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Literary Studies September 8, 2020

Mafalda

A Social And Political History of a Global Comic

Isabella Cosse

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Isabella Cosse’s Mafalda: A Social And Political History of a Global Comic (Duke University Press) is the definitive account of the most famous comic from Latin America, the Argentine strip Mafalda (1964-1973). Mafalda, a four-year-old girl living in a Buenos Aires apartment with her middle-class family, became an international symbol of dissent through her humorous, yet pointed critiques of authoritarianism. Cosse’s work of cultural history carefully situates the comic in …
Latin American Studies September 8, 2020

In the Vortex of Violence

Lynching, Extralegal Justice, and the State in Post-Revolutionary Mexico

Gema Kloppe-Santamaría

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In her new book In the In the Vortex of Violence: Lynching, Extralegal Justice, and the State in Post-Revolutionary Mexico (University of California Press), Gema Kloppe-Santamaría examines the history of …
Latin American Studies July 3, 2020

Students of Revolution

Youth, Protest, and Coalition-Building in Somoza-Era Nicaragua

Claudia Rueda

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Claudia Rueda’s book Students of Revolution: Youth, Protest, and Coalition-Building in Somoza-Era Nicaragua (University of Texas Press, 2019) is a history of student organizing against dictatorship in twentieth-century Nicaragua. By …
Caribbean Studies June 3, 2020

Beatriz Allende

A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America

Tanya Harmer

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Tanya Harmer’s new biography, Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America (University of North Carolina Press, 2020), explores how a young Chilean woman pursued her political commitments …
Literature April 24, 2020

I Never Left Home

Poet, Feminist, Revolutionary

Margaret Randall

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Margaret Randall’s new memoir, I Never Left Home: Poet, Feminist, Revolutionary was published by Duke University Press in March 2020. Randall, born in New York City in 1936, lived in …
Caribbean Studies January 22, 2020

No Barrier Can Contain It

Cuban Antifascism and the Spanish Civil War

Ariel Mae Lambe

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Ariel Mae Lambe’s new book No Barrier Can Contain It: Cuban Antifascism and the Spanish Civil War (University of North Carolina Press, 2019) is a history of transnational Cuban activists …
Latin American Studies December 4, 2019

Creating Charismatic Bonds in Argentina

Letters to Juan and Eva Perón

Donna Guy

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Donna Guy’s 2016 book Creating Charismatic Bonds in Argentina: Letters to Juan and Eva Perón (University of New Mexico Press) is a history of Peronist populism that puts everyday people …
Latin American Studies October 28, 2019

Making an Urban Public

Popular Claims to the City in Mexico, 1879-1932

Christina Jiménez

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Making an Urban Public: Popular Claims to the City in Mexico, 1879-1932 (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2019) by Christina Jiménez is a social history of the city of Morelia, located …
Latin American Studies October 16, 2019

Seen and Heard in Mexico

Children and Revolutionary Cultural Nationalism

Elena Jackson Albarrán

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Elena Jackson Albarrán’s book Seen and Heard in Mexico: Children and Revolutionary Cultural Nationalism (University of Nebraska Press, 2014) explores the changing politics of childhood during the period 1920-1940, in …
Latin American Studies July 25, 2019

From the Grounds Up

Building an Export Economy in Southern Mexico

Casey Lurtz

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In From the Grounds Up: Building an Export Economy in Southern Mexico (Stanford University Press, 2019), Casey Lurtz explains how the fertile yet isolated region of the Soconusco became integrated …
Latin American Studies June 27, 2019

Beyond Alterity

Destabilizing the Indigenous Other in Mexico

Paula López Caballero and Ariadna Acevedo-Rodrigo

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What happens when scholars approach the category of “indigenous” without presupposing its otherness? Edited by Paula López Caballero and Ariadna Acevedo-Rodrigo, Beyond Alterity: Destabilizing the Indigenous Other in Mexico (University …
Latin American Studies June 11, 2019

Paternity

The Elusive Quest for the Father

Nara Milanich

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Nara Milanich’s Paternity: The Elusive Quest for the Father (Harvard University Press, 2019) explains how fatherhood, long believed to be impossible to know with certainty, became a biological “fact” that …