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Afterlives of ConfinementSusana DraperSusana Draper uses the phenomenon of the “opening” of prisons to begin a dialog on conceptualizations of democracy and freedom in postdictatorship Latin America. Focusing on the Southern Cone nations of Uruguay, Chile, and Argentina, she examines key works in architecture, film, and literature to peel away the veiled continuity of dictatorial power structures in ensuing consumer cultures.
Andes ImaginedJorge CoronadoRepositions Peruvian indigenismo as a discourse of and about modernity, in which the movement's artists and intellectuals used the figure of the Indian to mobilize larger questions about becoming modern.

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Avant-Garde and Geopolitics in Latin AmericaFernando RosenbergExamines the canonical Latin American avant-garde texts of the 1920s and 1930s, with particular focus on Roberto Arlt and Mário de Andrade. The movement developed on its own terms, in polemic dialogue with European movements, critiquing modernity itself, and developed a geopolitical awareness that bridged postcolonial and postmodern culture and continues its influence today.

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Corpus DelictiJosefina LudmerAn intellectual tour de force from one of today’s leading critics of Latin American literature and culture, The Corpus Delicti [The Body of Crime] is a manual of crime, a compendium of crime tales, and an extended meditation on the role of crime in life.

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Cuban Studies 16Carmelo Mesa-Lago Cuban Studies is the preeminent journal for scholarly work on Cuba. Each volume includes articles in English and Spanish and a large book review section. Cuban Studies has been published annually by the University of Pittsburgh Press beginning with volume 16 in 1985. Beginning with Cuban Studies 34, the publication is available electronically through Project MUSE®. More information can be found at http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/cuban_studies/
Cuban Studies 17Carmelo Mesa-Lago Cuban Studies is the preeminent journal for scholarly work on Cuba. Each volume includes articles in English and Spanish and a large book review section. Cuban Studies has been published annually by the University of Pittsburgh Press beginning with volume 16 in 1985. Beginning with Cuban Studies 34, the publication is available electronically through Project MUSE®. More information can be found at http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/cuban_studies/

Volume 17 of Cuban Studies explores gender inequality, Afro-Cubanism, U.S. policy towards Cuba, and Cuba’s economic planning and management.
Cuban Studies 18Carmelo Mesa-Lago Cuban Studies is the preeminent journal for scholarly work on Cuba. Each volume includes articles in English and Spanish and a large book review section. Cuban Studies has been published annually by the University of Pittsburgh Press beginning with volume 16 in 1985. Beginning with Cuban Studies 34, the publication is available electronically through Project MUSE®. More information can be found at http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/cuban_studies/

Essays in volume 18 of Cuban Studies include discussions of Cuba’s approach to the Latin American debt crisis, its two-century-old race problem and its impact on Cuba’s relations with Africa, differences between urban and rural living conditions and development, and the recent housing situation in Cuba.
Cuban Studies 19Carmelo Mesa-Lago Cuban Studies is the preeminent journal for scholarly work on Cuba. Each volume includes articles in English and Spanish and a large book review section. Cuban Studies has been published annually by the University of Pittsburgh Press beginning with volume 16 in 1985. Beginning with Cuban Studies 34, the publication is available electronically through Project MUSE®. More information can be found at http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/cuban_studies/

Essays in volume 19 approach the provocative issues of religion, freedom of literary expression, and women’s health care.
Cuban Studies 20Carmelo Mesa-Lago Cuban Studies is the preeminent journal for scholarly work on Cuba. Each volume includes articles in English and Spanish and a large book review section. Cuban Studies has been published annually by the University of Pittsburgh Press beginning with volume 16 in 1985. Beginning with Cuban Studies 34, the publication is available electronically through Project MUSE®. More information can be found at http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/cuban_studies/
Cuban Studies 21Louis Pérez, Jr.Cuban Studies is the preeminent journal for scholarly work on Cuba. Each volume includes articles in English and Spanish and a large book review section. Cuban Studies has been published annually by the University of Pittsburgh Press beginning with volume 16 in 1985. Beginning with Cuban Studies 34, the publication is available electronically through Project MUSE®. More information can be found at http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/cuban_studies/

