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| Index by Title |
The American Idea of Home,
Friedman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
B o o k s f o r t h e Tra d e . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 631
Andean Cosmopolitans,
de la Puente Luna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Trade Backlist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3235
Bad Girls of the Arab World, B o o k s f o r S ch ol a rs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3695
Yaqub . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
N e w i n Pa p e r . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
At the Crossroads,
Paquette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7879
Award Winners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Batos, Bolilos, Pochos, and Pelados, Te xa s o n Te xas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100111
Richardson & Pisani . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 S a l e s I n f o r mation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Blood of the Earth , Young . . . . . . . 80 S a l e s R e p r e s e n tativ e s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Books are Made of Books, Crews . 21 S ta f f L i s t . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114115
Breakfast in Texas, I n de x b y Au t hor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Thompson-Anderson . . . . . . . . 102104
The Chora of Metaponto 7,
Carter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Perfectly Good Guitar,
Inka History in Knots,
Holley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1819
Chrissie Hynde, Sobsey . . . . . . . 1617 Urton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4041
Picturing Childhood,
Cineaste on Film Criticism, Iowa, Rexroth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Heimermann . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Programming. Lucia . . . . . . . . . . 30
Jazz and Cocktails, Wager . . . . . . . 48
Power Moves, Shelton . . . . . . . . . . 116
Comic Book Film Style ,
Jewish Latin American Cinema,
Jeffries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Pushing in Silence , Cordova . . . . . 54
Glickman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Connecting The Wire, Corkin . 4445 Rebellious Bodies,
Kuxlejal Politics , Mora . . . . . . . . . . 28
Meeuf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4647
Cormac McCarthy and
La India Maria, Rohrer . . . . . . 5657
Performance, Peebles . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Rewrite Man, Macor . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Lettered Artists and the Languages
Creating Patzcuaro, Creating The Rhetoric of Seeing in Attic
of Empire, Webster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Mexico, Jolly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Forensic Oratory, OConnell . . . . . 68
Los Zetas Inc.,
Delirious Consumption, Delgado- Spectatorship, Samer . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Moya . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Correa-Cabrera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Make Ours Marvel, Yockey . . . . . . . 53 Street Occupations, Acerbi . . . . . . . 85
Demosthenes, Speeches 23-26 ,
Harris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Marfa, Souls Against the Concrete ,
Shafer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108109 Allah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1011
Dopers in Uniform , Hoberman . . 24
The Mexican Mahjar, Pastor de Substance and Seduction,
Eddie Adams, Adams . . . . . . . . 2223 Schwartzkopf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Maria y Campos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Every Day We Live Is In The Future, Texas Sports , Conine . . . . . . . . . . . .110
Misinformation and Mass
Haynes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Audiences, Southwell . . . . . . . . . . . . .72 The Swimming Holes of Texas,
Flying Under the Radar with the Wernersbach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101
The Mobility of Modernism,
Royal Chicano Air Force, Diaz7475
Montgomery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7677 They Came From the Sky,
Framing a Lost City,
Monitoring the Movies, Fronc . . . 62 Harrigan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100
Cox Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Mountain Ranch, Crouser . . . . 1213 They Came to Toil, Garza . . . . . . . . 84
Frankie and Johnny,
Morgan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3839 Music, Sound, and Architecture in This Land, Spencer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Islam, Frishkopf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
From Strangers to Neighbors,
Thursday Night Lights, Herd . . . . . . .
Alaniz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 The New Gay for Pay, Himberg . . 61 106107
Ghostnotes, B+ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1415 Not Your Average Zombie,
Tropical Travels, Shaw . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Kee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Haunting Bollywood, Sen . . . . . . . 50
Under Surveillance, Lewis . . . . . . . 25
Nuevo South, Guerrero . . . . . . . . . . . 82
A History of Slavery and
Weather in Texas, Bomar . . . . . . . . 111
Emancipation in Iran, Mirzai4065 One More Warbler,
Emanuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Why Harry Met Sally, Moss . . . . . . 49
Hysterical!, Mizejewski . . . . . . . . . . 55
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Arequipa, Love . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93 Front cover photo: Mos Def. From Ghostnotes by B+. Back cover photo: from Souls
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Infrastructures of Race,
Nemser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Louis Armstrong in his dressing room
at the International Hotel, Las Vegas,
Nevada (September 6, 1970),
from Eddie Adams.
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Jack Spencer

this land
An American Portrait

Foreword by Jon Meacham

This Land
An American Portrait
B y J a c k Sp e n c e r
Foreword by Jon Meacham

Created across twelve years, forty-seven states,

and seventy thousand miles, this startlingly
fresh photographic portrait of the American
landscape shares artistic affinities with the
works of such American masters as Edward
Hopper, Grant Wood, Mark Rothko, and
Albert Bierstadt
Jarred by the 9/11 attacks, photographer Jack Spen-
cer set out in 2003 in hopes of making a few sketches of America in order to gain some clarity
on what it meant to be living in this nation at this moment in time. Across twelve years, forty-
seven states, and seventy thousand miles of driving, Spencer created a vast, encompassing
portrait of the American landscape that is both contemporary and timeless.
This Land presents some one hundred and forty photographs that span the nation, from
Key West to Death Valley and Texas to Montana. From the monochromatic and distressed
black-and-white images that began the series to the oversaturated color of more recent years,
these photographs present a startlingly fresh perspective on America. The breadth of imagery
in This Land brings to mind the works of such American masters as Edward Hopper, Grant
Wood, Mark Rothko, and Albert Bierstadt, while also evoking the sense of the open roads trav-
eled by Woody Guthrie and Jack Kerouac. Spencers pictorialist vision embraces the sweeping
variety of American landscapescoasts, deltas, forests, deserts, mountain ranges, and prai-
riesand iconic places such as Mount Rushmore and Wounded Knee. Jon Meacham writes
in the foreword that Spencers most surprising images are of a country that I suspect many
of us believed had disappeared. The fading churches, the roaming bison, the running horses:
Spencer has found a mythical world, except it is real, and it is now, and it is ours.

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Yellowstone River, Montana (2005)

J ON M EACHA M The William and Bettye

JACK S PENCER Na sh v ille a n d Sewa n ee, Nowlin Series in Art,
Na sh v ille, Ten nessee Ten n essee History, and Culture of
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Spencer is a fine art photogra- New York Times best-selling
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Long out of print and now reis-

sued on the fortieth anniversary
of its first publication, Iowa is
the preeminent exemplar of Diana
camera work and a cult classic
highly prized by photobook collec-
tors and photographers

By Nancy Rexroth
Foreword by Alec Soth
Essay by Anne Wilkes Tucker
Essay and postscr ipt by Mark L . Power

In the early 1970s, Nancy Rexroth began photograph-

ing the rural landscapes, children, white frame houses, and do-
mestic interiors of southeastern Ohio with a plastic toy camera
called the Diana. Working with the cameras properties of soft
focus and vignetting, and further manipulating the photographs
by deliberately blurring or sometimes overlaying them, Rexroth
created dreamlike, poetic images of my
own private landscape, a state of mind. She
called this state IOWA because the photo-
graphs seemed to reference her childhood
summer visits to relatives in Iowa. Rexroth
self-published her evocative images in 1977
in the book IOWA, and the photographic
community responded immediately and
strongly to the work. Aperture published a
portfolio of IOWA images in a special issue,
The Snapshot, alongside the work of Robert
Frank, Garry Winogrand, Lee Friedlander,
and Emmet Gowin. The International Cen-
ter for Photography, the Corcoran Gallery
of Art, and the Smithsonian Institution in-
Theater, Vanceburg, Kentucky (1975) cluded IOWA images in group exhibitions.
Forty years after its original publication, IOWA has become
a classic of fine art photography, a renowned demonstration of
Rexroths ability to fashion a world of surprising aesthetic possi-

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Rexroths work is held by
major collections, including
the Museum of Modern Art, the
Center for Creative Photography,
the Smithsonian Institution,
the Corcoran Gallery of Art,
the Baltimore Museum of Art,
the Bibliothque Nationale de
France, the Library of Congress,
and the Museum of Fine Arts,
Silv er Spr ing, M a ry-
l a nd
Power is a photographer and
photography educator whose
works are in the Library of Con-
gress, the Smithsonian Institu-
My mother, Pennsville, Ohio (1970) tion, the Corcoran Gallery of
Art, the Bibliothque Nationale
A l ex S ot h de France, and other collections.
Min ne a polis, Min essota
A member of Magnum Photos
and the publisher of Little
Brown Mushroom Press, Soth
is a photographer who has
published over twenty-five
books, including Sleeping by the
Mississipi, NIAGARA, Broken
Manual, and Songbook.

Boys Flying, Aimesville, Ohio (1976)

bilities using a simple, low-tech dollar camera. Long out of print
and highly prized by photographers and photobook collectors,
IOWA is now available in a hardcover edition that includes
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twenty-two previously unpublished images. Accompanying
10 x 10 inches, 168 pages, 77
the photographs are a new foreword by Magnum photogra- duotone photos
pher and book maker Alec Soth and an essay by internationally
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Souls Against
the Concrete
By khalik allah

This volume presents a gallery

of raw and beautiful portraits
created in Harlem by the ac-
claimed young photographer
Khalik Allah, producer of the
award-winning documentary
Field Niggas and cinematogra-
pherfor Beyoncs visual album

Khalik Allah is a New Yorkbased

photographer and filmmaker whose work
has been described as street opera, si-
multaneously penetrative, hauntingly
beautiful, and visceral. His photogra-
phy has been acclaimed by the New York
Times, TIME Light Box, the New Yorker,
the Guardian, the Village Voice, the BBC,
and the Boston Globe. Since 2012, Allah
has been photographing people who fre-
quent the corner of 125th Street and Lexington Avenue in Harlem. Shooting film at night with
only the light pouring from storefront windows, street lights, cars, and flashing ambulances,
he captures raw and intimate portraits of souls against the concrete.
This volume presents a gallery of 120 portraits created with a Nikon F2 35mm camera and
a photography predicated on reality. Inviting viewers to look deeply into the faces of people
living amid poverty, drug addiction, police brutality, and everyday life, Allah seeks to dispel
fears, capture human dignity, and bring clarity to a world that outsiders rarely visit. This nu-
anced portrayal of nocturnal urban life offers a powerful and rare glimpse into the enduring
spirit of a slowly gentrifying Harlem street corner and the great legacies of black history that
live there.

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khal i k al l ah portraiture and bold aesthetics
Long Isl a nd, New Yor k takes us into a world in which
beauty, bleakness, and raw
Allah is is a New Yorkbased
spirit all intersect. From his
filmmaker and photographer.
early photography of Wu-
His award-winning
Tang Clan to his role as a
documentary film Field Niggas,
cinematographer for Beyoncs r e le as e dat e | o c t o be r
whose name was inspired by
visual album Lemonade, Allahs 13 x 9.5 inches, 130 color photos
Malcolm Xs Message to the
profoundly personal work goes
Grassroots speech, chronicles ISBN 978-1-4773-1314-5
beyond street photography to
summer nights on the corner of
delve deep into the visual stream
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This powerful photo-essay records the

last vestiges of a tradition that exerts a
universal fascination and mystique
cowboying in the American West

Mountain Ranch
By Michael Crouser
Foreword by G retel Ehrlich
The M. K. Brown Range
The mountain ranches of western Colorado pre- Life Series
serve a way of life that has nearly vanished from the American M ICHAEL CRO U SER
scene. Families who have lived on the same land for five or Min n e a polis, Min n esota
six generations raise cattle much as their ancestors did, fol- Crouser is the author of Los Toros,
lowing an annual cycle of breeding, birthing, branding, graz- which won first prize in the fine art
book category at the 2008 Interna-
ing, and selling livestock. Michael Crouser spent more than a
tional Photography Awards; and
decade (20062016) photographing family cattle ranches in Dog Run, named one of the top ten
Colorado, intrigued not by the ways their lives are changing photography books of the year by
but by the way they have stayed the same. He was, he says, Photo District News, Communica-
most interested in the tra- tion Arts, and the International
Photography Awards. In 2012 the
ditional elements of these
Leica Gallery presented a twenty-
traditional lives, . . . what five-year retrospective exhibition
they call cowboying. of his work. Crouser has taught at
Intimate without be- the International Center of Photog-
ing sentimental about the raphy, the Santa Fe Photographic
Workshops, and the Mpls Photo
realities of ranch work,
Center in Minneapolis.
Mountain Ranchs duo-
tone images capture the GRETEL EHRLICH
raw and basic elements Wyoming
of a hard and basic life. Ehrlich is the author of The
Solace of Open Spaces; Islands,
In the afterword, Crous-
the Universe, Home; A Match to
er pays verbal tribute to the Heart: One Womans Story of
ranch people who are the real deal, whose seasonal round Being Struck by Lightning; In the
of work forms the subject of the acclaimed nature writer Gre- Empire of Ice: Encounters in a
tel Ehrlichs foreword. Portraits of eight men and women who Changing Landscape; and Facing
the Wave: A Journey in the Wake
eloquently describe their long lives on Colorado mountain
of the Tsunami.
ranches complete the volume. The ever-increasing commer-
cial and residential development of traditional ranch land and r e le as e dat e | jun e
the economic difficulties facing a new generation of ranchers 8 x 11 inches, 224 pages, 168
threaten the future of cattle ranching in the mountains of duotone photos
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Music for the Unplayed
B y b+
Introduction by Jef f Chang
Side A Essay by G reg Tate
Ter ra Space Division by
Dave Tompkin s

This mid-career retrospective of the

worlds preeminent hip-hop/rap
photographer offers a unique visual
mix tape of hip-hop artists, producers,
and record dealers from the West Coast
to the global African musical diaspora.

B+ (Brian Cross) is one of the most promi-

nent hip-hop/rap photographers working today.
He has photographed more than one hundred al-
bum covers for artists such as DJ Shadow, J Dilla,
Q-Tip, Eazy E, Flying Lotus, Mos Def, David Axel-
rod, Madlib, Dilated Peoples, Damian Marley, and
Company Flow. B+ was the director of photography
for the Academy Awardnominated documentary
Exit Through the Gift Shop, and he has made music
videos for DJ Shadow, Moses Sumney, Thundercat,
Quantic, Ondatropica, and Kamasi Washington.
His photos have appeared in the New York Times,
Rolling Stone, Billboard, and the Wire.
Ghostnotes presents a mid-career retrospective of B+s photography of hip-hop music and
its sources. Taking its name from the unplayed sounds that exist between beats in a rhythm,
the book creates a visual music, putting photos next to each other to evoke unseen images in
the spaces between them. Like a DJ seamlessly overlapping and entangling disparate musics,
B+ brings together L.A. Black Arts poetry and Jamaican dub, Brazilian samba and Ethiopian
jazz, Cuban timba and Colombian cumbia. He links vendors of rare vinyl with iconic studio
wizards ranging from J Dilla and Brian Wilson to Leon Ware and George Clinton, from Da-
vid Axelrod to Shuggie Otis, Bill Withers to Ras Kass, Biggie Smalls to Timmy Thomas, DJ
Shadow to Eugene McDaniels, Dj Quik to Madlib. In this unique photographic mix tape, an
extraordinary web of associations becomes apparent, revealing unseen connections between
people, cultures, and their creations.

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Los A ngeles, Ca lifor ni a
B+ is an assistant professor in Poetics from 2004 to 2010,
the Department of Visual Arts at and he has worked in hip-hop
the University of California San culture as a photographer and
Diego and cofounder of Mochilla filmmaker for over twenty r e le as e dat e | o ct o be r
Production Company, whose years. B+s 1993 book on the LA 7 x 7 inches, 114 pages. 200 color
output includes feature-length hip-hop scene, Its Not About photos
music documentaries, music a Salary, was on best book of
videos, advertising, music, and ISBN 978-1-4773-1390-9
the year lists for Rolling Stone
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| m u s i c | Biography

With new insights into her life and music

and fascinating details about the making of
all of her albums, this is the first book about
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legend Chrissie
Hynde, the leader of The Pretenders

Chrissie Hynde
A Musical Biography
By Adam Sobse y
A musical force across four decades, a voice for the
ages, and a great songwriter, Chrissie Hynde is one of Ameri-
cas foremost rockers. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of
Fame in 2005, she and her band The Pretenders have released
ten albums since 1980. The Pretenders debut LP has been ac-
claimed one of the best albums of all time by VH1 and Roll-
ing Stone. In a business filled with pretenders and posers,
ADA M SO BSEY Hynde remains unassailably authentic. Although she blazed
Dur h a m,
the trail for countless female musicians, Hynde has never em-
North Ca rolina
braced the role of rock-feminist and once remarked, Its nev-
Sobsey is coauthor of Bull City
er been my intention to change the world or set an example
Summer: A Season at the Ball-
park, a book about minor league for others to follow. Instead, she pursued her own vision of
baseball, and has written about rocka band of motorcycles with guitars.
music and culture for the Paris Chrissie Hynde: A Musical Biography traces this legends
Review and other publications. journey from teenage encounters with rock royalty to the pub-
lication of her controversial memoir Reckless in 2015. Adam
American Music Series
David Menconi, Editor Sobsey digs deep into Hyndes catalog, extolling her underrat-
ed songwriting gifts and the greatness of The Pretenders early
rel e a s e dat e | a pri l classics and revealing how her more recent but lesser-known
5 x 8 inches, 194 pages, 10 records are not only underappreciated but actually key to un-
b&w photos
derstanding her earlier work, as well as her evolving persona.
ISBN 978-1-4773-1039-7 Sobsey hears Hyndes music as a way into her life outside the
$24.95 | 20.99 | studio, including her feminism, signature style, vegetarianism,
and Hinduism. She is a self-possessed, self-exiled idol with
no real forbears and no true musical descendants: a complete
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| m u s i c | American Studies

Musicians including Rosanne Cash, Guy

Clark, JD Souther, Jorma Kaukonen, Bill
Frisell, and Kelly Willis pose with and tell
stories about the classic Gibsons, Fenders,
Martins, and other guitars that have
become their most prized instruments

A Perfectly Good Guitar

Musicians on Their Favorite Instruments
By Chuck Holle y

Ask guitar players about their instruments, and

youre likely to get a storywhere the guitar came from, or
what makes it unique, or why the player will never part with it.
Most guitarists have strong feelings about their primary tool,
and some are downright passionate about their axes. Chuck
Holley is a professional photographer and writer who loves
music and listening to musicians talk about their trade. For
several years, he has been photographing guitarists with their
prized instruments and collecting their stories. This beauti-
M a ry v ille, Missour i
fully illustrated book presents these stories in revelatory pho-
Holley has worked as a com-
tographs and words.
mercial photographer in Min-
The guitarists included in this book range from high-pro- neapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota;
file performers, including Rosanne Cash, Guy Clark, Lau- a general assignment reporter
rence Juber, Jorma Kaukonen, JD Souther, Bill Frisell, Dave and photographer for a south-
Alvin, and Kelly Willis, to renowned studio musicians and west Iowa newspaper; and a
photographer for a university.
band members. Holleys beautifully composed photographs
portray them with their favorite guitar, including detail shots Brad and Michele Moore
of the instrument. Accompanying the photographs are the musi- Roots Music Series
cians stories about the Gibsons, Fenders, Martins, and others
that have become the guitar in their lives, the one that has a r e le as e dat e | m ay
7x 9 inches, 208 pages, 95
special lineage or intangible qualities of sustain, tone, clarity,
and comfort that make it irreplaceable. Several musicians talk
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Together, these photographs and stories underscore the great
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Woman Walk the Line

How the Women in Country Music
Changed Our Lives
B y h o l ly g l e a s o n

Explicating one of the most potent and re-

curring mass-culture fantasies, this book
explores Jewish-Christian couplings across
a century of popular American literature,
theater, film, and television

Full-tilt, hardcore, down-home, and ground-

breaking, the women of country music speak volumes with
every song. From Dolly Parton to Maybelle Carter, k.d. lang
to Taylor Swiftthese artists provided pivot points, truths,
and doses of courage for women writers at every stage of their
lives. Whether its Rosanne Cash eulogizing June Carter Cash
or a seventeen-year-old Taylor Swift considering the golden
glimmer of another precocious superstar, Brenda Lee, its
h oly g l e ason
the humanity beneath the music that resonates.
Na sh v ille, Ten nessee
Here are deeply personal essays from award-winning writers
Gleason is a Nashville-based mu-
on femme fatales, feminists, groundbreakers, and truth tell-
sic critic, academic, and artist de-
velopment consultant. Her work
ers. Acclaimed historian Holly George Warren captures the
has appeared in Rolling Stone, spark of the rockabilly sensation Wanda Jackson; Entertain-
the Los Angeles Times, the New ment Weeklys Madison Vain considers Loretta Lynns girl-
York Times, HITS, Musician, power anthem The Pill; and rocker Grace Potter embraces
CREEM, the Oxford American,
Linda Ronstadts unabashed visual and musical influence.
No Depression, and Paste.
Patty Griffin acts like a balm on a post-9/11 survivor on the
run; Emmylou Harris offers a gateway through paralyzing
grief; and Lucinda Williams proves that greatness is where
American Music Series
David Menconi, Editor you find it. Part history, part confessional, and part celebra-
tion of country, Americana, and bluegrass and the women
who make them, Woman Walk the Line is a very personal
R ele a s e D at e | s e p- collection of essays from some of Americas most intriguing
tem b e r
women writers. It speaks to the ways in which artists mark
5.5 x 8.5 inches, 335 pages
our lives at different ages and in various states of grace and
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| l i t e r at u r e | Essays and Criticism

Books Are Made of Books

A Guide to Cormac McCarthys
Literary Influences
e d i t e d B y m i ch a e l ly n n cr e w s

This groundbreaking exploration of Cormac

McCarthys literary archive draws on his
own extensive notes to identify newrly 150
writers and thinkers whose work has influ-
enced this Pulitzer Prize-winning author.

