Pre-Columbian Art of the Caribbean

“A learned and detailed overview of indigenous Caribbean art. A pleasure to read.”—Samuel M. Wilson, author of The Archaeology of the Caribbean “An important contribution to our understanding of how art was integrated into the fabric of culture, society, and daily life in the precolonial Caribbean. Waldron brings an art historical perspective to the full range … Continue reading Pre-Columbian Art of the Caribbean

El Techo de la Ballena

“A sensitive, highly informed study of an immensely important but little understood artistic group in mid-twentieth-century Venezuela.”—Edward J. Sullivan, author of Making the Americas Modern: Hemispheric Art, 1910–1960 “Insightful, critical, and well written. A much-needed account of an artistic movement embodying rebellion and protest that functioned as a true avant-garde, challenging the status of art and … Continue reading El Techo de la Ballena

Labor Politics in Latin America

“Deals in a systematic way with a very important topic, the world of work in Latin America and prospects for reform there. Scholars, citizens, and activists should pay heed.”—José A. Alemán, author of Labor Relations in New Democracies: East Asia, Latin America, and Europe   “Brings up to date our understanding of the nature of work … Continue reading Labor Politics in Latin America

Authors in Conversation: Rethinking the Haiti‒Dominican Republic Border

In the Q&A below, UPF author Carl Lindskoog (Detain and Punish) talks to fellow UPF authors April J. Mayes and Kiran C. Jayaram about their new collection, Transnational Hispaniola: New Directions in Haitian and Dominican Studies. This volume shows that although Haiti and the Dominican Republic share an island and a complicated history, there is … Continue reading Authors in Conversation: Rethinking the Haiti‒Dominican Republic Border

Authors in Conversation: The History of Haitian Refugee Detention

In the Q&A below, UPF author April J. Mayes (Transnational Hispaniola) talks to fellow UPF author Carl Lindskoog about his new book, Detain and Punish: Haitian Refugees and the Rise of the World's Largest Immigration Detention System. We invite you to sit in on the conversation as these two scholars of Haitian history discuss topics including racism … Continue reading Authors in Conversation: The History of Haitian Refugee Detention

Mestizo Modernity

“A rich and compelling history of race in Mexico from an important new voice in Mexican cultural criticism.”—Rebecca Janzen, author of The National Body in Mexican Literature: Collective Challenges to Biopolitical Control “This excellent study illuminates the construction and understanding of race, identity, and modernity in post-revolutionary Mexico from Vasconcelos’s ‘The Cosmic Race’ to the Mexploitation … Continue reading Mestizo Modernity

Detain and Punish

“Shows how systems, policies, and even detention centers that were designed for Haitian refugees grew insidiously over the decades into a more and more encompassing immigrant detention system.”—Aviva Chomsky, author of Undocumented: How Immigration Became Illegal   “Forcefully demonstrates how the case of Haitian refugee detention became the basis for America’s inhumane response to refugees arriving … Continue reading Detain and Punish