Volume 21, edited by Louis A. Perez, Jr., highlights Cuban history from the late colonial period to the twentieth century, featuring Cuba’s relations with the United States, uprisings among Afro-Cubans, and the emigre experience. The Debate section continues the controversy over the Rectification process in Cuba.
Cuban Studies 22Jorge DomínguezCuban Studies is the preeminent journal for scholarly work on Cuba. Each volume includes articles in English and Spanish and a large book review section. Cuban Studies has been published annually by the University of Pittsburgh Press beginning with volume 16 in 1985.
Cuban Studies 24Enrico Mario SantíCuban Studies is the preeminent journal for scholarly work on Cuba. Each volume includes articles in English and Spanish and a large book review section. Cuban Studies has been published annually by the University of Pittsburgh Press beginning with volume 16 in 1985. Beginning with Cuban Studies 34, the publication is available electronically through Project MUSE®. More information can be found at http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/cuban_studies/

Masterworks of Cuban literature, an early formulation of the concept of “Cubanidad,” Cuban-American music that reflects today’s Cuba, the revisionist interpretation of Jose Marti in Cuba, and a study of women’s rights under Cuba’s 1940 constitution are highlights of this volume of Cuban Studies.
Cuban Studies 25Louis Pérez, Jr.Cuban Studies is the preeminent journal for scholarly work on Cuba. Each volume includes articles in English and Spanish and a large book review section. Cuban Studies has been published annually by the University of Pittsburgh Press beginning with volume 16 in 1985. Beginning with Cuban Studies 34, the publication is available electronically through Project MUSE®. More information can be found at http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/cuban_studies/

Cuban Studies 25 has a historical focus, emphasizing labor history, race relations, and the role of women. Of special interest is an overview by Jorge I. Dominguez, one of the journal’s four rotating editors, of the contents and evolving mission of Cuban Studies.
Cuban Studies 26 Jorge DomínguezCuban Studies is the preeminent journal for scholarly work on Cuba. Each volume includes articles in English and Spanish and a large book review section. Cuban Studies has been published annually by the University of Pittsburgh Press beginning with volume 16 in 1985.
Cuban Studies 28Enrico Mario SantíCuban Studies is the preeminent journal for scholarly work on Cuba. Each volume includes articles in English and Spanish and a large book review section. Cuban Studies has been published annually by the University of Pittsburgh Press beginning with volume 16 in 1985. Beginning with Cuban Studies 34, the publication is available electronically through Project MUSE®. More information can be found at http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/cuban_studies/
Cuban Studies 29Enrico Mario SantíCuban Studies is the preeminent journal for scholarly work on Cuba. Each volume includes articles in English and Spanish and a large book review section. Cuban Studies has been published annually by the University of Pittsburgh Press beginning with volume 16 in 1985. Beginning with Cuban Studies 34, the publication is available electronically through Project MUSE®. More information can be found at http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/cuban_studies/
Cuban Studies 30Lisandro PerezCuban Studies is the preeminent journal for scholarly work on Cuba. Each volume includes articles in English and Spanish and a large book review section. Cuban Studies has been published annually by the University of Pittsburgh Press beginning with volume 16 in 1985. Beginning with Cuban Studies 34, the publication is available electronically through Project MUSE®. More information can be found at http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/cuban_studies/
Cuban Studies 30Lisandro PerezCuban Studies is the preeminent journal for scholarly work on Cuba. Each volume includes articles in English and Spanish and a large book review section. Cuban Studies has been published annually by the University of Pittsburgh Press beginning with volume 16 in 1985. Beginning with Cuban Studies 34, the publication is available electronically through Project MUSE®. More information can be found at http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/cuban_studies/
Cuban Studies 31Lisandro PerezCuban Studies is the preeminent journal for scholarly work on Cuba. Each volume includes articles in English and Spanish and a large book review section. Cuban Studies has been published annually by the University of Pittsburgh Press beginning with volume 16 in 1985. Beginning with Cuban Studies 34, the publication is available electronically through Project MUSE®. More information can be found at http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/cuban_studies/
Cuban Studies 31Lisandro PerezCuban Studies is the preeminent journal for scholarly work on Cuba. Each volume includes articles in English and Spanish and a large book review section. Cuban Studies has been published annually by the University of Pittsburgh Press beginning with volume 16 in 1985. Beginning with Cuban Studies 34, the publication is available electronically through Project MUSE®. More information can be found at http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/cuban_studies/
Cuban Studies 32Lisandro PerezCuban Studies is the preeminent journal for scholarly work on Cuba. Each volume includes articles in English and Spanish and a large book review section. Cuban Studies has been published annually by the University of Pittsburgh Press beginning with volume 16 in 1985. Beginning with Cuban Studies 34, the publication is available electronically through Project MUSE®. More information can be found at http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/cuban_studies/

