Browse by Subject: Latin American Studies

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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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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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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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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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To Tell a Black Story of Miami

In this book, Tatiana McInnis examines literary and cultural representations of Miami alongside the city’s material realities to challenge the image of South Florida as a diverse cosmopolitan paradise.

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Writing Islands: Space and Identity in the Transnational Cuban Archipelago

Analyzing works of contemporary Cuban writers on the island alongside those in exile, Elena Lahr-Vivaz offers a new lens to explore the multiplicity of Cuban space and identity, arguing that these writers approach their nation as part of a larger, transnational network of islands.

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The Letters of Minerva Mirabal and Manolo Tavárez: Love and Resistance in the Time of Trujillo

This volume presents a translation and critical edition of the letters between Dominican revolutionaries Minerva Mirabal Reyes and Manolo Tavárez Justo, which tell an intimate story of life and love under the brutal dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo.

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The Cuban Sandwich: A History in Layers

This book reveals the social history behind how the Cuban sandwich evolved from its origins in the midnight cafés of Havana to claim a spot on menus around the world.

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Under the Shade of Thipaak: The Ethnoecology of Cycads in Mesoamerica and the Caribbean

Exploring the cultural role of cycads in the ancient and modern Mesoamerican and Caribbean worlds, this volume demonstrates how these ancient plants have figured prominently in regional mythologies, rituals, art, and foodways from the Pleistocene-Holocene transition to the present.

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Healthcare in Latin America: History, Society, Culture

Illustrating the diversity of disciplines that intersect within global health studies, contributors to this volume explore the development and representation of public health in Latin American countries.