Cormac McCarthy told an interviewer for the New

York Times Magazine that books are made out of books,
but he has been famously unwilling to discuss how his own
writing draws on the works of other writers. Yet his novels
and plays masterfully appropriate and allude to an extensive
range of literary works, demonstrating that McCarthy is well
aware of literary tradition, respectful of the canon, and delib-
erately situating himself in a knowing relationship to precur- m ic h a e l lynn c r ews
Virgini a Be ach,
Virgini a
The Wittliff Collection at Texas State University acquired Mc-
Crews is an assistant professor
Carthys literary archive in 2007. In Books Are Made of Books,
of English at Regent University
Michael Lynn Crews thoroughly mines the archive to identify in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He
nearly 150 writers and thinkers that McCarthy himself refer- specializes in American and
ences in early drafts, marginalia, notes, and correspondence. contemporary literature.
Crews organizes the references into chapters devoted to Mc-
Carthys published works, the unpublished screenplay Whales Southwestern Writers
and Men, and McCarthys correspondence. For each work, Collection Series
Crews identifies the authors, artists, or other cultural figures The Wittliff Collections at Texas
State University
that McCarthy references, gives the source of the reference
Steven L. Davis, Editor
in McCarthys papers, provides context for the reference as
it appears in the archives, and explains the significance of
the reference to the novel or play that McCarthy was working R e le as e D at e | s ept em-
on. This groundbreaking exploration of McCarthys literary b er
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influencesimpossible to undertake before the opening of
the archivevastly expands our understanding of how one of
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Americas foremost authors has engaged with the ideas, im-
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| p h o t o g r a p h y | Photojournalism and Documentary

This career-spanning collection of both

iconic and rarely seen images celebrates
the work of Pulitzer Prizewinning pho-
tojournalist Eddie Adams, whose potent
visual storytelling ran the gamut from the
horrors of war to the lives of the famous
and powerful
D o l p h B ri s coe C ente r f or Am e r ican History

Eddie Adams
Bigger than the Frame
Foreword by Best-known for Saigon Execution, his Pulitzer Prizewin-
Don Carleton , ning photograph that forever shaped how the world views the
Preface by horrors of war, Eddie Adams was a renowned American pho-
Alyssa Adam s, tojournalist who won more than five hundred awards, includ-
Essay by ing the George Polk Award for News Photography three times
Anne Wilkes Tucker and the Robert Capa Gold Medal. During his fifty-year career,
he worked as a staff photographer for the Associated Press,
Time, and Parade, and his photos appeared on more than 350
magazine covers. Adams is also famous and deeply respected for
founding the Eddie Adams Workshop, an intensive photography
seminar whose graduates include twelve Pulitzer Prizewin-
ners and many others who have achieved illustrious careers in
journalism, commercial photography, and media.
Eddie Adams presents a career-spanning selection of the
Focus on American photographers finest work from the 1950s through the early
History Series 2000s, drawn from the Eddie Adams Photographic Archive at
The Dolph Briscoe Center for the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the Univer-
American History
sity of Texas at Austin. In addition to his much-praised Vietnam
University of Texas at Austin
Don Carleton, Editor War photography, the book includes images that uncannily re-
flect world and domestic issues of today, including immigration,
rel e a s e dat e | mon th conflict in the Middle East, and the refugee crisis. All of them
9 x 10 inches, 368 pages, 00 attest to Adamss overwhelming desire to tell peoples stories. As
color and 00 b&w photos
he once observed, I actually become the person I am taking a
ISBN 978-1-4773-1185-1 picture of. If you are starving, I am starving, too. Accompany-
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ing the images are an essay by internationally acclaimed photog-
raphy curator Anne Wilkes Tucker, a personal remembrance by
Adamss widow Alyssa Adams, a foreword by Briscoe Center di-
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Utterly fascinating. I thought I knew Eddie Adamss career.
I see now that what I thought I knew barely scratched
the surface. John Moore
special correspondent/Getty Images, winner of four World Press awards and
the Overseas Press Club Robert Capa Gold Medal and John Faber awards

Clockwise From Left: Jacqueline Kennedy

accepts the flag that covered her husbands
coffin, Arlington National Cemetery (1963);
Saigon Execution (1968); Fidel Castro (1984)
John Streets, Dreamy Hollow,
West Virginia (1969).

The only Associated Press
photographer to hold the title of
special correspondent, Adams
photographed thirteen wars, six
US presidents, many heads of
state, and countless celebrities. He
recorded many significant events
in the second half of the twentieth
century, creating photographs
Houston, Te x a s
that influenced public opinion
Hailed as Americas Best Cura- and changed policy; his series on
tor by Time magazine, Tucker Vietnamese boat people, Boat
served as the Gus and Lyn- of No Smiles, influenced the
dall Wortham Curator at the United States to admit 200,000
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Vietnamese refugees at the end of
where she built the photography the war. Many of Adamss images
collection and organized more continue to provoke discussion
than forty exhibitions. and debate to this day.

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| a m e ri c a n stu d i e s | Sociology

Breaking down the Blue Wall of Silence,

this landmark book investigates the
widespread illegal use of anabolic steroids
in major urban police departments and
how it contributes to excessive violence in
American politicing

Dopers in Uniform
The Hidden World of Police on Steroids
By john hoberman
The recorded use of deadly force against unarmed suspects
and sustained protest from the Black Lives Matter movement,
among others, have ignited a national debate about excessive
J oh n h o b e r m an
violence in American policing. Missing from the debate, how-
Austin, Tex a s
ever, is any discussion of a factor that is almost certainly con-
Hoberman is a social and
tributing to the violencethe use of anabolic steroids by po-
medical historian at the Uni-
versity of Texas at Austin who
lice officers. Mounting evidence from a wide range of credible
has spent thirty years research- sources suggests that many cops are abusing testosterone and
ing, lecturing, and publishing its synthetic derivatives. This drug use is illegal and encour-
on the various social impacts ages a steroidal policing style based on aggressive behaviors
of anabolic steroids. His books
and hulking physiques that diminishes public trust in law en-
include Mortal Engines: The
Science of Performance and the
Dehumanization of Sport and Dopers in Uniform offers the first assessment of the dimen-
Testosterone Dreams: Rejuvena- sions and consequences of the felony use of anabolic steroids
tion, Aphrodisia, Doping. in major urban police departments. Marshalling an array of
evidence, John Hoberman refutes the frequent claim that po-
Terry and Jan Todd
Series on Physical lice steroid use is limited to a few bad apples, explains how
Culture and Sports the Blue Wall of Silence stymies the collection of data, and
introduces readers to the broader marketplace for androgenic
R el e a s e D at e | drugs. He then turns his attention to the people and organiza-
nov e mb e r tions at the heart of police culture: the police chiefs who often
6 x 9 inches, 372 pages see scandals involving steroid use as a distraction from deal-
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| american studies |

Tackling one of todays most timely issues

from a broad, humanistic perspective,
this book explores the emotional, ethical,
and aesthetic challenges of living under
constant surveillance in post-9/11 American

Under Surveillance
Being Watched in Modern America
By Randolph Lewis

Never before has so much been known about so

many. CCTV cameras, TSA scanners, NSA databases, big data
marketers, predator drones, stop and frisk tactics, Face-
book algorithms, hidden spyware, and even old-fashioned
nosy neighborssurveillance has become so ubiquitous that
we take its presence for granted. While many types of sur-
veillance are pitched as ways to make us safer, almost no one
Ra nd olp h le wis
has examined the unintended consequences of living under
Austin, Te x a s
constant scrutiny and how it changes the way we think and
Lewis is a professor of Ameri-
feel about the world. In Under Surveillance, Randolph Lewis
can studies at the University of
offers a highly original look at the emotional, ethical, and aes- Texas at Austin. He has written
thetic challenges of living with surveillance in America since extensively on how visual
9/11. culture shapes our sense of the
Taking a broad and humanistic approach, Lewis explores nation, often focusing on people
who work outside the cultural
the growth of surveillance in surprising places, such as child-
mainstream. His previous books
hood and nature. He traces the rise of businesses designed to include Navajo Talking Picture:
provide surveillance and security, including one that caters Cinema on Native Ground.
to the Bible Belts houses of worship. And he peers into the
dark side of playful surveillance, such as eBays online guide
to Fun with Surveillance Gadgets. A worried but ultimately R e le as e D at e |
genial guide to this landscape, Lewis helps us see the hidden n o v e m be r
costs of living in a control society in which surveillance is 6 x 9 inches, 276 pages

deemed essential to governance and business alike. Written ISBN 978-1-4773-1243-8

accessibly for a general audience, Under Surveillance prompts $27.95* | hardcover
us to think deeply about what Lewis calls the soft tissue dam-
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| a r c h i t e c t u r e | United States, American Studies

Wide-ranging interviews with leading

architectural thinkers, including Thom
Mayne, Richard Meier, Robert Venturi,
Paul Goldberger, Robert Ivy, Denise Scott
Brown, Kenneth Frampton, and Robert A.
M. Stern, spotlight some of the most signifi-
cant issues in architecture today

The American Idea of Home

Conversations about Architecture and Design
By Bernard Friedman
Foreword by Meghan Daum
Home is an idea, Meghan Daum writes in the fore-
word, a story we tell ourselves about who we are and who
B ERNARD FRIED M AN and what we want closest in our midst. In The American
Los A ngeles, Ca lifor ni a Idea of Home, documentary filmmaker Bernard Friedman
Friedman is managing partner interviews more than thirty leaders in the field of architec-
of Flying Mind, a multidisci- ture about a constellation of ideas relating to housing and
plinary documentary develop- home. The interviewees include Pritzker Prize winners Thom
ment and production company. Mayne, Richard Meier, and Robert Venturi; Pulitzer Prize
He directed American Homes,
winners Paul Goldberger and Tracy Kidder; American Insti-
an animated one-thousand-year
history of residential architec- tute of Architects head Robert Ivy; and legendary architects
ture in North America. He is a such as Denise Scott Brown, Charles Gwathmey, Kenneth
founder and the current chair of Frampton, and Robert A. M. Stern.
the advisory board of the Arid The American idea of home and the many types of housing
Lands Institute, which trains de-
that embody it launch lively, wide-ranging conversations about
signers and citizens to innovate
in response to hydrologic vari- some of the most vital and important issues in architecture to-
ability brought on by climate day. The topics that Friedman and his interviewees discuss illu-
Roger Fullington Series
minate five overarching themes: the functions and meanings of
in Architecture home; history, tradition, and change in residential architecture;
activism, sustainability, and the environment; cities, suburbs,
rel e a s e dat e | m ay and regions; and technology, innovation, and materials. Fried-
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man frames the interviews with an extended introduction that
highlights these themes and helps readers appreciate the com-
ISBN 978-1-4773-1286-5 mon concerns that underlie projects as disparate as Katrina
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cottages and Frank Lloyd Wright Usonian houses. Readers
hardcover will come away from these thought-provoking interviews with
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| t e x a s | Nature and Environment, Memoir

With stories of sighting rare birds rang-

ing from an Eskimo Curlew to the cranes
of Asia, one of Americas foremost birders
recalls a lifetime of birding adventures, in-
cluding friendships with luminaries Roger
Tory Peterson, Peter Matthiessen, and
George Plimpton

One More Warbler

A Life with Birds
B y V i c t o r Em a n u e l w i t h S . K i r k W a l s h

Victor Emanuel is widely considered one of Ameri-

cas leading birders. He has observed more than six thousand
Austin, Te x a s
species during travels that have taken him to every continent.
Emanuel is the founder of Victor
He founded the largest company in the world specializing in
Emanuel Nature Tours (VENT).
birding tours and one of the most respected ones in ecotour- In 1957, he founded (and con-
ism. Emanuel has received some of birdings highest honors, tinues to compile) the record-
including the Roger Tory Peterson Award from the American breaking Freeport Christmas
Birding Association and the Arthur A. Allen Award from the Bird Count.
Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology. He also started the first
birding camps for young people, which he considers one of his Austin, Te x a s
greatest achievements.
Walshs work has been published
In One More Warbler, Emanuel recalls a lifetime of bird-
in the New York Times Book
ing adventuresfrom his childhood sighting of a male Cardi- Review, Los Angeles Review of
nal that ignited his passion for birds to a once-in-a-lifetime Books, and Boston Globe.
journey to Asia to observe all eight species of cranes of that
continent. He tells fascinating stories of meeting his mentors Mildred Wyatt-Wold
Series in ornithology
who taught him about birds, nature, and conservation, and
later, his close circle of friendsTed Parker, Peter Matthies- r e le as e dat e | m ay
sen, George Plimpton, Roger Tory Peterson, and otherswho 6 x 9 inches, 296 pages, 8 color
he frequently birded and traveled with around the world. and 13 b&w photos
Emanuel writes about the sighting of an Eskimo Curlew, ISBN 978-1-4773-1238-4
thought to be extinct, on Galveston Island; setting an all-time $29.95 | 24.99 |
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| l a t i n a m e r i c a n s t u d i e s | Anthropology, Politics, and Economics

Kuxlejal Politics
Indigenous Autonomy, Race, and Decolonizing
Research in Zapatista Communities
By mariana mora

This work of activist anthropology investigates the decolonizing

cultural practices that the Zapatistas of Chiapas employed to re-
sist the racialized policies of the Mexican neoliberal state and as-
sert their autonomy Over the past two decades, Zapatista indigenous
community members have asserted their autonomy and
self-determination by using everyday practices as part of
their struggle for lekil kuxlejal, a dignified
collective life connected to a specific territory.
This in-depth ethnography summarizes Mari-
ana Moras more than ten years of extended
research and solidarity work in Chiapas, with
Tseltal and Tojolabal community members
helping to design and evaluate her fieldwork.
The result of that collaborationa work of
activist anthropologyreveals how Zapatista kuxlejal (or
life) politics unsettle key racialized effects of the Mexican
neoliberal state. Through detailed narratives, thick descrip-
m ari an a m ora
tions, and testimonies, Kuxlejal Politics focuses on central
Mex ico Cit y, Mex ico
spheres of Zapatista indigenous autonomy, particularly gov-
Mora is an associate professor erning practices, agrarian reform, womens collective work,
and researcher at the Center for
and the implementation of justice, as well as health and
Research and Higher Studies in
Social Anthropology (CIE- education projects. Mora situates the proposals, possibili-
SAS). She coedited the book ties, and challenges associated with these decolonializing
Luchas muy otras: Zapatismo cultural politics in relation to the racialized restructur-
y autonoma en comunidades ing that has characterized the Mexican state over the past
indgenas de chiapas.
twenty years. She demonstrates how, despite official multi-
cultural policies designed to offset the historical exclusion
rel e a s e dat e | of indigenous people, the Mexican state actually refueled
dec e mb e r racialized subordination through ostensibly color-blind
6 x 9 inches, 296 pages, 21 b&w
policies, including neoliberal land reform and poverty al-
photos, 2 maps
leviation programs. Moras findings allow her to critically
ISBN 978-1-4773-1447-0 analyze the deeply complex and often contradictory ways
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in which the Zapatistas have reconceptualized the political
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| l a t i n a m e r i c a n s t u d i e s | Politics, and Economics

Everyday We Live is the Future

Surviving in a City of Disasters
B y d o u g l a s h ay ne s

Reminiscent of Katherine Boos bestseller,

Behind the Beautiful Forevers, this vivid,
cautionary tale of urban inequality and
the human suffering caused by climate
change recounts the true stories of two Nica-
raguan families quests to survive in one of
the worlds most disaster-prine cities

When she was only nine, Dayani Baldelomar left

her Nicaraguan village with nothing more than a change
of clothes. She was among tens of thousands of rural
migrants to Managua in the 1980s and 1990s. After years
of homelessness, Dayani landed in a shantytown called The
Widows, squeezed between a drainage ditch and putrid Lake
Managua. Her neighbor, Yadira Castelln, also migrated
from the mountains. Driven by hope for a better future for
their children, Dayani, Yadira, and their husbands invent D o u gla s h aye s
jobs in Managuas spreading markets and dumps, joining the m a dison, Wisconsin
planets burgeoning informal economy. But a swelling tide Hayes is an essayist, journal-
of family crises and environmental calamities threaten to ist, and poet whose work has
break their toehold in the city. appeared in Orion, Longreads,
Dayanis and Yadiras struggles reveal one of the worlds Virginia Quarterly Review,
Huffington Post, Boston
biggest challenges: by 2050, almost one-third of all people
Review, and many other pub-
will likely live in slums without basic services, vulnerable to lications. He teaches writing
disasters caused by the convergence of climate change and at the University of Wisconsin
breakneck urbanization. To tell their stories, Douglas Haynes Oshkosh.
followed Dayanis and Yadiras families for five years, learning
firsthand how their lives in the city are a tightrope walk r e le as e dat e |
between new opportunities and chronic insecurity. Every o ct o be r
6 x 9 inches, 262 pages, 7 b&w
Day We Live Is the Future is a gripping, unforgettable account
photos, 2 maps
of two womens herculean efforts to persevere and educate
ISBN 978-1-4773-1418-0
their children. It sounds a powerful call for understanding
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and why their lives matter for us all. UT Press Controls
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| f i l m , m e d i a a n d p o p u l a r c u lt u r e | Industry & Production

Cineaste on Film Criticism,

Programming, and Preservation in
the New Millennium
edited By cynthia lucia and rahul hamid
Collecting some of the most frequently requested
articles from one of th emost influential publications
in film, this volume explores the paradoxical
ways that digital technology and the Internet have
transformed film criticism, programming, and

Digital technology and the Internet have revolu-

tionized film criticism, programming, and preservation in
deeply paradoxical ways. The Internet allows almost everyone
C y n t h i a Lu c i a
to participate in critical discourse, but many print publica-
New Yor k, New Yor k
tions and salaried positions for professional film critics have
Lucia has served on Cineastes
been eliminated. Digital technologies have broadened access
editorial board for more than
two decades. She is a professor
to filmmaking capabilities, as well as making thousands of
of English and the director of the older films available on DVD and electronically. At the same
Film/Media Studies Program at time, however, fewer older films can be viewed in their origi-
Rider University. nal celluloid format, and newer, digitally produced films that
have no material prototype are threatened by ever-changing
Rah u l H a m i d servers that render them obsolete and inaccessible.
New Yor k, New Yor k Cineaste, one of the oldest and most influential publications
Hamid has been an editor focusing on film, has investigated these trends through a se-
at Cineaste for ten years. He ries of symposia with the top film critics, programmers, and
teaches film studies at New York
preservationists in the United States and beyond. This volume
Universitys Gallatin School of
Individualized Study, where he
compiles several of these symposia: Film Criticism in America
is director of student affairs. Today (2000), International Film Criticism Today (2005),
Film Criticism in the Age of the Internet (2008), Film Criti-
cism: The Next Generation (2013), The Art of Repertory
Film Exhibition and Digital Age Challenges (2010), and Film
rel e a s e dat e | de c e m -
ber Preservation in the Digital Age (2011). It also includes inter-
6 x 9 inches, 352 pages, 20 b&w views with the late, celebrated New Yorker film critic Pauline
photos Kael and the critic John Bloom (Joe Bob Briggs), as well as
ISBN 978-1-4773-1341-1 interviews with the programmers/curators Peter von Bagh
$29.95 | paperback and Mark Cousins and with the film preservationist George
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This lively biography of the screenwriter

of 1980s hit movies Top Gun, Beverly Hills
Cop II, Beetlejuice, and Batman illumi-
nates issues of film authorship that have
become even more contested in the era of
blockbuster filmmaking