The essays in this volume range from Cuban literature to the AIDS crisis to recently declassified documents concerning the U.S.’s covert war on Castro in the 1960s.
Cuban Studies 32Lisandro PerezCuban Studies is the preeminent journal for scholarly work on Cuba. Each volume includes articles in English and Spanish and a large book review section. Cuban Studies has been published annually by the University of Pittsburgh Press beginning with volume 16 in 1985. Beginning with Cuban Studies 34, the publication is available electronically through Project MUSE®. More information can be found at http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/cuban_studies/

The essays in this volume range from Cuban literature to the AIDS crisis to recently declassified documents concerning the U.S.’s covert war on Castro in the 1960s.
Cuban Studies 33Lisandro PerezCuban Studies is the preeminent journal for scholarly work on Cuba. Each volume includes articles in English and Spanish and a large book review section. Cuban Studies has been published annually by the University of Pittsburgh Press beginning with volume 16 in 1985. Beginning with Cuban Studies 34, the publication is available electronically through Project MUSE®. More information can be found at http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/cuban_studies/

This volume of Cuban Studies continues the journal’s interdisciplinary tradition, with articles on race, class, and the Revolution of 1895; the role of literature in the formation of Cuban nationalism; and Spanish fiscal policies and Cuban tobacco in the nineteenth century, among others.
Cuban Studies 33Lisandro PerezCuban Studies is the preeminent journal for scholarly work on Cuba. Each volume includes articles in English and Spanish and a large book review section. Cuban Studies has been published annually by the University of Pittsburgh Press beginning with volume 16 in 1985. Beginning with Cuban Studies 34, the publication is available electronically through Project MUSE®. More information can be found at http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/cuban_studies/

This volume of Cuban Studies continues the journal’s interdisciplinary tradition, with articles on race, class, and the Revolution of 1895; the role of literature in the formation of Cuban nationalism; and Spanish fiscal policies and Cuban tobacco in the nineteenth century, among others.
Cuban Studies 34Lisandro PerézCuban Studies is the preeminent journal for scholarly work on Cuba. Each volume includes articles in English and Spanish and a large book review section. Cuban Studies has been published annually by the University of Pittsburgh Press beginning with volume 16 in 1985. Beginning with Cuban Studies 34, the publication is available electronically through Project MUSE®. More information can be found at http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/cuban_studies/

A special section on women in Cuban history forms the centerpiece of this volume, with articles that explore women's roles as political actors, as symbols, and in religion. The Archives section contains an overview of the growing resources for the study of Cuba available in Miami's libraries. As always, Cuban Studies includes a large book review section and an exhaustive compilation of recent works in the field.
Cuban Studies 35Lisandro PérezCuban Studies is the preeminent journal for scholarly work on Cuba. Each volume includes articles in English and Spanish and a large book review section. Cuban Studies has been published annually by the University of Pittsburgh Press beginning with volume 16 in 1985. Beginning with Cuban Studies 34, the publication is available electronically through Project MUSE®. More information can be found at http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/cuban_studies/
Cuban Studies 36Louis Perez Jr.Cuban Studies is the preeminent journal for scholarly work on Cuba. Each volume includes articles in English and Spanish and a large book review section. Cuban Studies has been published annually by the University of Pittsburgh Press beginning with volume 16 in 1985.
Cuban Studies 37Louis Pérez Jr.Cuban Studies is the preeminent journal for scholarly work on Cuba. Each volume includes articles in English and Spanish and a large book review section. Cuban Studies has been published annually by the University of Pittsburgh Press beginning with volume 16 in 1985. This volume Includes articles on environmental law, economics, African influence in music, irreverent humor in postrevolutionary fiction, international education flow between the United States and Cuba, and poetry, among others.
Cuban Studies 38Louis Pérez Jr.Cuban Studies is the preeminent journal for scholarly work on Cuba. Each volume includes articles in English and Spanish and a large book review section. Cuban Studies has been published annually by the University of Pittsburgh Press beginning with volume 16 in 1985.

Cuban Studies 38 examines topics that include: liberalism emanating from Havana in the early 1800s; Jose Martí's theory of psychocoloniality; the relationship between sugar planters, insurgents, and the Spanish military during the revolution; new aesthetics in Cuban cinema, the “recovery” of poet José Angel Buesa, and the meaning of Elián Gonzales in the context of life in Miami.
Cuban Studies 41Catherine KrullCuban Studies is the preeminent journal for scholarly work on Cuba. Each volume includes articles in English and Spanish and a large book review section. Cuban Studies has been published annually by the University of Pittsburgh Press beginning with volume 16 in 1985.

