Browse by Subject: Latin American Studies

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Embracing Cuba

Stunning photographs from the oft-misunderstood and once-forbidden island

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In Defiance of Boundaries: Anarchism in Latin American History

In this groundbreaking collection of essays, anarchism in Latin America becomes much more than a prelude to populist and socialist movements. The contributors illustrate a much more vast, differentiated, and active anarchist presence in the region that evolved on simultaneous--transnational, national, regional, and local--fronts.

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Contrary Destinies: A Century of America's Occupation, Deoccupation, and Reoccupation of Haiti

Contrary Destinies presents the story of the one hundred year relationship between the U.S. and Haiti.

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Developing the Dead: Mediumship and Selfhood in Cuban Espiritismo

Based on extensive fieldwork among espiritistas and their patrons in Havana, this book makes the surprising claim that Spiritist practices are fundamentally a project of developing the self.

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

Maria McGarrity's guide is the ideal resource for mapping the intricate matrix of allusions in Derek Walcott's Omeros.

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Emergent Brazil: Key Perspectives on a New Global Power

Offering an interdisciplinary approach to the critical issues facing Brazil, the contributors to this volume analyze the democratization of the country's media, its nuclear capabilities, changing crime rates, the spread of Pentecostalism and indigenous religions, the development of popular culture, the growth of Brazilian agribusiness, and the implementation of sustainable economic development, especially in the Amazon.


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Cuban Revelations: Behind the Scenes in Havana

An insider’s view of the Castro brothers’ rule

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Islam and the Americas

In case studies that include the Caribbean, Latin America, and the United States, the contributors to this interdisciplinary volume trace the establishment of Islam in the Americas over the past three centuries.

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Cuba: A History in Art, Revised Edition

Offers one of the most comprehensive surveys of Cuban art available anywhere

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Slave Families and the Hato Economy in Puerto Rico

Makes use of extensive Catholic parish records to provide a comprehensive examination of slavery in Puerto Rico and across the Spanish Caribbean.