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.
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.
Minou Tavárez Mirabal, Introduction and Translation by Heather Hennes
Pub Date: 9/20/2022
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.
Edited by Michael D. Carrasco, Angélica Cibrián-Jaramillo, Mark A. Bonta, and Joshua D. Englehardt
Pub Date: 8/30/2022
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.
Edited by David S. Dalton and Douglas J. Weatherford
Pub Date: 8/16/2022
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.
Edited by Katalin Franciska Rac and Lenny A. Ureña Valerio
Pub Date: 8/1/2023
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.
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.
Sandro R. Barros, Rafael Ocasio, and Angela L. Willis
Pub Date: 2/22/2022
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.
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.