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Latin America

  • Beautiful Politics of Musicby Gabriela Vargas-Cetina

    University of Alabama Press 2017; US$ 49.95

    An exploration into the history and practice of trova, a genre of music that is the soul of Yucatán.   Yucatecan trova is a music genre comprising a type of romantic song that is considered “the soul of Yucatán and Yucatecans.” The first book on Yucatecan trova, offers an insider’s view of the history and practice of a treasured cultural heritage.... more...

  • The Poetry of the Americasby Harris Feinsod

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 64.99

    The Poetry of the Americas provides an expansive history of relations between poets in the US and Latin America over three decades, from the Good Neighbor diplomacy of World War II to 1960s Cold War cultural policy. more...

  • Mexican Philosophy in the 20th Centuryby Carlos Alberto Sanchez; Robert Eli Jr. Sanchez

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 19.99

    A collection of influential texts in Mexican philosophy, representing a period of Mexican thought and culture beginning with the Mexican Revolution and culminating in la filosof?a de lo mexicano. The editors' Introduction highlights the significance of this tradition as one that took seriously the question of Mexican national identity as a philosophical... more...

  • Cuba Libreby Philip Brenner; Peter Eisner

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 33.00

    This timely book provides a balanced, deeply knowledgeable introduction to Cuba since 1492. Tracing the island’s history over five hundred years, the authors provide an incisive overview for all readers interested in exploring beyond the enduring stereotypes. more...

  • The Shadow of the Strongmanby Martín Luis Guzmán; Gustavo Pellon

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2017; US$ 15.95

    A searing novel of the post-1910 Mexican revolutionary era that itself challenged the Mexican political establishment, Guzmán's The Shadow of the Strongman (La Sombra del Caudillo) stands beside Azuela's The Underdogs (Los de abajo) in the pantheon of Mexican fiction. Unmasking the years of political intrigue and assassination that followed the Revolution,... more...

  • Volkswagen in the Amazonby Antoine Acker

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 24.00

    The first history of the German multinational's resounding failure in its global development project of a cattle ranch in the Brazilian Amazon. more...

  • Map Drawn by A Spyby Guillermo Cabrera Infante; Mark Fried

    Steerforth Press 2017; US$ 18.00

    Found in an envelope in Guillermo Cabrera Infante's house after his death in 2005, Map Drawn by a Spy is the world-renowned writer's autobiographical account of the last four months he spent in his country. In 1965, following his mother's death, Infante returns to Cuba from Brussels, where he is employed as a cultural attaché at the Cuban embassy.... more...

  • Cuba’s Gay Revolutionby Emily J. Kirk

    Lexington Books 2017; US$ 85.00

    This book explores the unique health-based approach that has been employed in Cuba to dramatically change attitudes and policies regarding sexual diversity since 1959. more...

  • Neoliberalism and Urban Development in Latin Americaby Camillo Boano; Francisco Vergara-Perucich

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    In the 1970s and following on from the deposition of Salvador Allende, the Chilean dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet installed a radical political and economic system by force which lent heavy privilege to free market capitalism, reduced the power of the state to its minimum and actively suppressed civil society. Chicago economist Milton Friedman was... more...

  • They Should Stay Thereby Fernando Saúl Alanís Enciso; Russ Davidson; Mark Overmyer-Velazquez

    The University of North Carolina Press 2017; US$ 19.99

    Here, for the first time in English—and from the Mexican perspective—is the story of Mexican migration to the United States and the astonishing forced repatriation of hundreds of thousands of people to Mexico during the worldwide economic crisis of the Great Depression. While Mexicans were hopeful for economic reform following the Mexican revolution,... more...