Browse by Subject: Latin American Studies

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Lacandón Maya in the Twenty-First Century: Indigenous Knowledge and Conservation in Mexico's Tropical Rainforest

This book tells the story of how Lacandón Maya families have adapted to the contemporary world while applying their ancestral knowledge to create an ecologically sustainable future in Mexico’s largest remaining tropical rainforest.

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Spirited Diasporas: Personal Narratives and Global Futures of Afro-Atlantic Religions

Through a variety of first-person accounts, this book offers a glimpse into the frequently misunderstood religions of Afro-Cuban Lukumí, Haitian Vodou, and Brazilian Candomblé, adding to the growing research on the transnational yet personal nature of African diasporic religions.

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The Rise of Central American Film in the Twenty-First Century

This volume explores the main trends, genres, and themes that define the emerging filmmaking industry in Central America, providing a needed overview of one of the least explored cinemas in the world.

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Circulating Culture: Transnational Cuban Networks of Exchange

Tracing the flows of people, material items, and digital content between Havana and Miami, as well as between Cuba and Panama, Guyana, and Mexico, this book demonstrates the worldmaking of marginalized Cuban communities in a transnational setting.

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Blackness in Mexico: Afro-Mexican Recognition and the Production of Citizenship in the Costa Chica

This book delves into the ongoing movement toward recognizing Black Mexicans as a cultural group within the nation, focusing on this process in the Costa Chica region in order to explore the relational aspects of citizenship and the place of Black people in how modern citizenship is imagined.

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Collective Creativity and Artistic Agency in Colonial Latin America

This volume addresses and expands the role of the artist in colonial Latin American society, featuring essays that consider the ways society conceived of artists and the ways artists defined themselves.

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Revolutions in Cuba and Venezuela: One Hope, Two Realities

This book compares the sociopolitical processes behind two major revolutions—Cuba in 1959, when Fidel Castro came to power, and Venezuela in 1999, when Hugo Chávez won the presidential election.

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Cuba and Puerto Rico: Transdisciplinary Approaches to History, Literature, and Culture

In this first systematic comparative study of Cuba and Puerto Rico from both a historical and contemporary perspective, contributors highlight the interconnectedness of the two archipelagos and encourage a more nuanced and multifaceted study of the relationships between the islands and their diasporas.

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Capoeira Connections: A Memoir in Motion

This ethnographic memoir weaves together the history of capoeira, recent transformations in the practice, and personal insights from author Katya Wesolowski’s thirty years of experience as a capoeirista.

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74.M4.Latin America: A Year, A Camera, A Road Trip

A photographic journey through Latin America