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Title Subject Index A Message from Our Director

African Studies . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Asian Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Dear Readers,
Caribbean Studies . . . . . . . . . .9
Cinema Studies . . . . . . . . . . . .7 It is an honor to join Vanderbilt University Press as the
Civil Rights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 director effective March 2019. The combination of the
Ecology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Press’s scholarly rigor, its focus on books for general
Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 audiences, and signs of deep campus e­ ngagement all
European Studies . . . . . . . . . . 1 drew me to shepherd this program. In the last year
Hispanic Studies . . . . . . . . . 8, 9 alone, VUP’s books have been featured in the New York
Human Rights . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Times, inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame, and given
Latin American Studies . . . . 5, 7, 8 to all 100 members of the United States Senate by the Bipartisan Policy Center.
Literature . . . . . . . . . . . . 5, 6, 9 Events have been hosted on campus where authors Eric Etheridge, Patrick
Photography . . . . . . . . . . . 3, 4 Bellegarde-Smith, and David Barton Smith met their vibrant public audiences.
Political Science . . . . . . . . . . .7 This is a testament to the ­relevance of the Press’s publishing output and the
Popular Culture . . . . . . . . . . 7, 9 ­quality of work sponsored by Vanderbilt University, as well as what is possible
Postwar Studies . . . . . . . . . 1, 6 when small publishers play to their strengths.
Regional . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3, 4
Religion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 In this catalog, you will see titles in our core lists of Latin American studies,
Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 literary criticism, and studies of empire, as well as our lead trade offering on the
US History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 investigation of human rights conditions in the postwar period of the former
Yugoslavia. In partnership with the Frist Museum of Art, we have transformed
the exhibition Connect/Disconnect: Growth in the “It City” from its physical
installation in the Conte Community Arts Gallery to a p­ ermanent print edition.
We have also reissued two important texts by Stephen Daubert in a new dual
edition to serve general audience ­readers in science and conservation. Ignacio
Sánchez Prado’s work offered in Spanish translation is the Press’s first foray in
reaching beyond its core English-language audience. Our range of interests and
interventions in this season are both wide-reaching and d ­ ynamic. We will con-
tinue to push the ­publishing p
­ rogram of Vanderbilt University Press to center on
communities of scholars and readers that turn to us for ­carefully curated content
and beautiful books.

on the cover I look forward to sharing our titles and our growth with you in the coming
An edited photograph of months.
writer Yasuoka Shōtarō,
age six, with his ­father
and mother in 1926, Gianna F. Mosser
from Enduring Postwar: ­ Director, Vanderbilt University Press
Yasuoka Shōtarō and
Literary ­Memory in Japan
(see page 6 for more details).

Image courtesy of Yasuoka


Haruko.

