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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)
 
 
Documents in Crisis
Documents in Crisis (December 2011)
Nonfiction Literatures in Twentieth-Century Mexico
Beth E. Jörgensen - Author

2012 Best Book in the Humanities, presented by the Mexico Section of the Latin American Studies Assn.

Examines the theory and practice of nonfiction narrative literature in twentieth-century Mexico.

In the turbulent twentieth century, large numbers of Mexicans of all social classes faced crisis and catastrophe on a seemingly continuous basis. Revolution, earthquakes, indu...(Read More)
 
 
The Cold War's Last Battlefield
The Cold War's Last Battlefield (December 2011)
Reagan, the Soviets, and Central America
Edward A. Lynch - Author

An engaging insider’s account by a member of President Reagan’s Central America policy team.

Central America was the final place where U.S. and Soviet proxy forces faced off against one another in armed conflict. In The Cold War’s Last Battlefield, Edward A. Lynch blends his own first-hand experiences as a member of the Reagan Central America policy team with interviews of policy makers and exhaustive study of p...(Read More)
 
 
¡VIVA!
¡VIVA! (November 2011)
Community Arts and Popular Education in the Americas
Deborah Barndt - Editor

Compelling case studies of groups in Panama, Nicaragua, Mexico, the United States, and Canada using the arts for education, community development, and social movement building.

This compelling collection of inspiring case studies from community arts projects in five countries will inform and inspire students, artists, and activists. ¡VIVA! is the product of a five-year transnational research projec...(Read More)
 
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