Disposing of Modernity

“This remarkable study of modern life expands historical archaeology in exciting, bold ways. We finally have a book that provides fresh perspectives on modernity and its everyday meanings to people living with its implications.”—Charles E. Orser Jr., author of The Archaeology of Race and Racialization in Historic America “Innovative. Assessing how social, economic, and cultural life … Continue reading Disposing of Modernity

An Old French Trilogy

“A new translation into modern English of an important and influential set of Old French epic poems. Humorous and human, complete with love interest and combat, trickery and travel, these stories follow the fictional history of Charlemagne’s family in what is now Western Europe.”—Leslie Zarker Morgan, coeditor of Approaches to Teaching the “Song of Roland” “This … Continue reading An Old French Trilogy

An Introduction to the Sagas of Icelanders

“An excellent introduction to all aspects of reading the sagas, combining practical guidance to approaching the texts with clear delineation of the genre and comprehensive analysis of the critical literature.”—Alison Finlay, co-translator of The Saga of the Jómsvikings: A Translation with Full Introduction “Will become the standard introduction to the sagas for students who are approaching … Continue reading An Introduction to the Sagas of Icelanders

Robert J. Walker

“The story of Robert J. Walker is quite interesting and is an excellent example of how historical research can provide detailed context and illustrate the significance of dive sites. It shows the ultimately rewarding results of partnerships, mutual respect, and cooperation.”—Della A. Scott-Ireton, editor of Between the Devil and the Deep: Meeting Challenges in the Public Interpretation of … Continue reading Robert J. Walker

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