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Central America

  • Alone at the Altarby Brianna Leavitt-Alcántara

    Stanford University Press 2018; US$ 65.00

    By 1700, Guatemala's capital was a mixed-race "city of women." As in many other cities across colonial Spanish America, labor and migration patterns in Guatemala produced an urban female majority and high numbers of single women, widows, and female household heads. In this history of religious and spiritual life in the Guatemalan capital, Brianna... more...

  • Anxieties of Experienceby Jeffrey Lawrence

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 64.95

    Anxieties of Experience offers a new interpretation of US and Latin American literature. Rereading a range of canonical works from Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass to Roberto Bolaño's 2666 , it traces the development and interaction of two distinct literary strains in the Americas: the "US literature of experience" and the "Latin American literature... more...

  • The Caribbean Policy of the Ulysses S. Grant Administrationby Stephen McCullough

    Lexington Books 2017; US$ 90.00

    This study examines the policies of the Ulysses S. Grant administration in the Caribbean. It analyzes how the administration reacted to an uprising in Spanish Cuba by seeking to expand US military and commercial influence and replace European dominance with an informal US empire. more...

  • Market Ethics and Practices, c.1300–1850by Simon Middleton; James E. Shaw

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 40.95

    Market Ethics and Practices, c. 1300–1850 analyses the nature, development, and operation of market ethics in the context of social practices, ranging from rituals of exchange and unofficial expectations to law, institutions, and formal regulations from the late medieval through to the modern era. Divided into two parts, the first explores the... more...

  • Citizens of Memoryby Silvia R. Tandeciarz

    Bucknell University Press 2017; US$ 114.00

    This book explores practices of recollection in contemporary Argentina that helped define the nation’s approach to transitional justice in the first decades of the twenty-first century and enhances the critical literature on historical memory and trauma in Latin America by integrating affect theory to cultural representations of state violence. more...

  • Silenced Communitiesby Marcia Esparza

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 34.95

    Although the Guatemalan Civil War ended more than two decades ago, its bloody legacy continues to resonate even today. In Silenced Communities , author Marcia Esparza offers an ethnographic account of the failed demilitarization of the rural militia in the town of Santo Tomás Chichicastenango following the conflict. Combining insights from postcolonialism,... more...

  • Capitalists and Revolution in Nicaraguaby Rose J. Spalding

    The University of North Carolina Press 2017; US$ 29.99 US$ 25.49

    By tracing the complex relationship between the Sandinista government and the Nicaraguan business elite, this book examines the shifting mix of alliances and oppositions that shaped the Sandinista revolution. Rose Spalding takes issue with models of the business sector that assume a high degree of class cohesion. Drawing on carefully structured... more...

  • José Revueltas y Roberto Bolañoby Alejandro Sánchez Lopera

    Editorial A Contracorriente 2017; US$ 12.99 US$ 11.04

    Este libro busca intervenir en el debate sobre formas del pensamiento latinoamericano, mas alla de la historia de las ideas, el poscolonialismo/decolonialismo, y la filosofia de la liberacion. Utiliza la literatura de Jose Revueltas (Mexico, 1914-1976) y Roberto Bolano (Chile, 1953-2003) para pensar filosoficamente a America Latina, e interrogar modos... more...

  • Sovereign Actsby Katherine A. Zien

    Rutgers University Press 2017; US$ 29.95

    Sovereign Acts explores how artists, activists, and audiences performed and interpreted sovereignty struggles in the Panama Canal Zone over the last century. By demonstrating the place of performance in the legal landscape of U.S. Empire, Zien transforms our understanding of U.S. imperialism in the Panama Canal Zone and the Caribbean.   more...

  • The Rise of Pentecostalism in Modern El Salvadorby Timothy H. Wadkins

    Baylor University Press 2017; US$ 49.95

    El Salvador has experienced a dramatic religious transformation over the past half-century. In what was once an almost exclusively Catholic nation, more than 35 percent of the people are now evangelical Protestants, mostly identified as charismatic or Pentecostal.   While having some roots in Protestant missions from North America and Europe, the... more...