Rewrite Man
The Life and Career of
Screenwriter Warren Skaaren
By Alison Macor

In Rewrite Man, Alison Macor tells an engrossing

story about the challenges faced by a top screenwriter at the
crossroads of mixed and conflicting agendas in Hollywood.
Whether writing love scenes for Tom Cruise on the set of Top
Gun, running lines with Michael Keaton on Beetlejuice, or ALISON M ACOR
crafting Nietzschean dialogue Austin, Te x a s
for Jack Nicholson on Batman, Macor is the author of Chain-
Warren Skaaren collaborated saws, Slackers, and Spy Kids:
with many of New Hollywoods Thirty Years of Filmmaking in
most powerful stars, producers, Austin, Texas, which won the
Peter C. Rollins Book of the
and directors. By the time of
Year Award from the Southwest
his premature death in 1990, Popular/American Culture
Skaaren was one of Hollywoods Association. A freelance writer,
highest-paid writers, although he she has taught film courses at
rarely left Austin, where he lived the University of Texas at Aus-
tin and Texas State University.
and worked. Yet he had to battle
for shared screenwriting credit
on these films, and his struggles yield a new understanding
of the secretive screen credit arbitration processa process r e le as e dat e | m ay
that has only become more intense, more litigious, and more 6 x 9 inches, 272 pages, 15 b&w
public for screenwriters and their union, the Writers Guild
of America, since Skaarens time. His story, told through a ISBN 978-0-292-75945-9
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R e c e n t l y P ub l i s h e d

P hoto graphs by

Essay by


Hillary Clinton
Th e M a k i n g o f

The Whit e House Yea r s

The Making of The Recurring Dream

Hillary Clinton
The White House Years by rocky schenck
by robert mcneely foreword by william friedkin
preface by don carleton
ISBN 978-1-4773-1066-3
ISBN 978-1-4773-1167-7
$50.00 | 41.00 hardcover

The Mechanical Horse We Could Not Fail

How the Bicycle Reshaped American Life The First African Americans
in the Space Program
by margaret guroff by richard paul and
steven moss
ISBN 978-0-292-74362-5 ISBN 978-1-4773-1113-4
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Dont Suck, Dont Die It Starts with Trouble Becoming Belafonte

Giving Up Vic Chesnutt William Goyen and the Black Artist, Public Radical
by kristin hersh Life of Writing by judith e. smith
foreword by amanda petrusich by clark davis
ISBN 978-1-4773-1051-9
ISBN 978-1-4773-1136-3 ISBN 978-1-4773-1067-0 $24.95* | 20.99
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T Bone Burnett A Pure Solar World

A Life in Pursuit Sun Ra and the Birth
by lloyd sachs of Afrofuturism
by paul youngquist
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n e w i n pa p e r b a c k

Border Odyssey
Travels along the U.S./Mexico
b y c h a r l e s D . T h o mp s o n j r .
ISBN 978-1-4773-1400-5

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John Prine
In Spite of Himself
by eddie huffman
ISBN 978-1-4773-1399-2

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Rolling Stone 10 Best Music International Photography

Books of 2016 Awards
NPR Best Books of 2016 1st Place, Professional: Book,

Maddonaland Afghanistan
Between Hope and Fear
And Other Detours into Fame
and Fandom B y Pau l a Br o n s t ein
Fore word by Kim Barker, Intro -
By alina simone duction by Chr i stina Lamb
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Eli Reed The Light of Coincidence

A Long Walk Home
Photos of Kenneth Josephson
Photographs by Eli Reed Fore word by G er r y Ba dger
Introdu ction by Paul Therou x Essay by Lynne War ren

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books for
Arts of the South, from The Arts of Life in
America, Thomas Hart Benton, 1932.
T. H. Benton and R. P. Benton
Testamentary Trusts/UMB Bank
Trustee/Licensed by VAGA, New York,
NY. Image courtesy of the New Britain
Museum of American Art, New Britain,
Conn. From Frankie and Johnny by
Stacy I. Morgan.
Huddie Ledbetter in New York City,
n.d. Alan Lomax Collection, American
Folklife Center; courtesy of the Lead
Belly Estate, Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

University of Texas Press | spring 2017

| a m e r i c a n s t u d i e s | History, Popular Culture

With chapters on Lead Belly, Thomas Hart

Benton, John Huston, Mae West, and
Sterling Brown, this innovative book
presents a new argument for the centrality
of African American folklore as a source of
cultural expression in the 1930s

Frankie and Johnny

Race, Gender, and the Work of African
American Folklore in 1930s America
By S tacy I. Morgan

Originating in a homicide in St. Louis in 1899, the

ballad of Frankie and Johnny became one of Americas most
familiar songs during the first half of the twentieth century. It
crossed lines of race, class, and artistic genres, taking form in
such varied expressions as a folk song performed by Huddie
Ledbetter (Lead Belly); a ballet choreographed by Ruth Page STACY I . M ORGAN
Tusca loosa, A l a ba m a
and Bentley Stone under New Deal sponsorship; a mural in
the Missouri State Capitol by Thomas Hart Benton; a play by Morgan is an associate profes-
John Huston; a motion picture, She Done Him Wrong, that sor of American studies at the
University of Alabama. He is
made Mae West a national celebrity; and an anti-lynching
the author of Rethinking Social
poem by Sterling Brown. Realism: African American Art
In this innovative book, Stacy I. Morgan explores why Af- and Literature, 19301953.
rican American folkloreand Frankie and Johnny in par-
ticularbecame prized source material for artists of diverse R e le as e D at e | apr il
6 x 9 inches, 326 pages, 46 b&w
political and aesthetic sensibilities. He looks at a confluence
of factors, including the Harlem Renaissance, the Great De-
ISBN 978-1-4773-1208-7
pression, and resurgent nationalism, that led those creators to
$29.95* | 24.99 |
engage with this ubiquitous song. Morgans research uncov- C$44.95
ers the wide range of work that artists called upon African paperback
American folklore to perform in the 1930s, as it alternately
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priate subjects for artistic expression. He demonstrates that C$135.00
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| latin americ an studies | Pre-Columbian Archaeology, Anthropology

The worlds leading authority on Inka

khipus presents a comprehensive overview
of the types of information recorded in these
H I S T O R Y knotted strings, demonstrating how they
K N O T S can serve as primary documents for a his-
Reading Khipus as Primary Sources

gary urton
tory of the Inka empire

Inka History in Knots

Reading Khipus as Primary Sources
By Gary Urton
Ink a khipusspun and plied cords that record in-
formation through intricate patterns of knots and colors
constitute the only available primary sources on the Inka
empire not mediated by the hands, minds, and motives of the
conquering Europeans. As such, they offer direct insight into
the worldview of the Inkaa view that differs from European
thought as much as khipus differ from alphabetic writing,
which the Inka did not possess. Scholars have spent decades
attempting to decipher the Inka khipus, and Gary Urton has
Joe R. and Teresa Lozano
Long Series in Latin
become the worlds leading authority on these artifacts.
American and Latino Art In Inka History in Knots, Urton marshals a lifetime of
and Culture study to offer a grand overview of the types of quantative in-
formation recorded in khipus and to show how these records
R el e a s e D at e | a pr i l can be used as primary sources for an Inka history of the em-
6 x 9 inches, 320 pages, 13 color
and 48 b&w photos, 12 b&w il-
pire that focuses on statistics, demography, and the longue
lustrations, 10 maps dure social processes that characterize a civilization contin-
uously adapting to and exploiting its environment. Whether
ISBN 978-1-4773-1199-8
$27.95* | 22.99 | the Inka khipu keepers were registering census data, record-
C$41.95 ing tribute, or performing many other administrative tasks,
paperback Urton asserts that they were key players in the organization
ISBN 978-1-4773-1198-1 and control of subject populations throughout the empire and
$85.00* | 70.00 | that khipu recordkeeping vitally contributed to the emer-
C$127.50 gence of political complexity in the Andes. This new view of
the importance of khipus promises to fundamentally reorient
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This book will be read and cited
for decades. Urtons work is
absolutely brilliant. Sabine Hyland,
University of St. Andrews, author of The Chankas and
the Priest: A Tale of Murder and Exile in Highland Peru

No one else in the world is as well-

informed or positioned to write
on this subject.
T e r e n c e N . D A lt r o y,
Columbia University, author
of The Incas: Second Edition

Ca mbr idge,
M a ssachuset ts
A recipient of both MacArthur
and Guggenheim fellowships,
Urton is the Dumbarton Oaks
Professor of Pre-Columbian
Studies and chair of the
Department of Anthropology
at Harvard University. He is
the author of numerous books
and edited volumes on Andean/
Quechua cultures and Inka
civilization, including Signs of
the Inka Khipu: Binary Coding
in the Andean Knotted-String
Khipu UR9. Courtesy, Ethnologisches Museum,
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Preussischer Kulturbesitz.

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Two empty chamber tombs and evidence
of a burial, Huaca Prieta, Unit 10

University of Texas Press | spring 2017

| lat i n a me r i c a n s tu d i e s | Pre-Columbian Archaeology, Anthropology

This landmark, interdisciplinary volume

on the excavation of one of the longest-oc-
cupied yet most enigmatic sites in human
history sheds new light on how civilization
began among farmers and fishermen some
fourteen thousand years ago

Where the Land Meets the Sea

Fourteen Millennia of Human History
at Huaca Prieta, Peru
Ed i t ed b y T o m D. D il l eh ay
Huaca Prietaone the worlds best-known, yet
least understood, early maritime mound sitesand other
Preceramic sites on the north coast of Peru bear witness to the
beginnings of civilization in the Americas. Across more than
fourteen millennia of human occupation, the coalescence of
maritime, agricultural, and pastoral economies in the north TO M D . DILLEHAY
coast settlements set in motion long-term biological and cul- Na sh v ille, Ten n essee
tural transformations that led to increased social complexity Dillehay is the Rebecca Webb
and food production, and later the emergence of preindustrial Wilson University Distinguished
Professor of Anthropology, Reli-
states and urbanism. These developments make Huaca Prieta
gion, and Culture and Profes-
a site of global importance in world archaeology. sor of Anthropology and Latin
This landmark volume presents the findings of a major American Studies at Vanderbilt
archaeological investigation carried out at Huaca Prieta, the University. He is the author, co-
nearby mound Paredones, and several Preceramic domestic author, or editor of twenty books,
including The Settlement of the
sites in the lower Chicama Valley between 2006 and 2013
Americas: A New Prehistory.
by an interdisciplinary team of more than fifty international
specialists. The books contributors report on and analyze R e le as e D at e | augus t
the extensive material records from the sites, including data 8 x 11 inches, 832 pages, 8
on the architecture and spatial patterns; floral, faunal, and color and 97 b&w photos, 1 color
and 31 b&w illustrations, 15
lithic remains; textiles; basketry; and more. Using this rich
data, they build new models of the social, economic, and on-
ISBN 978-1-4773-1149-3
tological practices of these early peoples, who appear to have
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Top: Season 1, episode 12 (2002). Bottom: Season 3,
episode 2 (2004).

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| f i l m , m e d i a , a n d p o p u l a r c u lt u r e | Television, Race

The first comprehensive, season-by-season

analysis of the critically acclaimed HBO
series The Wire, this book explicates the
complex narrative arc of the entire series
and its sweeping vision of institutional
failure in the postindustrial United States

Connecting The Wire

Race, Space, and Postindustrial Baltimore
By S tanle y Corkin
Cincin nati, Ohio
Critically acclaimed as one of the best television
shows ever produced, the HBO series The Wire (20022008) Corkin is Charles Phelps Taft
is a landmark event in television history, offering a raw and Professor and Niehoff Profes-
sor of Film and Media Studies
dramatically compelling vision of the teeming drug trade and
in the Departments of History
the vitality of life in the abandoned spaces of the postindus- and English at the University of
trial United States. With a sprawling narrative that drama- Cincinnati. His previous books
tizes the intersections of race, urban history, and the neolib- include Starring New York:
eral moment, The Wire offers an intricate critique of a society Filming the Grime and Glamour
of the Long 1970s.
riven by racism and inequality.
In Connecting The Wire, Stanley Corkin presents the first Texas Film and Media
comprehensive, season-by-season analysis of the entire series. Studies Series
Focusing on the shows depictions of the built environment of Thomas Schatz, Editor
the city of Baltimore and the geographic dimensions of race
R e le as e D at e | f e br u -
and class, he analyzes how The Wires creator and showrun-
ner, David Simon, uses the show to develop a social vision of 6 x 9 inches, 260 pages, 58 b&w
its historical moment, as well as a device for critiquing many photos
social givens. In The Wires gritty portrayals of drug dealers, ISBN 978-1-4773-1177-6
cops, longshoremen, school officials and students, and mem- $27.95* | 22.99 |
bers of the judicial system, Corkin maps a web of relation- C$41.95
ships and forces that define urban social life, and the lives of paperback
the urban underclass in particular, in the early twenty-first ISBN 978-1-4773-1176-9
century. He makes a compelling case that, with its embedded $85.00* | 70.00 |
history of race and race relations in the United States, The C$127.50
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of urban life in contemporary popular culture. UT Press Controls
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| f i l m , m e d i a , a n d p o p u l a r c u lt u r e | Directors & Stars

Exploring the body politics surrounding

stars Melissa McCarthy, Gabourey Sidibe,
Peter Dinklage, Danny Trejo, Betty White,
and Laverne Cox, this book reveals how
non-normative celebrity bodies address cul-
tural anxieties about pressing social and
political issues

Rebellious Bodies
Stardom, Citizenship, and the New Body Politics
B y Ru s s e l l M e e u f
Celebrity culture today teems with stars who
challenge long-held ideas about a normal body. Plus-size
and older actresses are rebelling against the cultural obses-
sion with slender bodies and youth. Physically disabled actors
and actresses are moving beyond the stock roles and stereo-
types that once constrained their opportunities. Stars of vari-
ous races and ethnicities are crafting new narratives about
cultural belonging, while transgender performers are chal-
lenging our cultures assumptions about gender and identity.
Moscow, Ida ho But do these new players in contemporary entertainment me-
dia truly signal a new acceptance of body diversity in popular
Meeuf is an assistant professor
in the School of Journalism and culture?
Mass Media at the University Focusing on six key examplesMelissa McCarthy,
of Idaho. Gabourey Sidibe, Peter Dinklage, Danny Trejo, Betty White,
and Laverne CoxRebellious Bodies examines the new body
R ele a s e D at e | ma rc h
politics of stardom, situating each star against a prominent
6 x 9 inches, 286 pages, 29 b&w
photos cultural anxiety about bodies and inclusion, evoking issues
ranging from the obesity epidemic and the rise of postracial
ISBN 978-1-4773-1181-3
rhetoric to disability rights, Latino/a immigration, an aging
$29.95* | 24.99 |
C$44.95 population, and transgender activism. Using a wide variety
paperback of sources featuring these celebritiesfilms, TV shows, enter-
ISBN 978-1-4773-1180-6 tainment journalism, and moreto analyze each ones media
$90.00 *| 74.00 | persona, Russell Meeuf demonstrates that while these stars
C$135.00 are promoted as examples of a supposedly more inclusive in-
hardcover dustry, the reality is far more complex. Revealing how their
bodies have become sites for negotiating the still-contested
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Top to bottom: Gabourey Sidibe as Claireece Precious Jones in Precious (Lee Daniels Entertainment, 2009); Melissa
McCarthy as Megan with Kristen Wiig in Bridesmaids (Apatow Productions, 2011); Patricia Clarkson as Olivia Harris, Peter
Dinklage as Finbar McBride, and Bobby Cannavale as Joe Oramas in The Station Agent (Miramax, 2003)

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| f i l m , m e d i a , a n d popular cult ur e | Race, American Studies

With insightful analyses of the

contributions of jazz composers such as
Miles Davis, Duke Ellington and Billy
Strayhorn, Chico Hamilton, and John
Lewis, this book explores the complex roles
of jazz and race in classic film noir

Jazz and Cocktails

Rethinking Race and the Sound of Film Noir
By Jans B. Wager

Film noir showcased hard-boiled men and danger-

ous femmes fatales, rain-slicked city streets, pools of inky
JANS B . WAGER darkness cut by shards of light, and, occasionally, jazz. Jazz
Sa lt L a k e Cit y, Uta h served as a shorthand for the seduction and risks of the mean
Wager coordinates cinema streets in early film noir. As working jazz musicians began to
studies and is a professor of compose the scores for and appear in noir films of the 1950s,
English and literature at Utah black musicians found a unique way of asserting their right to
Valley University. Her previous
participate fully in American life.
books are Dames in the Drivers
Seat: Rereading Film Noir and Jazz and Cocktails explores the use of jazz in film noir,
Dangerous Dames: Women and from its early function as a signifier of danger, sexuality, and
Representation in the Weimar otherness to the complex role it plays in film scores in which
Street Film and Film Noir. jazz invites the spectator into the narrative while simulta-
neously transcending the film and reminding viewers of the
R el e a s e D at e | mar c h
6 x 9 inches, 176 pages, 51 b&w world outside the movie theater. Jans B. Wager looks at the
photos work of jazz composers such as Miles Davis, Duke Ellington
ISBN 978-1-4773-1227-8
and Billy Strayhorn, Chico Hamilton, and John Lewis as she
$24.95* | 20.99 | analyzes films including Sweet Smell of Success, Elevator to
C$37.50 the Gallows, Anatomy of a Murder, Odds Against Tomorrow,
paperback and considers the neonoir American Hustle. Wager demon-
ISBN 978-1-4773-1226-1 strates how the evolving role of jazz in film noir reflected cul-
$85.00* | 70.00 | tural changes instigated by black social activism during and
C$127.00 after World War II and altered Hollywood representations of
race and music.

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| f i l m , m e d i a , a n d p o p u l a r c u lt u r e | Genre, Jewish Studies

Explicating one of the most potent and re-

curring mass-culture fantasies, this book
explores Jewish-Christian couplings across
a century of popular American literature,
theater, film, and television

Why Harry Met Sally

Subversive Jewishness, Anglo-
Christian Power, and the
Rhetoric of Modern Love
By Joshua Louis Moss
From immigrant ghetto love stories such as The Chico, Ca lifor ni a
Cohens and the Kellys (1926), through romantic comedies
Moss is an assistant professor of
including Meet the Parents (2000) and Knocked Up (2007), to
screenwriting and media studies
television series such as Transparent (2014), Jewish-Chris- at California State University,
tian couplings have been a staple of popular culture for over a Chico. He has also worked as a
century. In these pairings, Joshua Louis Moss argues, the un- show creator, writer, producer,
ruly screen Jew is the privileged representative of progressiv- and executive producer in the
entertainment industry.
ism, secular modernism, and the cosmopolitan sensibilities of
the mass-media age. But his/her unruliness is nearly always Exploring Jewish Arts
contained through romantic union with the Anglo-Christian and Culture
partner. This Jewish-Christian meta-narrative has recurred Robert H. Abzug, Series Editor
time and again as one of the most powerful and enduring, al- Director of the Schsterman
Center for Jewish Studies
though unrecognized, mass-culture fantasies.
Using the innovative framework of coupling theory, Why R e le as e D at e | july
Harry Met Sally surveys three major waves of Jewish-Chris- 6 x 9 inches, 400 pages, 29 b&w
tian couplings in popular American literature, theater, film, photos
and television. Moss explores how first-wave European and ISBN 978-1-4773-1283-4
American creators in the early twentieth century used such $29.95* | 24.99 |
couplings as an extension of modernist sensibilities and the C$44.95
American melting pot. He then looks at how New Holly-
wood of the late 1960s revived these couplings as a sexually ISBN 978-1-4773-1282-7
provocative response to the political conservatism and repre- $90.00* | 74.00 |
sentational absences of postwar America. Finally, Moss iden-
tifies the third wave as emerging in television sitcoms, Broad-
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| f i l m , m e d i a , a n d p o p u l a r c u lt u r e | Global Film, Genre

The first wide-ranging look at horror and

the supernatural in Bollywood films made
since 1949, this interdisciplinary study
explores how gender and genre intersect
in cinematic tales of unproductive love,
abominable creatures, and unspeakable ap-

Haunting Bollywood
Gender, Genre, and the Supernatural in
Hindi Commercial Cinema
By Meheli Sen Haunting Bollywood is a pioneering, interdisci-
plinary inquiry into the supernatural in Hindi cinema that
draws from literary criticism, postcolonial studies, queer the-
ory, history, and cultural studies. Hindi commercial cinema
Piscataway, New Jersey
has been invested in the supernatural since its earliest days,
Sen is an assistant professor
but only a small segment of these films have been adequately
in the Department of African,
Middle Eastern, and South
explored in scholarly work; this book addresses this gap by
Asian Lan-guages and Litera- focusing on some of Hindi cinemas least explored genres.
tures (AMESALL) and the Cin- From Gothic ghost films of the 1950s to snake films of the
ema Studies Program at Rutgers 1970s and 1980s to todays globally influenced zombie and
University. She is the coeditor of
vampire films, Meheli Sen delves into what the supernatural is
Figurations in Indian Film.
and the varied modalities through which it raises questions of
R ele a s e D at e | ma rc h film form, history, modernity, and gender in South Asian pub-
6 x 9 inches, 292 pages, 30 b&w lic cultures. Arguing that the supernatural is dispersed among
photos multiple genres and constantly in conversation with global cin-
ISBN 978-1-4773-1158-5 ematic forms, she demonstrates that it is an especially malleable
$27.95* | 22.99 | impulse that routinely pushes Hindi film into new formal and
C$41.95 stylistic territories. Sen also argues that gender is a particularly
accommodating stage on which the supernatural rehearses its
ISBN 978-1-4773-1157-8 most basic compulsions; thus, the interface between gender
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and genre provides an exceptionally productive lens into Hindi
cinemas negotiation of the modern and the global. Haunting
Bollywood reveals that the supernaturals unruly energies con-
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| film, media, and popular culture | Industry & Production