Cover design: Craig Allen


E U R O P E A N S T U D I E S / H U M A N R I G H T S / P O S T WA R S T U D I E S

Twenty years of on-the-ground reportage in the grassroots struggle for


normalcy and postwar return in the former Republic of Yugoslavia

Surviving the Peace


The Struggle for Postwar Recovery in Bosnia-Herzegovina
PETER LIPPMAN

S
urviving the Peace is a monumental and t­ ableaus from the lives of everyday
feat of ground-level reporting describ- ­Bosnians attempting to make sense of what
ing two decades of postwar life in passes for normal in a postwar society.
Bosnia, specifically among those fight- Essential reading for students of the
ing for refugee rights of return. Unique former Yugoslavia and anyone interested
in its breadth and profoundly humani­ in postwar or post-genocide studies,
tarian in its focus, Surviving the Peace ­Surviving the Peace is an instant classic of
situates digestible explanations of the long-form reporting, an impossible accom- November 2019
region’s b­ ewilderingly complex recent plishment without a lifetime of dedication 500 pages, 6 x 9 inches
history among ­interviews, conversations, to a place and people. 2 maps • notes, references, index
cloth $27.95t 978-0-8265-2261-0
ebook $9.99 978-0-8265-2263-4
“Once the shooting stops, most reporters “This is a highly engaging, well-written,
and commentators pack up and go home, and factual account of postwar Bosnia-
as if everything important is over. Yet, as Herzegovina seen from a grassroots
Lippman so eloquently shows, for many, an perspective by a researcher and a cultural
entirely new life has begun, one they are outsider who demonstrates an enviable
not prepared for and have few resources understanding of his research field. It is an
to manage. Moreover, there appears to be exemplar of engaged and informed writing:
almost an aversion to reporting on successes, moving and informative, evocative and
i.e., former enemies reconnecting and profound. It is a deeply serious book, but with
working together. It does exist and is the the light touch of an accomplished writer.”
part we should be emphasizing. Lippman — Hariz Halilovich, RMIT University, Melbourne
reports both the successes and failures, as
well as the continued challenges faced by “A lot of books are written on postwar Peter Lippman, born in Seattle, is a
a society torn apart by ethnic hatred. This reconstruction in Bosnia-Herzegovina but journalist and human rights activist.
book is about this little-addressed aspect not from this longitudinal, ethnographic, and A fascination with the ethnography of
of war—what happens when the shooting bottom-up approach portraying ordinary southeast Europe led him to Yugoslavia
stops—and how ordinary people are critical people in the extraordinary struggle to in the early 1980s. He lived and worked
in reconstituting community.” rebuild lives and peaceful living. Most books in Bosnia-Herzegovina for two years
— Judith Armatta, author of Twilight are overly scientific and academic with little after the war and has returned many
of Impunity: The War Crimes Trial of voice given to the grassroots human rights times since then. Over more than
Slobodan Milošević two decades, he has closely followed
activists. This book is unique.”
the efforts of grassroots activists to
— Selma Porobić, Palacky University,
return to their prewar homes, to fight
Czech Republic
corruption and discrimination, and to
regain their rights.

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E C O L O G Y / S C I E N C E / E D U C AT I O N

From prehistory to the present, from individual cells to the


dimensions of the cosmos, these vignettes describe the network
of evolutionary ties that bind all organisms to one another

Threads from the Web of Life


Stories in Natural History Two
complete
AND  books in one
tête-bêche
The Shark and the Jellyfish paperback

More Stories in Natural History


S T E P H E N D AU B E R T

E
cology, like all literary narrative, has whale to the next. Yet another appears in the
the potential for turnabout, surprise, ­ aftermath of typhoons, requiring its inhabi­
lessons learned, and tragedy. The tants to search the tropical coastline for the
stories in Threads from the Web of Life latest storm landfall.
and The Shark and the Jellyfish describe These tales are filled with no less intrigue
protagonists, their competitors, and the than other literary works, but they tran-
habitats that provide the setting for their spire out of the sight of most readers. Once
interaction—habitats that have become known only to ecologists, in Threads from
surprisingly complex with the passage of the Web of Life and The Shark and the Jelly­
evolutionary time. fish, available for the first time in a ­single
One niche moves across a world of deluxe paperback, these stories become
flowers that reaches its earliest peak bloom accessible to everyone with an interest in
in the low valleys and then peaks later natural history.
among the slopes of the foothills—a rolling
habitat. Another hop-scotches across the
ocean floor, compelling its occupants to
Dr. Stephen Daubert is a naturalist
migrate from the fallen body of one dead writer, a scholar versed in the scientific
method, and an observer familiar with
places in the world where wild diversity
“Daubert’s prose is beautifully written
still thrives. His scientific viewpoint shifts
without sacrificing important biological
across perspectives—from the molecular
details, so readers come away with awe level to the fossil record, all in the context
and great respect for the natural world’s of an evolving cosmos where planets are
wonders.” created and destroyed.
August 2019 — The Sierra Club’s The Green Life
396 pages, 7 x 10 inches
40 b&w illustrations • notes, references, index “Daubert’s Threads from the Web of Life is
paperback $24.95t 978-0-8265-2250-4
“Each of these happenings is a thread in written in the tradition of Aldo Leopold
ebook $9.99 978-0-8265-2251-1 the intricate web of life, and Daubert . . . and Bernd Heinrich. It teaches by drawing
demonstrates that these threads are easily you into the drama, excitement, and
broken by humans. . . . Instructive and beauty of nature.”
entertaining.”
— Don Glass, host of the NPR-syndicated
— Publishers Weekly program A Moment of Science

