The Making of Modern Popular Culture in Argentina and Uruguay
By William Garrett Acree
$29.95 Paperback 978-0-8263-6105-9 December 2019
$95.00 Hardcover 978-0-8263-6104-2 December 2019
In this expansive and engaging narrative William Acree guides readers through the deep history of popular entertainment before turning to circus culture and rural dramas that celebrated the countryside on stage.
Christopher Conway’s lavishly illustrated Heroes of the Borderlands tells the surprising story of the Mexican Western for the first time, exploring how Mexican authors and artists reimagined US film and comic book Westerns to address Mexican politics and culture.
Mariquita Sánchez, Juan Manuel de Rosas, and the Beginnings of Argentina
By Jeffrey M. Shumway
$34.95 Paperback 978-0-8263-6090-8 November 2019
$95.00 Hardcover 978-0-8263-6089-2 November 2019
Mariquita’s and Juan Manuel’s lives corresponded with the major events and processes that shaped the turbulent beginnings of the Argentine nation, many of which also shaped Latin America and the Atlantic World during the Age of Revolution (1750–1850).
This book examines La Santa Muerte’s role in people’s daily lives and explores how popular religious practices of worship and devotion developed around a figure often associated with illicit activities.
In this book Leisa A. Kauffmann takes an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the writings of one of Mexico’s early chroniclers, Fernando de Alva Ixtilxochitl, a bilingual seventeenth-century historian from Central Mexico.