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Recovering Lost Footprints, Volume 2
Recovering Lost Footprints, Volume 2 (December 2018)
Contemporary Maya Narratives
Arturo Arias - Author

Analyzes contemporary Yucatecan and Chiapanecan Maya narratives.

Recovering Lost Footprints, Volume 2 is an in-depth analysis of the sociohistorical conflict impacting Indigenous communities in Latin America. Continuing the project he began in volume 1, Arturo Arias analyzes contemporary Peninsular and Chiapanecan Maya narratives. He examines the works of Yucatecan writers Jorge Cocom Pech, Javier Gómez Navarrete,...(Read More)
 
 
On Self-Translation
On Self-Translation (November 2018)
Meditations on Language
Ilan Stavans - Author

A fascinating collection of essays and conversations on the changing nature of language.

From award-winning, internationally known scholar and translator Ilan Stavans comes On Self-Translation,a collection of essays and conversations on language in its multifaceted forms. Stavans discusses the way syntax is being restructured by texting and other technologies. He examines how the alphabet itself is being forgotten by the young...(Read More)
 
 
Liminal Sovereignty
Liminal Sovereignty (October 2018)
Mennonites and Mormons in Mexican Culture
Rebecca Janzen - Author

Uses cultural representations to investigate how two religious minority communities came to be incorporated into the Mexican nation.

Liminal Sovereignty examines the lives of two religious minority communities in Mexico, Mennonites and Mormons, as seen through Mexican culture. Mennonites emigrated from Canada to Mexico from the 1920s to the 1940s, and Mormons emigrated from the United States in the 1880s, left in 1912, an...(Read More)
 
 
Race and Rurality in the Global Economy
Race and Rurality in the Global Economy (October 2018)
Michaeline A. Crichlow - Editor
Patricia Northover - Editor
Juan Giusti-Cordero - Editor

Essays that examine globalization’s effects with an emphasis on the interplay of race and rurality as it occurs across diverse geographies and peoples.

Issues of migration, environment, rurality, and the visceral “politics of place” and “space” have occupied center stage in recent electoral political struggles in the United States and Europe, suffused by an antiglobalization discourse that has come ...(Read More)
 
 
Troubled Memories
Troubled Memories (October 2018)
Iconic Mexican Women and the Traps of Representation
Oswaldo Estrada - Author

Analyzes literary and cultural representations of iconic Mexican women to explore how these reimaginings can undermine or perpetuate gender norms in contemporary Mexico.

In Troubled Memories, Oswaldo Estrada traces the literary and cultural representations of several iconic Mexican women produced in the midst of neoliberalism, gender debates, and the widespread commodification of cultural memory. He examines recent fictionaliz...(Read More)
 
 
Affectual Erasure
Affectual Erasure (September 2018)
Representations of Indigenous Peoples in Argentine Cinema
Cynthia Margarita Tompkins - Author

Comprehensive examination of how Indigenous peoples have been represented in Argentine film.

Affectual Erasure examines how Argentine cinema has represented Indigenous peoples throughout a period spanning roughly a century. Cynthia Margarita Tompkins interrelates her discussion of films with the ethnographic context of the Indigenous peoples represented and an analysis of the affective dimensions at play. These emotions un...(Read More)
 
 
Congress and Diaspora Politics
Congress and Diaspora Politics (September 2018)
The Influence of Ethnic and Foreign Lobbying
James A. Thurber - Editor
Colton C. Campbell - Editor
David A. Dulio - Editor

Studies the impact of lobbying efforts by domestic ethnic groups and foreign governments on US policy making.

Congress and Diaspora Politics examines the impact of lobbying efforts by domestic ethnic groups and foreign governments on US policy making. Over time, the number and variety of ethnic groups have grown, and foreign governments have increasingly turned to professional lobbyists rather than relying on their diplo...(Read More)
 
 
Blood Circuits
Blood Circuits (August 2018)
Contemporary Argentine Horror Cinema
Jonathan Risner - Author

Examines how recent Argentine horror films engage with the legacies of dictatorship and neoliberalism.

Argentina is a dominant player in Latin American film, known for its documentaries, detective films, melodramas, and auteur cinema. In the past twenty years, however, the country has also emerged as a notable producer of horror films. Blood Circuits focuses on contemporary Argentine horror cinema and the various “c...(Read More)
 
 
The Projected Nation
The Projected Nation (August 2018)
Argentine Cinema and the Social Margins
Matt Losada - Author

Investigates how Argentine cinema has represented rural spaces and urban margins from the 1910s to the present.

The Projected Nation examines the representation of rural spaces and urban margins in Argentine cinema from the 1910s to the present. The literary and visual culture of the nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries formulated a spatial imaginary—often articulated as an opposition between civilization and ba...(Read More)
 
 
The Trade in the Living
The Trade in the Living (June 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)
 
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