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Caribbean & Latin American

  • Bandit Narratives in Latin Americaby Juan Pablo Dabove

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2017; US$ 29.95

    Bandits seem ubiquitous in Latin American culture. Even contemporary actors of violence are framed by narratives that harken back to old images of the rural bandit, either to legitimize or delegitimize violence, or to intervene in larger conflicts within or between nation-states.             However,... more...

  • Direct Democracyby Scott Henkel

    University Press of Mississippi 2017; US$ 30.00

    A provocative account of what motivates prolific mass movements teeming for revolutionary change more...

  • Comics and Memory in Latin Americaby Jorge Catala Carrasco; Paulo Drinot; James Scorer

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2017; US$ 27.95

    Latin American comics and graphic novels have a unique history of addressing controversial political, cultural, and social issues. This volume presents new perspectives on how comics on and from Latin America both view and express memory formation on major historical events and processes. The contributors, from a variety of disciplines including literary... more...

  • Connecting Historiesby Bonnie Thomas

    University Press of Mississippi 2017; US$ 30.00

    A comprehensive introduction to five Caribbean writers and their confrontation with trauma more...

  • El imperio de la virtudby Jorge L. Terukina Yamauchi

    Boydell & Brewer 2017; Not Available

    Terukina ofrece una nueva biografía de Bernardo de Balbuena y analiza la compleja matriz interdisciplinaria de Grandeza mexicana (1604). Terukina offers an updated biography of Bernardo de Balbuena and analyzes the complex interdisciplinary matrix within which Grandeza mexicana (1604) is articulated. more...

  • Istwa across the Waterby Toni Pressley-Sanon

    University Press of Florida 2017; US$ 74.95

    "Untwines the aesthetic, sociohistorical, and spiritual ties that bind and unbind the first black republic to the African continent."--Gina Athena Ulysse, author of Why Haiti Needs New Narratives: A Post-Quake Chronicle "A nonlinear, creative, powerful reflection on history and the stories we tell about ourselves. What was disconnected is now remembered... more...

  • Literature and Ethics in Contemporary Brazilby Vinicius Mariano De Carvalho; Nicola Gavioli

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    When Brazil was honored at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2013, the Brazilian author Luiz Ruffato opened the event with a provocative speech, claiming that literature, through its pervasive depiction and discussion of ‘otherness,’ has the potential to provoke ethical transformation. This book uses Ruffato’s speech as a starting point for the discussion... more...

  • Mining Memoryby Mary Beth Tierney-Tello

    Bucknell University Press 2017; US$ 85.00

    Mining Memory examines how twentieth-century narratives and films reimagine the self and the nation by representing child and adolescent protagonists and their evolution. The book shows that beyond representing the struggles of individual subjects, narratives of childhood are part of a process of constructing and reconstructing cultural identity.... more...

  • Decolonizing Indigeneityby Thomas Ward

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 90.00

    While contemporary scholars have taken a great interest in diversity or heterogeneity, this model is relatively new and literature of the past is still crying out for its place in the diversity model. This book models five different decolonizing methods to examine both indigenous writing and the representation of indigenous peoples by learned elites.... more...

  • Black Africans in the British Imaginationby Cassander L. Smith

    LSU Press 2016; US$ 45.00

    As Spain and England vied for dominance of the Atlantic world during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, mounting political and religious tensions between the two empires raised a troubling specter for contemporary British writers attempting to justify early English imperial efforts. Specifically, these writers focused on encounters with black... more...