About Pamela Fuentes

Pamela Fuentes historian and editor of New Books Network en español Communications officer- Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, University of Toronto

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Pamela Fuentes historiadora y editora de New Books Network en español - Directora de Comunicaciones del Instituto para la Historia y Filosofía de la Ciencia y la Tecnología de la Universidad de Toronto

NBN Episodes hosted by Pamela:

Chen-Pang Yeang, "Transforming Noise. A History of Its Science and Technology from Disturbing Sounds to Informational Errors, 1900-1955" (Oxford UP, 2023)

January 30, 2024

Transforming Noise

Chen-Pang Yeang
Hosted by Pamela Fuentes

Today, the concept of noise is employed to characterize random fluctuations in general. Before the twentieth century, however, noise only meant distur…

Rhonda McEwen, Andrea L. Guzman and Steve Jones (eds.), "The SAGE Handbook of Human–Machine Communication" (Sage, 2023)

November 28, 2023

The SAGE Handbook of Human–Machine Communication

Rhonda McEwen, Andrea L. Guzman and Steve Jones (eds.)
Hosted by Pamela Fuentes
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The SAGE Handbook of Human-Machine Communication has been designed to serve as the touchstone text for researchers and scholars engaging in new resear…

Carlos Alberto Sánchez, "A Sense of Brutality. Philosophy after Narco-Culture" (Amherst College Press, 2020)

January 6, 2023

A Sense of Brutality

Carlos Alberto Sánchez
Hosted by Pamela Fuentes

Contemporary popular culture is riddled with references to Mexican drug cartels, narcos, and drug trafficking. In the United States, documentary filmm…

Noah Hurowitz, "El Chapo: The Untold Story of the World's Most Infamous Drug Lord" (Atria Books, 2021)

September 15, 2021

El Chapo

Noah Hurowitz
Hosted by Pamela Fuentes

"El Chapo. The Untold Story of the World's Most Infamous Drug Lord" (Atria Books, 2021) is a stunning investigation of the life and legend of Mexican …

Funké Aladejebi, "Schooling the System: A History of Black Women Teachers" (McGill-Queen's UP, 2021)

July 7, 2021

Schooling the System

Funké Aladejebi
Hosted by Pamela Fuentes

In post-World War II Canada, black women’s positions within the teaching profession served as sites of struggle and conflict as the nation worked to a…

Julia Laite, "The Disappearance of Lydia Harvey: A True Story of Sex, Crime and the Meaning of Justice" (Profile Books, 2021)

May 31, 2021

The Disappearance of Lydia Harvey

Julia Laite
Hosted by Pamela Fuentes

Lydia Harvey was meant to disappear. She was young and working class; she'd walked the streets, worked in brothels, and had no money of her own. In 19…

Antonio Gasparetto Júnior, "Atmósfera de plomo: las declaraciones de estado de sitio en la Primera República Brasileña" (Tirant lo Blanch, 2019)

March 15, 2021

AtmĂłsfera de plomo

Antonio Gasparetto JĂşnior
Hosted by Pamela Fuentes

In this book, Antonio Gasparetto studies in detail the legal history of the state of exception during the First Republic in Brazil (1889-1930). AtmĂł…

David M. Carballo, "Collision of Worlds: A Deep History of the Fall of Aztec Mexico and the Forging of New Spain" (Oxford UP, 2020)

July 3, 2020

Collision of Worlds

David M. Carballo
Hosted by Pamela Fuentes

Mexico of five centuries ago was witness to one of the most momentous encounters between human societies, when a group of Spaniards led by Hernando Co…

Nora Haenn, "Marriage after Migration: An Ethnography of Money, Romance, and Gender in Globalizing Mexico" (Oxford UP, 2019)

June 17, 2020

Marriage after Migration

Nora Haenn
Hosted by Pamela Fuentes

Marriage after Migration: An Ethnography of Money, Romance, and Gender in Globalizing Mexico (Oxford University Press, 2019) tells the stories of five…

