New book in the collection: Mexican costumbrismo

The years following Mexican independence in 1821 were critical to the development of social, racial, and national identities. The visual arts played a decisive role in this process of self-definition. Mexican Costumbrismo reorients current understanding of this key period in the history of Mexican art by focusing on a distinctive genre of painting that emerged... Continue Reading →


New book in the collection: The making of indigeneity, curriculum history, and the limits of diversity

Conceptually rich and grounded in cutting-edge research, this book addresses the often-overlooked roles and implications of diversity and indigeneity in curriculum. Taking a multidisciplinary approach to the development of teacher education in Guatemala, López provides a historical and transnational understanding of how "indigenous" has been negotiated as a subject/object of scientific inquiry in education. Moving... Continue Reading →

New book in the collection: From here and there

When immigrants to the United States need to learn English, receive health services, open a bank account or get a work certification, US state and local governments or non-profit organizations usually assist as part of the process of supporting immigrant integration and, ultimately, citizenship. But over the past two decades, Mexico, and other origin countries... Continue Reading →

New book in the collection: Most scandalous woman

In 1926 a young Peruvian woman picked up a gun, wrested her infant daughter from her husband, and liberated herself from the constraints of a patriarchal society. Magda Portal, a poet and journalist, would become one of Latin America’s most successful and controversial politicians. In this richly nuanced portrayal of Portal, historian Myrna Ivonne Wallace... Continue Reading →

New book in the collection: Os fuzis e as flechas

Os fuzis e as flechas é uma investigação jornalística que descreve centenas de mortes de indígenas durante a ditadura militar no Brasil (1964-1985). Durante um ano, o autor entrevistou oitenta pessoas, entre índios, sertanistas, missionários e indigenistas, percorreu 14 mil quilômetros de carro, esteve em dez estados e dez aldeias indígenas do Amazonas, Mato Grosso... Continue Reading →

New acquisitions Latin America (September 2018)

Big water : the making of the borderlands between Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay / edited by Jacob Blanc and Frederico Freitas Big Water explores four centuries of the overlapping histories of Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay (the Triple Frontier), and the colonies that preceded them. Examining an important area that includes some of the first national... Continue Reading →

New book in the collection: Neoliberalism from below

In Neoliberalism from Below—first published in Argentina in 2014—Verónica Gago examines how Latin American neoliberalism is propelled not just from above by international finance, corporations, and government, but also by the activities of migrant workers, vendors, sweatshop workers, and other marginalized groups. Using the massive illegal market La Salada in Buenos Aires as a point... Continue Reading →

New e-books (September 2018 I)

Labour mobilization, politics and globalization in Brazil: between militancy and moderation / Marieke Riethof This book analyses the conflicts that emerged from the Brazilian labour movement’s active participation in a rapidly changing political environment, particularly in the context of the coming to power of a party with strong roots in the labour movement. While the... Continue Reading →

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