Category: Latin American Studies

Category: Latin American Studies

New Book: Chica Lit

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New Book: Chica Lit

Chica Lit Popular Latina Fiction and Americanization in the Twenty-First Century Tace Hedrick LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES/LITERARY CRITICISM “In this highly anticipated text, Tace Hedrick provides an invaluable resource that finally scrutinizes chica lit while providing cues for understanding the heated love-hate emotions it often triggers among many Latina/o scholars and readers.” —Arlene Davila, New York University   Hedrick illuminates how discourses of Americanization, ethnicity, gender, class, and commodification shape the genre of “chica lit,” popular fiction written by Latina authors with Latina characters. Looking at chica lit’s market-driven representations of difference, poverty, and Americanization, Hedrick shows how this writing functions…

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June is Caribbean American Heritage Month!

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June is Caribbean American Heritage Month!

University of Pittsburgh Press is celebrating with the re-launch of our Cuban Studies series. The series recently came under the editorship of Alejandro de la Fuente, who is the Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History and Economics and professor of African and African American studies at Harvard University. New volumes will feature an all-new look. Cuban Studies Volume 43 will be available in mid-July.

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New Book: Sports Culture in Latin American History

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New Book: Sports Culture in Latin American History

Sports Culture in Latin American History Edited by David M. K. Sheinin LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES “This book expanded my sense of Latinidad by exposing under-analyzed, vastly hybrid histories and sporting practices. Extending key works in sport studies, it offers a broad geopolitical lens on the role of sport in nation building, settlement, community activism, and social hierarchies. A much-needed corrective to a U.S. practice of over-reliance on a European-centered historical and cultural landscape for theorizing sport.” —Katherine Jamieson, University of North Carolina–Greensboro As this edited volume shows, the function of sport as a historical and cultural marker is particularly relevant…

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