Browse by Subject: Latin American Studies

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Handmade in Cuba: Rolando Estévez and the Beautiful Books of Ediciones Vigía

This collection is an in-depth examination of Ediciones Vigía, an artisanal press that published exquisite books crafted from simple supplies during some of Cuba’s most dire economic periods. Vividly illustrated, this volume shows how the publishing collective responded to the nation’s changing historical and political situation from the margins of society.

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Staging Discomfort: Performance and Queerness in Contemporary Cuba

This visionary volume examines how queer bodies are theatrically represented on the Cuban stage in ways that challenge one of the state’s primary revolutionary tools, the categorization and homogenization of individuals. Bretton White critically analyzes contemporary performances that upset traditional understandings of performer and spectator, as well as what constitutes the ideal Cuban citizenry.

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Autofiction and Advocacy in the Francophone Caribbean

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Pablo Escobar and Colombian Narcoculture

In this exploration of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar’s impact on popular culture, Aldona Bialowas Pobutsky shows how Escobar’s legacy inspired the development of narcocultura—television, music, literature, and fashion representing the drug-trafficking lifestyle—in Colombia and around the world.

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Latin American Culture and the Limits of the Human

This volume explores works from Latin American literary and visual culture that question what it means to be human and how the nonhuman world helps define personhood. In doing so, it provides new perspectives on how the region challenges and adds to global conversations about humanism and the posthuman.

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Taste the Islands: Culinary Adventures in a Caribbean Kitchen

Filled with colorful photographs and infused with the joy of two expert chefs celebrating the foods that are closest to their hearts, Taste the Islands brings the places, histories, and rhythms of the Caribbean into your home kitchen.  

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Geopolitics, Culture, and the Scientific Imaginary in Latin America

Challenging the common view that Latin America has lagged behind Europe and North America in the global history of science, this volume reveals that the region has long been a center for scientific innovation and imagination. It highlights the important relationship between science, politics, and culture in Latin American history.

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Tossed to the Wind: Stories of Hurricane Maria Survivors

Framed by the stories of Hurricane Maria evacuees, Tossed to the Wind is the gripping account of the wreckage, despair, and displacement left in the wake of one of the deadliest natural disasters on U.S. soil. It is also a story of hope and endurance as Puerto Ricans on the island shared what little they had and the diaspora in Florida offered refuge.

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Digital Humanities in Latin America

This volume provides a hemispheric view of the practice of digital humanities in the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking Americas. These essays examine how participation and research in new media have helped configure new identities and collectivities in the region.

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The Politics of Language in Puerto Rico: Revisited

Updated in this revised edition to include major recent events, new data, and new research, The Politics of Language in Puerto Rico analyzes the controversial language policies passed by the Puerto Rican government in the 1990s, exploring the connections between language and cultural identity and politics on the Caribbean island.