Illuminations: Cultural Formations of the Americas

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Unwanted Witnesses

Unwanted Witnesses

Journalists and Conflict in Contemporary Latin America

Latin American Journalists Who Endure Grave Danger to Witness and Report Their Truth

Open Invitation, The

Open Invitation, The

Activist Video, Mexico, and the Politics of Affect

An Analysis of Activist Videos from Southern Mexico

Crisis Cultures

Crisis Cultures

The Rise of Finance in Mexico and Brazil

Challenges to the Current Cultural Histories of the Neoliberal Period in Mexico and Brazil

The Failure of Latin America

The Failure of Latin America

Postcolonialism in Bad Times

New and Collected Essays on the Idea of Latin America by John Beverley

Latin American Adventures in Literary Journalism

Latin American Adventures in Literary Journalism

The Development of Latin American Literary Journalism and the Emergence of an Original Literature

The Book in Movement

The Book in Movement

Autonomous Politics and the Lettered City Underground

An Ethnography of the Underground Print Book in Latin America

The Polyphonic Machine

The Polyphonic Machine

Capitalism, Political Violence, and Resistance in Contemporary Argentine Literature

The interrelations between capitalism and political violence in late 20th century Argentina.

Intermittences

Intermittences

Memory, Justice, and the Poetics of the Visible in Uruguay

A study of the intermittences of the processes of transitional justice and memory in post-dictatorship Uruguay.

Vernacular Latin Americanisms

Vernacular Latin Americanisms

War, the Market, and the Making of a Discipline

The emergence of Latin Americanism as a field of critical debate and inquiry.

Modernity at Gunpoint

Modernity at Gunpoint

Firearms, Politics, and Culture in Mexico and Central America

Modernity at Gunpoint provides the first study of the political and cultural significance of weaponry in the context of major armed conflicts in Mexico and Central America.

New World Postcolonial

New World Postcolonial

The Political Thought of Inca Garcilaso de la Vega
The first full-length study to treat both parts of Inca Garcilaso de la Vega’s foundational text Royal Commentaries of the Incas as a seminal work of political thought in the formation of the early Americas and the early-modern period. It is also among a handful of studies to explore ...
Concrete and Countryside

Concrete and Countryside

The Urban and the Rural in 1950s Puerto Rican Culture

From the late 1940s to the early 1960s, Puerto Rico was swept by a wave of modernization, transforming the island from a predominantly rural society to an unquestionably urban one. A curious paradox ensued, however. The newly installed government, certain academic circles, and radio and television media, constructed, promoted, and sponsored a narrative of Puerto Rican culture based on rural subjects, practices, and spaces.Concrete and Countryside shows how the arts used a battery of images of the urban and the rural to understand, negotiate, and critique the innumerable changes taking place on the island.

Portraits in the Andes

Portraits in the Andes

Photography and Agency, 1900-1950

Coronado examines photography to further the argument that intellectuals grafted their own notions of indigeneity onto their subjects. He looks specifically at the Cuzco School of Photography (active in the southern Andes) through whose work Coronado argues for photography, in its capacity as a visual and technological practice, as a powerful tool for understanding and shaping what modernity meant in the region.

In Search of the Sacred Book

In Search of the Sacred Book

Religion and the Contemporary Latin American Novel

In Search of the Sacred Book follows the development of the Latin American novel from the early twentieth century until today by examining the attempts of major novelists to “sacralize” the novel by incorporating traits present in the sacred texts of many religions. It concludes with a view of the “desacralization” of the novel by more recent authors.

Spectacular Modernity

Spectacular Modernity

Dictatorship, Space, and Visuality in Venezuela, 1948-1958

An analysis of how a decade of military rule in Venezuela produced a dominant ideology of progress so meticulously crafted that to this day audacious Modernist art and architecture and dictatorship are conflated under the term “modernity.”

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