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The Trade in the Living
The Trade in the Living (October 2018)
The Formation of Brazil in the South Atlantic, Sixteenth to Seventeenth Centuries
Luiz Felipe de Alencastro - Author

Macro-level study of the South Atlantic throughout the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries demonstrating how Brazil’s emergence was built on the longest and most intense slave trade of the modern era.

The seventeenth-century missionary and diplomat Father Antônio Vieira once observed that Brazil was nourished, animated, sustained, served, and conserved by the “sad blood” of the “b...(Read More)
 
 
Troubled Memories
Troubled Memories (October 2018)
Iconic Mexican Women and the Traps of Representation
Oswaldo Estrada - Author

2019 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

Analyzes literary and cultural representations of iconic Mexican women to explore how these reimaginings can undermine or perpetuate gender norms in contemporary Mexico.

In Troubled Memories, Oswaldo Estrada traces the literary and cultural representations of several iconic Mexican women prod...(Read More)
 
 
Affectual Erasure
Affectual Erasure (September 2018)
Representations of Indigenous Peoples in Argentine Cinema
Cynthia Margarita Tompkins - Author

Comprehensive examination of how Indigenous peoples have been represented in Argentine film.

Affectual Erasure examines how Argentine cinema has represented Indigenous peoples throughout a period spanning roughly a century. Cynthia Margarita Tompkins interrelates her discussion of films with the ethnographic context of the Indigenous peoples represented and an analysis of th...(Read More)
 
 
Congress and Diaspora Politics
Congress and Diaspora Politics (September 2018)
The Influence of Ethnic and Foreign Lobbying
James A. Thurber - Editor
Colton C. Campbell - Editor
David A. Dulio - Editor

Studies the impact of lobbying efforts by domestic ethnic groups and foreign governments on US policymaking.

Congress and Diaspora Politics examines the impact of lobbying efforts by domestic ethnic groups and foreign governments on US policymaking. Over time, the number and variety of ethnic groups have grown, and foreign governments have increasingly turned to professional lobbyists rather than relying on their diplomatic co...(Read More)
 
 
Blood Circuits
Blood Circuits (August 2018)
Contemporary Argentine Horror Cinema
Jonathan Risner - Author

Examines how recent Argentine horror films engage with the legacies of dictatorship and neoliberalism.

Argentina is a dominant player in Latin American film, known for its documentaries, detective films, melodramas, and auteur cinema. In the past twenty years, however, the country has also emerged as a notable producer of horror films. Blood Circuits focuses on contemporary Argentine horror cinema and the various “c...(Read More)
 
 
The Projected Nation
The Projected Nation (August 2018)
Argentine Cinema and the Social Margins
Matt Losada - Author

Investigates how Argentine cinema has represented rural spaces and urban margins from the 1910s to the present.

The Projected Nation examines the representation of rural spaces and urban margins in Argentine cinema from the 1910s to the present. The literary and visual culture of the nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries formulated a spatial imaginary—often articulated as...(Read More)
 
 
Only the People Can Save the People
Only the People Can Save the People (May 2018)
Constituent Power, Revolution, and Counterrevolution in Venezuela
Donald V. Kingsbury - Author

Examines the egalitarian, creative, and inclusive practice of radical democracy in contemporary Venezuela.

In a global historical moment of growing mobilizations against inequality, corruption, and exclusion, Only the People Can Save the People illustrates the necessity and challenges of more egalitarian approaches to collective life from one of the most tumultuous and compelling experiments in radical democracy. Donald V...(Read More)
 
 
Citizens' Power in Latin America
Citizens' Power in Latin America (April 2018)
Theory and Practice
Pascal Lupien - Author

Examines why some democratic innovations succeed while others fail, using Venezuela, Ecuador, and Chile as case studies.

Citizens’ Power in Latin America takes the reader into the heart of communities where average citizens are attempting to build a new democratic model to improve their socioeconomic conditions and to have a voice in decisions that affect their lives. Based on groundbreaking fieldwork conducted in ...(Read More)
 
 
States of Grace
States of Grace (April 2018)
Utopia in Brazilian Culture
Patrícia I. Vieira - Author

Provides in-depth analyses of key moments in Brazilian utopianism, including theological-political, matriarchal, environmental, and work-free utopias.

States of Grace offers a novel approach to the study of Brazilian culture through the lens of utopianism. Patrícia I. Vieira explores religious and political writings, journalistic texts, sociological studies, and literary works that portray Brazil as a utopi...(Read More)
 
 
Adapting Gender
Adapting Gender (January 2018)
Mexican Feminisms from Literature to Film
Ilana Dann Luna - Author

Demonstrates how film adaptations intersect with feminist discourse in neoliberal Mexico.

Adapting Gender offers a cogent introduction to Mexico’s film industry, the history of women’s filmmaking in Mexico, a new approach to adaptation as a potential feminist strategy, and a cultural history of generational changes in Mexico. Ilana Dann Luna examines how adapted films have ...(Read More)
 
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