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Only the People Can Save the People
Only the People Can Save the People (May 2018)
Constituent Power, Revolution, and Counterrevolution in Venezuela
Donald V. Kingsbury - Author

Examines the egalitarian, creative, and inclusive practice of radical democracy in contemporary Venezuela.

In a global historical moment of growing mobilizations against inequality, corruption, and exclusion, Only the People Can Save the People illustrates the necessity and challenges of more egalitarian approaches to collective life from one of the most tumultuous and compelling experiments in radical democracy. Donald V...(Read More)
 
 
The Trade in the Living
The Trade in the Living (May 2018)
The Formation of Brazil in the South Atlantic, Sixteenth to Seventeenth Centuries
Luiz Felipe de Alencastro - Author

Macro-level study of the South Atlantic throughout the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries demonstrating how Brazil’s emergence was built on the longest and most intense slave trade of the modern era.

The seventeenth-century missionary and diplomat Father Antônio Vieira once observed that Brazil was nourished, animated, sustained, served, and conserved by the “sad blood” of the “black and unfortunat...(Read More)
 
 
Citizens' Power in Latin America
Citizens' Power in Latin America (April 2018)
Theory and Practice
Pascal Lupien - Author

Examines why some democratic innovations succeed while others fail, using Venezuela, Ecuador, and Chile as case studies.

Citizens’ Power in Latin America takes the reader into the heart of communities where average citizens are attempting to build a new democratic model to improve their socioeconomic conditions and to have a voice in decisions that affect their lives. Based on groundbreaking fieldwork conducted in ...(Read More)
 
 
States of Grace
States of Grace (April 2018)
Utopia in Brazilian Culture
Patrícia I. Vieira - Author

Provides in-depth analyses of key moments in Brazilian utopianism, including theological-political, matriarchal, environmental, and work-free utopias.

States of Grace offers a novel approach to the study of Brazilian culture through the lens of utopianism. Patrícia I. Vieira explores religious and political writings, journalistic texts, sociological studies, and literary works that portray Brazil as a utopi...(Read More)
 
 
Adapting Gender
Adapting Gender (January 2018)
Mexican Feminisms from Literature to Film
Ilana Dann Luna - Author

Demonstrates how film adaptations intersect with feminist discourse in neoliberal Mexico.

Adapting Gender offers a cogent introduction to Mexico’s film industry, the history of women’s filmmaking in Mexico, a new approach to adaptation as a potential feminist strategy, and a cultural history of generational changes in Mexico.Ilana Dann Luna examines how adapted films have the potential to subvert not only the ...(Read More)
 
 
Think Like an Archipelago
Think Like an Archipelago (December 2017)
Paradox in the Work of Edouard Glissant
Michael Wiedorn - Author

A career-spanning assessment of Glissant’s work as a philosophical project.

With a career spanning more than fifty years as a writer, scholar, and public intellectual, Édouard Glissant produced an astonishingly wide range of work, including poems, novels, essays, pamphlets, and theater. In Think Like an Archipelago, Michael Wiedorn offers a fresh interpretation of Glissant’s work as a co...(Read More)
 
 
Recovering Lost Footprints, Volume 1
Recovering Lost Footprints, Volume 1 (November 2017)
Contemporary Maya Narratives
Arturo Arias - Author

Analyzes contemporary Maya narratives.

Recovering Lost Footprints is the first full-length critical study to analyze Latin American Indigenous literary narratives in a systematic manner. In the book, Arturo Arias looks at Maya narratives in Guatemala. The study of these works is intended to spark changes so that constitutions recognize these cultures, their rights, their languages, their centers of worship, and their...(Read More)
 
 
The Afterlife of al-Andalus
The Afterlife of al-Andalus (November 2017)
Muslim Iberia in Contemporary Arab and Hispanic Narratives
Christina Civantos - Author

The first study to undertake a wide-ranging comparison of invocations of al-Andalus across the Arab and Hispanic worlds.

Around the globe, concerns about interfaith relations have led to efforts to find earlier models in Muslim Iberia (al-Andalus). This book examines how Muslim Iberia operates as an icon or symbol of identity in twentieth and twenty-first century narrative, drama, television, and film from the A...(Read More)
 
 
Witnessing beyond the Human
Witnessing beyond the Human (May 2017)
Addressing the Alterity of the Other in Post-coup Chile and Argentina
Kate Jenckes - Author

Provides an innovative and theoretically rigorous approach to the subject of testimony in Latin America.

This book rethinks the nature of testimony beyond the ground of the human in works produced in Chile and Argentina from the 1970s to the present. Focusing on literature by Juan Gelman, Sergio Chejfec, and Roberto Bolaño, as well as art by Eugenio Dittborn, Kate Jenckes argues that these works represen...(Read More)
 
 
Diasporic Blackness
Diasporic Blackness (April 2017)
The Life and Times of Arturo Alfonso Schomburg
Vanessa K. Valdés - Author

Examines the life of Arturo Alfonso Schomburg through the lens of both Blackness and latinidad.
A Black Puerto Rican–born scholar, Arturo Alfonso Schomburg (1874–1938) was a well-known collector and archivist whose personal library was the basis of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at the New York Public Library. He was an autodidact who matched wits with university-educated men and wome...(Read More)
 
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