New Books in December

Winter has arrived, and the holidays are upon us—stay warm and sharp with these incisive new titles in December:

978-0-8223-6228-9Containing over one hundred selections ranging from songs, artwork, and poetry, to journalism, oral history, and scholarship—most of which published in English for the first time—The Colombia Reader presents a rich and multi-layered account of this complex nation from the colonial era to the present.

In An Aqueous Territory: Sailor Geographies and New Granada’s Transimperial Greater Caribbean World, Ernesto Bassi examines the lives of those who resided in the Caribbean between 1760 and 1860 to trace the configuration of a dynamic geographic space he calls the transimperial Greater Caribbean, where residents made their own geographies and futures while trade, information, and people circulated freely across borders.978-0-8223-6292-0

In Finite Media: Environmental Implications of Digital Technologies, Sean Cubitt offers a  large scale rethinking of theories of mediation by describing the ecological footprint of media. He investigates the energy, material, and space needed to create, operate, and dispose of electronic devices, and shows that changing how we use media is the only solution to planetary devastation.

Matthew B. Karush’s  Musicians in Transit  examines the careers of seven major twentieth-century Argentine popular musicians in the transnational context to show how their engagement with foreign genres, ideologies, and audiences helped them create innovative new music and shape new Ar978-0-8223-6201-2gentine cultural and national identities.

Containing a wealth of new scholarship and rare primary documents, The Black Jacobins Reader provides a comprehensive analysis of C. L. R. James’s classic history of the Haitian Revolution.

The contributors to Citizenship in Question demonstrate that the line separating citizenship and noncitizenship is ambiguous and inconsistent. In case studies analyzing the legal barriers to citizenship rights in over twenty countries, the contributors show how states use citizenship requirements to police racial, ethnic, class, and religious difference.smith_one-and-five-ideas-cover

Taking disability theory out of a Western context, Eunjung Kim’s Curative Violence questions the assumptions that treating disabilities with cure represents a universal good by examining the manifestations of violence that accompany medical and nonmedical cures in twentieth- and early twenty-first-century Korea.

One and Five Ideas sees the eminent critic, historian, and former member of the Art & Language collective Terry Smith explore the artistic, philosophical, political, and geographical dimensions of conceptual art and conceptualism while offering a theory of contemporary art.

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