Browse by Subject: Latin American Studies

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Revolutionary Cuba: A History

An indispensable survey of the history and themes of the socialist revolution that forever changed Cuba and the world.

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

The portraiture, sculptures, and photographs in Afro-Cuban Religious Arts offer rare and remarkable glimpses into the rituals and iconography of Espiritismo and Santería.

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José Martí, the United States, and Race

Anne Fountain argues that it was in the United States that Martí--confronted by the forces of manifest destiny, the influence of race in politics, the legacy of slavery, and the plight and promise of the black Cuban diaspora--fully engaged with the specter of racism. Examining Martí's complete works with a focus on key portions, Fountain reveals the evolution of his thinking on the topic, indicating the significance of his sources, providing a context for his writing, and offering a structure for his works on race.

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Autoepitaph: Selected Poems

This bilingual volume includes narrative poems, sonnets, excerpts from Arenas's prose poems, and previously unpublished works from his papers at Princeton University. Both the Spanish originals as well as English translations seamlessly capture the poet's sarcasm, humor, and powerful rhythms.

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Brazilian Propaganda: Legitimizing an Authoritarian Regime

In Brazilian Propaganda, Nina Schneider examines the various modes of official, and unofficial, propaganda used by an authoritarian regime.

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Creole Renegades: Rhetoric of Betrayal and Guilt in the Caribbean Diaspora

In Creole Renegades, Bénédicte Boisseron looks at exiled Caribbean authors--Edwidge Danticat, Jamaica Kincaid, V. S. Naipaul, Maryse Condé, Dany Laferriére, and more--whose works have been well received in their adopted North American countries but who are often viewed by their home islands as sell-outs, opportunists, or traitors.

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Crônicas Brasileiras: A Reader, Third Edition

This delightful collection is designed to assist students in developing their reading, speaking, and writing knowledge of Portuguese as it is used in present-day Brazil.

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Island Bodies: Transgressive Sexualities in the Caribbean Imagination

In Island Bodies, Rosamond King examines sexualities, violence, and repression in the Caribbean experience. She analyzes the sexual norms and expectations portrayed in Caribbean and diaspora literature, music, film, and popular culture to show how many individuals contest traditional roles by maneuvering within and/or trying to change their society's binary gender systems.

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Fútbol! Why Soccer Matters in Latin America

An indispensable guide for understanding soccer’s especially vital importance in Latin America.

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Exile and Revolution: José D. Poyo, Key West, and Cuban Independence

In Exile and Revolution, Gerald Poyo provides a comprehensive account of how his great-great-grandfather spurred the working-class community of Key West to transform their roles as supporting cast to become critical actors in the struggle for Cuban independence.