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Latin America

  • Viva la Revolucionby Eric Hobsbawm

    Little, Brown Book Group 2016; Not Available

    In his autobiography Interesting Times: A Twentieth Century Life, published in 2002 when he was eighty-five years old, the historian Eric Hobsbawm (1917-2012) wrote that Latin America was the only region of the world outside Europe which he felt he knew well and where he felt entirely at home. He claimed this was because it was the only part of the... more...

  • Escape to Miamiby Elizabeth Campisi

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 19.99

    Escape to Miami is an oral history of the experience of detainees from Guantanamo during the 1994-1996 Cuban Rafter Crisis. Through life history interviews, the book offers the gripping stories of twelve rafters while also providing a study of group-level trauma and coping. Though important as an oral history, the examination of camp culture makes... more...

  • Contemporary Spainby Christopher Ross; Bill Richardson; Begońa Sangrador-Vegas

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 49.95

    Contemporary Spain provides an accessible introduction to the politics, economy, institutions media and cinema of contemporary Spain. This fully revised fourth edition includes new material that makes this the most comprehensive, accurate and up-to-date account of the situation in Spain at this juncture Key features include: accessible and... more...

  • The Cambridge History of Religions in Latin Americaby Virginia Garrard-Burnett; Paul Freston; Stephen C. Dove

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 200.00

    The Cambridge History of Religions in Latin America covers religious history in Latin America from pre-Conquest times until the present. more...

  • New Ways of Being Pentecostal in Latin Americaby Martin Lindhardt

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 89.99

    In recent history, Latin America?s religious landscape has been transformed, not only by Pentecostal/Evangelical growth but also by an increasing diversification of Pentecostalism. Moving beyond classical scholarly explanations of why Pentecostalism originally gained a foothold in a Catholic region, the book at hand explores this diversification.... more...

  • Cuba : La révolution transgresséeby Marie Herbet; L'Âme des Peuples

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 5.99

    Parce que pour connaître les peuples, il faut d'abord les comprendre Cuba change. L?île révolutionnaire des Caraďbes n?est plus la citadelle castriste d?autrefois. L?espoir d?une levée progressive de l?embargo américain, le tourisme apporteur de devises, le « reggaeton » et ses torrides effluves musicaux, tous ces changements survenus en quelques... more...

  • Latin American Cinemaby Paul A. Schroeder Rodríguez

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 41.95

    This book charts a comparative history of Latin America?s national cinemas through ten chapters that cover every major cinematic period in the region: silent cinema, studio cinema, neorealism and art cinema, the New Latin American Cinema, and contemporary cinema. Schroeder Rodríguez weaves close readings of approximately fifty paradigmatic films into... more...

  • Gendered Crossingsby Allyson M. Poska

    University of New Mexico Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    Gendered Crossings brings to life the diverse settings of the Iberian Atlantic and the transformations in the peasants? gendered experiences as they moved around the Spanish Empire. more...

  • Volunteering for a Causeby Silvia Marina Arrom

    University of New Mexico Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    This thoughtful study challenges a number of widespread assumptions about the role of Catholicism in Mexican history by examining two related Catholic charities: the male Society of St. Vincent de Paul and the Ladies of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul. more...

  • Sexuality and the Unnatural in Colonial Latin Americaby Zeb Tortorici

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    Sexuality and the Unnatural in Colonial Latin America brings together a broad community of scholars to explore the history of illicit and alternative sexualities in Latin America?s colonial and early national periods. Together the essays examine how "the unnatural? came to inscribe certain sexual acts and desires as criminal and sinful, including... more...