BOOKS RECEIVED: Jesus Rosales and Vanessa Fonseca. eds., “Spanish Perspectives on Chicano Literature: Literary and Cultural Essays” (Ohio State UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley In their comprehensive study Spanish Perspectives on Chicano Literature: Literary and Cultural Essays, editors Jess Rosales and Vanessa Fonseca provide a fresh set of perspectives on the field of Chicano literary and cultural studies.… 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: Martijn Oosterbaan, “Transmitting the Spirit: Religious Conversion, Media, and Urban Violence in Brazil” (Penn State UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Pentecostalism is one of the most rapidly expanding religious-cultural forms in the world. Its rise in popularity is often attributed to its successfully incorporating native cosmologies in new religious frameworks. This volume probes for… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Girolamo Benzoni, “The History of the New World” (Penn State UP, 2017)
The History of the New World is an abridged, unique English translation of sixteenth-century Italian merchant Girolamo Benzonis popular account of his adventures in the Americas and the Spanish colonies. First published in Venice in 1565, Benzonis book was an… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED:  Staller, Tykot, and Benz, eds., “Histories of Maize in Mesoamerica: Multidisciplinary Approaches”  (Left Coast Press, 2010)
This volume reprints 20 chapters from the editors comprehensive Histories of Maize (2006) that are relevant to Mesoamerican specialists and students. New findings and interpretations from the past three years have been included. Histories of Maize is the most comprehensive… Read More
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