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The Paradox of Paternalism

“An exciting study that reveals the complexity of women’s multiple political projects, as well as the importance of feminism–widely defined–as a powerful political force.”—Jadwiga E. Pieper Mooney, author of The Politics of Motherhood “An engaging overview of the role played by women in supporting and contesting authoritarian regimes in the twentieth-century Dominican Republic.”—Nicola Foote, coeditor […]

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Who Owns Haiti?

“A timely collection of articles by some of the leading and emerging scholars and specialists on Haiti, offering a wide range of critical perspectives on the question and meaning of sovereignty in Haiti.”—Alex Dupuy, coauthor of The Prophet and Power: Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the International Community, and Haiti “Directly asks the provocative question of ownership and […]

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Anthology of Spanish American Thought and Culture

“The texts stitch past and present in a tapestry that in its warp and weft maps out the vastness of continental cultures.”—Ileana Rodríguez, author of Liberalism at Its Limits: Crime and Terror in the Latin American Cultural Text “A first-rate, unique gathering of key texts and images from throughout Spanish America, ranging from pre-Hispanic myths […]

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Dressing the Part

“From Olmec costume switching to Peruvian bundle burials we see which types of power were gendered, which symbols or motifs were power filled, and how these symbols were borne by the living and the dead. This collection showcases a mature gendered archaeology.”—Cheryl Claassen, author of Beliefs and Rituals in Archaic Eastern North America: An Interpretive […]

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Painting in a State of Exception

“Brings long overdue recognition and reevaluation to Nueva Figuración. Offers a contemporary reexamination of the artworks beyond that of Argentina’s complex political history for a more global interpretation.”—Carol Damian, author of Neorealism and Contemporary Colombian Painting “Chronicles an important and little-known episode in the history of Argentine art and thoughtfully locates the movement within the […]

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Gender and the Rhetoric of Modernity in Spanish America, 1850–1910

“Whether considering public or private spaces, domesticity, work, or education, this book provides sophisticated readings of a broad range of narratives that illustrate the tensions brought about in discussions of gender and its relation to modernity in Spanish America.”–Fernando Unzueta, author of La imaginación histórica y el romance nacional en Hispanoamérica “A key resource for […]

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Shaping Terrain

“Takes us on a journey throughout Latin America, highlighting different stories of adaptation to the wondrous American landscape: stories of cities being shaped by major infrastructure projects, cities coping with the pressures of informality and unchecked growth, and cities searching for their identity by looking at their pre-Columbian past while embracing modernity on their own […]

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Simón Bolívar

“Shows us how and why Simón Bolívar is still a major icon in Latin American culture. Cinema, politics, painting, literature, religion, and opera are all touched and marked by ‘El Libertador’ who is still very much an active force in Latin America.”–Efraín Barradas, author of Mente, Mirada, Mano: Visiones y Revisiones de La Obra de […]

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Darwin’s Man in Brazil

“A valuable introduction to Fritz Müller, a colorful and important figure in the story of natural history, but someone who has been seriously neglected by historians of science. This volume helps us gain a better understanding not only of Müller’s many contributions but also of the development of Darwin’s ideas about species diversity.”–Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis, […]

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Indigenous Passages to Cuba, 1515–1900

“Portrays the vitality and dynamism of indigenous actors in what is arguably one of the most foundational and central zones in the making of modern world history: the Caribbean.”–Maximilian C. Forte, author of Ruins of Absence, Presence of Caribs “Brings together historical analysis and the compelling stories of individuals and families that labored in the […]

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