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: Ilan Stavans and Santiago Cohen, “Angelitos: A Graphic Novel” (Ohio State UP, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley From internationally renowned Ilan Stavans, in collaboration with award-winning illustrator Santiago Cohen, comes Angelitos: A Graphic Novel, an explosive new graphic novel about a college student and his interactions with Padre Chinchachoma, a charismatic… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Robert Patrick Newcomb and Richard A. Gordon, eds., “Beyond Tordesillas: New Approaches to Comparative Luso-Hispanic Studies” (Ohio State UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Beyond Tordesillas: New Approaches to Comparative Luso-Hispanic Studies is the first volume of its kind to be published in English. Bringing together young and established scholars, it seeks to consolidate the vital work being… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Ida Altman, “Contesting Conquest: Indigenous Perspectives on the Spanish Occupation of Nueva Galicia, 1524-1545” (Penn State UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Contesting Conquest presents an important set of indigenous and Spanish accounts that document Spains efforts to establish control over western Mexico during the first half of the sixteenth century. Though the 1521 defeat of… Read More
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