The First Thorough Examination of the Enduring Significance of Plants in Spanish American Literature and Culture
A Collection of Essays that Cast a Light on Giannina Braschi’s Exquisite, Experimental, and Genre and Gender Bending Work
Challenges to the Current Cultural Histories of the Neoliberal Period in Mexico and Brazil
New and Collected Essays on the Idea of Latin America by John Beverley
An Ethnography of the Underground Print Book in Latin America
The Development of Latin American Literary Journalism and the Emergence of an Original Literature
Performance Art as a Source of Historical Truth in Mexico
The interrelations between capitalism and political violence in late 20th century Argentina.
A study of the intermittences of the processes of transitional justice and memory in post-dictatorship Uruguay.
The emergence of Latin Americanism as a field of critical debate and inquiry.
Modernity at Gunpoint provides the first study of the political and cultural significance of weaponry in the context of major armed conflicts in Mexico and Central America.
From the late 1940s to the early 1960s, Puerto Rico was swept by a wave of modernization, transforming the island from a predominantly rural society to an unquestionably urban one. A curious paradox ensued, however. The newly installed government, certain academic circles, and radio and television media, constructed, promoted, and sponsored a narrative of Puerto Rican culture based on rural subjects, practices, and spaces.Concrete and Countryside shows how the arts used a battery of images of the urban and the rural to understand, negotiate, and critique the innumerable changes taking place on the island.
Cuban Studies 46 includes a critical dossier on poet Lourdes Casal, with individual essays viewing the issues of race, feminism, and diaspora in her work. Additional essays address voices of economic change from the non-state sector; cinema and church during the Special Period; and race, identity, and Cuban women’s activism in historic and cultural contexts.