New Books Network

Elaine Hampton and Cynthia Ontiveros, “Copper Stain: ASARCO’s Legacy in El Paso” (U Oklahoma Press, 2019)
In Copper Stain: ASARCO’s Legacy in El Paso (University of Oklahoma Press, 2019), Elaine Hampton and Cynthia Ontiveros tell the story of how a Mexican American community in El Paso have fought back against environmental injustice. The physical and social legacy of the ASARCO smelter are told through the testimonies... Read More
Maria Cotera, “Chicana Movidas: New Narratives of Activism and Feminism in the Movement Era” (U Texas Press, 2018)
In Chicana Movidas: New Narratives of Activism and Feminism in the Movement Era (University of Texas Press, 2018), Dionne Espinoza, María Eugenia Cotera, and Maylei Blackwell have formulated a landmark anthology illustrating Chicana feminism and activism that spread in the Southwest, Midwest, and Pacific Northwest during the Chicana/o movement era. Contributors... Read More
Genevieve Carpio, “Collisions at the Crossroads: How Place and Mobility Make Race” (U California Press, 2019)
In her new book, Collisions at the Crossroads: How Place and Mobility Make Race (University of California Press, 2019), Professor Genevieve Carpio considers tensions around mobility and settlement in the 19th- and 20th-century American West, especially California’s Inland Empire. In this wide-ranging study, the first academic work to draw on... Read More
Laura R. Barraclough, “Charros: How Mexican Cowboys Are Remapping Race and American Identity” (U California Press, 2019)
In Charros: How Mexican Cowboys Are Remapping Race and American Identity (University of California Press, 2019), Dr. Laura R. Barraclough tells a surprising story about the urban American West. Barraclough, the Sarai Ribicoff Associate Professor in American Studies at Yale University, writes the history of elite Mexican and Mexican-American cowboys... Read More
Carolina Alonso Bejarano, “Decolonizing Ethnography: Undocumented Immigrants and New Directions in Social Science” (Duke UP, 2019)
Almost 30 years ago, following the lead of scholars and thinkers of color and from the global South, anthropologist Faye Harrison and some of her colleagues published Decolonizing Anthropology: Moving Further Toward an Anthropology of Liberation. Harrison asked her readers: “How can anthropological knowledge advance the interests of the world’s... Read More
Nancy Mirabal, “Suspect Freedoms: The Racial and Sexual Politics of Cubanidad in New York, 1823-1957” (NYU Press, 2017)
In Suspect Freedoms: The Racial and Sexual Politics of Cubanidad in New York, 1823-1957 (NYU Press, 2017), Nancy Mirabal details New York Cuban diasporic history between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries with keen attention to how political debates about the potential future, visibility, and belonging in Cuba played out along... Read More
Marisol LeBrón, “Policing Life and Death: Race, Violence, and Resistance in Puerto Rico” (U California Press, 2019)
Marisol LeBrón’s new book, Policing Life and Death: Race, Violence, and Resistance in Puerto Rico (University of California Press, 2019), examines the rise of and resistance to punitive governance (tough on crime policing policies) in Puerto Rico from the 1990s to the present. As in the United States, LeBrón shows... Read More