Images from Handmade in Cuba

Written by Ruth Behar, coeditor of Handmade in Cuba: Rolando Estévez and the Beautiful Books of Ediciones Vigía In the era of the pandemic, as toilet paper and other products have disappeared from store shelves, and as people have needed to stand in line for food in the United States, the shortages and rationing that … Continue reading Images from Handmade in Cuba

Update from the Editor: LASA 2020

Stephanye Hunter, University Press of Florida acquisitions editor for Latin American and Caribbean studies, shares her thoughts on LASA's virtual meeting and introduces the new and exciting titles in our LASA virtual booth. LASA 2020: A Virtual Congress Each academic conference has its own character, which is partly why it is so fun to be … Continue reading Update from the Editor: LASA 2020

Pablo Escobar and Colombian Narcoculture

“Pablo Escobar is the quintessential Latin American drug lord. In this timely study, Pobutsky deciphers the broad impact of Escobar, not only on Colombia and the United States but on popular culture and the consumer marketplace worldwide.”—Howard Campbell, author of Drug War Zone: Frontline Dispatches from the Streets of El Paso and Juárez “Pobutsky’s innovative research … Continue reading Pablo Escobar and Colombian Narcoculture

Latin American Culture and the Limits of the Human

“Interrogates the generative space for thought and creation ‘at the limits of the human’ in Latin America. Grounded in theory and inclusive of studies of a variety of texts, including installations and performance arts, film, and literature, this volume makes a welcome contribution to work in new materialisms, ecocriticism, and Latin American cultural studies.”—Laura Barbas-Rhoden, … Continue reading Latin American Culture and the Limits of the Human

Geopolitics, Culture, and the Scientific Imaginary in Latin America

“The most inclusive, informative, and up-to-date volume I have seen regarding science and culture in Latin America. An excellent choice for both the classroom and the individual researcher.”—Jerry Hoeg, coauthor of Reading and Writing the Latin American Landscape “What is the role played by Latin America in the formation of global science? What is the role … Continue reading Geopolitics, Culture, and the Scientific Imaginary in Latin America

Tossed to the Wind

After the storm, a community comes together   “Provides compelling narratives about the harrowing experiences of Puerto Ricans on the island during Hurricane Maria, the many failures of the government in addressing the crisis both there and among evacuees in the United States, and their resilience in searching for solutions.”—Elizabeth Garcia, author of Healing Memories: Puerto … Continue reading Tossed to the Wind

Digital Humanities in Latin America

“A valuable contribution to scholarly knowledge, combining contributions by a wide range of academics and practitioners and offering exciting case studies on lesser-studied regions and topics. In particular, it brings race much more clearly into view in Latin American digital humanities.”—Thea Pitman, coauthor of Latin American Identity in Online Cultural Production “This book brings together an … Continue reading Digital Humanities in Latin America

Your Guide to Our 2020 LASA Latin American Studies Sale

The annual congress of the Latin American Studies Association will be held virtually this year. Although we were not able to see our readers and authors in person this year, you can still shop for our Latin American and Caribbean studies books in our virtual booth. We are offering extra deep discount prices and free shipping … Continue reading Your Guide to Our 2020 LASA Latin American Studies Sale

Latino Orlando

“Delerme has conducted extensive ethnographic fieldwork with Puerto Ricans and other Latinos in Orlando to provide a full-fledged picture of a complex and heterogenous community that has become central to the economic, cultural, and political life of the ‘New South.’”—Jorge Duany, editor of Picturing Cuba: Art, Culture, and Identity on the Island and in the Diaspora … Continue reading Latino Orlando

The Politics of Language in Puerto Rico: Revisited

“A significant contribution to the continuing contentious debate on the status of Puerto Rico. . . . In addition to archival resources, the author includes interviews with prominent Puerto Rican political leaders in and out of government to provide a historical and contemporary basis for understanding the language issue on the island.”—Choice   “A welcome … Continue reading The Politics of Language in Puerto Rico: Revisited