Latin America

Rethinking Mexican Indigenismo

The INI’s Coordinating Center in Highland Chiapas and the Fate of a Utopian Project
By Stephen E. Lewis

This book traces how indigenista innovation gave way to stagnation as local opposition, shifting national priorities, and waning financial support took their toll.

The Latino Christ in Art, Literature, and Liberation Theology

By Michael R. Candelaria

This exploration of Iberian, Latin American, and US-Hispanic representations of Christ focuses on outliers in art, literature, and theology: Spanish painter Salvador Dalí, Mexican muralist José Clemente Orozco, Argentine writer Jorge Borges, Spanish existentialist Miguel de Unamuno, Brazilian theologian Leonardo Boff, and Mexican philosopher José Vasconcelos.

Cosas

Folk Art Travels in Mexico
By Linda Grant Niemann

Love and friendship, art and craft, language and culture are the subjects of this look back at one woman’s experiences in Mexico over a period of twenty years.

The Catherwood Project

Incidents of Visual Reconstructions and Other Matters
By Jesse Lerner
Photographs by Leandro Katz

The work of Argentine photographer Leandro Katz is presented here in dialogue with the nineteenth-century artist Frederick Catherwood, whose images of Maya ruins have fascinated viewers for more than a century.

Constructing Power and Place in Mesoamerica

Pre-Hispanic Paintings from Three Regions
Edited by Merideth PaxtonLeticia Staines Cicero

Identities of power and place, as expressed in paintings from the periods before and after the Spanish conquest of Mesoamerica, are the subject of this book of case studies from Central Mexico, Oaxaca, and the Maya area.

Imagining Histories of Colonial Latin America

Synoptic Methods and Practices
Edited by Karen MelvinSylvia Sellers-García

Imagining Histories of Colonial Latin America teaches imaginative and distinctive approaches to the practice of history through a series of essays on colonial Latin America.

More Argentine Than You

Arabic-Speaking Immigrants in Argentina
By Steven Hyland Jr.

Hyland shows how Syrians and Lebanese, Christians, Jews, and Muslims adapted to local social and political conditions, entered labor markets, established community institutions, raised families, and attempted to pursue their individual dreams and community goals in early twentieth-century Argentina.

Nuns Navigating the Spanish Empire

By Sarah E. Owens

Nuns Navigating the Spanish Empire tells the remarkable story of a group of nuns who traveled halfway around the globe in the seventeenth century to establish the first female Franciscan convent in the Far East.

Early Churches of Mexico

An Architect's View
By Beverley Spears

Following the Spanish conquest of Mexico in the early 1500s, Franciscan, Dominican, and Augustinian friars fanned out across the central and southern areas of the country, founding hundreds of mission churches and monasteries to evangelize the Native population. This book documents more than 120 of these remarkable sixteenth-century sites in duotone black-and-white photographs.

A History of Boxing in Mexico

Masculinity, Modernity, and Nationalism
By Stephen D. Allen

This book reveals how boxing and boxers became sources of national pride and sparked debates on what it meant to be Mexican, masculine, and modern.

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