Latin American Studies

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Bodies of Water

Explores how watery spaces provoke radical modes of screening queer corporeality in a diverse range of contemporary Latin American films.

How Close Reading Made Us

Shows how the method of close reading traveled from the United States to Brazil and Israel, revealing its profound impact on global modernisms and reframing the lasting significance of New Criticism.

Machado de Assis, Blackness, and the Americas

Examines the reception of Brazil’s most-canonized writer in the United States to shed light on questions of Blackness and hemispheric American experience.

From Havana to Hollywood

Centers Cuban cinema to explore how films produced in Havana or Hollywood differently represent Black resistance to slavery.

Crossing Digital Fronteras

Demonstrates the liberatory potential of Latinx Digital Humanities at Hispanic-Serving Institutions and in Latinx Studies classrooms.

The Serpent's Plumes

Draws on Nahua concepts to explore Nahua literary production and contributions to cultural activism from the 1980s to the present.

Listening to Others

A collection of original essays and previously untranslated critical writings on the renowned Brazilian documentary filmmaker, Eduardo Coutinho.

Translating Global Ideas

Explores the varying influence of foreign policy recommendations on education reforms in Chile, Argentina, and Colombia.

Tracking Capital

Offers new ways to read the relationship between culture, ecology, and capitalism.

Spanish American Literature in the Age of Machines and Other Essays

Brings together and makes available in English for the first time some of Ángel Rama’s most important essays.

Colombian Peasants in the Neoliberal Age

Presents a timely discussion of the core problems faced by peasant communities under neo-liberal economics.

A Latin American Existentialist Ethos

Examines twentieth-century Mexican literature and philosophy within the broad panorama of Latin American and European existentialisms.

Ch’ayemal nich’nabiletik / Los hijos errantes / The Errant Children

A bold and unflinching portrayal of contemporary Maya life in Chiapas, Mexico.

Black in Print

Explores the role of print media in conversations about race and belonging across Central America.

San Mateo de Cangrejos

Establishes the central role of Afro-Puerto Ricans in the island's history and the creation of its capital city, San Juan.

Ana M. López

Brings together Ana M. López's field-defining essays on Latin American film and media in one indispensable volume.

Cybersecurity Governance in Latin America

Explores the effects of the cyber revolution for security in the Americas.

Relocating the Sacred

Maps manifestations of the sacred and religious syncretism in Afro-Brazilian cultural forms.

Woman-Centered Brazilian Cinema

Illuminates the complex factors that have helped or hindered creative work by and about women in the twenty-first-century Brazilian film industry.

Accumulation and Subjectivity

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

Mayalogue

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

Art Activism for an Anticolonial Future

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

Between Camp and Cursi

Examines how contemporary Mexican literature uses humor to contest heteronormativity.

The Tyranny of Common Sense

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

The White Indians of Mexican Cinema

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