Drawing on Cormac McCarthys recently

opened archive, as well as interviews with
several of his collaborators, this book pres-
ents the first comprehensive overview of
McCarthys writing for film and theater, as
well as film adaptations of his novels

Cormac McCarthy and

Page, Stage, Screen
By S tace y Peeble s

Cormac McCarthy is renowned as the author of STACEY P EE B LES

popular and acclaimed novels such as Blood Meridian, All Da n v ille, K en tuck y
the Pretty Horses, and The Road. Throughout his career, how-
Peebles is an associate professor
ever, McCarthy has also invested deeply in writing for film and of English and director of film
theater, an engagement with other forms of storytelling that is studies at Centre College. She
often overlooked. He is the author of five screenplays and two is vice-president of the Cormac
plays, and he has been significantly involved with three of the McCarthy Society, editor of the
Cormac McCarthy Journal, and
seven film adaptations of his work. In this book, Stacey Peebles
author of Welcome to the Suck:
offers the first extensive overview of this relatively unknown Narrating the American Soldiers
aspect of McCarthys writing life, including the ways in which Experience in Iraq.
other artists have interpreted his work for the stage and screen.
Drawing on many primary sources in McCarthys recently R e le as e D at e | jun e
6 x 9 inches, 280 pages, 15 b&w
opened archive, as well as interviews, Peebles covers the 1977
televised film The Gardeners Son; McCarthys unpublished
ISBN 978-1-4773-1231-5
screenplays from the 1980s that became the foundation for
$29.95* | 24.99 |
his Border Trilogy novels and No Country for Old Men; vari- C$44.95
ous successful and unsuccessful productions of his two plays; paperback
and all seven film adaptations of his work, including John
ISBN 978-1-4773-1204-9
Hillcoats The Road (2009) and the Coen brothers Oscar- $90.00* | 74.00 |
winning No Country for Old Men (2007). Emerging from this C$135.00
narrative is the central importance of tragedythe rich and hardcover
varied portrayals of violence and suffering and the human re-
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| f i l m , m e d i a , a n d p o p u l a r c u l t u r e | Comics

Uniting the perspectives of comics studies and

childhood studies, this pioneering collection
is the first book devoted to representations
of childhood in iconic US and international
comics from the 1930s to the present

Picturing Childhood
Youth in Transnational Comics
E d i t e d b y M a r k H e i m e r m a n n a n d B r i t t a n y Tu l l i s
Foreword by Freder ick Aldama

M ARK HEI M ER M ANN Comics and childhood have had a richly inter-
holds a PhD in English from the twined history for nearly a century. From Richard Outcaults
University of WisconsinMil-
Yellow Kid, Winsor McCays Little Nemo, and Harold Grays
Little Orphan Annie to Hergs Tintin (Belgium), Jos Esco-
B RITTANY TU LLIS bars Zipi and Zape (Spain), and Wilhelm Buschs Max and
is an assistant professor of Moritz (Germany), iconic child characters have given both
Spanish and women and kids and adults not only hours of entertainment but also an
gender studies at St. Ambrose
important vehicle for exploring childrens lives and the some-
University in Davenport, Iowa.
times challenging realities that surround them.
World Comics and Bringing together comic studies and childhood studies,
Graphic Nonfiction this pioneering collection of essays provides the first wide-
Series ranging account of how children and childhood, as well as the
Frederick Luis Aldama and larger cultural forces behind their representations, have been
Christopher Gonzlez, Editors
depicted in comics from the 1930s to the present. The authors
R ele a s e D at e | ma rc h address issues such as how comics reflect a spectrum of cul-
6 x 9 inches, 290 pages, 50 b&w tural values concerning children, sometimes even resisting
illustrations dominant cultural constructions of childhood; how sensitive
ISBN 978-1-4773-1162-2 social issues, such as racial discrimination or the construction
$27.95* | 22.99 | and enforcement of gender roles, can be explored in comics
C$41.95 through the use of child characters; and the ways in which
paperback comics use children as metaphors for other issues or concerns.
ISBN 978-1-4773-1161-5 Specific topics discussed in the book include diversity and in-
$85.00* | 70.00 | clusiveness in Little Audrey comics of the 1950s and 1960s,
C$127.00 the fetishization of adolescent girls in Japanese manga, the
use of children to build national unity in Finnish wartime
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Tracing the rise of the Marvel Comics brand

from the creation of the Fantastic Four to
the development of the Marvel Cinematic
Universe, this volume of original essays
considers how a comic book publisher
became a transmedia empire

Make Ours Marvel

Media Convergence and a Comics Universe
Edi t ed by M at t Yo cke y

The creation of the Fantastic Four effectively

launched the Marvel Comics brand in 1961. Within ten years,
the introduction (or reintroduction) of characters such as Spi-
der-Man, the Hulk, Iron Man, Captain America, and the X- M ATT YOCKEY
Men catapulted Marvel past its primary rival, DC Comics, for Toledo, Ohio
domination of the comic book market. Since the 2000s, the Yockey is an associate professor
companys iconic characters have leaped from page to screens of film and media studies at the
with the creation of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which University of Toledo. He is the
includes everything from live-action film franchises of Iron author of Batman, a volume in
the TV Milestones Series.
Man and the Avengers to television and streaming media,
including the critically acclaimed Netflix series Daredevil World Comics and
and Jessica Jones. Marvel, now owned by Disney, has clearly Graphic Nonfiction
found the key to transmedia success. Series
Make Ours Marvel traces the rise of the Marvel brand and Frederick Luis Aldama and
Christopher Gonzlez, editors
its transformation into a transmedia empire over the past fifty
years. A dozen original essays range across topics such as how R e le as e D at e | jun e
Marvel expanded the notion of an all-star team book with The 6 x 9 inches, 364 pages, 52 b&w
Avengers, which provided a roadmap for the later films, to the photos
companys attempts to create lasting female characters and ISBN 978-1-4773-1250-6
readerships, to its regular endeavors to reinvigorate its brand $29.95* | 74.00 |
while still maintaining the stability that fans crave. Demon- C$44.95
strating that the secret to Marvels success comes from adept- paperback

ly crossing media boundaries while inviting its audience to ISBN 978-1-4773-1249-0

participate in creating Marvels narrative universe, this book $90.00* | 74.00 |
shows why the company and its characters will continue to
influence storytelling and transmedia empire building for the
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| h i s t o r y | United States

Power Moves
Transportation, Politics, and
Development in Houston
By k y le shelt on
Adding an important new chapter to the
history of postwar metropolitan develop-
ment, this book investigates how struggles
over transportation systems have defined
both the physical and po-litical landscapes
of Houston
Since World War II, Houston has become a burgeon-
ing, internationally connected metropolisand a sprawling,
car-depen-dent city. In 1950, it possessed only one highway,
the Gulf Freeway, which ran between Houston and Galves-
ton. Today, Houston and Harris County have more than 1,200
miles of highways, and a third major loop is under construc-
tion nearly thirty miles out from the historic core. Highways
have driven every aspect of Houstons post-war development,
kyle sh elt on from the physical layout of the city to the political process
Houston, Te x a s
that has transformed both the transportation network and
Shelton is the director of stra- the balance of power between governing elites and ordinary
tegic partnerships and a fellow citizens. Power Moves examines debates around the planning,
at Rice Universitys Kinder
construction, and use of highway and public transportation
Institute for Urban Research.
His writing on transporta- systems in Houston. Kyle Shelton shows how Houstonians
tion and urban develop-ment helped shape the citys growth by at-tending city council
has appeared in the Houston meetings, writing letters to the highway commission, and
Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, protesting the destruction of homes to make way for freeways,
Journal of Urban History, Na-
which happened in both affluent and low-income neighbor-
ture, and CityLab.
hoods. He demonstrates that these assertions of what he
terms infrastructural citizenship opened up the transporta-
R el e a s e D at e |
tion decision-making process to meaningful input from the
janua ry
6 x 9 inches, 342 pages, 16 b&w public and gave many previously marginalized citizens a more
photos, 9 maps powerful voice in civic affairs. Power Moves also reveals the
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long-lasting results of choosing highway and auto-based in-
$90.00* | hardcover frastructure over other transit options and the resulting chal-
lenges that Houstonians currently face as they grapple with
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Women in American Comedy

Ideal for classroom use, this anthology of

original essays by the leading authorities on
womens comedy surveys the disorderly, sub-
versive, and unruly performances of women
comics from silent film to contemporary
Amy Schumer, Samantha Bee, Mindy K aling, Melis-
sa Mc-Carthy, Tig Notaro, Leslie Jones, and a host of hi-
larious peers are kill-ing it nightly on American stages and
screens large and small, smashing the tired stereotype that linda m iz ej e w s ki
Nor m a n, Ok lohom a
women arent funny. But todays funny women arent a new
phenomenonthey have generations of hysterically funny Mizejewski is a professor of
womens, gender, and sexuality
foremothers. Fay Tinchers daredevil stunts, Mae Wests line-
studies at the Ohio State
backer walk, Lucille Balls manic slapstick, Carol Burnetts University. Her most recent
athletic pratfalls, Ellen DeGeneress tomboy pranks, Whoopi book is Pretty/Funny: Women
Goldbergs sly twinkle, and Tina Feys acerbic wit all paved Comedians and Body Politics.
the way for contemporary unruly women whose comedy up-
ends the norms and ideals of womens bodies and behaviors. v ic t or ia s t u r t e va nt
Nor m a n, Okolohom a
Hysterical! Women in American Comedy delivers a lively
Sturtevant is an associate
survey of women comics from the stars of the silent cinema
up through the multimedia presence of Tina Fey and Lena profes-sor of film and media
studies and associate dean of the
Dunham. This anthology of original essays includes contri-
College of Arts and Sciences at
butions by the fields leading authorities, introducing a new the University of Oklahoma. She
framework for womens comedy by thinking through the im- is the author of A Great Big Girl
plications of hysterical laughter and hysterically funny per- Like Me: The Films of Marie
formances. Expanding on previous studies of comedians such Dressler.
as Mae West, Moms Mabley, and Margaret Cho and of-fering
R e le as e D at e |
the first scholarly work on comedy pioneers Mabel Normand, de ce m be r
Fay Tincher, and Carol Burnett, the contributors explore such 6 x 9 inches, 484 pages, 66 b&w
topics as racial/ethnic/sexual identity, celebrity, stardom, photos
censorship, au-teurism, cuteness, and postfeminism across ISBN 978-1-4773-1452-4
multiple media. Situ-ated within the main currents of gender $34.95* | paperback
and queer studies, as well as American studies and feminist ISBN 978-1-4773-1451-7
media scholarship, Hysterical! masterfully demonstrates that $95.00* | hardcover
hysteriawomen acting out and acting upis a provocative,
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| f i l m , m e d i a , a n d p o p u l a r c u l t u r e | Latin America, Gender & Sexuality

La India Mara
Mexploitation and the Films of
Mara Elena Velasco
Drawing on extensive interviews with the late actress
and other film industry professionals, this book surveys
the work of performer, director, and producer
Mara Elena Velasco and her central place
in Mexploitation cinema

La India Maraa humble and stubborn indigenous
Mex-ican womanis one of the most popular characters of
the Mexican stage, television, and film. Created and por-
trayed by Mara Elena Velasco, La India Mara has delighted s e ra ina r oh r e r
audiences since the late 1960s with slapstick humor that slyly Zr ich, Sw itzer l a n d

critiques discrimination and the powerful. At the same time, Rohrer heads the Solothurn
however, many critics have derided the iconic figure as a rac- Film Festival, one of
ist depiction of a negative stereotype and dismissed the India Switzerlands lead-ing cultural
Mara films as exploitation cinema unworthy of serious atten- events. She holds a PhD in lm
studies from the University of
tion. By contrast, La India Mara builds a convincing case
Zurich and has been a visiting
for Mara Elena Velasco as an artist whose work as a director scholar at the Chicano Studies
and producerrare for women in Mexican cinemahas been Research Center of UCLA, where
widely and unjustly overlooked. she conducted her research for
Drawing on extensive interviews with Velasco, her family, this book.
and film industry professionals, as well as on archival re-
search, Seraina Rohrer offers the first full account of Velascos
life; her portrayal of La India Mara in vaudeville, television, R e le as e D at e | de ce m -
and sixteen feature film comedies, including Ni de aqu, ni de be r
all [Neither here, nor there]; and her controversial recep- 6 x 9 inches, 254 pages, 87 b&w
tion in Mexico and the United States. Rohrer traces the films
financing, production, and distribution, as well as censorship ISBN 978-1-4773-1345-9
practices of the period, and compares them to other Mexploi- $29.95* | paperback
tation films produced at the same time. Adding a new chap- ISBN 978-1-4773-1344-2
ter to the history of a much-understudied period of Mexican $90.00* | hardcover
cinema commonly referred to as la crisis, this pioneering UT Press controls
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| f i l m , m e d i a , a n d p o p u l a r c u lt u r e |
Industry & Production, Comics

Emphasizing films such as Batman: The

Movie that have received little scholarly at-
tention, this book presents a new and more
coherent definition of the comic book film as
a stylistic approach rather than a genre

Comic Book Film Style

Cinema at 24 Panels per Second
Superhero films and comic book adaptations domi-
nate contemporary Hollywood filmmaking, and it is not just
the story-lines of these blockbuster spectacles that have been
influenced by comics. The comic book medium itself has pro-
foundly influenced how movies look and sound today, as well
as how viewers approach them as texts. Comic Book Film Style
D ru J ef f ri e s
explores how the unique con-ventions and formal structure of
Toron to, On ta r io
comic books have had a profound impact on film aesthetics,
Jeffries teaches comics studies at
so that the different representational abilities of comics and
Wilfrid Laurier University and
has taught film at Concordia
film are put on simultaneous display in a cin-ematic work.
University and the University With close readings of films including Batman: The Movie,
of Toronto. He has published Amer-ican Splendor, Superman, Hulk, Spider-Man 2, V for
scholarship on film and comic Vendetta, 300, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Watchmen, The
books in Porn Studies, Quar-
Losers, and Creepshow, Dru Jeffries offers a new and more co-
terly Review of Film and Video,
Cinephile, and several edited
gent definition of the comic book film as a stylistic approach
volumes. rather than a genre, repositioning the study of comic book
films from adaptation and genre studies to formal/stylistic
R el e a s e D at e | analysis. He discusses how comic book films appro-priate
sep t e mb e r comics drawn imagery, vandalize the fourth wall with the
6 x 9 inches, 308 pages, 116 b&w
use of graphic text, dissect the film frame into discrete pan-
els, and treat time as a flexible construct rather than a fxed
ISBN 978-1-4773-1450-0
flow, among other things. This cinematic remediation of com-
$29.95* | paperback
ic books formal struc-ture and unique visual conventions,
ISBN 978-1-4773-1325-1
Jeffries asserts, fundamentally challenges the classical con-
$90.00* | hardcover
tinuity paradigm and its contemporary variants, placing the
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| f i l m, me di a , a n d popu l a r c u ltu r e | Genre, Race

Analyzing humanized zombies in popular

culture across nearly a century, this inno-
vative book discloses how the extra-ordi-
nary undead mediate our fears of losing
agency in the world of the living

Not Your
Average Zombie
Rehumanizing the Undead from
Voodoo to Zombie Walks

The zombie apocalypse hasnt happenedyetbut

zom-bies are all over popular culture. From movies and TV
shows to video games and zombie walks, the undead stalk
through our collective fantasies. What is it about zombies that
exerts such a powerful fascination? In Not Your Average Zom-
bie, Chera Kee offers an innovative answer by looking at zom-
c h e ra ke e
bies that dont conform to the stereotypes of mindless slaves Detroit, Michiga n
or flesh-eating cannibals. Zombies who think, who speak, and
Kee is an assistant professor of
who feel love can be sympathetic and even politically power- film and media studies in the
ful, she asserts. Department of English at Wayne
Kee analyzes zombies in popular culture from 1930s depic- State University. Her essays on
tions of zombies in voodoo rituals to contemporary film and zombies have been published in
the Journal of Popular Film and
television, comic books, video games, and fan practices such
Television and the edited volume
as zombie walks. She discusses how the zombie has embodied Better Off Dead: The Evolution
our fears of losing the self through slavery and cannibalism of the Zombie as Post-Human.
and shows how extra-ordinary zombies defy that loss of free
will by refusing to be dehumanized. By challenging their mas- R e le as e D at e |
ters, falling in love, and leading rebellions, extra-ordinary s e pt e m be r
6 x 9 inches, 254 pages, 24 b&w
zombies become figures of liberation and resistance. Kee also photos
thoroughly investigates how representations of racial and
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gendered identities in zombie texts offer opportunities for
$27.95* | paperback
living people to gain agency over their lives. Not Your Aver-
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age Zombie thus deepens and broadens our understanding of
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Designed for classroom use, this anthol-

ogy of influential articles from Spectator,
the highly regarded film studies journal
published by USCs School of Cinematic
Arts, offers historical perspectives on the
intersections of gender, sexuality, and
media spectatorship

Shifting Theories of Gender,
Sexuality, and Media
By rox anne Samer and william whit tington
roxa n n e sa m er
Media platforms continually evolve, but the is-
Los A ngeles, Ca lifor ni a
sues surrounding media representations of gender and sexu-
Samer is a postdoctoral scholar
teaching fellow in cinema and
ality have persisted across decades. Spectator: The Univer-
media studies at the Univer- sity of Southern California Journal of Film and Television
sity of Southern California. She Criticism has published groundbreaking articles on gender
edited Spectator 37.2 (Fall 2017), and sexuality, including some that have become canonical in
a special issue dedicated to the
film studies, since the journals founding in 1982. This an-
study of transgender media.
thology collects seventeen key articles that will enable read-
w ill i a m w h i t t i n gto n ers to revisit foundational concerns about gender in media
Los A ngeles, Ca lifor ni a and discover models of analysis that can be applied to the
Whittington is the assistant changing media world today. Spectatorship begins with ar-
chair of cinema and media stud- ticles that consider issues of spectatorship in film and tele-
ies at the University of Southern vision content and audience reception, noting how media
California. He has been the
studies has expanded as a field and demonstrating how theo-
managing editor of Spectator
since 2002. ries of gender and sexuality have adapted to new media plat-
forms. Subsequent articles show how new theories emerged
R el e a s e D at e | from that initial scholarship, helping to develop the fields
oc to b e r of fandom, transmedia, and queer theory. The most recent
6 x 9 inches, 298 pages, 10 b&w
work in this volume is particularly timely, as the distinctions
between media producers and media spectators grow more
ISBN 978-1-4773-1376-3
fluid and as the transformation of media structures and plat-
$29.95* | paperback
forms prompts new understandings of gender, sexuality, and
ISBN 978-1-4773-1378-7 identification. Connecting contemporary approaches to me-
$90.00* | hardcover
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Taking a bottom-up approach through

interviews with industry workers, this book
deepens our understanding of the intricate
processes behind the creation of the LGBT
representations that appear on television

The New Gay for Pay

The Sexual Politics of American
Television Production
B y ju l i a h i mbE r g

Television conveys powerful messages about sexu-

al identities, and popular shows such as Will & Grace, Ellen,
Glee, and Modern Family are often credited with building
support for gay rights, including marriage equality. At the
same time, however, many dismiss TVs portrayal of LGBT
characters and issues as gay for paythat is, apolitical and
exploitative programming created simply for profit. In The
New Gay for Pay, Julia Himberg moves beyond both of these
positions to investigate the complex and multifaceted ways
that television production participates in constructing sexu-
ality, sexual identities and communities, and sexual politics.
Himberg examines the production stories behind explic-
J u lia h i mb e r g
itly LGBT narratives and characters, studying how industry Tempe, A r izona
workers themselves negotiate processes of TV development,
Himberg is an assistant
production, marketing, and distribution. She interviews professor of film and media
workers whose views are rarely heard, including market re- studies at Arizona State
searchers, public relations experts, media advocacy workers, University.
political campaigners designing strategies for TV messaging,
and corporate social responsibility department officers, as R e le as e D at e |
o ct o be r
well as network executives and producers. Thoroughly ana- 6 x 9 inches, 244 pages, 10 b&w
lyzing their comments in the light of four key issuesvisibil- photos
ity, advocacy, diversity, and equalityHimberg reveals how
ISBN 978-1-4773-1360-2
the practices and belief systems of industry workers generate $29.95* | paperback
the conceptions of LGBT sexuality and political change por-
ISBN 978-1-4773-1359-6
trayed on television. This approach complicates and broadens $90.00* | hardcover
our notions ofwho makes media; how they operate within me-
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| h i s t o r y | Film and Media Studies, American Studies