Beginning with Cuban Studies 34, the publication is available electronically through Project MUSE®. More information can be found at http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/cuban_studies/

Cuban Studies 41 includes essays on: the ideology behind United States foreign policy toward Cuba; a gendered study of Cubans who migrate to other countries; Cuban social policy on inequality; fifty years of Cuban medical diplomacy; the fifty-year relationship between Havana and Moscow; film posters from ICAIC (Cuban Institute for Cinematographic Arts) that promoted the exhibition of Cuban and foreign films for the first time and transformed the look of Cuban cities and buildings; national cultural policy and the visual arts in the aftermath of the “Grey Years;” and a look at the global influence of Havana cigars.
Cuban Studies 42Catherine KrullCuban Studies is the preeminent journal for scholarly work on Cuba. Each volume includes articles in English and Spanish and a large book review section. Cuban Studies has been published annually by the University of Pittsburgh Press beginning with volume 16 in 1985. Beginning with Cuban Studies 34, the publication is available electronically through Project MUSE®. More information can be found at http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/cuban_studies/

Cuban Studies 42 focuses on gender and equality issues in post-1959 Cuba, and their impact on cultural and institutional change. It views subjects such as politics, labor, food and diet, race, ethnicity, HIV/AIDS, sex education, tourism and prostitution, masculinity, and feminism, among others.
Cuban Studies 43Alejandro de la FuenteCuban Studies is the preeminent journal for scholarly work on Cuba. Each volume includes articles in English and Spanish and a large book review section. Cuban Studies has been published annually by the University of Pittsburgh Press beginning with volume 16 in 1985. Beginning with Cuban Studies 34, the publication is available electronically through Project MUSE®. More information can be found at http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/cuban_studies/
Cultures of the CityRichard YoungThese multidisciplinary essays explore the cultural mediation of relationships between people and urban spaces in Latin/o America, and how these mediations shape the identities of cities and their residents.
Curse of NemurTicio EscobarPart field diary, part art critique, and part cultural anthropology— the book offers a glimpse of an aesthetic “other” (the Ishir [Chamacoco] of Parguay), causing us to reexamine Western perspectives on the interpretation of art, religion, and Native American culture.

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Essays on Mexican KinshipHugo NutiniEssays in Mexican Kinship offers new and important data on the social structure of Indian and rural Mestizo communities of Mexico, particularly those of the highlands, and provides models and suggestions for future research.

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Female and Male in Latin AmericaAnn PescatelloA pioneering study of Latin American women that views contemporary perceptions and realities of women’s lives, women’s roles in modernization versus tradition, the conflicts of class struggles among women, and the future of women's participation in Cuban society.

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Film Industry in BrazilRandal JohnsonLooking back through the prism of the severe economic crisis for filmmaking in the 1980s, this book trace the development of this industry in Brazil, focusing specifically on its relationship to the state.

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Hawks of the SunL. C. FaronThis book shows how, even in changing social and cultural conditions, traditional notions of religious morality are integral parts of social structure. The work specifically examines the Mapuche Indians of Chile, who have maintained an undeniable cultural consciousness over long years of contact with European Chileans.

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Imagination Beyond NationEva BuenoThis innovative collection features studies of iconography in Mexico, telenovelas in Venezuela, drama in Chile, cinema in Brazil, comic strips and tango in Argentina, and ceramics in Peru. From the studies of these popular arts the idea of nationality in Latin America is revealed to be a problematic, divided one, worthy of further study.

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Intersecting TangoAdriana BergeroIntersecting Tango engages Buenos Aires during the sweeping changes of 1900-1930, to capture a culture in motion through which Buenos Aires transformed itself into a modern, cosmopolitan city. Taking the reader through a dazzling array of sites, sources, and events, Bergero conveys the city in all its complexity. Drawing on architecture and gendered spaces, photography, newspaper columns, schoolbooks, “high” and “low” literature, private letters, advertising, fashion, and popular music, she illuminates a range of urban social geographies inhabited by the city's defining classes and groups. In mining this vast material, Bergero traces the profound change in social fabric by which these diverse identities evolved, through the processes of modernization and its many dislocations, into a new national identity capable of embodying modernity.

