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Latin America

  • Sexual Futures, Queer Gestures, and Other Latina Longingsby Juana María Rodríguez

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 118.50

    Sexual Futures, Queer Gestures and Other Latina Longings proposes a theory of sexual politics that works in the interstices between radical queer desires and the urgency of transforming public policy, between utopian longings and everyday failures. Considering the ways in which bodily movement is assigned cultural meaning, Juana María Rodríguez... more...

  • Amazonian Geographiesby Jacqueline M. Vadjunec; Marianne Schmink

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    Amazonia exists in our imagination as well as on the ground. It is a mysterious and powerful construct in our psyches yet shares multiple (trans)national borders and diverse ecological and cultural landscapes. It is often presented as a seemingly homogeneous place: a lush tropical jungle teeming with exotic wildlife and plant diversity, as well as... more...

  • Pre-Colombian Citiesby Jorge Enrique Hardoy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    What visitor to Mexico City, unaware of its pre-Hispanic history, could imagine that right under a Christian Church may still lie the remains of the sinister tzompantli, the Aztecs' altar of skulls? Professor Jorge Hardoy poses this question and many more in his comprehensive summary of the ancient cities where Latin America's peoples lived before... more...

  • Signals of Warby Lawrence Freedman; Virginia Gamba-Stonehouse

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 66.50

    The 1982 Falklands War was not only one of the most extraordinary military confrontations of recent years but also a turning point in the politics of Britain and Argentina. This unusual book makes it possible for us to follow the development of the war from both sides, as two leading experts from the belligerents present an integrated, authoritative,... more...

  • Riot, Rebellion, and Revolutionby Friedrich Katz

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 78.50

    Since the Mexican Revolution of 1910-1920, Mexico's rebellious peasant has become a subject not only of history but of literature, film, and paintings. With his sombrero, his machete, and his rifle, he marches or rides through countless Hollywood or Mexican films, killing brutal overseers, hacienda owners, corrupt officials, and federal soldiers.... more...

  • The Transmission of Liberalism in Late Nineteenth-Century Mexicoby Charles A. Hale

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 39.50

    A leading intellectual historian of Latin America here examines the changing political ideas of the Mexican intellectual and quasi-governmental elite during the period of ideological consensus from the victory of Benito Juárez of 1867 into the 1890s. Looking at Mexican political thought in a comparative Western context, Charles Hale fully describes... more...

  • A Contemporary Cuba Readerby Philip Brenner; Marguerite Rose Jiménez; John M. Kirk; William M. LeoGrande

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 38.99

    This completely revised and updated edition focuses on Cuba since Raúl Castro took over the country?s leadership in 2006. A Contemporary Cuba Reader brings together the best recent scholarship and writing on Cuban politics, economics, foreign relations, society, and culture in present-day Cuba. Ideally suited for students and general readers... more...

  • Asian Slaves in Colonial Mexicoby Tatiana Seijas

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    This book is a history of Asian slaves in colonial Mexico and their journey from bondage to freedom. more...

  • Porfirio Diazby Paul Garner

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 64.95

    The fall of Porfirio Diaz has traditionally been presented as a watershed between old and new: an old style repressive and conservative government, and the more democratic and representative system that flowered in the wake of the Mexican Revolution. Now this view is being challenged by a new generation of historians, who point out that Diaz originally... more...

  • The Legacy of Dutch Brazilby Michiel van Groesen

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    Argues that Dutch Brazil is integral to Atlantic history and made an impact well beyond the colonial and national narratives in the Netherlands and Brazil. more...