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ROSANNE ADDERLEY
New Negroes from Africa: Culture and Community Among Free African Immigrants in the Nineteenth-Century Caribbean (2006)

E. WYLLYS ANDREWS, V
Copán: The History of An Ancient Maya Kingdom (2005)

IDELBER AVELAR
The Letter of Violence: Essays on Narrative, Ethics, and Politics (2004)

The Untimely Present: Postdictatorial Latin American Fiction and the Task of Mourning (1999)

WILLIAM BALEE
Time and Complexity in Historical Ecology: Studies in the Neotropical Lowlands (Editor with C. L. Erickson, 2006)

LAURA BASS
The Drama of the Portrait: Theater and Visual Culture in Early Modern Spain (2008)

Approaches to Teaching Early Modern Spanish Drama (Editor with with Margaret R. Greer, 2005)

FLORENCIA BAZZANO-NELSON
Liliana Porter and the Art of Simulation (2008)

ELIZABETH BOONE
Cycles of Time and Meaning in the Mexican Books of Fate (2007)

MARCELLO CANUTO
Understanding Early Classic Copan (Editor with Ellen E. Bell and Robert J. Sharer, 2004)

MARY CLARK
Gradual Economic Reform in Latin America: The Costa Rican Experience (2001)

GAURAV DESAI
Subject to Colonialism: African Self-Fashioning and the Colonial Library (2001)

GAURAV DESAI & SUPRIYA NAIR
Postcolonialisms: An Anthology of Cultural Theory and Criticism (Editors, 2005)

CHRIS DUNN
Brutality Garden: Tropicalia and the Emergence of a Brazilian Counterculture (2001)

Brazilian Popular Music and Globalization (Editor with Charles Perrone, 2001)

ROBERT HILL & JUDITH MAXWELL
Kaqchikel Chronicles (2006)

OLIVER HOUCK
Taking Back Eden: Eight Environmental Cases That Changed The World (2009)

Down on the Batture (2010)

JAMES D. HUCK, JR.
Mexico: A Global Studies Handbook (2008)

MARTHA HUGGINS
Women Fielding Danger: Negotiating Ethnographic Identities in Field Research (Editor with Marie-Louise Glebbeek, 2008)

Violence Workers: Brazilian Torturers and Murderers Reconstruct Atrocities (2002)

PAUL LEWIS
Latin Fascist Elites: The Mussolini, Franco, And Salazar Regimes (2002)

Guerrillas and Generals: The “Dirty War” in Argentina (2002)

JANA LIPMAN
Guantánamo: A Working-Class History between Empire and Revolution (2008)

NORA LUSTIG
The Microeconomics of Income Distribution Dynamics in East Asia and Latin America (Editor with Francois Bourguignon and Francisco Ferreira, 2005)

Declining Inequality in Latin America: A Decade of Progress? (Editor with Luis F. López-Calva, 2010)

COLIN MacLACHLAN
Mexicans in Revolution, 1910-1946 (With William H. Beezley, 2009)

Argentina: What Went Wrong (2006)

El Gran Pueblo: A History of Greater Mexico. 3rd ed. (With William H. Beezley, 2004)

A History of Modern Brazil: The Past Against the Future (2003)

JUDITH MAXWELL
¿La ütz awäch?: Introduction to Kaqchikel Maya Language (With R. McKenna Brown and Walter E. Little, 2006)

VICKI MAYER
Producing Dreams, Consuming Youth: Mexican Americans and Mass Media (2003)

MARILYN MILLER
Rise and Fall of the Cosmic Race: The Cult of Mestizaje in Latin America (2003)

TATJANA PAVLOVIC
100 Years of Spanish Cinema (2008)

MAURO PORTO
Televisão e política no Brasil: a Rede Globo e as interpretações da audiência (2007)

MAUREEN SHEA
Culture and Customs of Guatemala (2000)

G. EDUARDO SILVA
Challenging Neoliberalism in Latin America (2009)

RAYMOND TARAS
Understanding Ethnic Conflict: Domestic and International Dimensions. 4th ed. (With Rajat Ganguly, 2006)

Liberal and Illiberal Nationalisms (2002)

JUSTIN WOLFE
The Everyday Nation-State: Community, Ethnicity and Nation in Nineteenth-Century Nicaragua (2007)

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Latin American Graduate Oraganization (LAGO) 2018 Conference

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The Latin American Graduate Organization will be hosting its 2018 Latin American Studies Conference titled Thinking of the Future: Expanding the possible in the Americas (Pensando en el porvenir: Expandiendo lo posible en las Américas) February 23 – 25, 2018, at Tulane University, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

This year, the conference topic is meant to challenge academics and activists to move beyond critiques and recommendations of how to address modern days issues, and instead articulate a vision of and for the future.

