Latin American Studies

Stock up and Save on Latin American Studies Titles


The annual meeting of the Latin American Studies Association begins tomorrow in Lima, Peru. Because of the distance, this year we will have books and journals on display at the congress but attendees will not be able to purchase them there. Fortunately, we are having a great sale that includes all our in-stock Latin American studies titles and we encourage both attendees and those who weren’t able to make it this year to take advantage of the discounts.

Head to our website and save 30% (our regular conference discount) on one or two books or journal issues, 40% on three or four titles, and 50% on five or more copies. Just enter coupon code SUMMER17 at checkout.

978-0-8223-6348-4_prNew Latin American studies titles include The Lima Reader: History, Culture, Politics, the latest in our Latin America Readers series. Covering more than 500 years of history, culture, and politics, The Lima Reader seeks to capture the many worlds and many peoples of Peru’s capital city, featuring a selection of primary sources that consider the social tensions and cultural heritages of the “City of Kings.” If you fall in love with Lima during LASA, pick up The Lima Reader to learn more about it’s past and present.

decolonizing-dialectics-coverOther titles we’ll be featuring at LASA that you can pick up during our online sale include Decolonizing Dialectics by George Ciccariello-Maher, which brings the work of Georges Sorel, Frantz Fanon, and Enrique Dussel together with contemporary Venezuelan politics to formulate a decolonized dialectics that is suited to the struggle against the legacies of slavery and colonialism while also breaking the impasse between dialectics and postcolonial theory. And An Aqueous Territory: Sailor Geographies and New Granada’s Transimperial Greater Caribbean World by Ernesto Bassi, which 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.

Punk and RevolutionWe are also featuring some music titles including The Great Woman Singer: Gender and Voice in Puerto Rican Music by Licia Fiol-Matta, which traces the careers of four iconic Puerto Rican singers; Musicians in Transit: Argentina and the Globalization of Popular Music by Matthew B. Karush, which examines the transnational careers of seven of the most influential Argentine musicians of the twentieth century; and Shane Greene’s Punk in Revolution: Seven More Interpretations of Peruvian Reality, which radically uproots punk from its iconic place in First World urban culture, Anglo popular music, and the Euro-American avant-garde, situating it instead as a crucial element in Peru’s culture of subversive militancy and political violence.

ddhahr_95_1If you’ve missed any special issues of Hispanic American Historical Review (HAHR), you can order them at the discount, too (but subscriptions are not eligible). Check out recent issues of HAHR including “New Directions in Colonial Latin American History” and “The New Drug History of the Americas.” Special issues of Labor, Public Culture, Radical History Review, and all our other journal issues are also on sale.

This special sale runs through May 10. See the rest of the fine print here. After May 10 you can still order the above titles and other Latin American studies works at a flat 30% discount using coupon code LASA17. Happy shopping!


Latin American Studies Association Annual Meeting

The annual meeting of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) took place in San Juan, Puerto Rico this year. Beachy attire was all over, and the Gran Baile took place by the pool. But there were still big crowds for the book exhibit. As always we enjoyed meeting our authors and selling their books at a great conference discount.

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Here is Nancy Van Deusen with her new book Global Indios: The Indigenous Struggle for Justice in Sixteenth-Century Spain. It was very popular and sold out before the end of the conference.


Ana María Ochoa Gautier’s book Aurality: Listening and Knowledge in Nineteenth-Century Colombia also sold out before the end of the conference.

Here is Miguel Carter, editor of Challenging Social Inequality: The Landless Rural Workers Movement and Agrarian Reform in Brazil.


Some of our authors took the time to do short videos discussing their work.

Yeidy Rivero, author of Broadcasting Modernity: Cuban Commercial Television,1950-1960.

John Collins, author of Revolt of the Saints: Memory and Redemption in the Twilight of Brazilian Racial Democracy.

Eileen J. Suárez Findlay, author of We Are Left without a Father Here: Masculinity, Domesticity, and Migration in Postwar Puerto Rico.

Robert M. Buffington, author of A Sentimental Education for the Working Man: The Mexico City Penny Press, 1900-1910.

Paulo Drinot, co-editor (with Alan Knight) of The Great Depression in Latin America.

Christopher R. Boyer, author of Political Landscapes: Forests, Conservation, and Community in Mexico wasn’t able to be at LASA, but he did record a video describing his book.

Check out a few more photos on our Facebook page. If you didn’t attend the conference, you can still get the 30% conference discount on any of our titles. Just call 888-651-0122 and use the coupon code LASA15.

Duke Authors at the 2012 LASA Convention

We had a great weekend selling books and meeting authors in San Francisco at the annual meeting of the Latin American Studies Association. 

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Diego Armus with his book The Ailing City: Health, Tuberculosis, and Culture in Buenos Aires, 1870–1950.















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Michelle Bigenho with her book Intimate Distance: Andean Music in Japan














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Claudia Calirman, whose book Brazilian Art Under Dictatorship: Antonio Manuel, Artur Barrio, and Cildo Meireles, was the first to sell out.














LASA 12 DrinotPaulo Drinot with this books The Allure of Labor: Workers, Race, and the Making of the Peruvian State and Che's Travels: The Making of a Revolutionary in 1950s Latin America














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Matthew Karush with his new book Culture of Class: Radio and Cinema in the Making of a Divided Argentina, 1920–1946.














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Edward McCaughan with his book Art and Social Movements: Cultural Politics in Mexico and Aztlán.














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David Smilde, co-editor (with Daniel Hellinger) of Venezuela's Bolivarian Democracy: Participation, Politics, and Culture under Chávez.

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John Tutino, author of Making a New World: Founding Capitalism in the Bajío and Spanish North America.

 Check out our Facebook page for more pictures from our booth and our wine and cheese party. And watch this blog later in the week for a post about our titles that won awards at LASA. All photos Copyright Helena Knox.