New Books Network

Cymene Howe and Dominic Boyer, “Wind and Power in the Anthropocene” (Duke UP, 2019)
This is the third of three interviews with Cymene Howe and Dominic Boyer about their duo-graph, Wind and Power in the Anthropocene.  Also listen to my individual interviews with Howe and Boyer about their separate volumes, Ecologics and Energopolitics. In this interview, I talk to both authors together about their... Read More
Bernardo Ramirez Rios, “Transnational Sport in the American West: Oaxaca California Basketball” (Lexington Books, 2019)
The game of basketball is not necessarily associated with Mexicans or Mexican Americans.  In Mexico, soccer (futbol) is the number one sport, followed by baseball.   There is even professional (and collegiate) American football. In some parts of the country, however, due to the geography, another sport, hoops has become a... Read More
Dominic Boyer, “Energopolitics: Wind and Power in the Anthropocene” (Duke UP, 2019)
This is the second of three interviews with Cymene Howe and Dominic Boyer about their duo-graph, Wind and Power in the Anthropocene.  Also listen to my interview with Howe about her volume, Ecologics, as well as my interview with both authors together about collaborative research and the wider implications of... Read More
Bianca Premo, “The Enlightenment on Trial: Ordinary Litigants and Colonialism in the Spanish Empire” (Oxford UP, 2017)
Bianca Premo’s award-winning book The Enlightenment on Trial: Ordinary Litigants and Colonialism in the Spanish Empire, published by Oxford University Press in 2017, makes a powerful yet seemingly simple claim: during the eighteenth century, illiterate ordinary litigants in colonial Spanish America created enlightened ideas and practices by suing their social... Read More
Jesse Cromwell, “The Smugglers’ World: Illicit Trade and Atlantic Communities in Eighteenth-Century Venezuela” (UNC Press, 2018)
Chocolate – nothing is more irresistible for a decadent treat or a rich drink to warm you on a cold winter’s evening.  In eighteenth-century Venezuela, cacao became a life source for the colony. Neglected by the Spanish fleet system, Venezuelan colonists struggled to obtain European foods and goods. But, they... Read More
Cymene Howe, “Ecologics: Wind and Power in the Anthropocene (Duke UP, 2019)
This is the first of three interviews with Cymene Howe and Dominic Boyer about their duo-graph, Wind and Power in the Anthropocene (Duke University Press, 2019).  Also listen to my interview with Boyer about his volume, Energopolitics, as well as my interview with both authors together about collaborative research and... Read More
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