictatorship Uruguay, 1984–2004
Gabriela Fried Amilivia
ISBN: 9781604979190

"This study is a theoretical, methodological, and socio-historical contribution to the field, especially for memory studies from the perspective of the victims’ subjectivities." - Elizabeth Lira, Dean, Facultad de Psicología, Universidad Alberto Hurtado, Santiago de Chile Read More..

Urban Brazil:

Visions, Afflictions, and Governance Lessons
Ivani Vassoler
ISBN: 9781934043943

"This book should be a must for anyone interested in Latin American urbanization and urban planning/administration..." Read More..

What Is Eating Latin American Women Writers:

Food, Weight, and Eating Disorders
Renée S. Scott
ISBN: 9781604976403

This book fills a theoretical void because it speaks to an ever-growing interest in Latin American literature about women, food, and the body. This study not only traces for the first time the historical development of the topics of food, eating consumption, and body image but also features well-known authors and others who are yet to be discovered in United States. Read More..

Women and Rebel Communities in the Cuban Insurgent Movement, 1952–1959

Linda Klouzal
ISBN: 9781604975253

This rare and important study on the people, groups, and activist regions involved in the Cuban insurrection of the 1950s sheds much-needed light on the localized and social aspects of the struggle––a topic that relatively little has been written on. Read More..

 

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