Rebecca Janzen, "Liminal Sovereignty: Mennonites and Mormons in Mexican Culture" (SUNY Press, 2018)

June 21, 2019

Liminal Sovereignty

Rebecca Janzen
Hosted by Pamela Fuentes

Liminal Sovereignty: Mennonites and Mormons in Mexican Culture (SUNY Press, 2018) examines the lives of two religious minority communities in Mexico, …

Alfredo Toro Hardy, "The Crossroads of Globalization: A Latin American View" (World Scientific Publishing, 2019)

February 21, 2019

The Crossroads of Globalization

Alfredo Toro Hardy
Hosted by Pamela Fuentes

The Crossroads of Globalization: A Latin American View (World Scientific Publishing Co., 2019) explores the complex interaction of several forces shap…

Zeb Tortorici, "Sins Against Nature: Sex and Archives in Colonial New Spain" (Duke UP, 2018)

February 1, 2019

Sins Against Nature

Zeb Tortorici
Hosted by Pamela Fuentes

In Sins Against Nature: Sex and Archives in Colonial New Spain (Duke University Press, 2018), Zeb Tortorici analyzes a vast corpus of documents in ord…

Judith Eve Lipton and David P. Barash, "Strength through Peace: How Demilitarization Led to Peace and Happiness in Costa Rica" (Oxford UP, 2019)

January 10, 2019

Strength through Peace

Judith Eve Lipton and David P. Barash
Hosted by Pamela Fuentes

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…

Ignacio AguilĂł, "The Darkening Nation: Race, Neoliberalism, and Crisis in Argentina" (U Wales Press, 2018)

June 19, 2018

The Darkening Nation

Ignacio AguilĂł
Hosted by Pamela Fuentes

In The Darkening Nation: Race, Neoliberalism, and Crisis in Argentina (University of Wales Press, 2018), Ignacio AguilĂł studies the sociocultural impa…

Nicole Von Germeten, "Profit and Passion: Transactional Sex in Colonial Mexico" (U California Press, 2018)

June 7, 2018

Profit and Passion

Nicole Von Germeten
Hosted by Pamela Fuentes

In Profit and Passion: Transactional Sex in Colonial Mexico (University of California Press, 2018), Nicole Von Germeten explains the most important ch…

Pablo Piccato, "A History of Infamy: Crime, Truth, and Justice in Mexico" (U California Press, 2017)

April 27, 2018

A History of Infamy

Pablo Piccato
Hosted by Pamela Fuentes

A History of Infamy: Crime, Truth, and Justice in Mexico (University of California Press, 2017) explores the definitive changes that the justice syste…

Christine Arce, "Mexico's Nobodies: The Cultural Legacy of the Soldadera and Afro-Mexican Women" (SUNY Press, 2017)

March 9, 2018

Mexico's Nobodies

Christine Arce
Hosted by Pamela Fuentes

In Mexico's Nobodies: The Cultural Legacy of the Soldadera and Afro-Mexican Women (SUNY Press, 2017), Christine Arce rightfully stresses that these tw…

Kathryn A. Sloan, "Death in the City: Suicide and the Social Imaginary in Modern Mexico" (U California Press, 2017)

January 22, 2018

Death in the City

Kathryn A. Sloan
Hosted by Pamela Fuentes

In her recent book Death in the City: Suicide and the Social Imaginary in Modern Mexico (University of California Press, 2017), Kathryn A. Sloan explo…

Rebecca Janzen, "The National Body in Mexican Literature: Collective Challenges to Biopolitical Control" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015)

January 10, 2018

The National Body in Mexican Literature

Rebecca Janzen
Hosted by Pamela Fuentes

In The National Body in Mexican Literature: Collective Challenges to Biopolitical Control (Palgrave MacMillan, 2015), Rebecca Janzen explores the comp…