Archaeological Interpretations

“Tackles one of the most difficult problems in prehistoric archaeology: How can we approach an emic point of view? That is, how can we come to know how the participants in a given extinct, nonliterate culture saw themselves and understood their world? The authors do this with considerable success.”—Monica Barnes, editor, Andean Past “In seeking to … Continue reading Archaeological Interpretations

Operation Pedro Pan and the Exodus of Cuba’s Children

“The most complete, balanced, and best-researched book on Operation Pedro Pan. Engaging and beautifully written.”—Felix Masud-Piloto, author of From Welcomed Exiles to Illegal Immigrants: Cuban Migration to the U.S., 1959–1995 “A fascinating, complex story. Shnookal has researched extremely widely, in the United States and Cuba alike, talking to protagonists in both countries. The thorny issue of … Continue reading Operation Pedro Pan and the Exodus of Cuba’s Children

Staging Discomfort

“This volume not only creates a corpus of works staged by some of contemporary Cuba’s most innovative and challenging theater practitioners, but also shows how theatrical performance can create experiences and ephemeral communities that allow audience members to imagine ‘queer,’ alternative understandings of Cuban identity.”—Camilla Stevens, author of Family and Identity in Contemporary Cuban and Puerto … Continue reading Staging Discomfort

The New Brazilian Mediascape

“A detailed, cogent analysis of how the Brazilian audiovisual sector is surpassing traditional barriers to expression, attracting more projects of various formats and media such as the Globoplay series and Porta dos Fundos’ work, both eloquently discussed in this book.”—Cacilda Rêgo, coeditor of New Trends in Argentine and Brazilian Cinema “A far-reaching and well-researched book that … Continue reading The New Brazilian Mediascape

Bioarchaeology and Identity Revisited

“Demonstrates the continuing efficacy of an identity-oriented approach to exploring past lives and lifeways via human skeletal remains and their archaeological settings.”—Alexis T. Boutin, coeditor of Remembering the Dead in the Ancient Near East: Recent Contributions from Bioarchaeology and Mortuary Archaeology “Breaks new ground. This thought-provoking collection of case studies from around the world engages multiple … Continue reading Bioarchaeology and Identity Revisited

Handmade in Cuba

“A masterful integration of word and image that is a feast for the senses.”—Richard Blanco, presidential inaugural poet and author of How to Love a Country “Handmade in Cuba transmits the generosity of the Vigía project and Rolando Estévez’s spirit through its contributors’ critical desire to explore the strategies that make Vigía’s books so appealing. It … Continue reading Handmade in Cuba

Reckoning with Rebellion

“A truly innovative work that makes the United States Civil War newly comprehensible. For decades scholars have been saying that we need to place the Civil War in a global context, and at last Sheehan-Dean gets about the work of doing it.”—Gregory P. Downs, author of After Appomattox: Military Occupation and the Ends of War “Sheehan-Dean … Continue reading Reckoning with Rebellion

Pauulu’s Diaspora

“With its geographic breadth, meticulous research, and gorgeous writing, this book is a breakthrough, a trailblazer, and a trendsetter in diverse fields including pan-African studies and the emerging field of the ‘Black Pacific.’”—Gerald Horne, author of Facing the Rising Sun: African Americans, Japan, and the Rise of Afro-Asian Solidarity “In this excellent examination of the political … Continue reading Pauulu’s Diaspora

The Governors of Florida

200 years of Florida history through the stories of its governors “A go-to book for all who want to know more about how Florida emerged from a wilderness territory to become the third most populous state in the country.”—from the foreword by Bob Martinez, former governor of Florida “An exemplary book that broadens our knowledge … Continue reading The Governors of Florida

The Archaeology of Magic

“An excellent contribution to scholarship, charting new directions for research on folk religions in New England. Augé presents vital insights into the interplay of gender roles, motivations for manipulating spiritual forces, and material expressions of magical conduct.”—Christopher C. Fennell, author of Crossroads and Cosmologies: Diasporas and Ethnogenesis in the New World “In its application of historical … Continue reading The Archaeology of Magic