“Sensible, refreshing, and very much needed. This book updates the state of studies of migrations in Late Mesoamerica, embedded within historical backgrounds and researched through various disciplines.”—Eugenia Ibarra Rojas, Universidad de Costa Rica “Compelling. Ancient populations faced many of the same challenges our society grapples with today, and ancient migrations forever altered the linguistic, cultural, … Continue reading Migrations in Late Mesoamerica
“With provocative, insightful essays, this volume helps formulate the questions, approaches, and arguments that can break us out of nationalist lenses and begin to craft truly innovative histories of a crucial era in the history of the nation and of the world.”—Gregory P. Downs, author of After Appomattox: Military Occupation and the Ends of War “Broadens … Continue reading United States Reconstruction across the Americas
“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
“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
“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
“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
UF Press publishes its first book, Cuban Archaeology in the Caribbean, edited by Ivan Roksandic.