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: 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: Edgardo Melendez, “Sponsored Migration: The State and Puerto Rican Postwar Migration to the United States” (Ohio State UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Puerto Rico is often left out of conversations on migration and transnationalism within the Latino context. Sponsored Migration: The State and Puerto Rican Postwar Migration to the United States by Edgardo Melendez seeks to… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Josep M. Fradera and Christopher Schmidt-Nowara, eds. “Slavery and Antislavery in Spain’s Atlantic Empire” (Berghahn Books, 2016)
African slavery was pervasive in Spain’s Atlantic empire yet remained in the margins of the imperial economy until the end of the eighteenth century when the plantation revolution in the Caribbean colonies put the slave traffic and the plantation at… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED:  Leshikar-Denton and Erreguerena, eds., “Underwater and Maritime Archaeology in Latin America and the Caribbean” (Left Coast Press, 2011)
The waters of Latin America and the Caribbean are rich with archaeological sites, including coastal settlements, defensive forts, freshwater sources, fishing-related activities, navigational aids, anchorages, harbours, ports, shipbuilding sites, shipwrecks and survivor camps. Tragically, treasure-hunting has had a deep impact… Read More
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