Cultural Studies of the Americas

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  1. Couture and Consensus
    Following Argentina's revolution in 1810, the dress of young patriots inspired a nation and distanced its politics from the relics of Spanish colonialism. Fashion writing often escaped the notice of authorities, allowing authors... Learn More
    Published: 18th June 2010
    Hardback | £62.00
    Paperback | £19.99
  2. Queer Ricans
    Exploring cultural expressions of Puerto Rican queer migration from the Caribbean to New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, and San Francisco, Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes analyzes how artists have portrayed their lives and the discrimination... Learn More
    Published: 13th July 2009
    Hardback | £56.00
    Paperback | £17.99
  3. The Inner Life of Mestizo Nationalism
    The only recent English-language work on Spanish-American indigenismo from a literary perspective, Estelle Tarica's work shows how modern Mexican and Andean discourses about the relationship between Indians and non-Indians create... Learn More
    Published: 24th June 2008
    Hardback | £56.00
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  4. Cuban Currency
    With the collapse of the Soviet Union in the 1990s, during an economic crisis termed its "special period in times of peace,"Cuba began to court the capitalist world for the first time since its 1959 revolution. With the U.S. dollar... Learn More
    Published: 28th February 2008
    Hardback | £56.00
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  5. Bandits, Captives, Heroines, and Saints
    Bandits, Captives, Heroines, and Saints investigates cultural icons of the late nineteenth century from Mexico's largely unstudied northwest borderlands, present-day Sonora, Baja California, and western Chihuahua. Robert McKee... Learn More
    Published: 23rd July 2007
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  6. Cultural Residues
    Through the dimensions of aesthetics, culture, and politics, Richard (cultural studies, U. Arcis, Santiago, Chile) analyzes certain zones of tension and conflict in Chile resulting from the democratic transition process. He finds... Learn More
    Published: 15th October 2004
    Hardback | £58.00
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  7. Transatlantic Topographies
    After introducing the concept of tierra (land) as cultural as well as natural geography, Rodriguez (Spanish literatures and cultures, Ohio State U.) traces cross-cultural misunderstandings of the representation of American space... Learn More
    Published: 15th September 2004
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  8. Rain Forest Literatures
    A redrawing of the lineage of Brazilian and Spanish-American literatures, this book advocates an understanding of the relationships between cultures as a process of "transculturation" rather than "acculturation"-a process that... Learn More
    Published: 14th May 2004
    Hardback | £62.00
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  9. Carnival Theater
    Offers a new model for interpreting popular national culture through Uruguay's carnival theater troupes. The murgas are troupes of performers, musicians, writers, and creators who, during Montevideo's Carnival, perform on the... Learn More
    Published: 12th May 2004
    Hardback | £62.00
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  10. Cuban Cinema

    Cuban Cinema

    By Michael Chanan

    Series Cultural Studies of the Americas

    University of Minnesota Press

    The earliest films made in Cuba--newsreel footage of the Cuban-Spanish-American War--date from the end of the nineteenth century, but Cuba cannot be said to have had an indigenous film industry before the revolution of 1959. The... Learn More
    Published: 11th February 2004
    Paperback | £20.99
  11. Ethnography At The Border
    For cultural theorists, "the border" has proven a fluid and hybrid space profitably explored for new ideas about identity, gender, and ethnicity. But for those who occupy this region, the border is not merely a metaphor, but a... Learn More
    Published: 31st March 2003
    Hardback | £58.00
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  12. Mexican Masculinities
    The first of its kind and a powerful challenge to customary views of gender and sexuality in the life and literature of Mexico, this book traces literary representations of masculinity in Mexico from independence in 1810 to the... Learn More
    Published: 18th March 2003
    Hardback | £50.00
    Paperback | £18.99
  13. Critical Latin American And Latino Studies
    This book brings together some of the most prominent scholars working across the spectrum of Latin American and Latino studies to explore their changing intellectual undertaking in relation to global processes of change. Critical... Learn More
    Published: 18th March 2003
    Hardback | £58.00
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  14. Music In Cuba

    Music In Cuba

    Written by Alejo Carpentier, Edited by Timothy Brennan

    Series Cultural Studies of the Americas

    University of Minnesota Press

    Originally published in 1946 and never before available in English, Music in Cuba is not only the best and most extensive study of Cuban musical history, it is a work of literature. Drawing on such primary documents as church... Learn More
    Published: 20th February 2003
    Paperback | £19.99
  15. Captive Women
    Argentina is the only country in the Americas that has successfully erased the presence of Indians, Africans, and mestizos from its national story. Official documents, reports, and censuses have largely omitted any references... Learn More
    Published: 4th December 2002
    Hardback | £48.00
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  16. Border Women
    It is a peculiar fact that U.S.-Mexico border theory is dominated by those who write about, not from, the border. By looking at the work of women writers from both sides of the border, Debra A. Castillo and Maria-Socorro Tabuenca... Learn More
    Published: 15th November 2002
    Hardback | £50.00
    Paperback | £18.99
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