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The Politics of Race in Panama: Afro-Hispanic and West Indian Literary Discourses of Contention

By examining the writing of black Panamanian authors, Sonja Watson highlights how race is defined, contested, and inscribed in Panama.

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Masculinity after Trujillo: The Politics of Gender in Dominican Literature

Any observer of Dominican political and literary discourse will quickly notice the prevalence of certain notions of hyper-masculinity. In this extraordinary work, Maja Horn argues that these gender conceptions became ingrained during the dictatorship (1930-1961) of Rafael Leonidas Trujillo, as well as through the U.S. military occupation that preceded it.

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Painting in a State of Exception: New Figuration in Argentina, 1960-1965

Although one of Latin America’s most significant postwar art movements, Nueva Figueración has long been overlooked in studies of modern art. In this first comprehensive examination of the movement, Patrick Frank explores the work of four artists at its heart--Ernesto Deira, Rómulo Macció, Luis Felipe Noé, and Jorge de la Vega--to demonstrate the importance of their work in the transnational development of modern art.

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Gender and the Rhetoric of Modernity in Spanish America, 1850–1910

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Shaping Terrain: City Building in Latin America

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Simón Bolívar: Travels and Transformations of a Cultural Icon

In this volume, an array of international and interdisciplinary scholars shows the ways Bolívar has appeared over the last two centuries in painting, fiction, poetry, music, film, festival, dance, city planning, and even reliquary adoration. They illustrate how Bolívar’s body has been exalted, reimagined, or fragmented in different contexts, taking on a range of meanings to represent the politics and poetics of today’s national bodies.

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Darwin's Man in Brazil: The Evolving Science of Fritz Müller

Fritz Müller (1821-1897), though not as well known as his colleague Charles Darwin, belongs in the cohort of great nineteenth-century naturalists. Recovering Müller's legacy, David A. West describes the close intellectual kinship between Müller and Darwin and details a lively correspondence that spanned seventeen years.

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Indigenous Passages to Cuba, 1515–1900

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Cuban Art in the 20th Century: Cultural Identity and the International Avant Garde

Cuban Art in the Twentieth Century is an historical progression of works by important artists from a complex modern movement described by several discrete periods: Colonial, Early Republic, First Generation, Second Generation, Third Generation, Late Modern, and Contemporary Periods.

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Race and Class in the Colonial Bahamas, 1880–1960

In this one-of-a-kind study of race and class in the Bahamas, Gail Saunders shows how racial tensions were not necessarily parallel to those across other British West Indian colonies but instead mirrored the inflexible color line of the United States. Proximity to the U.S. and geographic isolation from other British colonies created a uniquely Bahamian interaction among racial groups. Focusing on the post-emancipation period from the 1880s to the 1960s, Saunders considers the entrenched, though extra-legal, segregation prevalent in most spheres of life that lasted well into the 1950s.