This deeply researched history investigates

how Progressive-era activists sought to
encourage the creation and consumption of
high-quality films while lobbying against
state-supervised motion picture censorship

Monitoring the Movies

The Fight over Film Censorship in Early
Twentieth-Century Urban America
By jennifer fronc

As movies took the country by storm in the early

twentieth century, Americans argued fiercely about whether
municipal or state authorities should step in to control what
people could watch when they went to movie theaters, which
j enni f er f ron c seemed to be springing up on every corner. Many who opposed
A mherst, M a ssachu- the governmental regulation of film conceded that some en-
set ts tityboards populated by trusted civic leaders, for example
Fronc is an associate professor of needed to safeguard the public good. The National Board of
history at the University of Mas- Review of Motion Pictures (NB), a civic group founded in
sachusettsAmherst. She is the New York City in 1909, emerged as a national cultural chap-
author of New York Undercover:
eron well suited to protect this emerging form of expression
Private Surveillance in the Pro-
gressive Era. from state incursions. Using the National Boards extensive
files, Monitoring the Movies offers the first full-length study
of the NB and its campaign against motion-picture censor-
R el e a s e D at e | no v e m - ship. Jennifer Fronc traces the NBs Progressive-era founding
ber in New York; its evolving set of standards for directors, pro-
6 x 9 inches, 272 pages, 17 b&w
photos ducers, municipal officers, and citizens; its city plan, which
called on citizens to report screenings of condemned movies
ISBN 978-1-4773-1393-0
to local officials; and the spread of the NBs influence into the
$29.95* | paperback
urban South. Ultimately, Monitoring the Movies shows how
ISBN 978-1-4773-1379-4
Americans grappled with the issues that arose alongside the
$90.00* | hardcover
powerful new medium of film: the extent of the right to pro-
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| j e w i s h s t udi e s | Film, Media, and Popular Culture,
Latin American Studies

With critical essays by leading scholars from Latin

America, the United States, Europe, and Israel, this
is the first volume devoted to Jewish filmmaking
and films with Jewish themes and characters in
Latin America

Evolving Images
Jewish Latin American Cinema
E d i t e d b y n o r a g l i c k m a n a n d a r i a n a h ub e r m a n

nora glic km a n
Jews have always played an important role in the New Yor k , New Yor k
generation of culture in Latin America, despite their rela- Glickman is a professor of Latin
tively small numbers in the overall population. In the early American literature at Queens
days of cinema, they served as directors, producers, screen- College and at the Graduate
writers, composers, and broadcasters. As Latin American Center, CUNY.
societies became more religiously open in the later twenti-
a r ia na h ub e r ma n
eth century, Jewish characters and themes began appearing H av er for d, Pen nsy lva-
in Latin American films until they achieved full inclusion. ni a
Landmark films by Jewish directors in Argentina, Mexico,
Huberman is an associate
and Brazil, which are home to the largest and most influential professor of Spanish at
Jewish communities in Latin America, have enjoyed critical Haverford College.
and popular acclaim.
Evolving Images is the first volume devoted to Jewish Lat- Ex plor ing Jew ish A rts
a nd Cultur e
in American cinema, with fifteen critical essays by leading
scholars from Latin America, the United States, Europe, and Robert H. Abzug, Series Editor
Director of the Schusterman
Israel. The contributors address transnational and transcul-
Center for Jewish Studies
tural issues of Jewish life in Latin America, such as assimi-
lation, integration, identity, and other aspects of life in the
R e le as e D at e |
Diaspora. Their discussions of films with Jewish themes and
de ce m be r
characters show the rich diversity of Jewish cultures in Latin 6 x 9 inches, 51 b&w photos
America, as well as how Jews, both real and fictional, interact
ISBN 978-1-4773-1471-5
among themselves and with other groups, raising the ques- $29.95* | paperback
tion of how much their ethnicity may be adulterated when
ISBN 978-1-4773-1426-5
adopting a combined identity as Jewish and Latin American.
$90.00* | hardcover
The book closes with a groundbreaking section on the affini-
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| m i d d l e e a s t e r n s t u d i e s | Art and Architecture, Popular Culture

Bringing together the perspectives of ethno-

musicology, Islamic studies, art history, and
architecture, this edited collection explores
how sound production in built environments
is central to Muslim religious and cultural

Music, Sound, and

Architecture in Islam
E d i t e d b y M i c h a e l F r i s h k o p f a n d F e d e r i c o Sp i n e t t i
Foreword by Ali Asani

M ICHAEL FRISHKOP F Tracing the connections between music making

Edmon ton, A lberta,
and built space in both historical and contemporary times,
Ca na da
Music, Sound, and Architecture in Islam brings together do-
Frishkopf is a professor of music
mains of intellectual reflection that have rarely been in dia-
and Director of the Canadian
Centre for Ethnomusicology at logue to promote a greater understanding of the centrality of
the University of Alberta. sound production in constructed environments in Muslim
religious and cultural expression.
FEDERICO S P INETTI Representing the fields of ethnomusicology, anthropology,
Cologne, Ger m a n y
art history, architecture, history of architecture, religious
Spinetti is a professor of ethno- studies, and Islamic studies, the volumes contributors consid-
musicology at the University of er sonic performances ranging from poetry recitation to art,
folk, popular, and ritual musicsas well as religious expres-
R el e a s e D at e | j u n e sions that are not usually labeled as music from an Islamic
6 x 9 inches, 446 pages, 19 color perspectivein relation to monumental, vernacular, ephem-
and 90 b&w photos eral, and landscape architectures; interior design; decoration
ISBN 978-1-4773-1246-9 and furniture; urban planning; and geography. Underscoring
$29.95* | 24.99 | the intimate relationship between traditional Muslim sonic
C$44.95 performances, such as the recitation of the Quran or devo-
tional songs, and conventional Muslim architectural spaces,
ISBN 978-1-4773-1245-2 from mosques and Sufi shrines to historic aristocratic villas,
$90.00* | 74.00 | gardens, and gymnasiums, the book reveals Islam as an ideal
site for investigating the relationship between sound and ar-
chitecture, which in turn proves to be an innovative and sig-
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| m i d d l e e a s t e r n s t u d i e s | History

The leading authority on slavery and the

African diaspora in modern Iran presents
the first history of slavery in this key
Middle Eastern country and shows how
slavery helped to shape the nations unique

A History of Slavery and

Emancipation in Iran, 18001929
By Behnaz A. Mirzai

Slavery in the Middle East is a growing field of

study, but the history of slavery in a key country, Iran, has
St. Cath a r in es, On ta r io
never before been written. This history extends to Africa in
Mirzai is an associate professor
the west and India in the east, to Russia and Turkmenistan
of Middle Eastern history at
in the north, and to the Arab states in the south. As the slave Brock University in Canada.
trade between Iran and these regions shifted over time, it She is a co-coordinator and
transformed the nation and helped forge its unique culture member of the preparatory
and identity. Thus, a history of Iranian slavery is crucial to committee for the Slave Trade
Route project, UNESCO, and the
understanding the character of the modern nation.
founder of the website Brock/
Drawing on extensive archival research in Iran, Tanzania, UNESCO Project for the Study
England, and France, as well as fieldwork and interviews in of the Slave Trade and Slavery
Iran, Behnaz A. Mirzai offers the first history of slavery in in the Mediterranean, Middle
modern Iran from the early nineteenth century to emancipa- East, and Indian Ocean.
tion in the mid-twentieth century. She investigates how for-
R e le as e D at e | m ay
eign military incursion, frontier insecurity, political instabil- 6 x 9 inches, 356 pages, 14 b&w
ity, and economic crisis altered the patterns of enslavement, photos, 4 maps
as well as the ethnicity of the slaves themselves. Mirzais in-
ISBN 978-1-4773-1186-8
terdisciplinary analysis illuminates the complex issues sur- $34.95* | 28.99 |
rounding the history of the slave trade and the process of C$52.50
emancipation in Iran, while also giving voice to social groups paperback
that have never been studiedenslaved Africans and Irani- ISBN 978-1-4773-1175-2
ans. Her research builds a clear case that the trade in slaves $95.00* | 79.00 |
was inexorably linked to the authority of the state. During C$142.50
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while periods of greater governmental autonomy saw more UT Press Controls
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| m i d d l e e a s t e r n s t u d i e s | Diaspora, Latin American History

Drawing extensively on French colonial

archives and historical ethnography, this
book offers the first global history of Middle
Eastern migrations to Latin America and
the creation of Arab, French, and Mexican
transnational networks

The Mexican Mahjar

Transnational Maronites, Jews, and Arabs under
the French Mandate
b y c a m i l a p a s t o r d e m a r i a y c a mp o s

Migration from the Middle East brought hun-

dreds of thousands of people to the Americas in the late
nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. By the time the
ca m i l a past OR
Ottoman political system collapsed in 1918, over a third of
mari a y c amp os
Mex ico cit y, Mex ico the population of the Mashriq, the Levant, had made the
transatlantic journey. This intense mobility was interrupted
A historical anthropologist
exploring transnationalism,
by World War I but resumed in the 1920s and continued
mediation, and subalterns in through the late 1940s under the French Mandate. Many
colonial settings, Pastor is a migrants returned to their homelands, but the rest concen-
profesor investigador in the Di- trated in Brazil, Argentina, the United States, Haiti, and
visin de Historia of the Centro
Mexico, building transnational lives.
de Investigacin y Docencia
The Mexican Mahjar provides the first global history of
Middle Eastern migrations to Mexico. Making unprecedent-
ed use of French colonial archives and historical ethnogra-
R el e a s e D at e | phy, Camila Pastor examines how French colonial control
dec e mb e r over Syria and Lebanon affected the migrants. Tracing issues
6 x 9 inches, 374 pages, 6 b&w
photos, 1 map
of class, race, and gender through the decades of increased
immigration to Mexico and looking at the narratives cre-
ated by the Mahjaris (migrants) themselves in both their
ISBN 978-1-4773-1445-6
$90.00* | hardcover old and new homes, Pastor sheds new light on the creation
of trans- national networks at the intersection of Arab,
ISBN 978-1-4773-1462-3
$29.95* | paperback French, and Mexican colonial modernisms. Revealing how
migrants experienced mobility as conquest, diaspora, exile,
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| mi ddl e e a s t e r n stu d i e s | Gender & Sexuality

Bad Girls of the Arab World

e d i t e d b y n a d i a y a q ub a n d r u l a q u a w a s

This interdisciplinary collection of

writings by and about Arab women is
the first that focuses explicitly on Arab
womens often-fraught engagement with
the boundaries that shape their lives
in the twenty-first century
na d ia yaq ub
Ch a pel hill , North
Ca rolina
Womens transgressive behaviors and perspectives Yaqub is an associate professor
are challenging societal norms in the Arab world, giving rise of Arabic language and culture
to anxiety and public debate. Simultaneously, however, other in the Department of Asian
Studies at the University of
Arab women are unwillingly finding themselves labeled bad
North Carolina at Chapel
as authority figures at- tempt to redirect scrutiny from seri- Hill. She is the author of Pens,
ous social ills such as patriarchy and economic exploitation, Swords, and the Springs of Art:
or as they impose new restrictions on womens behavior in The Oral Poetry Dueling of
response to uncertainty and change in society. Bad Girls of Weddings in the Galilee.
the Arab World elucidates how both intentional and uninten-
ju la q ua wa s
tional transgressions make manifest the social and cultural A n m a n, Jor da n
constructs that define proper and improper behavior, as well Quawas is a professor of
as the social and political policing of gender, racial, and class American literature and
divisions. The works collected here address the experienc- feminist theory at the
es of women from a range of ages, classes, and educational University of Jordan. Her books
include The Voice of Being
backgrounds who live in the Arab world and beyond. They
Enough: Young Jordanian
include short pieces in which the women themselves reflect Women Break Through without
on their experiences with transgression; academic articles Breaking Down.
about performance, representation, activism, his- tory, and
social conditions; an artistic intervention; and afterwords by R e le as e D at e |
the acclaimed novelists Laila al-Atrash and Miral al-Tahawy.
de ce m be r
6 x 9 inches, 234 pages, 10 b&w
The book demonstrates that womens transgression is both an photos
agent and a symptom of change, a site of both resistance and
repression. Showing how transnational forces such as media
ISBN 978-1-4773-1336-7
discourses, mobility and confinement, globalization, and neo- $27.95* | paperback
liberalism, as well as the legacy of colonialism, shape womens
ISBN 978-1-4773-1335-0
badness, Bad Girls of the Arab World offers a rich portrait of
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the twenty-first century. UT Press Controls
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| c l a s s i c s | Law and Oratory

Using examples from all of the Athenian

orators, this innovative book explores fo-
rensic speeches as one of the premier perfor-
mance genres of Classical Athens, in which
vision and visuality played a central role
in convincing a jury

The Rhetoric of Seeing in Attic

Forensic Oratory
By Pe t er A. OConnell

In ancient Athenian courts of law, litigants pre-

sented their cases before juries of several hundred citizens.
Their speeches effectively constituted performances that used
the speakers appearances, gestures, tones of voice, and emo-
tional appeals as much as their words to persuade the jury.
Today, all that remains of Attic forensic speeches from the
P ETER A. O CONNELL fifth and fourth centuries BCE are written texts, but, as Pe-
Athens, Georgi a ter A. OConnell convincingly demonstrates in this innovative
book, a careful study of the speeches rhetoric of seeing can
OConnell is an assistant profes-
sor of classics and communica- bring their performative aspect to life.
tion studies at the University of Offering new interpretations of a wide range of Athenian
Georgia. forensic speeches, including detailed discussions of Demos-
thenes On the False Embassy, Aeschines Against Ktesiphon,
Ashley and Peter Larkin
and Lysias Against Andocides, OConnell shows how litigants
Series in Greek and
Roman Culture turned the jurors scrutiny to their advantage by manipulating
their sense of sight. He analyzes how the litigants words work
together with their movements and physical appearance,
R el e a s e D at e | marc h how they exploit the Athenian preference for visual evidence
6 x 9 inches, 292 pages through the language of seeing and showing, and how they
ISBN 978-1-4773-1168-4 plant images in their jurors minds. These findings, which
$55.00* | 45.00 | draw on ancient rhetorical theories about performance, see-
C$82.50 ing, and knowledge as well as modern legal discourse analy-
hardcover sis, deepen our understanding of Athenian notions of visu-
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concern with how listeners come to know what they have not
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| c l a s s i c s | Literature and Language

This major overview of how classical texts were

preserved across millennia addresses both the
process of transmission and the issue of recep-
tion, as well as the key reference works and
online professional tools for studying literary

Classics from Papyrus

to the Internet
An Introduction to Transmission and Reception
B y J e f f r e y M . Hu n t , R . A l d e n Sm i t h , a n d F a b i o S t o k
Foreword by Craig W. Kallendor f
is a senior lecturer in the
Writing down the epic tales of the Trojan War and Department of Classics at
the wanderings of Odysseus in texts that became the Iliad and Baylor University in Waco,
the Odyssey was a defining moment in the intellectual history Texas.
of the West, a moment from which many current conventions R . ALDEN S M ITH
is a professor of classics at Bay-
and attitudes toward books can be traced. But how did texts
lor University.
originally written on papyrus in perhaps the eighth century FAB IO STOK
BC survive across nearly three millennia, so that today people is a professor of Latin literature
can read them electronically on a smartphone? and classical tradition at the
Classics from Papyrus to the Internet provides a fresh, University of Rome Tor Vergata.

authoritative overview of the transmission and reception of

Ashley and Peter Larkin
classical texts from antiquity to the present. The authors be- Series in Greek
gin with a discussion of ancient literacy, book production, pa- and Roman Culture
pyrology, epigraphy, and scholarship, and then examine how
classical texts were transmitted from the medieval period R e le as e D at e | july
6 x 9 inches, 412 pages, 29 b&w
through the Renaissance and the Enlightenment to the mod-
ern era. They also address the question of reception, looking
ISBN 978-1-4773-1302-2
at how succeeding generations responded to classical texts,
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ISBN 978-1-4773-1301-5
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| c l a s s i c s | Law & Oratory

The final volume in The Oratory of Classi-

cal Greece series presents four speeches by or
demosthenes, falsely ascribed to the most renowned of the
p 2326
Translated by Edward M. Harris
ancient Greek orators, Demosthenes, which
have not been translated in recent times

Demosthenes, Speeches 23-26

t r ansl at ed by edwa rd m. ha rris

This is the fifteenth volume in the Oratory of

ed w ard m . h arri s
Classical Greece. This series presents all of the surviving
Mex ico cit y, Mex ico
speeches from the late fifth and fourth centuries BC in new
Harris is an emeritus professor
translations prepared by classical scholars who are at the
of ancient history at Durham
University and honorary profes-
forefront of the discipline. These translations are especially
sorial fellow at the University of designed for the needs and interests of todays undergradu-
Edinburgh. He is the author of ates, Greekless scholars in other disciplines, and the general
Aeschines and Athenian Politics, public. The speeches offer evidence on Greek moral views,
Democracy and the Rule of Law
social and economic conditions, political and social ideol-
in Classical Athens: Essays in
Law, Society, and Politics, and
ogy, law and legal procedure, and other aspects of Athenian
The Rule of Law in Action in culture that have recently been attracting particular interest:
Democratic Athens. women and family life, slavery, and religion, to name just a
few. This volume provides introductions, translations, and
The Or atory of
notes for four speeches in the Demosthenic corpus that have
Cl a ssica l Gr eece
Michael Gagarin, Series Editor
not been translated in recent times. Against Aristocrates
deals with matters of foreign policy involving a mercenary
R el e a s e D at e | general, Charidemus, and is a valuable source for Athe-
dec e mb e r nian homicide law. Against Timocrates involves domestic
5.5 x 8.5 inches, 306 pages
politics and provides important information about Athenian
procedures for enacting legislation. In both speeches, the
ISBN 978-1-4773-1352-7 litigants stress the importance of the rule of law in Athenian
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democracy and emphasize key ideas such as the monopoly
ISBN 978-1-4773-1351-0 of legitimate force by the state, the need for consistency in
$55.00* | hardcover
statutes, and the principle of no punishment without a writ-
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ten law. The remaining two speeches, Against Aristogeiton,
All Rights are forgeries composed in the Hellenistic period, as Edward
Harris demonstrates conclusively through a study of laws
and legal procedures and an analysis of style and vocabulary.