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PHOTOGR APHY / REGIONAL

A changing Nashville and the state of its future


as photographed by the people who live there

Connect/Disconnect
Growth in the “It” City
Edited by S H AU N G I L E S

T
his exhibition, inspired by a 2017 and communities, and the potential
Tennessean article about how for disconnection between people
Nashville has been growing at a and s­ ocioeconomic classes as the city
rate of one ­hundred people per day, strives to adapt to record growth. The
­features photographs by Davidson images represent a range of perspec-
A FRIST ART MUSEUM TITLE
County residents of diverse ages and tives, from depictions of friends and
backgrounds, showing how the popu- neighbors to old and new homes, August 2019
lation boom has affected them and the construction sites, and recognizable 60 pages, 8.5 x 9 inches
lives of the people around them. landmarks. 50 photographs • introduction, artist interviews
More than one hundred Davidson paperback $10.00t 978-0-8265-2267-2
County residents submitted nearly
two hundred images, from which fifty Shaun Giles is the assistant director
were chosen by a panel of jurors. The of community engagement at the
resulting exhibition explores the rising Frist Art Museum in Nashville.
connectivity between neighborhoods

Clockwise, from above: Kevin Lurey. The Bench, 2018.


Courtesy of the artist. © Kevin Lurey

Carey Rogers. Photo 2, 2018.


Courtesy of the artist. © Carey Rogers

Ramona Wiggins. Growing Pains in the “It City,” 2018.


Courtesy of the artist. © Ramona Wiggins

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WINNER OF THE GOLDBERG PRIZE

How the Nashville press covered the civil rights struggle


through images

We Shall Overcome
Press Photographs of Nashville during the Civil Rights Era
Edite d by K AT H R Y N E . D E L M E Z
Foreword by J O H N L E W I S

F
ifty years after Martin Luther King The book also provides an opportu-
Jr.’s death—and at a time when race nity to consider the role of images and
relations and social justice are the media in shaping public opinion,
again at the forefront of our country’s a relevant subject in today’s news-­
A FRIST ART MUSEUM TITLE
consciousness—this book expands on saturated climate. Photographs from
September 2018 a Frist Art Museum exhibition to pre­ the archives of both daily newspapers
176 pages, 11.5 x 11 inches sent a selection of approximately one are included: the Tennessean, which
100 exhibition plates, 15 halftone figures hundred photographs that document was the more liberal publication, and
essays, timeline, bibliography an important period in Nashville’s the Nashville Banner, a conservative
hardcover $35.00t 978-0-8265-2221-4 struggle for racial equality. The images paper whose leadership seemed less
were taken between 1957, the year that interested in covering events related to
desegregation in public schools began, racial issues. Some of the photographs
and 1968, when the National Guard in the exhibition had been selected to
Kathryn E. Delmez is a curator at
the Frist Art Museum in Nashville. was called in to surround the state be published in the papers, but many
capi­tol in the wake of King’s assassi­ were not, and their disclosure offers
nation in Memphis. insight into the editorial process. In
Of central significance are photo­ several images, other photojournalists
Winner of the 2019
Norman L. and Roselea graphs of lunch counter sit-ins in and news crews are visible, serving
J. Goldberg Prize from early 1960, led by a group of students, as a reminder of the almost constant
­Vanderbilt ­UP for the ­including John Lewis (who contrib- presence of the c­ amera during these
best book in the area uted the book’s foreword) and Diane historic times.
of art or medicine Nash, from local historically black
colleges and universities. The demon-
“This book, the catalog of an
strations were so successful that King
exhibition at Frist Art Museum in
Selected as one of the stated just a few weeks later at Fisk
Nashville, captures a decade of
“Best Art Books of 2018” University: “I did not come to Nash-
everyday bravery and trauma as
by the New York Times ville to bring inspiration but to gain
recorded in photographs, drawn
inspiration from the great movement
from city archives, by Nashville
that has taken place in this commu-
photojournalists.”
nity.” The role that Nashville played in

— Holland Cotter, New York Times


the national civil rights movement as a
hub for training students in non­violent
protest and as the first Southern city to “There’s a truth in these photographs
integrate places of business is a story that many . . . have likely never seen
that warrants r­ eexamination. before.”
— Margaret Renkl, New York Times

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L AT I N A M E R I C A N S T U D I E S / L I T E R AT U R E

