BOOKS RECEIVED: Arij Ouweneel, “Resilient Memories: Amerindian Cognitive Schemas in Latin American Art” (Ohio State UP, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Arij Ouweneel’s Resilient Memories: Amerindian Cognitive Schemas in Latin American Art takes a cognitive approach to the mediation of collective memory by works of art. In looking at cultural production of Amerindians—the transnational mnemonic… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Valerio Simoni, “Tourism and Informal Encounters in Cuba” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Based on a detailed ethnography, this book explores the promises and expectations of tourism in Cuba, drawing attention to the challenges that tourists and local people face in establishing meaningful connections with each other.… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Amalia Sa’ar, “Economic Citizenship: Neoliberal Paradoxes of Empowerment” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley With the spread of neo-liberal projects, responsibility for the welfare of minority and poor citizens has shifted from states to local communities. Businesses, municipalities, grassroots activists, and state functionaries share in projects meant to… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Tim Bergfelder,‎ Lisa Shaw,‎ and Joo Luiz Vieira, eds., “Stars and Stardom in Brazilian Cinema” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Despite the recent explosion of scholarly interest in “star studies,” Brazilian film has received comparatively little attention. As this volume demonstrates, however, the richness of Brazilian stardom extends well beyond the ubiquitous Carmen Miranda.… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Noel B. Salazar and Kiran Jayaram, eds., “Keywords of Mobility: Critical Engagements” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Scholars from various disciplines have used key concepts to grasp mobilities, but as of yet, a working vocabulary of these has not been fully developed. Given this context and inspired in part by Raymond… Read More
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