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Liberalism at Its LimitsIleana RodriguezLooks to the criminality and violence of Latin America to assess the discord between liberalism in theory and practice, and thus how liberalism might be exhausted in relation to local conditions not reconcilable to its core tenants.

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Life, Music, and Times of Carlos GardelSimon CollierThe first English-langiuage biography of the great Argentinian tango singer Carlos Gardel (1890-1935), that traces his rise from modest beginnings to become the first genuine “superstar” of twentieth-century Latin America.

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Literature and SubjectionHoracio LegrásLegrás views the factors that have both formed and stifled the integration of peripheral experiences into Latin American literature. He analyzes key works by novelists Juan José Saer (The Witness), Nellie Campobello (Cartucho), Roa Bastos (Son of Man), and Jose María Arguedas (The Fox from Up Above and the Fox from Down Below), among others, to provide a theoretical basis for understanding the plight of the author, the peripheral voice, and the confines of the literary medium.

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Media, Sound, and Culture in Latin America and the CaribbeanAlejandra BronfmanThis volume presents an original analysis of the role of sound in Latin American and Caribbean societies, from the late nineteenth century to the present. The contributors examine the importance of sound in the purveyance of power, gender roles, race, community, religion, and populism. They also demonstrate how sound is essential to the formation of citizenship and nationalism.
Mestizaje Upside-DownJavier Sanjinés C.Mestizaje refers to the process of cultural, ethnic, and racial mixture that is part of cultural identity in Latin America. Through a careful study of fiction, political essays, and visual art, this book defines the meaning of mestizaje in the context of the emergence of a modern national and artistic identity in late-19th- and early 20th-century Bolivia.

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Metamorphosis of HeadsDenise Arnold Provides a comprehensive ethnography of writing in the Andes, and details the relationship between Andean peoples’ struggle to preserve their indigenous textual forms in the face of Western cirricula, with their struggle for land and power.

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Narrating NarcosGabriela Polit DueñasA probing examination of the prominent role of narcotics trafficking in contemporary Latin American cultural production. In her study, Gabriela Polit Dueñas juxtaposes two infamous narco regions, Culiacán, Mexico, and Medellín, Colombia, to demonstrate the powerful forces of violence, corruption, and avarice and their influence over locally based cultural texts.
Nationalizing BlacknessRobin Dale MooreNationalizing Blackness represents one of the first politicized studies of twentieth-century culture in Cuba. It demonstrates how music can function as the center of racial and cultural conflict during the formation of a national identity.

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Nightmares of the Lettered CityJuan DaboveWinner of the 2010 Kayden Book Award for literary studies.

An original study of the popular theme of banditry in works of literature, essays, poetry, and drama, from the early nineteenth century to the 1920s, and banditry's pivotal role during the conceptualization and formation of the Latin American nation-state. While focusing on four crucial countries (Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, and Venezuela), it is the first book to address the depiction of banditry in Latin America as a whole.

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Optic of the StateJens AndermannTraces the production of nationalist imaginaries through the public visual representation of modern state formation in Brazil and Argentina. The purpose of these imaginaries was to vindicate political upheavals and secure the viability of the newly independent states through a sense of historic destiny and inevitable evolution. The visions of national heritage, territory, and social and ethnic composition were conceived in a complex interplay between government, cultural and scientific institutions, as a means of propagating political agendas and power throughout the emerging states.

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Other SouthHosam Aboul-ElaOther South raises new questions about the scope and attitude of Faulkner's project, positioning his work as an inherent critique of colonialism and emphasizing a more specific conceptualization of coloniality. Engaging with theorists from the former colonies, Aboul-Ela draws on an understanding of economics, social structures, and the colonial/neocolonial status of the Third World, and steps outside the preconceptions of current postcolonial studies to offer a view of our shared literary heritage.

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Race and the Chilean Miracle Patricia RichardsRace and the Chilean Miracle examines conflicts between Mapuche indigenous people and state and private actors over natural resources, territorial claims, and collective rights in the Araucanía region. Through ground-level fieldwork, extensive interviews with local Mapuche and Chileans, and analysis of contemporary race and governance theory, Richards exposes the ways that local, regional, and transnational realities are shaped by systemic racism in the context of neoliberal multiculturalism. Her compelling analysis offers new perspectives on indigenous rights, race, and neoliberal multiculturalism in Latin America and globally.

