Latin American Studies

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Borges, Second Edition

Expanded edition with new chapters and updates to the translation and bibliography.

Oshun's Daughters

Examines the ways in which the inclusion of African diasporic religious practices serves as a transgressive tool in narrative discourses in the Americas.

Yemoja

Bridges theory, art, and practice to discuss emerging issues in transnational religious movements in Latina/o and African diasporas.

Inhabiting La Patria

Examines the work of prolific Dominican American writer Julia Alvarez.

The Everyday Atlantic

Rethinks the concepts of nation, imperialism, and globalization by examining the everyday writing of the newspaper chronicle and blog in Spain and Latin America.

Life Streams

Incisive exploration of the work of Cuban-American artist Alberto Rey.

Systems of Violence, Second Edition

Expanded new edition of an important study of the protracted violence in Colombia.

The Cold War's Last Battlefield

An engaging insider's account by a member of President Reagan's Central America policy team.

The Suspension of Seriousness

First in-depth analysis of this important Mexican philosopher’s work.

Changing Women, Changing Nation

Analyzes the literary representations of women in Salvadoran and US-Salvadoran narratives since 1980.

Documents in Crisis

Examines the theory and practice of nonfiction narrative literature in twentieth-century Mexico.

Becoming an Ancestor

A striking look at the death rituals of an indigenous community in North America.

Painting Borges

A provocative examination of the artistic interpretation of twelve of Borges’s most famous stories.

Reframing the Practice of Philosophy

Reflections by leading Latin American and African American philosophers on their identity within the field of philosophy.

¡VIVA!

Compelling case studies of groups in Panama, Nicaragua, Mexico, the United States, and Canada using the arts for education, community development, and social movement building.

Cuban-American Literature and Art

Explores how Cuban Americans negotiate bicultural identities through cultural production.

Burning Darkness

Encourages a deep reading of a selection of essential Spanish films.

Images of Thought

Explores the relationship between philosophy and art through the work of Cuban American artist Carlos Estévez.

Identity, Memory, and Diaspora

Offers a detailed picture of the lives of Cuban Americans through interviews with artists, writers, and philosophers.

The Censorship Files

Investigates the role played by censorship in the Spanish-language publishing industry, which led to the Latin American Boom literature of the 1960s and 1970s.

Reading Borges after Benjamin

Together with original readings of some of Benjamin’s finest essays, this book examines a series of Borges’s works as allegories of Argentine modernity.

Puerto Rico under Colonial Rule

Essays on human rights in Puerto Rico during the twentieth century.

Social Movements and Free-Market Capitalism in Latin America

Explores how privatization of state-owned telephone companies led to new consumer movements in Latin America.

Jamaica Kincaid

Offers a new perspective on the psychological and affective dynamics of Jamaica Kincaid’s fiction and nonfiction.