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  • An American Teacher in Argentinaby Julyan G. Peard

    Bucknell University Press 2016; US$ 74.99

    This is the story of Mary Gorman who, in 1869, was the first American woman to accept President Sarmiento?s invitation to set up normal schools in Argentina. She lived a transnational and transformative life moving along Indian-White frontiers in the U.S. southwest and Argentina and participating in the early education of both countries. This book... more...

  • Auto/Biography across the Americasby Ricia A. Chansky

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Auto/biographical narratives of the Americas are marked by the underlying themes of movement and belonging. This collection proposes that the impact of the historic or contemporary movement of peoples to, in, and from the Americas?whether chosen or forced?motivates the ways in which identities are constructed in this contested space. Such movement... more...

  • Receptions of the Classics in the African Diaspora of the Hispanophone and Lusophone Worldsby Elisa Rizo; Madeleine M. Henry; Cesar Augusto Baldi; Rodrigo Tadeu Gonçalves; Guilherme Gontijo Flores; Madeleine M. Henry; Andrea Kouklanakis; John Maddox; Elisa Rizo

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 74.99

    This collection responds to the call within the discipline of classical receptions to foster dialogue across cultures and geographies to show the results of the colonially framed traditional approach to classical studies. It also responds to an important development in Hispanic and Lusophone studies: a turn to relational approaches such as transatlantic,... more...

  • Diversiónby Albert Sergio Laguna

    NYU Press 2017; US$ 30.00

    A re-examination of the Cuban diaspora through the lens of popular culture.   In an era of warming relations between the US and Cuba, this book updates the conversation about Cuban America by showing how this community has changed over the past 25 years. No longer a conservative Republican voting bloc, the majority of Cubans today want more engagement... more...

  • Chicana/o Remixby Karen Mary Davalos

    NYU Press 2017; US$ 30.00

    Rewrites our understanding of the last 50 years of Chicana/o cultural production.    Chicana/o Remix  casts new light not only on artists?such as Sandra de la Loza, Judy Baca, and David Botello, among others?but on the exhibitions that feature their work, and the collectors, curators, critics, and advocates who engage it. Combining feminist theory,... more...

  • Parallel Worldsby Kerry M. Hull; Michael D. Carrasco

    University Press of Colorado 2012; US$ 70.00

    Despite recent developments in epigraphy, ethnopoetics, and the literary investigation of colonial and modern materials, few studies have compared glyphic texts and historic Maya literatures. Parallel Worlds examines Maya writing and literary traditions from the Classic period until today, revealing remarkable continuities across time. In this volume,... more...

  • The Dynamics of Masculinity in Contemporary Spanish Cultureby Lorraine Ryan; Ana Corbalan

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This collection of essays explores cultural phenomena that are shaping masculine identities in contemporary Spain, asking and striving to answer these compelling questions: what does it mean to be a man in present-day Spain? How has masculinity evolved since Franco?s dictatorship? What are the dynamics of masculinity in contemporary Spanish culture?... more...

  • Sexuality, Gender and Nationalism in Caribbean Literatureby Kate Houlden

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book focuses on sex and sexuality in post-war novels from the Anglophone Caribbean. Countering the critical orthodoxy that literature from this period dealt with sex only tangentially, implicitly transmitting sexist or homophobic messages, the author instead highlights the range and diversity in its representations of sexual life. She draws on... more...

  • From Sugar to Revolutionby Myriam J.A. Chancy

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2012; US$ 29.99

    Sovereignty. Sugar. Revolution. These are the three axes this book uses to link the works of contemporary women artists from Haiti?a country excluded in contemporary Latin American and Caribbean literary studies?the Dominican Republic, and Cuba. In From Sugar to Revolution: Women?s Visions of Haiti, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic , Myriam Chancy... more...

  • The Routledge Companion to Anglophone Caribbean Literatureby Michael A. Bucknor; Alison Donnell

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 52.95

    The Routledge Companion to Anglophone Caribbean Literature offers a comprehensive, critically engaging overview of this increasingly significant body of work. The volume is divided into six sections that consider: the foremost figures of the Anglophone Caribbean literary tradition and a history of literary critical debate textual turning... more...