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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)
 
 
Becoming an Ancestor
Becoming an Ancestor (November 2011)
The Isthmus Zapotec Way of Death
Anya Peterson Royce - Author

A striking look at the death rituals of an indigenous community in North America.

Powerful and beautifully written, this is the story of the Isthmus Zapotecs of southern Mexico and their unbroken chain of ancestors and collective memory over the generations. Mortuary beliefs and actions are collective and pervasive in ways not seen in the United States, a resonant deep structure across many domains of Zapotec culture.

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Race, Ethnicity, and Place in a Changing America, Second Edition
Race, Ethnicity, and Place in a Changing America, Second Edition (September 2011)
John W. Frazier - Editor
Eugene L. Tettey-Fio - Editor
Norah F. Henry - Editor

An updated comprehensive assessment of how race and ethnicity affect the places we live, work, and visit.

“This timely volume is a storehouse of knowledge that brings together a wide selection of scholars in a rigorous and comprehensive assessment of race, ethnicity, and place. The primacy of place in ethnic and racial discourse is resurrected in this volume.” — Professor Joseph Oppong, Univer...(Read More)
 
 
Unequal Desires
Unequal Desires (September 2010)
Race and Erotic Capital in the Stripping Industry
Siobhan Brooks - Author

Investigates race and racism in the U.S. exotic dance industry.

Winner of the 2008 SUNY Press Dissertation/First Book Prize in Queer Studies, this groundbreaking ethnographic study of racial stratification in queer and straight strip clubs examines the lives and working conditions of Black and Latina dancers in strip clubs in New York City and Oakland, California. Through interviews with dancers, customers, man...(Read More)
 
 
Race, Ethnicity, and Place in a Changing America
Race, Ethnicity, and Place in a Changing America (September 2010)
John W. Frazier - Editor
Eugene L. Tettey-Fio - Editor

A comprehensive assessment of how race and ethnicity affect the places we live, work, and visit.

“This timely volume is a storehouse of knowledge that brings together a wide selection of scholars in a rigorous and comprehensive assessment of race, ethnicity, and place. The primacy of place in ethnic and racial discourse is resurrected in this volume.” — Professor Joseph Oppong, University of Nor...(Read More)
 
 
Images of Thought
Images of Thought (February 2009)
Philosophical Interpretations of Carlos Estevez's Art
Jorge J. E. Gracia - Author

Explores the relationship between philosophy and art through the work of Cuban American artist Carlos Estévez.

Is philosophy hopelessly opposed to art? Images of Thought answers negatively, claiming that visual images can be used effectively to grasp complex thoughts, and philosophy can be deployed to deepen our understanding of art. Jorge J. E. Gracia provides philosophical interpretations of sevente...(Read More)
 
 
Cuban-American Literature and Art
Cuban-American Literature and Art (February 2009)
Negotiating Identities
Isabel Alvarez Borland - Editor
Lynette M. F. Bosch - Editor

Explores how Cuban Americans negotiate bicultural identities through cultural production.

This groundbreaking collection offers an understanding of why Cuban-American literature and visual art have emerged in the United States and how they are so essentially linked to both Cuban and American cultures. The contributors explore crucial issues pertinent not only to Cuban-American cultural production but also to other ...(Read More)
 
 
Burning Darkness
Burning Darkness (July 2008)
A Half Century of Spanish Cinema
Joan Ramon Resina - Editor
Andrés Lema-Hincapié - With assistance from

Encourages a deep reading of a selection of essential Spanish films.

From the origins of the New Spanish Cinema in the 1950s to the end of the last century, Burning Darkness features essays on a selection of essential films by Spain’s most important directors, including Pedro Almodóvar, Luis Buñuel, Víctor Erice, Ventura Pons, and others. Contributors focus on current theoretic...(Read More)
 
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