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Browse by Subject: Latin American Studies

Please note that while you may order forthcoming books at any time, they will not be available for shipment until shortly before publication date

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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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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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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.

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Jewish Experiences across the Americas: Local Histories through Global Lenses

This volume explores the local specificities and global forces that shaped Jewish experiences in the Americas across five centuries, illuminating the culturally, religiously, and politically diverse lives of Jewish minorities in the Western Hemisphere.

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Ninety Miles and a Lifetime Away: Memories of Early Cuban Exiles

Bringing together an unprecedented number of extensive personal stories, this book shares the triumphs and heartbreaking moments experienced by some of the first Cubans to come to the United States after Fidel Castro took power in 1959.

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The Dissidence of Reinaldo Arenas: Queering Literature, Politics, and the Activist Curriculum

Focusing on the didactic nature of the work of Reinaldo Arenas, this book demonstrates the Cuban writer’s influence as public pedagogue, mentor, and social activist whose teaching on resistance to normative ideologies resonates in societies past, present, and future.

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Neo-Authoritarian Masculinity in Brazilian Crime Film

An incisive analysis of contemporary crime film in Brazil, this book focuses on how movies in this genre represent masculinity and how their messages connect to twenty-first-century sociopolitical issues.

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The Lost Cinema of Mexico: From Lucha Libre to Cine Familiar and Other Churros

This volume challenges the dismissal of Mexican filmmaking during the 1960s through 1980s, an era long considered a low-budget departure from the nation’s earlier Golden Age, examining the critical implications of discovering, uncovering, and recovering forgotten or ignored films.

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Delivering Cuba Through the Mail: Cuba’s Presence in Non-Cuban Postage Stamps and Envelopes

Delivering Cuba Through the Mail: Cuba’s Presence in Non-Cuban Postage Stamps and Envelopes explores the many ways in which the island of Cuba has been immortalized in stamps and envelopes from outside of Cuba. The protagonist of this book is Cuba itself, seen through the eyes of stamp creators outside of Cuba.

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Home in Florida: Latinx Writers and the Literature of Uprootedness

This collection presents a selection of the best literature of displacement and uprootedness by some of the most talented contemporary Latinx writers who have called Florida home.