Alfredo Toro Hardy, “The Crossroads of Globalization: A Latin American View” (World Scientific Publishing, 2019)
The Crossroads of Globalization: A Latin American View (World Scientific Publishing Co., 2019) explores the complex interaction of several forces shaping the current world economic situation. Alfredo Toro Hardy analyzes the leadership of China and the economic strength of Asia, transnational companies, and international organizations like the IMF as forces... Read More
Zeb Tortorici, “Sins Against Nature: Sex and Archives in Colonial New Spain” (Duke UP, 2018)
In Sins Against Nature: Sex and Archives in Colonial New Spain (Duke University Press, 2018), Zeb Tortorici analyzes a vast corpus of documents in order to understand how sex acts that were considered out of the norm were understood for over three centuries of Spanish control. Men and women often... Read More
Daina Ramey Berry and Leslie Harris, “Sexuality and Slavery: Reclaiming Intimate Histories in the Americas” (U Georgia Press, 2018)
Scholarly interest in the institution of American slavery is enjoying a kind of resurgence. Researchers are examining heretofore rarely (or never) studied aspects of slavery. One such new frontier is the history of sexuality and slavery. Two scholars at the forefront movement are Drs. Daina Ramey Berry and Leslie Harris.... Read More
Alexander S. Dawson, “The Peyote Effect: From the Inquisition to the War on Drugs” (U California Press, 2018)
Peyote occupies a curious place in the United States and Mexico: though prohibited by law, its use remains permissible in both countries for ceremonial practices in certain religions. As Alexander S. Dawson reveals in The Peyote Effect: From the Inquisition to the War on Drugs (University of California Press, 2018),... Read More
Judith Eve Lipton and David P. Barash, “Strength through Peace: How Demilitarization Led to Peace and Happiness in Costa Rica” (Oxford UP, 2019)
Costa Rica is the only full-fledged and totally independent country to be entirely demilitarized. Its military was abolished in 1948, with the keys to the armory handed to the Department of Education. Socially, Costa Rica is a success story. Although 94th in the world for GDP, it is in the... Read More
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