Honorable Mention, Society for the Study of Social Problem’s 2014 Global Division Book Award

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Rethinking Community from PeruIrina Alexandra FeldmanPeruvian novelist, poet, and anthropologist José María Arguedas (1911–1969) was a highly conflicted figure. As a mestizo, both European and Quechua blood ran through his veins and into his cosmology and writing. Arguedas’s Marxist influences and ethnographic work placed him in direct contact with the subalterns he would champion in his stories. His exposés of the conflicts between Indians and creoles, and workers and elites were severely criticized by his contemporaries. In Rethinking Community from Peru, Irina Alexandra Feldman examines the deep political connotations and current relevance of Arguedas’s fiction to the Andean region.
Rockin’ Las AméricasDeborah Pacini HernandezRockin’ Las Americas is the first book to explore the production, dissemination, and consumption of rock music throughout Latin America. Contributors include experts in music, history, literature, sociology, and anthropology, as well as practicing rockeros.

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Sentencing Canudos Adriana Michele Campos JohnsonIn the late nineteenth century, the Brazilian army staged several campaigns against the settlement of Canudos in northeastern Brazil. The colony’s residents followed Antonio Conselheiro, who promoted a communal existence free from taxes and oppression. Estimates of the death toll range from fifteen thousand to thirty thousand. Sentencing Canudos offers an original perspective on the hegemonic intellectual discourse surrounding this event. In her study, Johnson views the process of nation building and the silencing of “other” voices through the reinvisioning of history. Looking primarily to Euclides da Cunha’s Os Sertões, she maintains that the events and people of Canudos have been “sentenced” to history by this work.

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Social Documentary in Latin AmericaJulianne BurtonTwenty essays by major filmmakers and critics provide the first survey of the evolution of documentary film in Latin America. While acknowledging the political and historical weight of the documentary, the contributors are also concerned with the aesthetic dimensions of the medium and how Latin American practitioners have defined the boundaries of the form.

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Spanish King of the IncasAna María LorandiSpanish King of the Incas tells the fascinating story of a Spanish commoner who participated in the conquest of Latin America, then changed loyalties. He declared himself a king among the Calchaquí Indians and was eventually executed for his role in an Inca rebellion in 1667.

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Speculative FictionsAlessandro FornazzariSpeculative Fictions views the Chilean neoliberal transition as reflected in cultural production from the postdictatorship era of the 1970s to the present. To Alessandro Fornazzari, the move to market capitalism effectively blurred the lines between economics and aesthetics, perhaps nowhere more evidently than in Chile. Through exemplary works of film, literature, the visual arts, testimonials, and cultural theory, Fornazzari reveals the influence of economics over nearly every aspect of culture and society. Citing Karl Marx, Michel Foucault, Walter Benjamin, Willy Thayer, Milton Friedman, and others, Fornazzari forms the theoretical basis for his neoliberal transitional discourse as a logical progression of capitalism.
Sport in CubaPaula PettavinoThe first major study on the Cuban system of sports and physical culture. Analyzes how sports were given such high priority in Cuba, how the country became a world sports power by the mid-1970s, and the impact of sports on Cuban society.

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Sports Culture in Latin American HistoryDavid SheininThis edited volume shows how the function of sport as a historical and cultural marker is particularly relevant in Latin America. From the late nineteenth century to the present, the contributors reveal how sport opens a wide window into local, regional, and national histories. The essays examine the role of sport as a political vehicle, in claims to citizenship, as a source of community and ethnic pride, as a symbol of masculinity or feminism, as allegorical performance, and in many other purposes.
Transition CinemaJessica Stites MorTransition Cinema documents the critical role filmmakers, the film industry, and state regulators played in Argentina’s volatile and unfinished transition from dictatorship to democracy. Jessia Stites Mor shows how, during periods of both military repression and civilian rule, the state moved to control political film production and its content, distribution, and exhibition. She also reveals the strategies that the industry, independent filmmakers, and film activists employed to comply with or circumvent these regulations.
Without HistoryJosé RabasaRabasa offers new interpretations of the meaning of history from indigenous perspectives and develops the concept of a communal temporality that is not limited by time, but rather exists within the individual, community, and culture as a living knowledge that links both past and present. Rabasa recalls the works of Marx, Lenin, and Gramsci, and contemporary south Asian subalternists Ranajit Guha and Dipesh Chakrabarty, among others. He incorporates their conceptions of communality, insurgency, resistance to hegemonic governments, and the creation of autonomous spaces as strategies employed by indigenous groups around the globe, but goes further in defining these strategies as millennial and deeply rooted in Mesoamerican antiquity.

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