New Releases

New Geospatial Approaches to the Anthropological Sciences

Edited by Robert L. AnemoneGlenn C. Conroy

Arguing that geospatial analysis holds great promise for much anthropological inquiry, the contributors have designed this volume to show how the powerful tools of GIScience can be used to benefit a variety of research programs.

Subjects: Anthropology

Cynical Citizenship

Gender, Regionalism, and Political Subjectivity in Porto Alegre, Brazil
By Benjamin Junge

This anthropological study of grassroots community leaders in Porto Alegre, Brazil’s leftist hotspot, focuses on gender, politics, and regionalism during the early 2000s, when the Workers’ Party (Partido dos Trabalhadores) was in power.

Gabriela Mistral's Letters to Doris Dana

Edited and Translated by Velma García-Gorena

These letters, published in Spanish in 2010 and now translated for the first time into English, provide insight into Gabriela Mistral's work as a poet and illuminate her perspectives on politics, especially war and human rights.

Murder in Mérida, 1792

Violence, Factions, and the Law
By Mark W. Lentz

This book recounts the mystery of the Gálvez murder and its resolution, an event that captured contemporaries’ imaginations throughout the Hispanic world and caused consternation on the part of authorities in both Mexico and Madrid.

Colonial New Mexican Families

Community, Church, and State, 1692–1800
By Suzanne M. Stamatov

In this book Suzanne M. Stamatov skillfully relies on both ecclesiastical and civil records to discover how families formed and endured during this period of contention in the eighteenth century.

Fictions of Western American Domesticity

Indian, Mexican, and Anglo Women in Print Culture, 1850–1950
By Amanda J. Zink

This work provides a compelling explanation of something that has bedeviled a number of feminist scholars: Why did popular authors like Edna Ferber continue to write conventional fiction while living lives that were far from conventional?

Grinning and Bare

By Ebony Isis Booth

Performance poet and activist Ebony Isis Booth sheds light on Black feminism, racism and inequality, social justice, and self-love in her debut collection of poems.

Subjects: Poetry

The Films of Clint Eastwood

Critical Perspectives
Edited by Matt WanatLeonard Engel

As a collection, these essays show that none of these themes account for Eastwood’s entire vision, which is multifaceted and often contradictory, dramatizing complex issues in powerful, character-driven narratives.

Banana Cowboys

The United Fruit Company and the Culture of Corporate Colonialism
By James W. Martin

This study of the United Fruit Company shows how the business depended on these complicated employees, especially on acclimatizing them to life as tropical Americans.

Robert Duncan and the Pragmatist Sublime

By James Maynard

This study examines the theoretical underpinnings of Robert Duncan’s poetry and poetics.

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