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Drops of Inclusivity
Drops of Inclusivity (June 2022)
Racial Formations and Meanings in Puerto Rican Society, 1898-1965
Milagros Denis-Rosario - Author

A critical view of race relations on the island of Puerto Rico from 1898 to 1965.

Drops of Inclusivity examines race and racism on the island of Puerto Rico by combining a wide-angle historical narrative with the individual stories of Black Puerto Ricans. While some of these Afro-Boricuas, such as Roberto Clemente and Ruth Fernández, are well-known, others, like Cecilia Orta...(Read More)
 
 
The White Indians of Mexican Cinema
The White Indians of Mexican Cinema (April 2022)
Racial Masquerade throughout the Golden Age
Mónica García Blizzard - Author

Examines the filmic representation of Whiteness as Indigeneity and its role in mediating racial politics in Mexico.

The White Indians of Mexican Cinema theorizes the development of a unique form of racial masquerade—the representation of Whiteness as Indigeneity—during the Golden Age of Mexican cinema, from the 1930s to the 1950s. Adopting a broad decolonial perspective whil...(Read More)
 
 
Accumulation and Subjectivity
Accumulation and Subjectivity (March 2022)
Rethinking Marx in Latin America
Karen Benezra - Editor

Reconsiders key concepts in Marxist thought by examining the relationship between accumulation and subjectivity in Latin American narrative, film, and social and political theory.

Since the 1970s, sociocultural analysis in Latin American studies has been marked by a turn away from problems of political economy. Accumulation and Subjectivity challenges this turn while reconce...(Read More)
 
 
Holocaust Consciousness and Cold War Violence in Latin America
Holocaust Consciousness and Cold War Violence in Latin America (March 2022)
Estelle Tarica - Author

Examines how community leaders, writers, and political activists facing state repression in Latin America have drawn on and debated the validity of Holocaust terms to describe human rights atrocities in their own countries.

This book proposes the existence of a recognizably distinct Holocaust consciousness in Latin America since the 1970s. Community leaders, intellectuals, writers...(Read More)
 
 
Between Camp and Cursi
Between Camp and Cursi (January 2022)
Humor and Homosexuality in Contemporary Mexican Narrative
Brandon P. Bisbey - Author

Examines how contemporary Mexican literature uses humor to contest heteronormativity.

Between Camp and Cursi examines the role of humor in portrayals of homosexuality in contemporary Mexican literature. Brandon P. Bisbey argues that humor based on camp and cursilería—a form of "bad taste" that expresses a sense of social marginalization—is used to represent key social...(Read More)
 
 
Mexico Unmanned
Mexico Unmanned (December 2021)
The Cultural Politics of Masculinity in Mexican Cinema
Samanta Ordóñez - Author

Demonstrates how transhistorical myths of masculinity are both perpetuated and challenged in recent Mexican cinema.

Iconic images of machismo in Mexico’s classic cinema affirm the national film industry’s historical alignment with the patriarchal ideology intrinsic to the post-revolutionary state’s political culture. Filmmakers gradually turned away from the cultural nationalism of...(Read More)
 
 
The Tyranny of Common Sense
The Tyranny of Common Sense (November 2021)
Mexico's Post-Neoliberal Conversion
Irmgard Emmelhainz - Author

Elucidates how neoliberalism rules all areas of life and operates as a form of common sense, taking Mexico as a case study.

As one of the first countries to implement a neoliberal state apparatus, Mexico serves as a prime example of the effects of neoliberal structural economic reform on our sensibility. Irgmard Emmelhainz argues that, in addition to functioning as a form of politi...(Read More)
 
 
Virgin Capital
Virgin Capital (November 2021)
Race, Gender, and Financialization in the US Virgin Islands
Tami Navarro - Author

Ethnography situating the contemporary financial services industry in the US Virgin Islands within broader histories of racial capitalism and gender inequality.

Virgin Capital examines the cultural impact and historical significance of the Economic Development Commission (EDC) in the United States Virgin Islands. A tax holiday program, the EDC encourages financial services companie...(Read More)
 
 
Art Activism for an Anticolonial Future
Art Activism for an Anticolonial Future (October 2021)
Carlos Garrido Castellano - Author

Analyzes socially engaged art practices worldwide, linking them to decolonial struggle and critique.

Analyzing the confluence between coloniality and activist art, Art Activism for an Anticolonial Future argues that there is much to gain from approaching contemporary politically committed art practices from the angle of anticolonial, postcolonial, and decolonial struggles. T...(Read More)
 
 
Mayalogue
Mayalogue (October 2021)
An Interactionist Theory of Indigenous Cultures
Victor Montejo - Author

Offers a strong critique of traditional anthropological studies from an Indigenous and postcolonial perspective.

In Mayalogue, Native Mayan scholar Victor Montejo provides an alternative reading and interpretation of cultures, challenging Western ethnocentric approaches that have marginalized Native knowledge and worldviews in the past. He proposes instead a methodology for ...(Read More)
 
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