Browse by Subject: Latin American Studies

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Allusions in Omeros: Notes and a Guide to Derek Walcott's Masterpiece

Maria McGarrity's guide is the ideal resource for mapping the intricate matrix of allusions in Derek Walcott's Omeros.

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Emergent Brazil: Key Perspectives on a New Global Power

Offering an interdisciplinary approach to the critical issues facing Brazil, the contributors to this volume analyze the democratization of the country's media, its nuclear capabilities, changing crime rates, the spread of Pentecostalism and indigenous religions, the development of popular culture, the growth of Brazilian agribusiness, and the implementation of sustainable economic development, especially in the Amazon.


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Cuban Revelations: Behind the Scenes in Havana

An insider’s view of the Castro brothers’ rule

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Islam and the Americas

In case studies that include the Caribbean, Latin America, and the United States, the contributors to this interdisciplinary volume trace the establishment of Islam in the Americas over the past three centuries.

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Cuba: A History in Art, Revised Edition

Offers one of the most comprehensive surveys of Cuban art available anywhere

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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.