Bioarchaeology of Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica

“This exciting volume brings together new bioanthropological research from the Maya area and the Valley of Mexico concerning ancient migration, mortuary practices, and identity. A critical and innovative resource for all students of the ancient Americas.” —Geoffrey E. Braswell, editor of The Maya and Their Central American Neighbors: Settlement Patterns, Architecture, Hieroglyphic Texts, and Ceramics “Highlights … Continue reading Bioarchaeology of Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica

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

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

Migrants and Political Change in Latin America

“Jiménez uses a sophisticated mixed-methods approach to grapple with the question of how much migrants change the politics of their home countries. The combination of quantitative analysis and fieldwork in three countries makes it a worthy contribution to the literature.”—Gregory B. Weeks, author of U.S. and Latin American Relations, 2nd Edition “Jam-packed with new theoretical insights … Continue reading Migrants and Political Change in Latin America

The Lure of Maya Cities

We are proud to announce the publication of The Ancient Urban Maya: Neighborhoods, Inequality, and Built Form. This new archaeology book describes what ancient Maya cities were like, showing how they drew people in from rural areas with awe-inspiring architecture, neighborhoods that offered community support, and bustling marketplaces. The book is available at a discount price until May 13, 2016 in … Continue reading The Lure of Maya Cities

Immigration and National Identities in Latin America

NEW! Immigration and National Identities in Latin America Edited by Nicola Foote and Michael Goebel “This groundbreaking study examines the connection between what are arguably the two most distinguishing phenomena of the modern world: the unprecedented surges in global mobility and in the creation of politically bounded spaces and identities.”—Jose C. Moya, author of Cousins … Continue reading Immigration and National Identities in Latin America