New Paperback Release: Situated Narratives and Sacred Dance

"As is fitting for its subject, this work is a blend of forms, inputs, voices, and visions.  Collectively they reveal the complexity of the study and practice of ‘Afro-Cuban’ religion. They constitute an authoritative, potentially discipline-altering, stance on the question of African origins embodied in the presumed distinction between the Lucumí and Arará traditions. The … Continue reading New Paperback Release: Situated Narratives and Sacred Dance

New Paperback Release: The Insubordination of Photography

Latin American Studies Association Visual Culture Section Best Book Prize Latin American Studies Association Historia Reciente y Memoria Section Best Book Prize "Through a series of emblematic case studies, the book makes a powerful argument about the multi-faceted visual and social impact of photography under repressive rule. . . . Its immense value lies in the … Continue reading New Paperback Release: The Insubordination of Photography

Capoeira Connections

“Wesolowski mobilizes decades of movement experience—through diverse styles of physical training as well as through diverse cultural contexts—to explore the convivência of capoeira: the ways in which it choreographs relationships across difference (of race, class, gender, nation, and more). Through her always engaging and often moving personal narrative, one slowly forms an understanding of the … Continue reading Capoeira Connections

New Paperback Release: Cuban Cultural Heritage

“Fills a void by examining the politics of heritage from a geographic and postcolonial perspective, skillfully weaving materiality, ideology, and history together in a critique of nationalism during the republican and revolutionary periods. . . . Conceptually cohesive and rich in detail.”—Choice"Successful in bringing historic debates over Cuba’s cultural heritage into the present context, offering … Continue reading New Paperback Release: Cuban Cultural Heritage

To Tell a Black Story of Miami

“Powerfully breaks up ‘diverse South Florida’ as image and practice of anti-Blackness and white supremacy. McInnis critically dialogues with the storytelling testimony, pleasure, and resistance of African Americans, Bahamians, Haitians, and Afro-Cubans, showing how multiple Black South Floridas, in the keenness of literature and film, make up and unsettle Miami.”—Antonio Lopez, author of Unbecoming Blackness: The … Continue reading To Tell a Black Story of Miami

Reflections from Our NEH SHARP Student Assistants

Our student assistants from Fall 2022—Ivette Rodriguez, Chad Lobo Munteanu, and Murielle LeMaire—reflect on their experiences at the Press below. They joined us for our “Exploring Diverse Stories of America through Humanities Publishing” initiative, part of the Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan (SHARP) program funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Our sincere … Continue reading Reflections from Our NEH SHARP Student Assistants

New Paperback Release: Eating in the Side Room

“A timeless publication and significant contribution to the discipline. . . . Students of African America will find Warner’s book an illuminating study, and a strong example to follow.”—Historical Archaeology “A striking interdisciplinary analysis. . . . Underscores the value of zooarchaeological analysis in informing our understanding of the past, especially of people devalued and … Continue reading New Paperback Release: Eating in the Side Room

New Paperback Release: A Revolution in Movement

Honorable Mention, Latin American Studies Association Mexico Section Best Book in the Humanities “A deep dive into the dance and visual art worlds of Mexico from the 1920s through the 1960s.”—Dance Teacher “Snow’s thorough research is evident.”—Choice “Provides fresh perspectives on postrevolutionary Mexican culture. . . . A useful jumping-off point for future discussions of … Continue reading New Paperback Release: A Revolution in Movement

It’s Our Movement Now

“This exciting collection offers an up close and personal view of Black women’s grassroots politics across the U.S. in the late 1970s. With evocative portrait photographs accompanying vivid biographies, It’s Our Movement Now makes readers feel like we are on the ground at the National Women’s Conference. A great read.”—Annelise Orleck, author of Rethinking American Women’s … Continue reading It’s Our Movement Now