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| c l a ss i cs | Archaeology

The Chora of Metaponto 7

The Greek Sanctuary at Pantanello
by joseph coleman carter and keith swif t

The seventh volume in the Institute of

Classical Archaeologys series on rural j os e ph
settlements in the countryside (chora) of col e ma n ca r ter
Austin, Te x a s
Metaponto adds much to the study of Greek Carter is Director of the Institute
of Classical Archaeology
religion and to the picture of the ancient and Centennial Professor in
Classical Archaeology at the
Greek countryside University of Texas at Austin,
as well as a former fellow
of the American School of
The seventh volume in the Institute of Classical Classical Studies at Athens and
the American Academy in Rome.
Archaeologys series on the rural countryside (chora) of Meta-
ponto is a study of the Greek sanctuary at Pantanello. The k eith s w if t
site is the first Greek rural sanctuary in southern Italy that Phil a elphi a,
has been fully excavated and exhaustively documented. Its Pen nsy lva ni a
evidencea massive array of distinctive structural remains Swift is a research fellow for the
and 30,000-plus artifacts and ecofactsoffers unparalleled Institute of Classical Archaeol-
insights into the development of extra-urban cults in Magna ogy at the University of Texas at
Austin. He is a former Raleigh
Graecia from the seventh to the fourth centuries BC and the Radley scholar at the British
initiation rites that took place within the cults. School at Rome and lecturer at
Of particular interest are the analyses of the well-pre- Brasenose College, University of
served botanical and faunal material, which present the full-
est record yet of Greek rural sacrificial offerings, crops, and Copublished with the Insti-
the natural environment of southern Italy and the Greek tute of Classical Archaeology,
world. Excavations from 1974 to 2008 revealed three major University of Texas at Austin,
and the Packard Humanities
phases of the sanctuary, ranging from the Archaic to Early
Hellenistic periods. The structures include a natural spring
as the earliest locus of the cult, an artificial stream (collecting R e le as e D at e |
basin) for the springs outflow, Archaic and fourth-century BC de ce m be r
structures for ritual dining and other cult activities, tantaliz- 3 volumes, 8.5 x 11 inches, 1800
ing evidence of a Late Archaic Doric temple atop the hill, and pages

a farmhouse and tile factory that post-date the sanctuarys

destruction. The extensive catalogs of material and special ISBN 978-1-4773-1423-4
$200.00* | hardcover
studies provide an invaluable opportunity to study the devel-
opment of Greek material culture between the seventh and UT Press Controls
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| i n f o r m at i o n s t u d i e s |

Misinformation and
Mass Audiences
e d i t e d B y b r i a n s o u t h w e l l , e m i ly t h o r s o n , a n d l a u r a s h e b l e

Addressing one of the most important but least- reported aspects of

mass communication, this timely volume considers both the perils
of misinformation and the possibilities for remedying its detri-
mental effects

b rian so u t h w e l l Lies and inaccurate information are as old as hu-

Dur h a m, North Ca roli na manity, but never before have they been so easy to spread.
directs the Science in Each moment of every day, the Internet and broadcast me-
the Public Sphere Program in
dia purvey misinformation, either deliberately or acciden-
the Center for Communication
Science at RTI International tally, to a mass audience on subjects ranging from politics to
and is a faculty member at Duke consumer goods to science and medicine, among many oth-
University and the University of ers. Because misinformation now has the potential to affect
North Carolina at Chapel Hill. behavior on a massive scale, it is urgently important to un-
derstand how it works and what can be done to mitigate its
e m ily t h orson
Chest n u t Hill , M a ssa- harmful effects.
chuset ts Misinformation and Mass Audiences brings together evi-
is an assistant professor of politi-
dence and ideas from communication research, public health,
cal science at Boston College. psychology, political science, environmental studies, and in-
formation science to investigate what constitutes misinfor-
laura sh e b l e mation, how it spreads, and how best to counter it. The expert
Dur h a m, North Ca roli na
contributors cover such topics as whether and to what extent
is the Margolis Fellow in Data
audiences consciously notice misinformation, the possibili-
Science at the Robert J. Margo-
lis, MD, Center for Health Policy ties for audience deception, the ethics of satire in journalism
at Duke University and a and public affairs programming, the diffusion of rumors, the
research associate with the Duke role of Internet search behavior, and the evolving efforts to
Network Analysis Center. counteract misinformation, such as fact-checking programs.
Infor m ation The first comprehensive social science volume exploring the
Andrew Dillon, Series Editor prevalence, consequence, and remedy of misinformation as
a mass communication phenomenon, Misinformation and
Re l e as e Dat e | january Mass Audiences will be a crucial resource for students and
6 x 9 inches, 312 pages, 7 graphs
faculty researching misinformation, policymakers grappling
ISBN 978-1-4773-1456-2
$29.95* | paperback with questions of regulation and prevention, and anyone con-
cerned about this troubling, yet perhaps unavoidable, dimen-
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Announcing a New Series

a n d r e w d i l l o n , SERIES EDITORS

The Information series comprises cutting-edge books

that will chart and shape the rapidly changing landscape of infor-
mation technology. Our information age is not a story of incremen-
tal progressthis is a new Gutenberg era that is changing the world
quickly, permanently, and in ways that we cannot easily control. The
series explores and explains the emergence of the new socio-techni-
cal world in which we work and play, make purchases and perform
services, learn and communicate, create and share, without pause
or concern for distance. Placing emphasis on human and social con-
cerns, the Information series will serve as a focal point for inter-
disciplinary and intellectually deep work that addresses the most
pressing information issues of our time.

Recently Published Forthcoming in

the series
DE VEL0PMENT Don Fallis on lying and
I N F 0 R M AT I 0 N
Diane H. Sonnenwald
[ e di t or]
James Cortada on
information as history
Theory Development in the
Information Sciences Kenneth Fleischmann on
edi t ed by diane h. sonnenwald ethics and values
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| l a t i n a / o s t u d i e s | Art, Chicana/o Studies

The first book-length study of the Royal

Chicano Air Force maps the history of this
vanguard Chicano/a arts collective, which
used art and cultural production as socio-
political activism

Flying under the Radar with the

Royal Chicano Air Force
Mapping a Chicano/a Art History
By Ella Maria Diaz
The Royal Chicano Air Force produced major works
Ith aca, New Yor k
of visual art, poetry, prose, music, and performance during
Diaz is an assistant professor of
the second half of the twentieth century and first decades of
English and Latino/a Studies at
Cornell University. She has pub-
the twenty-first. Materializing in Sacramento, California,
lished in Aztln: The Journal of in 1969 and established between 1970 and 1972, the RCAF
Chicano Studies, Chicana/La- helped redefine the meaning of artistic production and art-
tina Studies: The Journal of Mu- work to include community engagement projects such as
jeres Activas en Letras y Cambio
breakfast programs, community art classes, and political
Social, and U.C. Santa Barbaras
Imaginarte e-publications.
and labor activism. The collectives work has contributed
significantly both to Chicano/a civil rights activism and to
R el e a s e D at e | a p ri l Chicano/a art history, literature, and culture.
6 x 9 inches, 386 pages, 30 color Blending RCAF members biographies and accounts of
and 62 b&w photos
their artistic production with art historical, cultural, and
ISBN 978-1-4773-1230-8 literary scholarship, Flying under the Radar with the Royal
$29.95 | 24.99 | Chicano Air Force is the first in-depth study of this vanguard
Chicano/a arts collective and activist group. Ella Maria Diaz
investigates how the RCAF questioned and countered con-
ISBN 978-1-4773-1203-2
ventions of Western art, from the canon taught in US in-
$90.00 | 74.00 |
C$135.00 stitutions to Mexican national art history, while advancing
hardcover a Chicano/a historical consciousness in the cultural border-
lands. In particular attention, she demonstrates how women
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Poster for the Centro de Artistas Chicanos, Ricardo Favela (1975).
Courtesy of the University of California, Santa Barbara, Library.

norms of the Chicano Movement and their manifestations

in the RCAF. Diaz also shows how the RCAFs verbal and
visual architecturea literal and figurative construction
of Chicano/a signs, symbols, and textsestablished the
groundwork for numerous theoretical interventions made
by key scholars in the 1990s and the twenty-first century.

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| l a t i n a m e r i c a n s t u d i e s | Art and Visual Studies

Presenting a paradigm-shifting view of ear-

ly Latin American modernism, this book
explores how a transnational intellectual
community of writers and critics forged an
anti-colonial aesthetic based in abstract
artistic forms

The Mobility of Modernism

Art and Criticism in 1920s Latin America
By Harper Montgomery

Many Latin American artists and critics in the

1920s drew on the values of modernism to question the cul-
tural authority of Europe. Modernism gave them a tool for
coping with the mobility of their circumstances, as well as
the inspiration for works that questioned the very concepts
of the artist and the artwork and opened the realm of art
to untrained and self-taught artists, artisans, and women.
Writing about the modern-
Joe R. and Teresa Lozano ist works in newspapers and
Long Series in Latin
magazines, critics provided
American and Latino Art
and Culture a new vocabulary with which
to interpret and assign value
R el e a s e D at e | j u ly to the expanding sets of ab-
6 x 9 inches, 392 pages, 20 color stracted forms produced
and 60 b&w photos
by these artists, whose lives
ISBN 978-1-4773-1254-4 were shaped by mobility.
$29.95 | 24.99 | The Mobility of Modern-
ism examines modernist
artworks and criticism that
ISBN 978-1-4773-1253-7
circulated among a network
$90.00 | 74.00 |
C$135.00 of cities, including Buenos
hardcover Aires, Mexico City, Havana,
and Lima. Harper Mont-
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who published in avant-gardist magazines such as Amauta
and Revista de Avance and artists such as Carlos Mrida, Xul

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Emilio Pettoruti, El pintor argentino Xul Solar, 1920. Collection of Museo
Municipal de Bellas Artes. Photograph provided by Fundacion Pettoruti.

Solar, and Emilio Pettoruti, among others, who championed HAR PER M ONTGO M ERY
esoteric forms of abstraction. She makes a convincing case New Yor k , New Yor k
that, for these artists and critics, modernism became an anti- Montgomery is Distinguished
colonial stance which raised issues that are still vital today Lecturer and Patricia Phelps
the tensions between the local and the global, the ability of de Cisneros Professor in Latin
artists to speak for blighted or unincorporated people, and, American Art at Hunter College.
She is the author of several
above all, how advanced art and its champions can enact a
articles and books, including
politics of opposition. Beyond the Aesthetic and the
Anti-Aesthetic, coauthored with
James Elkins.

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| l a t i n a / o s t u d i e s | Border Studies, Texas History, Chicana/o Studies

Now thoroughly revised and updated, this

classic account of life on the Texas-Mexico
border reveals how the borderlands have
been transformed by NAFTA, population
growth and immigration crises, and in-
creased drug violence

Batos, Bolillos, Pochos, and Pelados

Class and Culture on the South Texas Border
Revised Edition
By Chad Richa rdson and Michael J. Pisani

CHAD RICHARDSON A classic account of life on the Texas-Mexico bor-

Austin, Tex a s der, Batos, Bolillos, Pochos, and Pelados offers the fullest
portrait currently available of the people of the South Texas/
Richardson is professor emeri-
tus of sociology at the Univer- Northern Mexico borderlands. First published in 1999, the
sity of Texas Rio Grande Valley. book is now extensively revised and updated throughout to
cover developments since 2000, including undocumented
M ICHAEL J . P ISANI immigration, the drug wars, race relations, growing social
Mt. Ple a sa n t, Michiga n
inequality, and the socioeconomic gap between Latinos and
Pisani is a professor of inter- the rest of American societyissues of vital and continuing
national business at Central
national importance.
Michigan University.
An outgrowth of the Borderlife Research Project conduct-
Jack and Doris Smothers Se- ed at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Batos, Bo-
ries in Texas History, Life, lillos, Pochos, and Pelados uses the voices of several hundred
and Culture Valley residents, collected by embedded student researchers
R el e a s e D at e | j u ly and backed by the findings of sociological surveys, to de-
6 x 9 inches, 438 pages, 24
illustrations, 13 b&w photos
scribe the lives of migrant farmworkers, colonia residents,
undocumented domestic servants, maquiladora workers,
and Mexican street children. Likewise, it explores social, ra-
ISBN 978-1-4773-1269-8
$29.95* | 24.99 | cial, and ethnic relations in South Texas among groups such
C$44.95 as Latinos, Mexican immigrants, wealthy Mexican visitors,
paperback Anglo residents or tourists, and Asian and African American
ISBN 978-1-4773-1269-8 residents of South Texas. With this firsthand material and an
$90.00* | 74.00 | explanatory focus that utilizes and applies social-science the-
C$135.00 hardcover oretical concepts, the book thoroughly addresses the future
UT Press Controls composition and integration of Latinos into the society and
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| l a t i n a m e r i c a n s t u d i e s | History

With case studies that link practices of con-

centration to the emergence of new racial
categories, this groundbreaking book con-
vincingly argues that race was a product of,
rather than a starting point for, the spatial
politics of colonial rule in Latin America

Infrastructures of Race
Concentration and Biopolitics in
Colonial Mexico
By Daniel Nemser

Many scholars believe that the modern concen-

tration camp was born during the Cuban war for indepen-
dence when Spanish authorities ordered civilians living in
A n n A r bor, Michiga n
rural areas to report to the nearest city with a garrison of
Nemser is an assistant professor
Spanish troops. But the practice of spatial concentration
of Spanish at the University of
gathering people and things in specific ways, at specific plac- Michigan.
es, and for specific purposeshas a history in Latin America
that reaches back to the conquest. In this paradigm-setting Border Hispanisms
book, Daniel Nemser argues that concentration projects, of- Jon Beasley-Murray, Alberto
Moreiras, and Gareth Williams,
ten tied to urbanization, laid an enduring, material ground-
Series Editors
work, or infrastructure, for the emergence and consolidation
of new forms of racial identity and theories of race.
Infrastructures of Race traces the use of concentration as
R e le as e D at e | m ay
a technique for colonial governance by examining four case 6 x 9 inches, 228 pages, 8 b&w
studies from Mexico under Spanish rule: centralized towns, photos
disciplinary institutions, segregated neighborhoods, and gen- ISBN 978-1-4773-1260-5
eral collections. Nemser shows how the colonial state used $29.95 | 24.99 |
concentration in its attempts to build a new spatial and social C$44.95
order, and he explains why the technique flourished in the paperback
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times contested and short-lived, Nemser demonstrates that $90.00 | 74.00 |
they provided a material foundation for ongoing processes C$135.00
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| l a t i n a m e r i c a n s t u d i e s | History

Spanning the 1920s to the presidency of

Evo Morales, this history traces how
r e s o u rc e

n at i o n a l i s m ,
r e vo l u t i o n , a n d resource nationalism has pitted ordinary
empire in bolivia

Bolivians against conservative Bolivian
leaders, US officials, and foreign investors
in a struggle to control the countrys
natural wealth
Comp #1

Blood of the Earth

Resource Nationalism, Revolution,
and Empire in Bolivia
By Kevin A. Young
Conflicts over subterranean resources, particu-
larly tin, oil, and natural gas, have driven Bolivian politics
for nearly a century. Resource nationalismthe conviction
that resource wealth should be used for the benefit of the na-
tionhas often united otherwise disparate groups, includ-
KEVIN A. YO UNG ing mineworkers, urban workers, students, war veterans,
A mherst, M a ssachu- and middle-class professionals, and propelled an indigenous
set ts union leader, Evo Morales, into the presidency in 2006. Blood
Young is an assistant professor of the Earth reexamines the Bolivian mobilization around re-
of history at the University of source nationalism that began in the 1920s, crystallized with
Massachusetts Amherst. the 1952 revolution, and continues into the twenty-first cen-
R el e a s e D at e | fe b ru -
ary Drawing on a wide array of Bolivian and US sources, Kev-
6 x 9 inches, 280 pages, 10 b&w in A. Young reveals that Bolivia became a key site in a global
photos, 2 maps battle among economic models, with grassroots coalitions
ISBN 978-1-4773-1165-3 demanding nationalist and egalitarian alternatives to mar-
$27.95* | 22.99 | ket capitalism. While US-supported moderates within the
C$41.95 revolutionary regime were able to defeat more radical forces,
paperback Young shows how the political culture of resource national-
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$85.00* | 70.00 | strained government actions and galvanized mobilizations
against neoliberalism in later decades. His transnational and
multilevel approach to the 1952 revolution illuminates the
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| l a t i n a m e r i c a n s t u d i e s | Latina/o Studies, Border Studies,
Politics and Economics

Arguing that the Zetas effectively consti-

tute a transnational corporation, this book
proposes a new theoretical framework for
understanding the emerging actors, business
structures, and economic implications of
organized crime in Mexico

Los Zetas Inc.

Criminal Corporations, Energy,
and Civil War in Mexico
B y Gu a d a l up e C o r r e a - C a b r e r a

The rapid growth of organized crime in Mexico

and the governments response to it have driven an unprec-
edented rise in violence and impelled major structural eco- G UADAL UP E CORREA-
nomic changes, including the recent passage of energy reform. CABRERA
Los Zetas Inc. asserts that these phenomena are a direct and Brow nsv ille, Te x a s
intended result of the emergence of the brutal Zetas criminal Correa-Cabrera is an associate
organization in the Mexican border state of Tamaulipas. Go- professor of public affairs and
security studies at the Univer-
ing beyond previous studies of the group as a drug trafficking
sity of Texas Rio Grande Valley.
organization, Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera builds a convincing She is a frequent commentator
case that the Zetas and similar organizations effectively con- in national and international
stitute transnational corporations with business practices that news media on drug traffick-
include the trafficking of crude oil, natural gas, and gasoline; ing issues and drug violence in
migrant and weapons smuggling; kidnapping for ransom; and
video and music piracy. R e le as e D at e | augus t
Los Zetas Inc. proposes a new theoretical framework for un- 6 x 9 inches, 340 pages, 4 b&w
derstanding the emerging face, new structure, and economic photos, 20 maps
implications of organized crime in Mexico. Correa-Cabrera ISBN 978-1-4773-1275-9
delineates the Zetas establishment, structure, and forms of op- $29.95* | 24.99 |
eration, along with the reactions to this new model of criminal- C$44.95
ity by the state and other lawbreaking, foreign, and corporate paperback

actors. Arguing that the elevated level of violence between the ISBN 978-1-4773-1274-2
Zetas and the Mexican state resembles a civil war, Correa-Ca- $90.00* | 74.00 |
brera identifies the beneficiaries of this war, including arms-
producing companies, the international banking system, the
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| h i s t o r y | Latina/o Studies, American Studies

This unique comparative study of

Latina/o and Asian immigration
to the American South investigates
how migrants, immigrants,
and refu-geesand reactions to
themare transforming regional
understandings of race and place

Nuevo South
Latinas/os, Asians,
and the Remaking of Place

PERL A M. G U E RRE R O Latinas/os and Asians have experienced both be-

College Pa r k , M a ry l a n d
grudging acceptance and prejudice as their presence con-
Guerrero is an assistant profes- fronts and troubles local understandings of race and dif-
sor of American studies and US
ferenceunderstandings that have deep roots in each
Latina/o studies at the Univer-
sity of Maryland, College Park.
communitys particular racial history, as well as in national
She has published research on fears and anxieties about race.
relational and comparative race Nuevo South offers the first comparative study showing
and ethnic-ity, space and place, how La-tinas/os and Asians are transforming race and place
immigration, labor, and US his-
in the contem-porary South. Integrating political, economic,
tory in numerous book chapters
and articles.
and social analysis, Perla M. Guerrero examines the reception
of Vietnamese, Cubans, and Mexicans in northwestern Ar-
kansas communities that were almost completely white until
the mid-1970s. She shows how reactions to these refugees and
Rele a s e Dat e | immigrants ranged from reluctant ac-ceptance of Vietnam-
nov e mb e r
6 x 9 inches, 268 pages, 5 b&w
ese as former US allies to rejection of Cubans as communists,
photos, 1 map criminals, and homosexuals and Mexicans as illegal aliens
who were perceived as invaders when they began to establish
ISBN 978-1-4773-1444-9
roots and became more visible in public spaces. Guerreros re-
$29.95* | paperback search clarifies how social relations are constituted in the la-
bor sphere, par-ticularly the poultry industry, and reveals the
ISBN 978-1-4773-1364-0 legacies of regional history, especially anti-Black violence and
$90.00* | hardcover racial cleansing. Nuevo South thus helps us to better un-
derstand what constitutes the so-called Nuevo South and how
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Announcing a New Series

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Changing demographics and a growing awareness of the

interconnectedness of the peoples of the Americas across several
centu-ries have made Latinas/os central to the future of the Unit-
ed Statess polity, society, and its many cultures. No longer can
Chicana/o history be separated from Puerto Rican history or Cuban
history. Latina/o history is not an exception to the American story.
It is not a footnote. It is the nations history. This is what Historia
USA means.This new series advances the interpretive and meth-
odological in-novations that are generating vibrant new historical
narratives about Latina/o communities in the United States. Histo-
ria USA prioritizes histories constructed within broad, interdisci-
plinary frameworks rather than discrete studies focused on a single
group or discipline. The series also values historical narratives that
account for the hemispheric and transnational dimensions of the
US Latina/o experience. The most important new scholarship to-
day maps the experience of Latina/o groups around the nation and
traces their complicated histories far beyond standard and separate
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| l a t i n a / o s t u d i e s | Cultural Studies, History

They Came to Toil

Newspaper Representations of Mexicans
and Immigrants in the Great Depression

Recounting a forgotten episode in the Long Civil

Rights Movement, this book analyzes how news
reporting of forced deportations of Mexicans in
the 1930s created representations of Mexican
Americans that endure today

As the Great Depression gripped the United States

in the early 1930s, the Hoover administration sought to pre-
serve jobs for Anglo-Americans by targeting Mexicans, in-
cluding long-time residents and even US citizens, for deporta-
tion. Mexicans comprised more than 46 percent of all people
Fort Worth, Te x a s
deported between 1930 and 1939, despite being only 1 per-
A media historian and journal-
cent of the US population. In all, about half a million people
ist, Garza is a Pulitzer Prize
nominee who has received
of Mexican descent were deported to Mexico, a homeland
awards from the Chicago Head- many of them had never seen, or returned vol-untarily in fear
line Club and the So-ciety of of deportation.
American Business Editors and They Came to Toil investigates how the news reporting of
Writers. A former staff writer for
this episode in immigration history created frames for repre-
Bloomberg news, the Chicago
Tribune, Milwaukee Journal,
senting Mexicans and immigrants that persist to the present.
and Los Angeles Times, she is Melita M. Garza sets the story in San Antonio, a city central
currently an assistant professor to the formation of Mexican American identity, and contrasts
of journalism at Texas Chris- how the citys three daily newspapers covered the forced de-
tian Universitys Bob Schieffer
portations of Mexicans. She shows that the Spanish-language
College of Communication.
La Prensa not surprisingly provided the fullest and most
sympathetic coverage of immigration issues, while the locally
owned San Antonio Express and the Hearst chain-owned San
Rele a s e Dat e |
janua ry Antonio Light varied between supporting Mexican labor and
6 x 9 inches, 264 pages, demonizing it. Garza analyzes how these media narratives,
10 b&w photos particu-larly in the English-language press, contributed to
ISBN 978-1-4773-1405-0 the racial oth-ering of Mexicans and Mexican Americans.
$29.95* | paperback Adding an important new chapter to the history of the Long
Civil Rights Movement, They Came to Toil brings needed his-
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| h i s t o r y | Latin America