The LAGO Conference welcomes all disciplines and all approaches, as long as the project attempts to grapple with the idea of building something better. This is a Latin American Studies Conference, but creative writers, journalists, artists, performers, organizers, lawyers and healthcare providers as well as graduate students and other academics are welcome. Proposals are accepted in Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, and English.

Please contact lago.tulane@gmail.com with questions. For more information, visit the official conference website.

Lecture: Congresses of Black Culture of the Americas (1977, 1980, 1982)

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Please join us for a work-in-progress talk titled “Congresos de la Cultura Negra de las Américas (1977, 1980, 1982): Contradicciones y resignificaciones en el campo conceptual de las negritudes y su impacto en la creación y la crítica literaria y artística,” by Silvia Valero, 2017-2018 Richard E. Greenleaf Fellow at the Latin American Library. The talk will be in Spanish and all will be invited for refreshments afterwards. Abstracts for the lecture in both Spanish and English below.

Congresos de la Cultura Negra de las Américas (1977, 1980, 1982): contradicciones y resignificaciones en el campo conceptual de las negritudes y su impacto en la creación y la crítica literaria y artística

Los Congresos de la Cultura Negra de las Américas, realizados en 1977 (Colombia), 1980 (Panamá) y 1982 (Brasil), fueron los primeros grandes intentos internacionales en América Latina por reunir académicos, intelectuales y escritores de diferentes lugares del mundo, con el objetivo de reflexionar y debatir acerca del aporte realizado por los pueblos de ascendencia africana a la historia y la cultura. Considerando que los organizadores fueron todos hombres de letras negros, me pregunto si, en el período de influencia de los Congresos, es posible establecer una retórica hegemónica en las letras en torno a conceptos claves como negritud, estéticas negras, afrodiáspora y panafricanismos similar a lo que ocurrió en los últimos 20 años con el movimiento afrodescendiente en América Latina.

Congresses of Black Culture of the Americas (1977, 1980, 1982): Contradictions and Resignifications in the Conceptual Field of Blackness and Its Impact on Creation and Literary and Artistic Criticism

The Congresses of Black Culture of the Americas, held in 1977 (Colombia), 1980 (Panama) and 1982 (Brazil), were the first major international attempts in Latin America to bring together academics, intellectuals and writers from different parts of the world, with the objective of reflecting and debating about the contribution made by people of African descent to history and culture. Considering that the organizers were all Black men of letters, I aim to explore if, in the period of influence of the Congresses, a hegemonic rhetoric was developed around key concepts such as Negritude, Black aesthetics, Pan-Africanisms, and Afro-Diaspora, similar to what occurred in the last 20 years with the Afro-descendant movement in Latin America.

Tulane Culture Workshop with Pamela Neumann: "The Social Construction of Women's Ambivalence in Nicaragua"

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Join Pamela Neumann as she hosts a workshop on her paper, “The Social Construction of Women’s Ambivalence in Nicaragua.”

A workshop is different from a lecture series, where the audience passively listens to an oral presentation. In a workshop discussion, participants have read the article and the presenter gives only a brief introduction. Participants and presenter then “workshop” the piece, providing critical feedback with the goal of helping the author rethink, rework, and polish their research. E-mail dlagomar@tulane.edu for a copy of this paper. This workgroup is funded by a Lavin-Bernick grant.

Professor Fridman to present research from his recently published book, Freedom from Work

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Daniel Fridman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at University of Texas, Austin. Professor Fridman will present research from his recently published Freedom from Work: Embracing Financial Self-Help in the United States and Argentina (Stanford University Press, 2016). Freedom from Work analyzes how people in the US and Argentina are taught to think about themselves as economic actors today. The author follows groups of fans of financial success best-sellers and associated practices, like seminars, and even a board game. Fridman uses ethnographic methods and in-depth interviews to unpack the core ideas and practices of financial self-help, which exhorts readers to endure a tough self-exploration and self-transformation in order to achieve “financial freedom.”

This talk is in partnership with the Tulane Altman Program, and the Tulane Department of Sociology. For more information please contact Professor Camilo Leslie at cleslie1@tulane.edu or check out the flyer for the event here.

Bate Papo! Practice your Portuguese and enjoy some Brazilian treats: cajuzinho

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Bate Papo! Stop by PJs on Willow to try a classic Brazilian treat (cajuzinho) and to take a quick break before getting back into your routine. This event is sponsored by TULASO and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies. Admission is free. All levels welcome. For more information, please contact Megwen at mloveles@tulane.edu.

Lecture by Kent Eaton: Territory and Ideology in Latin America

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Join Dr. Kent Eaton from the Political Science Department at University of California at Santa Cruz as he gives a lecture titled: “Territory and Ideology in Latin America.” This talk will examine territorial conflicts in Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru over economic policy during the commodity boom in the early 21st century. Please RSVP to cipr@tulane.edu.

For more information, please check out the flyer here.