Browse by Subject: Latin American Studies

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Comparative Perspectives on Afro-Latin America

Comparative Perspectives on Afro-Latin America offers a new, dynamic discussion of the experience of blackness and cultural difference, black political mobilization, and state responses to Afro-Latin activism throughout Latin America.

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Dictionary of Latin American Cultural Studies

Explains and contextualizes fifty-four key terms and theories, including some general concepts in cultural studies as they relate to research in Latin America, and some specific to the field of Latin American studies.

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Trance and Modernity in the Southern Caribbean: African and Hindu Popular Religions in Trinidad and Tobago

Keith McNeal reveals the unexpected ways traditions of trance performance have become both globalized and modernized.

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Racial Experiments in Cuban Literature and Ethnography

In this breakthrough study, Emily Maguire examines how a cadre of writers reimagined the nation and re-valorized Afro-Cuban culture through a textual production that incorporated elements of the ethnographic with the literary.

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Matanzas: The Cuba Nobody Knows

A guided tour of the captivating city less than one hundred miles from Florida

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The History of Brazil under the Governorship of Count Johan Maurits of Nassau, 1636–1644

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The Rise of Charismatic Catholicism in Latin America

Much has been made of the dramatic rise of Protestantism in Latin America. Many view this as a sign that Catholicism’s primacy in the region is at last beginning to wane. Overlooked by journalists and scholars has been the parallel growth of Charismatic, or Pentecostal, Catholicism in the region. Edward Cleary offers the first comprehensive treatment of this movement, revealing its importance to the Catholic Church as well as the people of Latin America.

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Transnational Politics in Central America

In Transnational Politics in Central America, Luis Roniger argues for the importance of examining the connected history, close relationships and mutual impact of the societies of Central America upon one another.

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São Paulo: Perspectives on the City and Cultural Production

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Yo Soy Negro: Blackness in Peru

Yo Soy Negro is the first book in English--in fact, the first book in any language in more than two decades--to address what it means to be black in Peru.