Cuban Cultural Heritage

“Effectively analyzes the evolving shape of the heritage discourse across these periods and casts light on the nature of heritage production in socialist and postcolonial societies globally.”—Paul B. Niell, author of Urban Space as Heritage in Late Colonial Cuba: Classicism and Dissonance on the Plaza de Armas of Havana, 1754–1828 “Aptly shows how cultural and historical … Continue reading Cuban Cultural Heritage

Haiti: A Reading List

In the wake of President Trump’s recent comments regarding immigrants to the United States from Haiti, we’ve curated a list of our books about Haiti’s deep history and rich cultural heritage. Soundly researched and well written, these books provide an opportunity for readers everywhere to learn about the true nature of the Caribbean nation that … Continue reading Haiti: A Reading List

American Interventions and Modern Art in South America

“An important work that offers a compelling narrative charting the deployment of art within the framework of U.S. and South American relations during an intense historical moment whose aftereffects reverberate to this day.”—Alejandro Anreus, author of Luis Cruz Azaceta “A comprehensive study about how and why U.S. agencies and institutions launched programs involving Latin American visual … Continue reading American Interventions and Modern Art in South America

Postnational Perspectives on Contemporary Hispanic Literature

“Offers an array of disciplinary views on how theories of globalization and an emerging postnational critical imagination have impacted traditional ways of thinking about literature.”—Samuel Amago, author of Spanish Cinema in the Global Context: Film on Film Moving beyond the traditional study of Hispanic literature on a nation-by-nation basis, Postnational Perspectives on Contemporary Hispanic Literature … Continue reading Postnational Perspectives on Contemporary Hispanic Literature

Frontiers of Colonialism

“An original contribution and an important one. Presents interesting and compelling case studies in the variability of colonialism and colonial encounters.”—Melissa S. Murphy, coeditor of Enduring Conquests: Rethinking the Archaeology of Resistance to Spanish Colonialism in the Americas “Creates bridges to understand and compare diverse sets of data and questions, incorporating larger ideas of colonial … Continue reading Frontiers of Colonialism

New Paperback Release: Duvalier’s Ghosts

“Urgently pursues those nameless ghosts of Haitians lost in the liminal space of the Black Atlantic.”—New West Indian Guide “Foregrounds the experiences of refugees (particularly those refused asylum and detained in camps), the political mobilization of the diaspora in the United States, the ramifications of the policies and adjustment programmes imposed on Haiti by the … Continue reading New Paperback Release: Duvalier’s Ghosts

The Anthropology of Marriage in Lowland South America

“Foremost scholars of indigenous Amazonia explore the vast and interesting gap between rules and practice, demonstrating how sociocultural systems endure and even prosper due to the flexibility, creativity, and resilience of the people within them.”—Jeremy M. Campbell, author of Conjuring Property: Speculation and Environmental Futures in the Brazilian Amazon “A landmark volume and a major … Continue reading The Anthropology of Marriage in Lowland South America