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Malady and Genius
Malady and Genius (July 2016)
Self-Sacrifice in Puerto Rican Literature
Benigno Trigo - Author

Analyzes the theme of self-sacrifice in Puerto Rican literature through psychoanalytic theory.

Malady and Genius examines the recurring theme of self-sacrifice in Puerto Rican literature during the second half of the twentieth and the beginning of the twenty-first centuries. Interpreting these scenes through the works of Frantz Fanon, Kelly Oliver, and Julia Kristeva, Benigno Trigo focuses on the context o...(Read More)
 
 
City in Common
City in Common (May 2016)
Culture and Community in Buenos Aires
James Scorer - Author

Addresses ways that cultural imaginaries point toward alternative urban futures.

In this book James Scorer argues that culture remains a force for imagining inclusive urban futures based around what inhabitants of the city have in common. Using Buenos Aires as his case study, Scorer takes the urban commons to be those aspects of the city that are shared and used by its various communities. Exploring a hugely diverse set of wo...(Read More)
 
 
Are All the Women Still White?
Are All the Women Still White? (May 2016)
Rethinking Race, Expanding Feminisms
Janell Hobson - Editor

Provides a contemporary response to such landmark volumes as All the Women Are White, All the Blacks Are Men, But Some of Us Are Brave and This Bridge Called My Back.

More than thirty years have passed since the publication of All the Women Are White, All the Blacks Are Men, But Some of Us Are Brave. Given the growth of women’s and gender studies in the last thirty-plus years, this updated and respons...(Read More)
 
 
New Frontiers of Slavery
New Frontiers of Slavery (March 2016)
Dale W. Tomich - Edited and with an introduction by

Essays challenging conventional understandings of the slave economy of the nineteenth century.

The essays presented in New Frontiers of Slavery represent new analytical and interpretive approaches to the crisis of Atlantic slavery during the nineteenth century. By treating slavery within the framework of the modern world economy, they call attention to new zones of slave production that were formed as par...(Read More)
 
 
Contingency and Commitment
Contingency and Commitment (February 2016)
Mexican Existentialism and the Place of Philosophy
Carlos Alberto Sánchez - Author

Offers the first comprehensive survey of Mexican existentialism to appear in English.

This book examines the emergence of existentialism in Mexico in the 1940s and the quest for a genuine Mexican philosophy that followed it. It focuses on the pivotal moments and key figures of the Hyperion group, including Emilio Uranga, Luis Villoro, Leopoldo Zea, and Jorge Portilla, who explored questions of interpretation, marginality, identi...(Read More)
 
 
Libre Acceso
Libre Acceso (February 2016)
Latin American Literature and Film through Disability Studies
Susan Antebi - Editor
Beth E. Jörgensen - Editor

Analyzes the diverse roles and pervasive presence of disability in Latin American literature and film.
Libre Acceso stages an innovative encounter between disciplines that have remained quite separate: Latin American literary, film, and cultural studies and disability studies. It offers a much-needed framework to engage the representation, construction, embodiment, and contestation of human differences, and provides tool...(Read More)
 
 
Despite All Adversities
Despite All Adversities (December 2015)
Spanish-American Queer Cinema
Andrés Lema-Hincapié - Editor
Debra A. Castillo - Editor

2016 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

Provides sophisticated theoretical approaches to Latin American cinema and sexual culture.


Despite All Adversities examines a representative selection of notable queer films by Spanish America’s most important directors since the 1950s. Each chapter focuses on a single film and offers rich and thoughtful new interpretations...(Read More)
 
 
Carlos Estevez
Carlos Estevez (October 2015)
Bottles to the Sea
Jorge J. E. Gracia - Editor
David E. Johnson - Translator
Paula Cucurella - Translator

Serves as a source for the exploration of many dimensions of the human experience in relation to other beings, ranging from machines and blueprints to mollusks and plants.

This book presents the complex art installation of Cuban American artist Carlos Estévez, which deals with elaborate explorations on the metaphor of launching bottles to the sea. The artist launches one hundred drawings enclosed in bottl...(Read More)
 
 
Minima Cuba
Minima Cuba (June 2015)
Heretical Poetics and Power in Post-Soviet Cuba
Marta Hernández Salván - Author

2016 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

Explores the ideological and emotional trauma created after the withering of the socialist utopia in Cuba.


Mínima Cuba analyzes the reconfiguration of aesthetics and power during the Cuban postrevolutionary transition (1989 to 2005, the conclusion of the “Special Period”). It explores th...(Read More)
 
 
A History of Political Murder in Latin America
A History of Political Murder in Latin America (June 2015)
Killing the Messengers of Change
W. John Green - Author

A sweeping study of political murder in Latin America.

This sweeping history depicts Latin America’s pan-regional culture of political murder. Unlike typical studies of the region, which often focus on the issues or trends of individual countries, this work focuses thematically on the nature of political murder itself, comparing and contrasting its uses and practices throughout the region. W. John Green exami...(Read More)
 
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