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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)
 
 
The Suspension of Seriousness
The Suspension of Seriousness (December 2012)
On the Phenomenology of Jorge Portilla, With a Translation of Fenomenología del relajo
Carlos Alberto Sánchez - Author

First in-depth analysis of this important Mexican philosopher’s work.

The Suspension of Seriousness engages the Mexican philosopher Jorge Portilla (1919–1963), taking note of Portilla’s philosophical methodology, insights, and contributions to our understanding of value, being, and subjectivity. Portilla lived a short, troubled life and never held a teaching appointment, but his work...(Read More)
 
 
Changing Women, Changing Nation
Changing Women, Changing Nation (July 2012)
Female Agency, Nationhood, and Identity in Trans-Salvadoran Narratives
Yajaira M. Padilla - Author

Analyzes the literary representations of women in Salvadoran and US-Salvadoran narratives since 1980.

Changing Women, Changing Nation explores the literary representations of women in Salvadoran and US-Salvadoran narratives during the span of the last thirty years. This exploration covers Salvadoran texts produced during El Salvador’s civil war (1980–1992) and the current postwar period, as we...(Read More)
 
 
Kant's Dog
Kant's Dog (May 2012)
On Borges, Philosophy, and the Time of Translation
David E. Johnson - Author

Situates Borges at the limit of philosophy and literature.

Kant’s Dog provides fresh insight into Borges’s preoccupation with the contradiction of the time that passes and the identity that endures. By developing the implicit logic of the Borgesian archive, which is most often figured as the universal demand for and necessary impossibility of translation, Kant’s Dog is able ...(Read More)
 
 
Painting Borges
Painting Borges (February 2012)
Philosophy Interpreting Art Interpreting Literature
Jorge J. E. Gracia - Author

A provocative examination of the artistic interpretation of twelve of Borges’s most famous stories.

In this groundbreaking book, Jorge J. E. Gracia explores the artistic interpretation of fiction from a philosophical perspective. Focusing on the work of Jorge Luis Borges, one of the most celebrated literary figures of Latin America, Gracia offers original interpretations of twelve of Borges’s most fam...(Read More)
 
 
Reframing the Practice of Philosophy
Reframing the Practice of Philosophy (January 2012)
Bodies of Color, Bodies of Knowledge
George Yancy - Editor

Reflections by leading Latin American and African American philosophers on their identity within the field of philosophy.

This daring and bold book is the first to create a textual space where African American and Latin American philosophers voice the complex range of their philosophical and meta-philosophical concerns, approaches, and visions. The voices within this book protest and theorize from their own stan...(Read More)
 
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