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  • Locating the Destituteby Stanka Radovic

    University of Virginia Press 2014; US$ 24.50

    While postcolonial discourse in the Caribbean has drawn attention to colonialism?s impact on space and spatial hierarchy, Stanka Radovi? asks both how ordinary people as "users" of space have been excluded from active and autonomous participation in shaping their daily spatial reality and how they challenge this exclusion. In a comparative interdisciplinary... more...

  • Journeys of the Slave Narrative in the Early Americasby Nicole N. Aljoe; Ian Finseth

    University of Virginia Press 2014; US$ 29.50

    Focusing on slave narratives from the Atlantic world of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, this interdisciplinary collection of essays suggests the importance?even the necessity?of looking beyond the iconic and ubiquitous works of Olaudah Equiano, Frederick Douglass, and Harriet Jacobs. In granting sustained critical attention to writers... more...

  • The Pan American Imaginationby Stephen M. Park

    University of Virginia Press 2014; US$ 27.50

    In the history of the early twentieth-century Americas, visions of hemispheric unity flourished, and the notion of a transnational American identity was embraced by artists, intellectuals, and government institutions. In The Pan American Imagination, Stephen Park explores the work of several Pan American modernists who challenged the body of knowledge... more...

  • Eric Williams and the Anticolonial Traditionby Maurice St. Pierre

    University of Virginia Press 2015; US$ 27.50

    A leader in the social movement that achieved Trinidad and Tobago?s independence from Britain in 1962, Eric Williams (1911?1981) served as its first prime minister. Although much has been written about Williams as a historian and a politician, Maurice St. Pierre is the first to offer a full-length treatment of him as an intellectual. St. Pierre focuses... more...

  • Market Aestheticsby Elena Machado Sáez

    University of Virginia Press 2015; US$ 29.50

    In Market Aesthetics, Elena Machado Sáez explores the popularity of Caribbean diasporic writing within an interdisciplinary, comparative, and pan-ethnic framework. She contests established readings of authors such as Junot Díaz, Julia Alvarez, Edwidge Danticat, and Robert Antoni while showcasing the work of emerging writers such as David Chariandy,... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to the Latin American Novelby Efraín Kristal

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 28.00

    A stimulating collection of new essays on the development of the novel in Latin America. more...

  • Dreams and Realitiesby Juana Manuela Gorriti; Sergio Waisman; Francine Masiello

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 16.99

    Juana Mauela Gorriti (1818-1892) is one of the outstanding women writers of nineteenth-century Argentina. She wrote in various genres from fiction and travelogues to cookbooks and essays and she edited a number of literary reviews in Lima and Buenos Aires, where she put women's issues before the public. more...

  • Bioethics and Vulnerabilityby Florencia Luna; Peter Herissone-Kelly; Laura Pakter

    Editions Rodopi 2006; US$ 56.00

    This book presents some of the challenges bioethics in Latin America faces today. It considers them through the lenses of vulnerable populations, those incapable of protecting their own interests, such as the illiterate, women in societies disrespectful of their reproductive rights, and research subjects in contexts where resources are scarce. more...

  • Literary Amazoniaby Nicomedes Suarez-Arauz

    UPF 2003; US$ 34.95

    This remarkable selection of 20th-century Amazonian literature presents writing from the indigenous and mestizo people of the Amazon basin, recovering their forgotten voices for the Latin American literary canon. Most of these pieces--from 24 representative poets and 12 prose writers--are collected and translated into English here for the first time. more...

  • Myth and Archiveby Roberto González Echevarría

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 40.00

    This book offers a theory about the origin and evolution of the Latin American narrative, and about the emergence of the modern novel. more...