Latin American Journalists Who Endure Grave Danger to Witness and Report Their Truth
An Analysis of Activist Videos from Southern Mexico
Challenges to the Current Cultural Histories of the Neoliberal Period in Mexico and Brazil
New and Collected Essays on the Idea of Latin America by John Beverley
The Development of Latin American Literary Journalism and the Emergence of an Original Literature
An Ethnography of the Underground Print Book in Latin America
The interrelations between capitalism and political violence in late 20th century Argentina.
A study of the intermittences of the processes of transitional justice and memory in post-dictatorship Uruguay.
The emergence of Latin Americanism as a field of critical debate and inquiry.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.”