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New Book: Between Europe and Asia

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New Book: Between Europe and Asia

Between Europe and Asia The Origins, Theories, and Legacies of Russian Eurasianism Edited by Mark Bassin, Sergey Glebov, and Marlene Laruelle RUSSIAN HISTORY “A superb collection and brilliant achievement. Each chapter builds on previous ones to provide an original and path-breaking study of the very complex movement that we call ‘Eurasianism.’ Undoubtedly a landmark publishing event in the field.” —Richard Sakwa, University of Kent   This book analyzes the origins and development of Eurasianism, an intellectual movement that proclaimed the existence of Eurasia, a separate civilization coinciding with the former Russian Empire. The essays explore the historical roots, the heyday…

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Poetry and Fried Apple Pies

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Poetry and Fried Apple Pies

University of Pittsburgh Press is celebrating summertime with our annual Summer Poetry Sale. Kick back and relax at your favorite vacation spot with titles from the acclaimed Pitt Poetry Series, featuring two former Poet Laureates (Billy Collins and Ted Kooser) along with many other well-known poets. Poetry sale details: here  In honor of the Fourth of July, we take a light-hearted approach to Americana, with a twist on the classic apple pie. This recipe for Fried Apple Pies is from More than Moonshine: Appalachian Recipes and Recollections by Sidney Saylor Farr. Fried Apple Pies 2 c. flour 1 tsp. salt ½…

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New Book: Authoritarian Russia

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New Book: Authoritarian Russia

Authoritarian Russia Analyzing Post-Soviet Regime Changes Vladimir Gel’man RUSSIAN STUDIES/POLITICAL SCIENCE “With this book, Gel’man brings together his deep knowledge of the dynamics of the Russian regime and his serious grounding in political science to provide an interpretation of the evolution of the regime since 1991. The result is a masterful synthesis.” —Thomas Remington, Emory University   Russia today represents one of the major examples of the phenomenon of “electoral authoritarianism”—characterized by adopting the trappings of democratic institutions (such as elections, political parties, and a legislature) and enlisting the service of the country’s essentially authoritarian rulers. Why and how has…

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New Book: Chica Lit

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New Book: Chica Lit

Chica Lit Popular Latina Fiction and Americanization in the Twenty-First Century Tace Hedrick LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES/LITERARY CRITICISM “In this highly anticipated text, Tace Hedrick provides an invaluable resource that finally scrutinizes chica lit while providing cues for understanding the heated love-hate emotions it often triggers among many Latina/o scholars and readers.” —Arlene Davila, New York University   Hedrick illuminates how discourses of Americanization, ethnicity, gender, class, and commodification shape the genre of “chica lit,” popular fiction written by Latina authors with Latina characters. Looking at chica lit’s market-driven representations of difference, poverty, and Americanization, Hedrick shows how this writing functions…

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June is Caribbean American Heritage Month!

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June is Caribbean American Heritage Month!

University of Pittsburgh Press is celebrating with the re-launch of our Cuban Studies series. The series recently came under the editorship of Alejandro de la Fuente, who is the Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History and Economics and professor of African and African American studies at Harvard University. New volumes will feature an all-new look. Cuban Studies Volume 43 will be available in mid-July.

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