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Making the Case
Making the Case (April 2021)
Feminist and Critical Race Philosophers Engage Case Studies
Heidi Grasswick - Editor
Nancy Arden McHugh - Editor

Analyzes the value of using case-based methodologies to address contemporary social justice issues in philosophy.

Making the Case brings together established and emerging philosophers who use case studies to address a variety of contemporary social justice causes. The contributors show both the depth and breadth of work in this area and highlight the distinctive approaches t...(Read More)
 
 
The Other/Argentina
The Other/Argentina (April 2021)
Jews, Gender, and Sexuality in the Making of a Modern Nation
Amy K. Kaminsky - Author

Argues that Jewishness is an essential element of Argentina’s self-fashioning as a modern nation.

The Other/Argentina looks at literature, film, and the visual arts to examine the threads of Jewishness that create patterns of meaning within the fabric of Argentine self-representation. A multiethnic yet deeply Roman Catholic country, Argentina has worked mightily to fashion i...(Read More)
 
 
Decolonizing American Philosophy
Decolonizing American Philosophy (February 2021)
Corey McCall - Editor
Phillip McReynolds - Editor

Wide-ranging examination of American philosophy's ties to settler colonialism and its role as both an object and a force of decolonization.

In Decolonizing American Philosophy, Corey McCall and Phillip McReynolds bring together leading scholars at the forefront of the field to ask: Can American philosophy, as the product of a colonial enterprise, be decolonized? Does America...(Read More)
 
 
Identities in Flux
Identities in Flux (February 2021)
Race, Migration, and Citizenship in Brazil
Niyi Afolabi - Author

Reevaluates the significance of iconic Afro-Brazilian figures, from slavery to post-abolition.

Drawing on historical and cultural approaches to race relations, Identities in Flux examines iconic Afro-Brazilian figures and theorizes how they have been appropriated to either support or contest a utopian vision of multiculturalism. Zumbi dos Palmares, the leader of a runaway s...(Read More)
 
 
Racialized Visions
Racialized Visions (December 2020)
Haiti and the Hispanic Caribbean
Vanessa K. Valdés - Editor

The first volume in English to explore the cultural impact of Haiti on the surrounding Spanish-speaking nations of Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico.

As a Francophone nation, Haiti is seldom studied in conjunction with its Spanish-speaking Caribbean neighbors. Racialized Visions challenges the notion that linguistic difference has kept the populations of these countries apart, instead highlighting ongoing exch...(Read More)
 
 
South of the Future
South of the Future (December 2020)
Marketing Care and Speculating Life in South Asia and the Americas
Anindita Banerjee - Editor
Debra A. Castillo - Editor

Unique interdisciplinary analysis of gendered and racialized economies of care in South Asia and the Americas.

South Asia and Latin America represent two epicenters of migrant care work and the globalized reproductive market. Yet scholars and the media continue to examine them in geographical and conceptual isolation. South of the Future closes both these gaps. It investigates nannying, elder care, domestic work, and othe...(Read More)
 
 
Tastemakers and Tastemaking
Tastemakers and Tastemaking (December 2020)
Mexico and Curated Screen Violence
Niamh Thornton - Author

Considers how and why taste persists in the analysis of Mexican film and television by looking at key figures and their impact on the curation of violence.

Tastemakers and Tastemaking develops a new approach to analyzing violence in Mexican films and television by examining the curation of violence in relation to three key moments: the decade-long centennial commemoration o...(Read More)
 
 
Creative Transformations
Creative Transformations (November 2020)
Travels and Translations of Brazil in the Americas
Krista Brune - Author

Explores the role of travel and translation in Brazilian literature and culture from the 1870s to the present.

In Creative Transformations, Krista Brune brings together Brazilian fiction, film, journalism, essays, and correspondence from the late nineteenth to the early twenty-first centuries. Drawing attention to the travels of Brazilian artists and intellectuals to the Un...(Read More)
 
 
Queer Freedom : Black Sovereignty
Queer Freedom : Black Sovereignty (November 2020)
Ana-Maurine Lara - Author

Evocative, innovative ethnography of spiritual practices and forms of queer, black, and indigenous life in the Dominican Republic.

Winner of the 2020 Ruth Benedict Prize presented by the Association for Queer Anthropology

Theoretically wide-ranging and deeply personal and poetic, Queer Freedom : Black Sovereignty is based on more than three years of fieldwork...(Read More)
 
 
The Immortals
The Immortals (November 2020)
Makenzy Orcel - Author
Nathan H. Dize - Translator

Translation of the award-winning debut novel by Haitian writer Makenzy Orcel about the lives of prostitutes in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, amid the 2010 earthquake.

The Immortals is set in an infamous neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, on Grand-Rue, where many women, young and old, trade in flesh, sex, and desire. We learn, in glimpses and fragments, about the lives of women who fal...(Read More)
 
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