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Latin American Studies Association 2017

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African Diasporic Women's Narratives: Politics of Resistance, Survival, and Citizenship

Using feminist and womanist theory, Simone Alexander takes as her main point of analysis literary works that focus on the black female body as the physical and metaphorical site of migration. She shows that over time black women have used their bodily presence to complicate and challenge a migratory process often forced upon them by men or patriarchal society.

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African-Brazilian Culture and Regional Identity in Bahia, Brazil

Argues that cultural-political alliances between African-Bahian cultural practitioners and their dominant-class allies nevertheless helped to create a meaningful framework through which African-Bahian inclusion could be negotiated--a framework that is also important in the larger discussions of race and regional and national identity throughout Brazil.

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Afro-Cuban Costumbrismo: From Plantations to the Slums

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Afro-Cuban Religious Arts: Popular Expressions of Cultural Inheritance in Espiritismo and Santería

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Afro-Politics and Civil Society in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil

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Allusions in Omeros: Notes and a Guide to Derek Walcott's Masterpiece

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An Invisible Minority: Brazilians in New York City, Revised and Expanded Edition

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Anthology of Spanish American Thought and Culture

This anthology brings together more than sixty primary texts to offer an ambitious introduction to Spanish American thought and culture. Myths, poetry, memoirs, manifestos, and fiction are translated from Spanish to English, some for the first time.

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The Anthropology of Marriage in Lowland South America: Bending and Breaking the Rules

This volume reveals that individuals in Amazonian cultures often disregard or reinterpret the marriage rules of their societies--rules that anthropologists previously thought reflected practice. It is the first book to consider not just what the rules are but how people in these societies negotiate, manipulate, and break them in choosing whom to marry.

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Archaeologies of Slavery and Freedom in the Caribbean: Exploring the Spaces in Between

Caribbean plantations and the forces that shaped them--slavery, sugar, capitalism, and the tropical, sometimes deadly environment--have been studied extensively. This volume turns the focus to the places and times where the rules of the plantation system did not always apply, including the interstitial spaces that linked enslaved Africans with their neighbors at other plantations.