A decade-by-decade look at literary depictions of revolution


in Latin America from the 1960s to the present

Writing Revolution in Latin America


From Martí to García Márquez to Bolaño
J UA N E . D E C A S T R O

I
n the politically volatile period from the This double-edged phenomenon of revo­
1960s through the end of the twentieth lutionary disillusionment became highly
century, Latin American authors were in personal for Latin American authors inside
direct dialogue with the violent realities of and outside Castro’s and Pinochet’s domin-
their time and place. Writing Revolution ion. Revolution was more than a foreign
in Latin America is a chronological study affair, it was the stuff of everyday life and,
of the way revolution and revolutionary therefore, of fiction.
thinking is depicted in the fiction com- Juan De Castro’s expansive study begins
September 2019
posed from the eye of the storm. ahead of the century with José Martí in
352 pages, 6 x 9 inches
From Mexico to Chile, the gradual Cuba and continues through the likes of notes, references, index
ideological evolution from a revolutionary Mario Vargas Llosa in Peru, Gabriel García hardcover $49.95x 978-0-8265-2258-0
to a neoliberal mainstream was a conse- Márquez in Colombia, and Roberto Bolaño paperback $24.95x 978-0-8265-2259-7
quence of, on the one hand, the political in Mexico (by way of Chile). The various, ebook $9.99 978-0-8265-2260-3
hardening of the Cuban Revolution begin- often contradictory ways the authors convey
ning in the late 1960s, and, on the other, this precarious historical moment speaks in
the repression, dictatorships, and economic equal measure to the social circumstances
crises of the 1970s and beyond. Not only into which these authors were thrust and to
was socialist revolution far from the utopia the fundamental differences in the ways they
many believed, but the notion that guer- themselves witnessed history.
rilla uprisings would lead to an easy social-
ism proved to be unfounded. Similarly, the “De Castro introduces original topics
repressive Pinochet dictatorship in Chile such as LGBTQ and Revolution, and
led to unfathomable tragedy and social women writers such as Guelfenbein.
mutation. This is a scholarly accomplishment, a
groundbreaking work that is well written
“De Castro combines a superb command and researched, a model for arduous and Juan E. De Castro is an associate
of the broad sweep of Latin American significant contributions to the Latin professor of literary studies at
cultural and political history with a American studies field, an original way Eugene Lang College of Liberal
detailed knowledge of specific texts and to study the twentieth and twenty-first Arts, The New School, where he
the critical debates surrounding them. centuries with an original approach to the teaches courses in Latin American
This book is an impressive achievement.” concept of insurgency. Indeed, the book is literatures. He is the author of three
a benign revolt that will contribute greatly books: Mestizo Nations: Culture, Race,
— Maarten van Delden, UCLA
and Conformity in Latin American
to this arena of inquiry.”
Literature (2002), The Spaces of
— Martín Camps, University of the Pacific
Latin American Literature: Tradition,
Globalization, and Cultural Produc-
tion (2008), and Mario Vargas Llosa:
Public Intellectual in Neoliberal
Latin America (2011).

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A S I A N S T U D I E S / L I T E R AT U R E / P O S T WA R S T U D I E S

The first career-spanning study of Japanese literary giant


Yasuoka Shōtarō in English

Enduring Postwar
Yasuoka Shōtarō and Literary Memory in Japan
KENDALL HEITZMAN

Y
asuoka Shōtarō (1920–2013) was perfectly For a long period, Yasuoka was at the
situated to become Japan’s premier center of the Japanese literary establish-
chronicler of the Shōwa period (1926– ment, serving on prize committees and
89). Over fifty years as a writer, Yasuoka pro- winning the major literary prizes of the
duced stories, novels, plays, and essays, as era: the Akutagawa, the Noma, the Yomi-
well as monumental histories that connected uri, and the Kawabata. But what makes
his own life to those of his ancestors. He Yasuoka fascinating as a writer is the way
October 2019 was also the only major Japanese writer to that he consciously, deliberately resisted
228 pages, 6 x 9 inches live in the American South during the Civil accepted narratives of modern Japanese
22 b&w illustrations • references, index Rights Movement, when he spent most of history through his approach to personal
hardcover $49.95x 978-0-8265-2255-9 an academic year at Vanderbilt University in and collective memory.
paperback $24.95x 978-0-8265-2256-6 Nashville. In 1977, he translated Alex Haley’s In Enduring Postwar, the first literary
ebook $9.99 978-0-8265-2257-3 Roots into Japanese. and biographical study of Yasuoka in
English, Kendall Heitzman explores the
element of memory in Yasuoka’s work in
Kendall Heitzman is an assistant the context of his life and evolving under-
professor of Japanese literature and standing of postwar Japan.
culture at the University of Iowa. He
is the author of a number of articles
on contemporary Japanese literature “Heitzman’s close readings of Yasuoka’s
and has translated into English stories early fiction and nonfiction, his analysis of
and essays by a number of prominent the impact the South had on subsequent
contemporary Japanese writers. writing, and his involvement in another
of the writer’s passions, film, show clearly
Image courtesy of Yasuoka Haruko

