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Alton's Paradox
Alton's Paradox (September 2021)
Foreign Film Workers and the Emergence of Industrial Cinema in Latin America
Nicolas Poppe - Author

Uses extensive archival research to explore the manifold contributions of foreign film workers to emerging film industries in Latin America from the 1930s to early 1940s.

Alton's Paradox builds upon extensive archival and primary research, but uses a single text as its point of departure—a 1934 article by the Hungarian American cinematographer John Alton in the Hollywood-pub...(Read More)
 
 
Unholy Trinity
Unholy Trinity (September 2021)
State, Church, and Film in Mexico
Rebecca Janzen - Author

Examines representations of religion in Mexican film from the Golden Age to the early twenty-first century.

Rebecca Janzen brings a unique applied understanding of religion to bear on analysis of Mexican cinema from the Golden Age of the 1930s onward. Unholy Trinity first examines canonical films like Emilio Fernández's María Candelaria and Río Escondido that m...(Read More)
 
 
Nos/Otras
Nos/Otras (August 2021)
Gloria E. Anzaldúa, Multiplicitous Agency, and Resistance
Andrea J. Pitts - Author

Offers a timely reconsideration of the writings of Gloria Anzaldúa, treating issues of multiplicitous agency, identarian politics, and the stakes of coalition building as core themes in the author’s work.

In a refreshingly novel approach to the writings of Gloria E. Anzaldúa (1942–2004), Andrea J. Pitts addresses issues relevant to contemporary debates within feminist theory and cr...(Read More)
 
 
The Atlantic and Africa
The Atlantic and Africa (August 2021)
The Second Slavery and Beyond
Dale W. Tomich - Editor
Paul E. Lovejoy - Editor

Traces the inner connections between the second slavery in the Americas, slavery in Africa, the abolition of the Atlantic slave trade, and the "Great Transformation" of the nineteenth century world economy.

The Atlantic and Africa breaks new ground by exploring the connections between two bodies of scholarship that have developed separately from one another. On the one hand,...(Read More)
 
 
Antigone in the Americas
Antigone in the Americas (July 2021)
Democracy, Sexuality, and Death in the Settler Colonial Present
Andrés Fabián Henao Castro - Author

Argues for a decolonial reinterpretation of Sophocles’ classical tragedy, Antigone, that can help us to rethink the anti-colonial politics of militant mourning in the Americas.

Sophocles’s classical tragedy, Antigone, is continually reinvented, particularly in the Americas. Theater practitioners and political theorists alike revisit the story to hold states accountable for t...(Read More)
 
 
The Left Hand of Capital
The Left Hand of Capital (July 2021)
Neoliberalism and the Left in Chile
Fernando Ignacio Leiva - Author

Original and comprehensive examination of Chilean political and economic development since the end of the Pinochet military regime in 1990.

In The Left Hand of Capital, Fernando Ignacio Leiva provides a theoretically grounded analysis of the last thirty years of socioeconomic policies in Chile, beginning at the end of the Pinochet military regime in 1990. He skillful...(Read More)
 
 
The Other American Dilemma
The Other American Dilemma (July 2021)
Schools, Mexicans, and the Nature of Jim Crow, 1912–1953
Rubén Donato - Author
Jarrod Hanson - Author

Examines how Mexican Americans experienced “unofficial” Jim Crow inside and outside the American education system, and how they used the courts, Mexican Consul, and other resources to challenge that discrimination.

In The Other American Dilemma, Rubén Donato and Jarrod Hanson examine the experiences of Mexican immigrants, Mexican Americans, and Hispanos/as in their schools a...(Read More)
 
 
Pushing Past the Human in Latin American Cinema
Pushing Past the Human in Latin American Cinema (June 2021)
Carolyn Fornoff - Editor
Gisela Heffes - Editor

Sheds light on emergent Latin America cinema that addresses the politics of environmental destruction, the uneveness of climate change consequences, and new ways of visualizing the world beyond the human.

Pushing Past the Human in Latin American Cinema brings together fourteen scholars to analyze Latin American cinema in dialogue with recent theories of posthumanism and eco...(Read More)
 
 
Premises and Problems
Premises and Problems (May 2021)
Essays on World Literature and Cinema
Luiza Franco Moreira - Edited and with an introduction by

Discusses world literature and cinema from the perspective of literary languages and film traditions that do not hold a hegemonic position.

World literature, many have stressed, is a systematic category. Both literary scholars and social scientists have argued that the prestige of the major literary languages is key to establishing the shape of the overall system. In order to criti...(Read More)
 
 
The Students We Share
The Students We Share (May 2021)
Preparing US and Mexican Educators for Our Transnational Future
Patricia Gándara - Editor
Bryant Jensen - Editor

Examines policies, norms, and classroom practices of the US and Mexican education systems, with the aim of preparing educators to understand and help transnational children and youth.

Millions of students in the US and Mexico begin their educations in one country and find themselves trying to integrate into the school system of the other. As global migration increases, their number...(Read More)
 
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