Street Occupations
Urban Vending in Rio de Janeiro, 18501925

Offering new perspectives on informal

commerce and citizenship, this history
explains how the transition from slavery to
freedom both em-powered and constrained
the poor, black, and immigrant street
vendors of Rio de Janeiro

Street vending has supplied the inhabitants of Rio

de Janeiro with basic goods for several centuries. Once the
province of African slaves and free blacks, street commerce
became a site of expanded (mostly European) immigrant par-
ticipation and shifting state regulations during the transition
from enslaved to free labor and into the early post-abolition PATRICIA ACERBI
Wa shi ngton, DC
period. Street Occupations investi-gates how street vendors
and state authorities negotiated this tran-sition, during Acerbi teaches history at George
Mason University and at the
which vendors sought greater freedom to engage in commerce Latin American Youth Center.
and authorities imposed new regulations in the name of mo- Her research has been published
dernity and progress. in the edited volume Street
Examining ganhador (street worker) licenses, newspaper Vending in the Neoliberal
reports, and detention and court records, and considering City: A Global Perspective on
the Practices and Policies of a
the emergence of a protective association for vendors, Patri- Marginalized Economy and in
cia Acerbi reveals that street sellers were not marginal urban the Journal of Urban History.
dwellers in Rio but active participants in a debate over citizen-
ship. In their struggles to sell freely throughout the Brazilian
capital, vendors asserted their citi-zenship as urban partici-
pants with rights to the city and to the free-dom of commerce. R e le as e D at e | o ct o -
In tracing how vendors resisted efforts to police and repress be r
their activities, Acerbi demonstrates the persistence of street 6 x 9 inches, 242 pages, 12 b&w
commerce and vendors tireless activity in the city, which the photos, 2 maps
law eventually accommodated through municipal street com- ISBN 978-1-4773-1356-5
merce regulation passed in 1924. A focused history of a cru- $29.95* | paperback
cial era of transition in Brazil, Street Occupations offers im- ISBN 978-1-4773-1355-9
portant new perspectives on patron-client relations, slavery $90.00* | hardcover
and abolition, policing, the use of public space, the practice of UT Press controls
free labor, the meaning of citizenship, and the formality and all rights
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| l a t i n a m e r i c a n s t u d i e s | Art and Visual Studies, History

Creating Ptzcuaro,
Creating Mexico
Art, Tourism, and Nation Building under
Lzaro Crdenas
Presenting extensive archival research
in a lively narrative, this study reveals
how celebrated Mexican president Lza-
ro Crdenas mobilized cultural patron-
age and tourism in a project of nation
building during the 1930s

In the 1930s, the artistic and cultural patronage

of cel-ebrated Mexican president Lzaro Crdenas trans-
formed a small Mi-choacn city, Ptzcuaro, into a center for
popular, national tourism. Crdenas commissioned public
monuments and archeological excavations; supported new
J ENNIFER J OLLY schools, libraries, and a public theater; developed tourism
New Yor k , New Yor k
sites and infrastructure, including the Museo de Artes Popu-
Jolly is an associate professor lares e Industriales; and hired artists to paint murals cele-
of art history at Ithaca College. brating regional history, traditions, and culture. The creation
Her essays on David Alfaro
of Ptzcuaro was formative for Mexico; not only did it provide
Siqueiros and Josep Renau
have been published in edited an early model for regional economic and cultural develop-
volumes and the Oxford Art ment, but also it helped establish some of Mexicos most en-
Journal. during national myths, rituals, and institutions.
In Creating Ptzcuaro, Creating Mexico, Jennifer Jolly ar-
Joe R. a n d Ter esa Loz a no
gues that Ptzcuaro became a microcosm of cultural power
Long Ser ies i n L ati n
A mer ica n a n d L ati no A rt during the 1930s and that we find the foundations of modern
a n d Cultur e Mexico in its creation. Her extensive historical and archival
research reveals how Crdenas and the artists and intellectu-
R ele a s e D at e | als who worked with him used cultural patronage as a guise
janua ry for radical modernization in the region. Jolly demonstrates
6 x 9 inches, 370 pages, 11 color that the Ptzcuaro project helped define a new modern body
and 92 b&w photos
politic for Mexico, in which the population was asked to emu-
ISBN 978-1-4773-1420-3 late Crdenas by touring the country; seeing and embracing
$29.95* | hardcover its land, history, and people; and becoming Mexican in the
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Tropical Travels
Brazilian Popular Performance, Transnational
Encounters, and the Construction of Race
By lisa shaw

Examining a range of popular cultural

production, from music and dance to
theatre and lm, this book explores how
transatlantic and inter-American artis-
tic exchanges redened Brazilian iden-
tity, especially the perception of race
Brazilian popular culture, including music, dance,
the-ater, and film, played a key role in transnational perfor-
mance cir-cuitsinter-American and transatlanticfrom
the latter nineteenth century to the middle of the twentieth
century. Brazilian performers both drew inspiration from and
provided models for cultural production in France, Portugal, LI sa s h a w
Argentina, the United States, and elsewhere. These transna- Li v er pool , Engl a n d
tional exchanges also helped construct new ideas about, and Shaw is a reader in Portuguese
representations of, racial identity in Brazil. Tropical Travels
and Brazilian studies at the
fruitfully examines how perceptions of race were negotiated University of Liverpool. She
within popular performance in Rio de Janeiro and how these has authored or edited seven
issues engaged with wider transnational trends during the previous books, including
period. Carmen Miranda and The
Social History of the Brazilian
Lisa Shaw analyzes how local cultural forms were shaped
by con-tact with imported performance traditions and trans-
national vogues in Brazil, as well as by the movement of Bra-
zilian performers overseas. She focuses specifically on samba
and the maxixe in Paris between 1910 and 1922, teatro de re-
vista (the Brazilian equivalent of vaudeville) in Rio in the long R e le as e D at e |
1920s, and a popular Brazilian female archetype, the baiana, de ce m be r
who moved to and fro across national borders and oceans. 6 x 9 inches, 288 pages, 18 b&w
Shaw demonstrates that these transnational encounters gen-
erated redefinitions of Brazilian identity through the perfor- ISBN 978-1-4773-1279-7
$29.95* | paperback
mance of race and ethnicity in popular culture. Shifting the
tra-ditional focus of Atlantic studies from the northern to the ISBN 978-1-4773-1278-0
southern hemisphere, Tropical Travels also contributes to a $90.00* | hardcover
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| h i s t o r y | Latin America, Art and Visual Studies, History

Framing a Lost City

Science, Photography, and the
Making of Machu Picchu

Drawing on science and technology studies, this book explores

how photography transformed an Incan archaeological ruin into
Machu Picchu, a world heritage site and crown jewel of Peruvian
national patrimony
When Hiram Bingham, a historian from Yale Uni-
a my c Ox h aLL versity, first saw Machu Picchu in 1911, it was a ruin obscured
A mher st, M a ssachuset ts
by overgrowth whose terraces were farmed by few families.
Cox Hall is a visiting assistant A century later, Machu Picchu is a UNESCO world heritage
pro-fessor of anthropology at site visited by more than a mil-lion tourists annually. This
Amherst College. Her work has
remarkable transformation began with the photographs that
appeared in Ethnohistory, His-
tory of Photog-raphy, Journal of accompanied Binghams article published in National Geo-
Political Ecology, and various graphic magazine, which depicted Machu Picchu as a lost
edited book collections. city discovered. Focusing on the practices, technologies, and
materializations of Binghams three expeditions to Peru (1911,
1912, 19141915), this book makes a convincing
case that visualization, particularly through
the camera, played a decisive role in position-
ing Machu Picchu as both a scientific discovery
and a Peruvian heritage site.
Amy Cox Hall argues that while Binghams
expeditions relied on the labor, knowledge,
and support of Peruvian elites, intellectuals,
and peasants, the practice of scientific witnessing, and pho-
tography specifically, converted Machu Picchu into a cultural
artifact fashioned from a distinct way of seeing. Drawing on
science and technology studies, she situates letter writing,
R el e a s e D at e | artifact collecting, and photography as important expedi-
nov e mb e r
tionary practices that helped shape the way we understand
6 x 9 inches, 316 pages, 19 b&w
photos Machu Picchu today. Cox Hall also demonstrates that the
photographic evidence was unstable, and, as images circu-
ISBN 978-1-4773-1368-8
$29.95* | paperback lated worldwide, the lost city took on different meanings,
especially in Peru, which came to view the site as one of na-
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| h i s t o r y | Latin America, Art and Visual Studies consumoconsumoconsumoconsumo
consumoconsumoconsumoconsumo delirious
consumoconsumoconsumoconsumo consumption

Delirious Consumption
consumoconsumoconsumoconsumo aesthetics
consumoconsumoconsumoconsumo and
consumoconsumoconsumoconsumo consumer
Aesthetics and Consumer consumoconsumoconsumoconsumo
consumoconsumoconsumoconsumo capitalism
consumoconsumoconsumoconsumo in
consumoconsumoconsumoconsumo mexico
Capitalism in Mexico and Brazil consumoconsumoconsumoconsumo
consumoconsumoconsumoconsumo and
consumoconsumoconsumoconsumo brazil
consumoconsumoconsumoconsumo sergio
B y SERGIO DELGADO - M OYA consumoconsumoconsumoconsumo
consumoconsumoconsumoconsumo delgado
consumoconsumoconsumoconsumo moya
Looking at several of the leading figures in post- consumoconsumoconsumoconsumo

war Latin American letters and art, this volume

offers an enlarged understanding of the way art
is produced in, and responds to, the age of con-
sumer culture

In the decades following World War II, the cre-

ation and expansion of massive domestic markets and rela-
s e r gio d e lga d o- m oya
tively stable econo-mies allowed for mass consumption on an
Ca mbr idge, M a ssachuset ts
unprecedented scale, giv-ing rise to the consumer society that Delgado is an associate
exists today. Many avant-garde artists explored the nexus be- professor of romance languages
tween consumption and aesthetics, questioning how consum- and literatures at Harvard
erism affects how we perceive the world, place ourselves in it, University.

and make sense of it via perception and emotion.

Delirious Consumption focuses on the two largest cultural
Bor der Hispa n isms
economies in Latin America, Mexico and Brazil, and analyzes
Jon Beasley-Murray, Alberto
how their artists and writers both embraced and resisted the Moreiras, and Gareth Williams,
spirit of development and progress that defines the consumer Series Editors
moment in late capitalism. Sergio Delgado-Moya looks spe-
cifically at the work of David Alfaro Siqueiros, the Brazilian
concrete poets, Octavio Paz, and Lygia Clark to determine
how each of them arrived at forms of aesthetic production R e le as e D at e |
balanced between high modernism and con-sumer culture. o ct o be r
He finds in their works a provocative positioning vis--vis 6 x 9 inches, 340 pages, 30 b&w
urban commodity capitalism, an ambivalent position that photos
takes an assured but flexible stance against commodification, ISBN 978-1-4773-1435-7
alien-ation, and the politics of domination and inequality $29.95* | paperback
that defines market economies. In Delgados view, these po- ISBN 978-1-4773-1434-0
ets and artists appeal to uselessness, nonutility, and noncom- $90.00* | hardcover
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| l a t i n a m e r i c a n s t u d i e s | Art and Visual Studies, History

Lettered Artists and the

Languages of Empire
The Painters and the Profession in
Early Colonial Quito
by susan verdi webster

Using extensive and largely unpub-

lished archival documentation, this
major new work recovers the first
century of artistic practice in colonial
Quito, one of colonial South Americas
most important artistic centers
Quito, Ecuador, was one of colonial South Americas
most important artistic centers. Yet the literature on paint-
ing in colonial Quito largely ignores the first century of activ-
ity, reducing it to a handful of names, writes Susan Verdi
Webster. In this major new work based on extensive and
s usa n verdi w e b s te r largely unpublished archival documentation, Webster identi-
Willi a msburg, Virgini a fies and traces the lives of more than fifty painters who plied
Webster is the Jane Williams their trade in the city between 1550 and 1650, revealing their
Ma- honey Professor of Art His- mastery of languages and literacies and the circumstances in
tory and American Studies at which they worked in early colonial Quito.
the College of William & Mary. Overturning many traditional assumptions about
She has published extensively in
early Quiteo artists, Webster establishes that these artists
both English and Spanish on the
history of painting, sculpture, functioned as visual intermediaries and multifaceted cultural
architecture, and visual culture translators who harnessed a wealth of specialized knowledge
in Spain, Ecuador, and Mexico. to shape graphic, pictorial worlds for colonial audiences. Op-
erating in an urban mediascape of layered languages and
empiresa colonial Spanish realm of alphabetic script and
R el e a s e D at e |
oc to b e r mimetic imagery and a colonial Andean world of discursive
7 x 10 inches, 416 pages, 35 color graphic, material, and chromatic formsQuiteo painters
and 54 b&w photos, 5 b&w il- dominated both the pen and the brush. Webster demonstrates
lustrations, 1 map that the Quiteo artists enjoyed fluency in several areas,
ISBN 978-1-4773-1328-2 ranging from alphabetic literacy and sophisticated scribal
$50.00* | hardcover conventions to specialized knowledge of pictorial languages:
the materials, technologies, and chemistry of painting, in ad-
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| l at i n a me r i c a n stu d i e s | History, Anthropology, Food Studies

Substance and Seduction

Ingested Commodities in
Early Modern Mesoamerica
e d i t e d b y s tac y s ch wa r t zko pf
a n d k a t h r y n e . s a mp e c k

This interdisciplinary anthology reveals

how the consumption of seductive ingest-
ibles, such as chocolate, pulque, and peyote,
illuminates key linkages between coloniza-
tion and commodification in Mesoamerica s ta c y s c h wa r t z kopf
Con way, A r k a nsa s
Schwartzkopf is an assistant
Chocolate and sugar, alcohol and tobacco, peyote
professor of anthropology at
and hallucinogenic mushroomsthese seductive substances Hendrix College.
have been a nexus of desire for both pleasure and profit in Me-
soamerica since colonial times. But how did these substances kat h r yn e . sa mp e c k
seduce? And when and how did they come to be desired and Nor m a l , Illinois
Sampeck is an associate
then demanded, even by those who had never encountered
professor of anthropology at
them before? The contributors to this volume explore these Illinois State University and
questions across a range of times, places, and peoples to a nonresidential fellow at the
discover how the individual pleasures of consumption were Hutchins Center for African and
shaped by social, cultural, economic, and political forces. African American Research at
Harvard University.
Focusing on ingestible substances as a group, which has
not been done before in the scholarly literature, the chapters The Willi a m a nd Bet t y
in Substance and Seduction trace three key links between Now lin Ser ies in A rt,
colonization and com- modification. First, as substances that History, a nd Cultur e
were taken into the bodies of both colonizers and colonized, of the Wester n Hemi-
spher e
these foods and drugs participated in unexpected connec-
tions among sites of production and consumption; racial and
R e le as e D at e |
ethnic categories; and free, forced, and enslaved labor re- n o v e m be r
gimes. Second, as commodities developed in the long transi- 6 x 9 inches, 228 pages, 24 b&w
tion from mercantile to modern capitalism, each substance in photos, 6 illustrations, 5 maps
some way drew its enduring power from its ability to seduce: ISBN 978-1-4773-1387-9
to stimulate bodies; to alter minds; to mark class, social, and $27.95* | paperback
ethnic boundaries; and to generate wealth. Finally, as objects ISBN 978-1-4773-1986-2
of scholarly inquiry, each substance rewards interdisciplin- $85.00* | hardcover
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| l a t i n a m e r i c a n s t u d i e s | History

Shifting the focus of Atlantic World studies

to the Iberian Peninsula, this volume reveals
how Andean travelers to the Spanish royal
court helped to construct, maintain, and
transform transoceanic networks of power

Andean Cosmopolitans
Seeking Justice and Reward at
the Spanish Royal Court
b y j o s e c a r l o s d e l a pu e n t e l u n a

After the Spanish victories over the Inca claimed

Tawantinsuyu for Charles V in the 1530s, native Andeans un-
dertook a series of perilous trips from Peru to the royal court
in Spain. Ranging from an indigenous commoner entrusted
j os e c arlos de l a with delivering birds of prey for courtly entertainment to
pu ent e lu n a an Inca prince who spent his days amid titles, pensions, and
Sa n M a rcos, Tex a s
other royal favors, these sojourners were both exceptional
De la Puente is an associate pro- and paradigmatic. Together, they shared a conviction that the
fessor of history at Texas State
sovereigns absolute authority would guarantee that justice
Univer- sity. He is the author
of Los curacas hechiceros de would be done and service would receive its due reward. As
Jauja: Batallas mgicas y legales they negotiated their claims with imperial officials, Amerin-
en el Per colonial and coeditor dian peoples helped forge the connections that sustained the
of El quipu colonial: estudios y expanding Habsburg realms imaginary and gave the modern
global age its defining character.
Andean Cosmopolitans recovers these travelers dramatic
R el e a s e D at e | experiences, while highlighting their profound influences on
janua ry the making and remaking of the colonial world. While Spains
6 x 9 inches, 416 pages, 1 color American possessions became Spanish in many ways, the
and 8 b&w photos
Andean travelers (in their cosmopolitan lives and journeys)
helped shape Spain in the image and likeness of Peru. De la
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Puente brings remarkable insights to a narrative showing
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how previously unknown peoples and ideas created new pow-
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Indian, elite, and subject. As indigenous people articulated
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| lat i n a me r i c a n stu d i e s | Anthropology, History

This anthropological history traces the

development of a distinctive regional culture in
Perus second largest city, which constitutes one
of the earliest central Andean examples of the
emergence of a broadly mestizo identity

The Independent
Republic of Arequipa
Making Regional Culture in the Andes
b y t h o m a s f. l o v e

Arequipa, Perus second largest city, has the most t h o m a s f. lov e

intense regional culture in the central Andes. Arequipeos McMin n v ille, Or egon
fiercely conceive of themselves as exceptional and distinctive, Love is a professor of
yet also broadly representative of the nations overall hybrid anthropology at Linfield College.
naturea blending of coast (modern, white) and sierra (tra- He coedited Cultures of Energy:
Power, Practices, Technologies
ditional, indigenous). The Independent Republic of Arequi-
and State, Capital, and Rural
pa investigates why and how this regional identity developed Society: Anthropological
in a boom of cultural production after the War of the Pacific Perspectives on Political
(18791884) through the mid-twentieth century. Economy in Mexico and the
Drawing on decades of ethnographic fieldwork, Thomas Andes.

