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  • Latin American Neostructuralismby Fernando Ignacio Leiva

    University of Minnesota Press 2008; US$ 75.00

    This landmark work is the first sustained critique of Latin American neostructuralism, the prevailing narrative that has sought to replace “market fundamentalism” and humanize the “savage capitalism” imposed by neoliberal dogmatism. Fernando Leiva analyzes neostructuralism and questions its credibility as the answer to the region’s... more...

  • Hot. Passionate. and Illegal?by Cristian de la Fuente; Federico Larino

    Penguin Group US 2009; US$ 15.00

    From Dancing With the Stars finalist Cristian de la Fuente comes a tongue-in-cheek guide to understanding Latino culture-now in paperback. As a contestant on Dancing with the Stars , international star and actor Cristián de la Fuente automatically assumed the role of the flashy Latino dancer, donning bright fuchsia costumes with his bare chest... more...

  • Death Squads or Self-Defense Forces?by Julie Mazzei

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 26.00

    In an era when the global community is confronted with challenges posed by violent nonstate organizations--from FARC in Colombia to the Taliban in Afghanistan--our understanding of the nature and emergence of these groups takes on heightened importance. Julie Mazzei's timely study offers a comprehensive analysis of the dynamics that facilitate the... more...

  • National Cameraby Roberto Tejada

    University of Minnesota Press 2009; US$ 83.00

    In National Camera, Roberto Tejada offers a comprehensive study of Mexican photography from the early twentieth century to today, demonstrating how images have shaped identities in Mexico, the United States, and in the borderlands where the two nations and cultures intersect—a place Tejada calls the shared image environment.The “problem”... more...

  • Memories from Darknessby Pedro Funari

    Springer 2009; US$ 49.95

    Examines the specific case of Repression in Latin America. This book describes the techniques that offers a valuable resource of information for archaeologists working to reconstruct other historical periods without reliable written sources, and shed light on the nature of political repression worldwide. more...

  • Anarchism and Countercultural Politics in Early Twentieth-Century Cubaby Kirwin R Shaffer

    UPF 2001; US$ 44.95

    This is the first critical in-depth study of the anarchist movement in Cuba in the three decades after the republic's independence from Spain in 1898. more...

  • Santaby Federico Gamboa

    The University of North Carolina Press 2010; US$ 25.00

    This enduring classic of Mexican literature traces the path to ruination of a country girl, Santa, who moves to Mexico City after she is impregnated and abandoned by her lover and subsequently shunned by her family. Once in the city, Santa turns to prostitution and soon gains prominence as Mexico City's most sought-after courtesan. Despite the opportunities... more...

  • Teaching and Studying the Americasby Anthony B. Pinn; Caroline F. Levander; Michael O. Emerson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00

    This book considers how interdisciplinary conversation, critique, and collaboration enrich and transform humanities and social science education for those teaching and studying traditional Americanist fields. The transition from a national to a hemispheric American Studies cirriculum and program is both exciting and daunting. On the one hand, it promises... more...

  • '68by Paco Ignacio Taibo Ii; Donald Nicholson-Smith

    Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 12.95

    On the night of October 2, 1968, there occurred a bloody showdown between student demonstrators and the Mexican government in Tlatelolco Square. At least two hundred students were shot dead and many more were detained. Then the bodies were trucked out, the cobblestones were washed clean. Detainees were held without recourse until 1971. Official denial... more...

  • Histories of Infamyby Cristián A. Roa-de-la-Carrera; Scott Sessions

    University Press of Colorado 2011; US$ 34.95

    In Histories of Infamy, Cristián Roa-de-la-Carrera explores Francisco López de Gómara's (1511-ca.1559) attempt to ethically reconcile Spain's civilizing mission with the conquistadors' abuse and exploitation of Native peoples. The most widely read account of the conquest in its time, Gómara's Historia general de las Indias y Conquista de México rationalized... more...