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Otras voces. Nuevas identidades en la frontera sur de California (Testimonios), Ed. by Marisol Montaño, Alejandro Solomianski, y Sofia Wolhein.
Perfect-bound Paperback, 176 pages, ISBN: 9781257752379, May 2011, $19.95 - Buy at Lulu.com with 30% discount!!

Otras voces. Nuevas identidades en la frontera sur de California (Testimonios)
Ed. by Marisol Montaño, Alejandro Solomianski, y Sofia Wolhein

The configuration of new identities on the southern Californian border is urgent and relevant due to its many social conflicts. These conflicts are exacerbated because of the sharp economic crisis throughout the region. Perhaps one can find some explanation for the ruining of large swaths of the social life on the Californian southern border in these Other Voices. On the other hand, in the unfolding of these Other Voices we hear and visualize the life experiences of identities that enter into conflict with the delineated models promoted by the culture industry and advertising. To read their accounts is to perceive the echo of the voices that profoundly make up our social and border identities; those that the omnipresent mass media blurs and distorts. —Alejandro Solomianski

Otras voces "is innovative and valuable as a pedagogical experiment as well as an academic and intellectual work." — Robert Irwin, University of California—Davis.

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Pensar el siglo XIX desde el siglo XXI. Nuevas miradas y lecturas, Ed. by Ana Peluffo.
Perfect-bound Paperback, x, 271 pages, ISBN: 9780985371500, May 2012, $19.95

Pensar el siglo XIX desde el siglo XXI. Nuevas miradas y lecturas
Ed. by Ana Peluffo

Read as a whole, the essays in Pensar el siglo XIX desde el siglo XXI provide a fruitful discussion about the need to revise some of the canonical paradigms in Latin American nineteenth-century studies. Included in the collection are new and thought-provoking essays that attempt to go beyond the dichotomies that have characterized the cultural genealogy of the field (civilization vs barbarism, country vs. city, letter vs image, tradition vs. modernity, domestic vs. public). By bringing into the discussion recent developments in cultural studies, authors reexamine the nineteenth-century debate about the construction of nations and subjectivities from a wide range of critical perspectives.

"In this important book trite and easy theoretical readings of the nation have been dismissed to discover new texts, return to the archival research and reintroduce a rigorous Literary Historicism. Pensar el siglo XIX desde el siglo XXI is a book that every student interested in the 19th Century should know." —Christopher Conway, University of Texas–Arlington.

Pensar el siglo XIX desde el siglo XXI "is an essential start up of crucial issues related to the construction of the nation-State in Latin America and the forms of symbolic representations that characterize the 19th-century imaginary." —Mabel Moraña, Washington University.

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El Tango entre dos Américas. La representación del tango en Estados Unidos, 1910-1939, By Andrea Matallana.
Perfect-bound Paperback, xiv, 154 pages, ISBN: 9780985371524, March 2013, $19.95

El Tango entre dos Américas. La representación del tango en Estados Unidos, 1910-1939
By Andrea Matallana

"This book covers a well-known theme in Argentine culture, but it highlights a new point: the exportation of the tango reached not only Europe, but also sought out and found its success, in the early decades of the twentieth century, in a country that considered itself different but was actually very similar [to Europe]. All interested in the history of this phenomenon will find here a new perspective. This magnificent essay offers academic rigor as well as new views on the history of the tango, and in clear and precise prose it provides a unique perspective about a cultural phenomenon that has international resonance." —Pablo Gerchunoff, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella.

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Militantes, intelectuales y revolucionarios. Ensayos sobre marxismo e historia en América Latina, Ed. by Carlos Aguirre.
Perfect-bound Paperback, x, 498 pages, ISBN: 9780985371531, November 2013, $29.95

Militantes, intelectuales y revolucionarios. Ensayos sobre marxismo e historia en América Latina
Ed. by Carlos Aguirre

The essays in this volume analyze three aspects of the history of the Left and Marxism in Latin America: first, the need to discuss the "changing times" in the 21 century and its many and varied ingredients as part of a complex history of intellectual practices and policy proposals that have played for more than a century, the aspirations of broad social changes in Latin American sectors. Second, the acclimatization of Marxism in Latin America as part of a series of discussions with other intellectual movements and at the same time, within a process of intellectual production conditioned by political and institutional factors. And third, the construction of certain views on the historical past as a linchpin of the various policy proposals of the left in Latin America. Together, the texts included in this book contribute to enrich the debates around the relationship between history and politics but also, somehow, to imagine scenarios of growing democracy, justice, and equality in the region.

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The Generation of ’72: Latin America’s Forced Global Citizens, Ed. by Brantley Nicholson & Sophia A. McClennen.
Perfect-bound Paperback, 300 pages, ISBN: 9780985371548, Jan 2014, $19.95.00

The Generation of ’72: Latin America’s Forced Global Citizens
Ed. by Brantley Nicholson & Sophia A. McClennen

Caught between the well-worn grooves the Boom and the Gen-X have left on the Latin American literary canon, the writing intellectuals that comprise what the Generation of ’72 have not enjoyed the same editorial acclaim or philological framing as the literary cohorts that bookend them. In sociopolitical terms, they neither fed into the Cold War-inflected literary prizes that sustained the Boom nor the surge in cultural capital in Latin American cities from which the writers associated with the Crack and McOndo have tended to write. This book seeks to approach the Generation of ’72 from the perspective of cosmopolitanism and global citizenship, a theoretical framework that lends a fresh and critical architecture to the unique experiences and formal responses of a group of intellectuals that wrote alongside globalization’s first wave.

"The Nicholson-McClennen project assumes the need to begin with the sociopolitical circumstances of the generation following the boom, and not necessarily in the first place its aesthetics as either a continuation of or a rejection of the boom. (...) [As] their title indicates, the organizers of this project have perceived a wider sociopolitical displacement than the traditional paradigms within which the boom authors still moved: the effects of globalization and, as part of globalization, the displacement of Latin American society toward nontraditional settings (the United States, the Netherlands, and, for women and queer writers, an alien Mexico).—David William Foster, Arizona State University"

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