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The Losing War
The Losing War (October 2014)
Plan Colombia and Beyond
Jonathan D. Rosen - Author

Critical analysis of Plan Colombia, a multibillion dollar US counternarcotics initiative.

Plan Colombia was an ambitious, multibillion dollar program of American aid to the country of Colombia to fight that nation’s recreational drug industry. First signed into law by President Clinton in 2000, the program would, over a twelve year period, provide the Colombian government with more money than every other cou...(Read More)
 
 
Taking Risks
Taking Risks (July 2014)
Feminist Activism and Research in the Americas
Julie Shayne - Editor
Margaret Randall - Foreword by

Explores activist scholarship in relation to feminism and social movements in the Americas.
Taking Risks offers a creative, interdisciplinary approach to narrating the stories of activist scholarship by women. The essays are based on the textual analysis of interviews, oral histories, ethnography, video storytelling, and theater. The contributors come from many disciplinary backgrounds, including theater, history, litera...(Read More)
 
 
Borges, Second Edition
Borges, Second Edition (April 2014)
The Passion of an Endless Quotation
Lisa Block de Behar - Author
William Egginton - Translator
Christopher RayAlexander - With

Expanded edition with new chapters and updates to the translation and bibliography.

Borges cites innumerable authors in the pages making up his life’s work, and innumerable authors have cited and continue to cite him. More than a figure, then, the quotation is an integral part of the fabric of his writing, a fabric made anew by each reading and each re-citation it undergoes, in the never-ending throes of a w...(Read More)
 
 
Life Streams
Life Streams (March 2014)
Alberto Rey's Cuban and American Art
Lynette M. F. Bosch - Editor
Mark Denaci - Editor

Incisive exploration of the work of Cuban-American artist Alberto Rey.

Life Streams explores the paintings, videos, sculptures, and installations of Alberto Rey, an artist whose work addresses issues of identity, cultural diversity, environmental studies, and global sustainability. As a Cuban-born artist living in western New York State, Rey’s current work emphasizes his involvement with his commun...(Read More)
 
 
Painting Modernism
Painting Modernism (February 2014)
Ivan A. Schulman - Author

Studies the influence of the plastic arts on the major writers of Latin American modernism.

Painting Modernism demonstrates the influence of painting and sculpture on the work of the major writers of Latin American modernism. Through his analysis, Ivan A. Schulman, a foundational figure in the field, offers a concise and new interpretation of works by José Asunción Silva, Julián del Casal...(Read More)
 
 
Oshun's Daughters
Oshun's Daughters (January 2014)
The Search for Womanhood in the Americas
Vanessa K. Valdés - Author

FINALIST - 2015 Albert J. Raboteau Prize for the Best Book in Africana Religions, presented by the Journal of Africana Religions

Examines the ways in which the inclusion of African diasporic religious practices serves as a transgressive tool in narrative discourses in the Americas.

Oshun’s Daughters examines representations of African diasporic religi...(Read More)
 
 
Inhabiting La Patria
Inhabiting La Patria (December 2013)
Identity, Agency, and Antojo in the Work of Julia Alvarez
Rebecca L. Harrison - Editor
Emily Hipchen - Editor

Examines the work of prolific Dominican American writer Julia Alvarez.

This is the first collection of critical essays on the works of Dominican American author Julia Alvarez. A prolific writer of nearly two dozen books of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and children’s literature, Alvarez has garnered numerous international accolades, including the impressive F. Scott Fitzgerald Award for Outstanding Achievemen...(Read More)
 
 
The Everyday Atlantic
The Everyday Atlantic (December 2013)
Time, Knowledge, and Subjectivity in the Twentieth-Century Iberian and Latin American Newspaper Chronicle
Tania Gentic - Author

Rethinks the concepts of nation, imperialism, and globalization by examining the everyday writing of the newspaper chronicle and blog in Spain and Latin America.
In The Everyday Atlantic, Tania Gentic offers a new understanding of the ways in which individuals and communities perceive themselves in the twentieth-century Atlantic world. She grounds her study in first-time comparative readings of daily newspaper texts, written ...(Read More)
 
 
Yemoja
Yemoja (November 2013)
Gender, Sexuality, and Creativity in the Latina/o and Afro-Atlantic Diasporas
Solimar Otero - Editor
Toyin Falola - Editor

FINALIST - 2014 Albert J. Raboteau Prize for the Best Book in Africana Religions, presented by the Journal of Africana Religions

Bridges theory, art, and practice to discuss emerging issues in transnational religious movements in Latina/o and African diasporas.

This is the first collection of essays to analyze intersectional religious and cultural practices surrounding the ...(Read More)
 
 
Systems of Violence, Second Edition
Systems of Violence, Second Edition (June 2013)
The Political Economy of War and Peace in Colombia
Nazih Richani - Author

Expanded new edition of an important study of the protracted violence in Colombia.

This book examines the political, economic, and military factors that have contributed to decades of violent conflict in Colombia during one of the longest protracted civil wars in the world. Using four years of field research, and more than two hundred interviews, Nazih Richani examines Colombia’s “war system”&md...(Read More)
 
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