Collaborative Research on Indigenous and Afro-Descendant Cultural Politics
Edited by Charles R. HaleLynn Stephen
$34.95 Paperback 978-1-934691-55-7 January 2014
The six research projects that form the core of the Otros Saberes initiative bring together a diverse group of Afro-descendant and indigenous collaborations with academics. The focus of each research project is driven by a strategic priority in the life of the community, organization, or social movement concerned. This book, written in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, provides an explanation of the key analytical questions and findings of each project.
Edited by Virginia Garrard-BurnettMark Atwood LawrenceJulio E. Moreno
$55.00 Hardcover 978-0-8263-5368-9 December 2013
The core strategy of these essays is to explore the degree to which Latin Americans either used the Cold War to advance their own interests or were themselves drawn to Cold War polarizations in order to make sense of trends within their part of the world.
By C. Roger NanceJan de LeeuwPhil C. WeigandKathleen PradoDavid S. Verity
$75.00 Hardcover 978-0-8263-5393-1 December 2013
Because the archaeology of West Mexico has received little attention from researchers, large segments of the region’s prehistoric ceramic sequences have long remained incomplete. This book goes far toward filling that gap by analyzing a collection of potsherds excavated in the 1960s and housed since then, though heretofore unanalyzed, at UCLA.
The Geopolitics of the New International Information System in the Americas, 1866-1903
By John A. Britton
$60.00 Hardcover 978-0-8263-5397-9 December 2013
In recent decades the Internet has played what may seem to be a unique role in international crises. This book reveals an interesting parallel in the late nineteenth century, when a new communications system based on advances in submarine cable technology and newspaper printing brought information to an excitable mass audience.
Between Liberal Individual and Revolutionary Social Rights, 1867-1934
By Timothy M. James
$45.00 Hardcover 978-0-8263-5378-8 December 2013
James examines the legal history of the Supreme Court’s constitutional jurisprudence before, during, and after the Mexican Revolution of 1910 and explains the ways in which constitutional jurisprudence became the barrier to the implementation of revolutionary social legislation such as land reapportionment after 1917.
Bridget María Chesterton’s in-depth examination of Paraguay’s unique nationalism and the role of the frontier in its formation places the debate over López in the context of larger themes of Latin American history, including racial and ethnic identity, authoritarian regimes, and militarism.
Jewish Immigrants and the Creation of Argentine National Identity
By Mollie Lewis Nouwen
$50.00 Hardcover 978-0-8263-5350-4 September 2013
Between 1905 and 1930, more than one hundred thousand Jews left Central and Eastern Europe to settle permanently in Argentina. This book explores how these Yiddish-speaking Ashkenazi immigrants helped to create a new urban strain of the Argentine national identity.