Browse by Subject: Latin American Studies

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Crônicas Brasileiras: A Reader, Third Edition

This delightful collection is designed to assist students in developing their reading, speaking, and writing knowledge of Portuguese as it is used in present-day Brazil.

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Island Bodies: Transgressive Sexualities in the Caribbean Imagination

In Island Bodies, Rosamond King examines sexualities, violence, and repression in the Caribbean experience. She analyzes the sexual norms and expectations portrayed in Caribbean and diaspora literature, music, film, and popular culture to show how many individuals contest traditional roles by maneuvering within and/or trying to change their society's binary gender systems.

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Fútbol! Why Soccer Matters in Latin America

This book explains why competitors and fans alike are so fiercely dedicated to soccer throughout Latin America. It is an indispensable guide for understanding the game’s especially vital importance in the region.

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Exile and Revolution: José D. Poyo, Key West, and Cuban Independence

In Exile and Revolution, Gerald Poyo provides a comprehensive account of how his great-great-grandfather spurred the working-class community of Key West to transform their roles as supporting cast to become critical actors in the struggle for Cuban independence.

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The Mulatto Republic: Class, Race, and Dominican National Identity

Mayes seeks to discern whether contemporary Dominican identity is a product of the Trujillo regime--and, therefore, only a legacy of authoritarian rule--or is representative of a nationalism unique to an island divided into two countries long engaged with each other in ways that are sometimes cooperative and at other times conflicted. Her answers enrich and enliven an ongoing debate.

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Cuba in a Global Context: International Relations, Internationalism, and Transnationalism

Cuba in a Global Context examines the unlikely prominence of the island nation's geopolitical role.

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Subjects or Citizens: British Caribbean Workers in Cuba, 1900–1960

This volume examines the British Caribbean diaspora and chronicles how the immigrants came to Cuba, the living and working conditions they experienced there, and how they both contributed to and remained separate from Cuban culture, forging a unique identity that was not just proudly Cuban but also proudly Caribbean.

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African-Brazilian Culture and Regional Identity in Bahia, Brazil

Argues that cultural-political alliances between African-Bahian cultural practitioners and their dominant-class allies nevertheless helped to create a meaningful framework through which African-Bahian inclusion could be negotiated--a framework that is also important in the larger discussions of race and regional and national identity throughout Brazil.

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Territorial Rule in Colombia and the Transformation of the Llanos Orientales

In this volume, Jane Rausch surveys sixty years of history in the Llanos, between 1946 and 2010, combining perspective gained by her first-hand experiences with archival research.

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Cuban Economists on the Cuban Economy

This book brings together some of the island’s leading economists to discuss the good and the bad about their own economy.