Browse by Subject: Latin American Studies

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Creole Clay: Heritage Ceramics in the Contemporary Caribbean

Beautifully illustrated with colorful photographs, this volume traces the living heritage of locally made pottery in the English-speaking Caribbean.

 

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American Interventions and Modern Art in South America

This book tells the little-known story of how the United States used modern art as a cultural defense strategy in South America during World War II. 

 

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Postnational Perspectives on Contemporary Hispanic Literature

Moving beyond the traditional study of Hispanic literature on a nation-by-nation basis, this volume explores how globalization is currently affecting Spanish and Latin American fiction, poetry, and literary theory. 

 

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Derek Walcott: Politics and Poetics

Paula Burnett offers a new interpretation of the life's work of acclaimed St. Lucian poet, playwright, and Nobel Prize winner Derek Walcott. Often regarded as the radical voice of the Third World, his drama and poetry together form a coherent project

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Slave Families and the Hato Economy in Puerto Rico

Makes use of extensive Catholic parish records to provide a comprehensive examination of slavery in Puerto Rico and across the Spanish Caribbean.

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The Anthropology of Marriage in Lowland South America: Bending and Breaking the Rules

This volume reveals that individuals in Amazonian cultures often disregard or reinterpret the marriage rules of their societies--rules that anthropologists previously thought reflected practice. It is the first book to consider not just what the rules are but how people in these societies negotiate, manipulate, and break them in choosing whom to marry.

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Carnival and National Identity in the Poetry of Afrocubanismo

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The Paradox of Paternalism: Women and the Politics of Authoritarianism in the Dominican Republic

In this volume, Elizabeth Manley explains how women activists from across the political spectrum engaged with the state by working within both authoritarian regimes and inter-American networks, founding modern Dominican feminism, and contributing to the rise of twentieth-century women’s liberation movements in the Global South.

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Istwa across the Water: Haitian History, Memory, and the Cultural Imagination

Gathering oral stories and visual art from Haiti and two of its "motherlands" in Africa, Istwa across the Water recovers the submerged histories of the island through methods drawn from its deep spiritual and cultural traditions.

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Brazil, Lyric, and the Americas