Cultural Studies

Querencia

Reflections on the New Mexico Homeland
Edited by Vanessa Fonseca-ChávezLevi RomeroSpencer R. Herrera

This collection of both deeply personal reflections and carefully researched studies explores the New Mexico homeland through the experiences and perspectives of Chicanx and indigenous/Genízaro writers and scholars from across the state.

Jai Alai

A Cultural History of the Fastest Game in the World
By Paula E. Morton

Paula E. Morton provides a fun, concise introduction to jai alai, a fast-paced ball game with ancient roots that is admired by fans for the sport’s power and spectacle.

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.

How America Got Its Guns

A History of the Gun Violence Crisis
By William Briggs

This book on the history of guns in America examines the Second Amendment and the laws and court cases it has spawned.

Breaking Down Breaking Bad

Critical Perspectives
Edited by Matt WanatLeonard Engel

Going beyond the obvious ethical issues that have preoccupied viewers and critics alike, the essays in this book cut across disciplines, delve deeply into contemporary issues, and explore the pure pleasure and entertainment value of the series.

The Riddle of Cantinflas

Essays on Hispanic Popular Culture
Revised and Expanded Edition
By Ilan Stavans

Ilan Stavans’s collection of essays on kitsch and high art in the Americas makes a return with twenty-one colorful essays and conversations that deliver Stavans’s trademark wit and provocative analysis.

The Maya of Modernism

Art, Architecture, and Film
By Jesse Lerner

This study examines the ways artists, architects, filmmakers, photographers, and other producers of visual culture in Mexico, the United States, Europe, and beyond have mined Mayan history and imagery.

Across the Great Divide

A Photo Chronicle of the Counterculture
Photographs by Roberta Price

A Dolores Huerta Reader

Edited by Mario T. García

This is the first book to focus on the life of labor and social justice advocate Dolores Huerta through her own writings, articles about her, and a recent interview with editor Mario Garcia.

Nepantla

Essays from the Land in the Middle
By Pat Mora

Mora's insights on bilingualism, education, women, and family are sometimes barbed and always exact.

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