F. Love offers the first anthropological history of southwest-

Joe R. a nd Ter esa
ern Perus distinctive regional culture. He examines both its Loz a no Long Ser ies in
pre-Hispanic and colonial altiplano foundations (anchored L atin A mer ica n a nd
in continuing pilgrimage to key Marian shrines) and the na- L atino A rt a nd Cultur e
ture of its mid-nineteenth century revolutionary identity in
cross-class resistance to Limas autocratic control of nation- R e le as e D at e |
building in the post-Independence state. Love then examines de ce m be r
6 x 9 inches, 332 pages, 26 b&w
Arequipas early twentieth-century mestizo identity (an ear-
photos, 6 maps
ly and unusual case of browning of regional identity) in the
context of raging debates about the national question and
the Indian problem, as well as the post-WWII development ISBN 978-1-4773-1459-3
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| h i s t o r y | Latin American Studies

Pushing in Silence
Modernizing Puerto Rico and the
Medicalization of Child Birth
by isa bel m. c rd ova

This history of evolving birthing practices in Puerto Rico

reveals how dramatic transformations in childbirth resulted
from broader economic, political, and cultural shifts toward
a model of industrial nationhood

As Puerto Rico rapidly industrialized from the

late 1940s until the 1970s, the social, political, and eco-
nomic landscape changed profoundly. In the realm of heath
care, the development of medical education, new medical
technologies, and a new faith in science radically redefined
childbirth and its practice. What had traditionally been a
home-based, family-oriented process, assisted by women
and midwives and accomplished by mothers, became a
medicalized, hospital-based procedure, accomplished
and directed by biomedical, predominantly male, practitio-
isa b el m . c rdova ners, and, ultimately reconfigured, after the 1980s, into a
Rochester, New Yor k technocratic model of childbirth, driven by doctors fears of
malpractice suits and hospitals corporate concerns.
Crdova is an associate professor
in the Department of History Pushing in Silence charts the medicalization of childbirth
and Political Science at Nazareth in Puerto Rico and demonstrates how biomedicine is cultur-
College. ally constructed within regional and historical contexts. Prior
to 1950, registered midwives on the island outnumbered reg-
istered doctors by two to one, and they attended well over half
R el e a s e D at e |
dec e mb e r of all deliveries. Isabel M. Crdova traces how, over the next
6 x 9 inches, 274 pages quarter-century, midwifery almost completely disappeared as
state programs led by scientifically trained experts and orga-
ISBN 978-1-4773-1363-3 nized by bureaucratic institutions re- structured and formal-
$90.00* | hardcover ized birthing practices. Only after cesarean rates skyrocketed
ISBN 978-1-4773-1412-8 in the 1980s and 1990s did midwifery make a modest return
$29.95* | paperback through the practices of five newly trained midwives. This
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| l at i n a me r i c a n stu d i e s | Sociology, Politics and Economocs, Anthropology

From Strangers to Neighbors

Post-Disaster Resettlement and
Community Building in Honduras
b y r ya n a l a ni z

Presenting case studies of two Honduran re- settlements that have

experienced very different outcomes, this book identifies the type
and quality of support that resettlements need in order to become
successful communities

Arequipa, Natural disasters, the effects of cli-

mate change, and political upheavals and war have driven
tens of millions of people from their homes and spurred in-
tense debates about how governments and non-governmental
organizations (NGOs) should respond with long-term reset-
tlement strategies. Many resettlement efforts have focused
primarily on providing infrastructure and have done little to
help displaced people and communities rebuild social struc- r ya n a la niz
Sa n Luis Obispo,
ture, which has led to resettlement failures throughout the
Ca lifor ni a
world. So what does it take to transform a resettlement into a
Alaniz is an assistant professor
successful community?
of sociology at Cal
This book offers the first long-term comparative study Poly State University, San Luis
of resettlement social outcomes through a case study of two Obispo. He is also affiliated with
Honduran resettlements built for survivors of Hurricane the United Nations University
Mitch (1998) by two different NGOs. Although residents of and the Resilient Communities
Research Institute.
each resettlement arrived from the same affected neighbor-
hoods and have similar demographics, twelve years later one
resettlement wrestles with high crime, low participation, and R e le as e D at e |
de ce m be r
low social capital, while the other maintains low crime, a high
6 x 9 inches, 236 pages, 2 b&w
degree of social cohesion, participation, and general social photos
health. Using a multi-method approach of household surveys,
interviews, ethnography, and analysis of NGO and communi-
ty documents, Ryan Alaniz demonstrates that these divergent ISBN 978-1-4773-1409-8
$29.95* | paperback
resettlement trajectories can be traced back to the type and
quality of support provided by external organizations and the ISBN 978-1-4773-1383-1
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| middle eastern studies |

Chances for Peace

Missed Opportunities in the Arab-Israeli Conflict
By Elie Podeh

ISBN 978-1-4773-1222-3
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| literary criticism |

Between Self and Society

Inner Worlds and Outer Limits in the British
Psychological Novel
By John Rodden

ISBN 978-1-4773-1223-3
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| latin americ an studies |

Maria Izquierdo and Frida Kahlo

Challenging Visions in Modern Mexican Art
by Nancy Deffebach

ISBN 978-1-4773-1281-0
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Aw a r d W i n n e r

LASA, Best Book in Colonial Studies Ruth Benedict Book Prize

Arvey Foundation Book Award for Outstanding Edited Volume

Queer Brown Voices

The Death of Aztec Tenochtit- Personal Narratives in Latina/o
lan, the Life of Mexico City LGBT Activism
By Barbara E. Mundy E d i t e d B y U r i e l Qu e s a da , L e t i t i a G o m e z,
a n d s a lva d o r v i da l- o r t i z
ISBN 978-0-292-76656-3
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Bryce Wood Book Award L. Carl Brown Book Prize in

North African Studies

I Ask for Justice The Last Civilized Place

Sijilmasa and Its Saharan
B y dav i d c a r e y j r.
b y r o n a l d a . m e s s i e r a n d ja m e s
ISBN 978-1-4773-0210-1
a. miller
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texas on

Balmorhea State Park.

From The Swimming Holes of Texas
by Julie Wernersbach and Carolyn Tracy.
| t e x a s | History

This signed edition presents a spellbind-

ing preview of the inaugural volume of the
Texas Bookshelfa major new history of
Texas by the New York Times best-selling
author Stephen Harrigan

They Came from the Sky

The Spanish Arrive in Texas
By Stephen Harrigan
In the fall of 2018, the University of Texas Press
will publish the inaugural volume of the Texas Bookshelf, a
major new history of Texas by Stephen Harrigan, the New
York Times best-selling author. The Texas Bookshelf prom-
ises to be the most ambitious and comprehensive publishing
endeavor about the culture and history of one state ever un-
dertaken. Comprised of in-depth general-interest histories
of a range of Texas subjectspolitics, music, film, business,
STE P HEN HARRIGAN architecture, and sports, among many othersthe Book-
Austin, Tex a s shelf volumes will be written by the states brightest authors,
scholars, and intellectuals, all affiliated with the University of
Harrigan is author of ten
books of fiction and nonfiction, Texas at Austin.
including the award-winning Published in a signed edition, They Came from the Sky of-
novels The Gates of the Alamo fers an exciting preview of Harrigans sweeping, full-length
and Remember Ben Clayton, the history. This tantalizing short begins with the earliest na-
critically acclaimed new novel
tive inhabitants over ten thousand years ago and continues
A Friend of Mr. Lincoln, and the
essay collection The Eye of the through the ill-fated Spanish explorations of the sixteenth
Mammoth. and early seventeenth centuries. In its pages, we encounter
the prehistoric flint producers and traders who were Texass
rele a s e dat e | a p ri l first entrepreneurs; Spanish castaways and would-be con-
5 x 7 inches, 96 pages, 1 map querors; the Karankawas, Querechos (Apaches), and Caddos,
ISBN 978-1-4773-1294-0
whose lifeways were forever changed by contact with Euro-
$19.95 | 15.99 | peans; and the Lady in Blue, an abbess who mysteriously
C$29.95 claimed to have visited the Quivira and the Jumanas in
hardcover Texas while remaining within her Spanish cloister.
Bringing Stephen Harrigans formidable narrative talent
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| t e x a s | Nature and Environment

Full of practical information to help plan

your visits and enticing color photos of one
hundred freshwater swimming holes, here is
the first-ever guide to the best places to swim
in Texas

The Swimming Holes of Texas

B y J u l ie W e r n e r sbach a n d c a r o ly n t r ac y
Photog raphy by Carolyn Tracy

Nothing beats a natural swimming hole for cool-

ing off on a scorching summer day in Texas. Cold, clear spring
water, big old shade trees, and a quiet stretch of beach or
lawn offer the perfect excuse to pack a cooler and head out
with family and friends to the nearest natural oasis. Whether Austin, Te x a s
youre looking for a quick getaway or an unforgettable sum-
Wernersbach is the literary di-
mer vacation, let The Swimming Holes of Texas be your guide. rector of the Texas Book Festival
Julie Wernersbach and Carolyn Tracy highlight one hun- and a former marketing director
dred natural swimming spots across the entire state. The at BookPeople, Austins largest
book is organized by geographic regions, so you can quickly independent bookstore. Tracy
is a freelance photographer who
find local places to swimor plan a trip to a more distant spot
works for an animal welfare
youd like to explore. Each swimming hole is illustrated with nonprofit. They are the authors
an inviting color photo and a description of what its like to of Vegan Survival Guide to
swim there, as well as the sites history, ecology, and conserva- Austin.
tion. The authors include all the pertinent info about admis- Jack and Doris Smothers Se-
sion fees and hours, parking, and on-site amenities such as ries in Texas History, Life,
showers and restrooms. They also offer tips for planning your and Culture
trips and lists of the swimming holes that are most welcoming
r e le as e dat e | m ay
to families and pets.
5 x 8 inches, 240 pages, 100
So when the temperature tops 100 and theres nothing but color photos
traffic in sight, take a detour down the backroads and swim,
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| t e x a s | Cookbooks, Food

The author of the James Beard Cookbook

Award finalist Texas on the Table presents
nearly one hundred recipes for breakfast
and brunch, including favorites from some
of Texass most popular restaurants, along
with menus for entertaining and delightful
culinary notes

Breakfast in Texas
Recipes for Elegant Brunches, Down-Home
Classics, and Local Favorites
B y T e r r y T h o mp s o n - A n d e r s o n
Photos by Sandy Wilson

Rock port, Te x a s Texans love the morning meal, whether its bacon
and eggs (often eaten in a breakfast taco) or something as dis-
is the author of nine cookbooks,
including Texas on the Table:
tinctively nontraditional as saag paneer omelets, pon haus, or
People, Places, and Recipes Cel- goat curry. A Lone Star breakfast can be a time for eating
ebrating the Flavors of the Lone healthy, or for indulging in decadent food and drink. And
Star State, which was a finalist with Texass rich regional and cultural diversity, an amaz-
for the 2015 James Beard Book
ing variety of dishes graces the states breakfast and brunch
Award for American Cooking.
tables. The first Texas cookbook dedicated exclusively to the
SANDY W ILSON morning meal, Breakfast in Texas gathers nearly one hun-
Houston, Tex a s dred recipes that range from perfectly prepared classics to the
is a longtime member of the breakfast foods of our regional cuisines (Southern, Mexican,
American Society of Media German, Czech, Indian, and Asian among them) to stand-out
Photographers. She was the dishes from the states established and rising chefs and res-
photographer for Texas on the taurants.
Table and other books about the
Terry Thompson-Anderson organizes the book into sec-
food, growers, and restaurants
of Texas. tions that cover breakfast and brunch libations (with and
without alcohol); simple, classic, and fancy egg presentations;
rel e a s e dat e | mon th pancakes, French toast, and waffles; meat lovers dishes;
8 x 10 inches, 208 pages, 000 seafood and shellfish; vegan dishes and sides; and pastries.
color photos
The recipes reference locally sourced ingredients whenever
ISBN 978-1-4773-1044-1 possible, and Thompson-Anderson provides enjoyable notes
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about the chefs who created them or the cultural history they
represent. She also offers an expert primer on cooking eggs,
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Light and Fluffy Maple Buttermilk Pancakes
with Blackberry Jam
The Driskill Hotels 1886 Cafe & Bakerys
Croque Madames

of theme brunches (the boozy brunch,

the make-ahead brunch, New Years
Day brunch, Mothers Day brunch with
seasonal ingredients, teenage daugh-
ters post-slumber party breakfast,
and more). Sandy Wilsons color photo-
graphs of many of the dishes and the
chefs and restaurants who serve them
provide a lovely visual counterpoint to
the appetizing text.

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R e c e n t l y P ub l i s h e d

Of related interest
The Tacos of Texas
B y M a nd o R ayo a nd Ja r o d Neece

With authentic recipes, behind-the-scenes

stories, and recommendations of where the locals eat,
this is the indispensable guide to Texass appetizingly
diverse tacos and taco culture by the authors of Austin
Breakfast Tacos.

ISBN 978-1-4773-1043-4
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Finalist, 2015 James Beard
Book Award
for American Cooking
Texas on the Table
People, Places, and Recipes
Celebrating the Flavors of the
Lone Star State
B y T e r r y T h o mp s o n - A n d e r s o n
Photos by Sandy Wil son
ISBN 978-0-292-74409-7
$45.00 | 00.00 One of Texass leading cookbook authors presents
hardcover 150 recipes that showcase the states bounty of locally grown
ISBN 978-0-292-76132-2 meats and produce, artisanal cheeses, and award-winning
$45.00 wines, along with fascinating stories of the people who are en-
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| t e x a s | Sports

Telling an inspiring, largely unknown story,

Thursday Night Lights recounts how African Amer-
ican high school football programs produced cham-
pionship teams and outstandingplayers during the
Jim Crow era.

Thursday Night Lights

The Story of Black High School Football in Texas

By michael hurd

At a time when Friday night lights shone only

on white high school football games, African American
m ic h a e l h ur d
teams across Texas burned up the gridiron on Wednesday
The Woodl a nds, Te x a s
and Thursday nights. The segregated high schools in the
Hurd is the director of Prairie
Prairie View Interscholastic League (the African Ameri-
View A&M Universitys Texas
can counterpart of the University Interscholastic League, Institute for the Preservation
which excluded black schools from membership until 1967) of History and Culture, which
created an exciting brand of football that produced hun- documents the history of African
dreds of outstanding players, many of whom became college American Texans. He has
worked as a sports writer for
All-Americans, All-Pros, and Pro Football Hall of Famers,
the Houston Post, the Austin
including NFL greats such as Mean Joe Green (Temple American-Statesman, USA
Dunbar), Otis Taylor (Houston Worthing), Dick Night Today, and Yahoo Sports. Hurds
Train Lane (Austin Anderson), Ken Houston (Lufkin previous books include Black
Dunbar), and Bubba Smith (Beaumont Charlton-Pollard). College Football, 18921992:
One Hundred Years of History,
Thursday Night Lights tells the inspiring, largely unknown
Education, and Pride. For more
story of African American high school football in Texas. than a decade, he served as a
Drawing on interviews, newspaper stories, and memorabil- member of the National Football
ia, Michael Hurd introduces the players, coaches, schools, Foundations Honors Court for
and towns where African Americans built powerhouse foot- Divisional Players, the group
that chooses small college players
ball programs under the PVIL leadership. He covers fifty
for the College Football Hall of
years (19201970) of high school football history, including Fame, and he currently serves
championship seasons and legendary rivalries such as the on the selection committee for
annual Turkey Day Classic game between Houston schools the Black College Football Hall
Jack Yates and Phillis Wheatley, which drew standing- of Fame.
room-only crowds of up to 40,000, making it the largest r e le as e dat e | o ct o -
be r
prep sports event in postwar America. In telling this story, 6 x 9 inches, 30 b&w photos
Hurd explains why the PVIL was necessary, traces its devel-
ISBN 978-1-4773-1034-2
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| t e x a s | History, Art and Architecture, American Studies

This inviting book explores how small-town

Marfa, Texas, has become a landmark arts
destination and tourist attraction, despite -
and because of - its remote location in the im-
mense Chihuahuan desert.

The Transformation of a West Texas Town
By k at hleen shaf er

A small town in the vast desert of West Texas,

Marfa attracts visitors from around the world to its art
foundations and galleries, film and music festivals, and
design and architecture symposiums. While newcomers
sometimes see it as another Santa Fe, long-time residents
often take a bemused, even disapproving attitude toward
the changes that Marfa has undergone since artist Donald
Judd came to town in the 1970s and began creating spaces
for his own and other artists work. They remember when
ranching and the military formed the basis of the towns
economy, even as they acknowledge that tourist dollars are
now essential to Marfas sustainability.
Marfa tells an engaging story of how this isolated place be-
came a beacon in the art world, like the famous Marfa Lights
that draw curious spectators into the West Texas night. As
Kathleen Shafer delves into the towns early history, the im-
pact of Donald Judd, the expansion of arts programming, and
the increase in tourism, she unlocks the complex interplay be-
rele a s e dat e | tween the particularities of the place, the forces of commerce
oc to b e r and growth, the textures of local culture and tradition, and
5.5x 8.5 inches, 204 pages, 27
the transformative role of artists and creative work. Bookend-
b&w photos
ing her story between two iconic artworksthe whimsical
ISBN 978-1-4773-1438-8 Prada Marfa and the crass Playboy MarfaShafer illumi-
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nates the shifting cultural landscape of Marfa, showing why
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kat h l een sh af e r
Austin, Tex a s
Shafer is a writer and artist
who holds a PhD in geogra-
phy and the environment
from the University of Texas
at Austin.

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| t e x a s | Sports

With a stirring story for every day of the

year, this book celebrates the athletes and
teams in more than twenty-five sports that
have made Texas a dynamo in the world of
sports across more than a century

Texas Sports
Unforgettable Stories for Every Day of the Year
By chad s. conine

When it comes to sports, Texas more than earns its

bragging rights. The Lone Star State has produced
championship teams and legendary athletes not only in
football, baseball, and basketball, but in dozens of other
sports as well. Texas Sports celebrates more than a century
of achievements in a day-by-day
ch ad s. c on i n e record of the people and events
Waco, Tex a s
both unforgettable and little-
Conine is the author of The knownthat have made Texas a
Republic of Football: Legends of powerhouse in the world of sports.
the Texas High School Game. As
Chad S. Conine packs a wealth
a reporter, columnist, or author,
he has covered Texas sports for of sports facts and stories into 366
twenty yearseverything from days. He ranges from firsts such as
Tuesday night high school vol- UTs first football game (an 1893
leyball matches to Thanksgiving win against Dallas University
Day Dallas Cowboys games.
Football Club) to peak moments
such as Earl Campbell running
rel e a s e dat e | through defenders, Nolan Ryan
sep t e mb e r throwing heat past baffled batters, and Babe Didrickson
5.5 x 8.5 inches, 206 pages, 24 Zaharias winning the Western Open golf championship for
b&w photos
the fourth time. Conine covers more than twenty-five sports
ISBN 978-1-4773-1273-5 and all levels from high school to professional, reminding us
hardcover that if Texas had never seen a pigskin or a backboard, its sports
legacy would still be secure. With a winning combination of
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| t e x a s | Nature and Environment

Filled with fascinating stories and statistics, Weather in

this is the essential guide for understanding
all of Texass weather phenomena, includ-
ing climate change, and staying safe during
hurricanes, tornadoes, flash floods, winter
T he Essentia l Ha nd book

G E O R G E W. B O M A R

storms, and heat waves

Weather in Texas
The Essential Handbook
B y G e o r g e W. b o m a r ge or ge w. b oma r
Austin, Te x a s
Only in Texas could a snowstorm pelt the Panhan- The state meteorologist and a
dle at the very moment abrasive dust is scouring the Perm- former associate state clima-
ian Basin while searing heat is wilting the Winter Garden tologist, Bomar is the author of
Texas Weather (1984 and 1995),
region in the south. The states large size and central location
the forerunner of this book. For
within North America subject it to a great variety of weather more than thirty-five years, he
occurrences. Texas state meteorologist George W. Bomar has advised Texas governors on
been observing Texas weather for nearly half a century, and in proactive measures, includ-
Weather in Texas, he provides the essential guide to all of the ing evacuations, to deal with
hurricanes. Bomar is the
states weather phenomena.
foremost expert on the potential
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| Index by Author |

Acerbi, Street Occupations 85 Guerrero, Nuevo South82 OConnell, Rhetoric of Seeing in
Attic Forensic Oratory68
Adams, Eddie Adams 2223 Harrigan,
They Came from the Sky  100 Pastor de Maria y Campos,
Alaniz, The Mexican Mahjar66
From Strangers to Neighbors95 Harris, Demosthenes, Speeches
23-2670 Peebles,
Allah, Cormac McCarthy
Souls Against the Concrete1011 Haynes, Everyday We Live is the and Performance  51
B+, Ghostnotes1415
Rexroth, Iowa 89
Bomar, Weather in Texas111 Picturing Childhood52 Richardson, Batos, Bollilos,
Pochos, and Pelados78
Carter, The Chora of Himberg,
The New Gay for Pay 61
Metaponto 7 71 Rohrer,
La India Maria5657
Conine, Texas Sports 110 Dopers in Uniform24
Samer, Spectatorship60
Cordova, Holley,
Pushing in Silence94 A Perfectly Good Guitar1819 Schwartzkopf,
Substamce and Seduction 91
Corkin, Hunt, Classics from Papyrus to
Connecting The Wire 4445 Sen, Haunting Bollywood50
the Internet69
Correa-Cabrera, Shafer, Marfa108109
Los Zetas Inc. 81
Thursday Night Lights106107
Shaw, Tropical Travels  87
Cox Hall,
Framing a Lost City 88 Jeffries,
Comic Book Film Stlye58 Shelton, Power Moves54
Books are Made of Books 21 Jolly, Creating Patzcuaro, Creat- Sobsey, Chrissie Hynde1617
ing Mexico86
Crouser, Spencer, This Land 67
Mountain Ranch 1213 Kee,
Not Your Average Zombie 59 Southwell,
de la Puente Luna, Misinformation and
Andean Cosmopolitans 92 Lewis, Under Surveillance25 Mass Audiences72

Delgado Moya, Love, The Independent Republic Thompson-Anderson,

Delirious Consumption89 of Arequipa93 Breakfast in Texas102104

Diaz, Flying Under the Radar w/ Lucia, Cineaste on Film Criti- Urton,
the Royal Chicano 7475 cism, Programming,30 Inka History in Knots4041
Dillehay, Where the Land Meets Macor, Rewrite Man 31
the Sea 4243 Wager,
Jazz and Cocktails48
Meeuf, Rebellious Bodies4647
One More Warbler 27 Webster,
Mirzai, A History of Slavery and Lettered Artists and the Lan-
Emancipation in Iran 65
Friedman, The American Idea of guages of Empire 90
Mizejewski, Hysterical!55
Frishkopf, Music, Sound, and The Swimming Holes of Texas 101
Architecture in Islam 64 Montgomery,
The Mobility of Modernism7677
Fronc, Bad Girls of the Arab World67
Monitoring the Movies62 Mora, Kuxlejal Politics28

Morgan, Yockey, Make Ours Marvel 48

Garza, They Came to Toil84
Frankie & Johnny3839
Wager, Jazz and Cocktails53
Woman Walk the Line 20 Moss, Why Harry Met Sally 49
Young, Blood of the Earth 80
Glickman, Jewish American Nemser,
Cinema63 Infrastructures of Race 79

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