New Books Network

Joseph U. Lenti, “Redeeming the Revolution: The State and Organized Labor in Post-Tlatelolco Mexico” (U Nebraska Press, 2017)
Dr. Joseph U. Lenti’s Redeeming the Revolution: The State and Organized Labor in Post-Tlatelolco Mexico (University of Nebraska Press, 2017) focuses on state-labor relations in the decade directly following the massacre of peacefully protesting students in the Plaza de las Tres Culturas in the the Tlatelolco district of Mexico on... Read More
Juan Javier Rivera Andía, “Non-Humans in Amerindian South America” (Berghahn, 2018)
In Non-Humans in Amerindian South America: Ethnographies of Indigenous Cosmologies, Rituals, and Songs (Berghahn, 2018), eleven researchers bring new ethnographies to bear on anthropological debates on ontology and the anthropocene. In this episode of New Books in Anthropology, the book’s editor Juan Javier Rivera Andía talks with host Jacob Doherty... Read More
Jaime Alves, “Anti-Black City: Police Terror and Black Urban Life in Brazil (U Minnesota Press, 2018)
The 2018 election of far-right president Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil has brought the issues of police violence, racial discrimination, and misogyny to the fore. Jaime Alves’s book the Anti-Black City: Police Terror and Black Urban Life in Brazil (University of Minnesota Press, 2018) shows that, from the perspective of Black... Read More
A. Ricardo López-Pedreros, “Makers of Democracy: A Transnational History of the Middle Classes in Colombia” (Duke UP, 2019)
This tightly argued social and intellectual history of the middle classes in Colombia makes a compelling case for the importance of both transnationalism and gender in the mid-century idea of middle-class-ness. A. Ricardo López-Pedreros‘ Makers of Democracy: A Transnational History of the Middle Classes in Colombia (Duke University Press, 2019)... Read More
Okezi Otovo, “Progressive Mothers, Better Babies: Race, Public Health, and the State in Brazil, 1850-1945” (U Texas Press, 2016)
Okezi Otovo’s Progressive Mothers, Better Babies: Race, Public Health, and the State in Brazil, 1850-1945 (U Texas Press, 2016) explores the intersecting histories of race, gender, and class in modern Brazil. Between 1850 and 1945, the period covered in the book, Brazil experienced a range of profound socio-political transformations: from... Read More
Monica Muñoz Martinez, “The Injustice Never Leaves You: Anti-Mexican Violence in Texas” (Harvard UP, 2018)
On January 28, 1918, just outside of town of Porvenir, Texas, US Army servicemen, Texas Rangers, and civilians murdered 15 unarmed Mexican men and boys. This massacre was not an aberration, writes Monica Muñoz Martinez, the Stanley J. Bernstein Assistant Professor of American Studies and Ethnic Studies at Brown University... Read More
Gabriela González, “Redeeming La Raza: Transborder Modernity, Race, Respectability and Rights” (Oxford UP, 2018)
Tiffany Jasmin González speaks with Dr. Gabriela González about her award-winning book, Redeeming La Raza: Transborder Modernity, Race, Respectability and Rights (Oxford University Press, 2018) to talk about the strategies transborder activists used to redeem la raza from body politic exclusion happening in the U.S. She finds that middle-class Mexican... Read More