how ‘Yasuoka’s work to endure the postwar


“The erudition of this study distinguishes has helped ensure that the postwar
it from many books in the field of will endure.’ Enduring Postwar will be
Japanese literature and cultural history. of interest to scholars of Japan and the
Heitzman writes with a very impressive American South.”
grasp of the full sweep of modern — Davinder Bhowmik, University of Washington
Japanese literary and cultural history.
From the catalog cover: Yasuoka Shōtarō, age six,
It is worth noting that his style is clear,
with his father and mother in 1926.
concise, and largely jargon-free.”
— James Dorsey, Dartmouth College

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E S T U D I O S L AT I N O A M E R I C A N O S / C I E N C I A S P O L Í T I C A S / C U LT U R A P O P U L A R / E S T U D I O S D E C I N E

Ahora por primera vez en español, el clásico estudio


de Ignacio Sánchez Prado sobre el cine mexicano y
su proyección a nivel nacional e internacional

La proyección del neoliberalismo


Las transformaciones del cine mexicano (1988–2012)
I G N AC I O M . S Á N C H E Z P R A D O

C
avernosa, usualmente fría, siempre ocurridas en la industria del cine mexicano:
oscura, con un ligero olor a palomitas de la caída del nacionalismo, un nuevo enfoque
maíz en el aire: la experiencia de ir al en audiencias de clase media, la redefinición
cine es universal. No es menos intensa en del concepto de cine político y el impacto
México, donde la experiencia ha evolucio- de la globalización. Este análisis incluye a
nado de formas complejas en años recientes. directores y películas que han alcanzado
Películas como Y tu mamá también, El notoriedad internacional o relevancia en
Mariachi, Amores perros y las obras de los la construcción de un mercado nacional. December 2019
paradigmáticos Guillermo del Toro y Salma La proyección del neoliberalismo expone las 304 pages, 6 x 9 inches
Hayek, reflejan mucho más un renovado consecuencias de una industria del cine for- notes, references, index
interés por el cine en México. En La proye­ zada a encontrar nuevas audiencias entre la hardcover $49.95x 978-0-8265-2264-1
cción del neoliberalismo, Ignacio Sánchez clase media mexicana para poder alcanzar paperback $24.95x 978-0-8265-2265-8
Prado explora precisamente los eventos el ansiado éxito económico y la aprobación ebook $9.99 978-0-8265-2266-5
que tuvieron lugar en la industria del cine cultural.
mexicano durante las últimas décadas. Lejos
de ser una simple historia del periodo, La
“Este libro se encuentra fuera de los ‘estudios
proyección del neoliberalismo examina cuatro
tradicionales sobre México’ al examinar el
aspectos esenciales de las transformaciones
cine mexicano como un espacio simbólico
en que la identidad de la post-revolución
en México ha perdido vigencia. En otras
palabras, La proyección del neoliberalismo
considera la producción cultural mexicana
como la arena en la cual se manifiesta por
primera vez esta ruptura con el pasado y
no viceversa. Esta propuesta puede parecer
Ignacio M. Sánchez Prado es
riesgosa; sin embargo, también logra revelar profesor de español, estudios
una serie de procesos analíticos que pueden latinoamericanos y estudios de cine
contribuir a la revitalización de los estudios y media. También es director de
sobre México.” estudios de pregrado en el Programa
de Estudios Latinoamericanos y es
— Fernando Fabio Sánchez, autor de   Jarvis Thurston y Mona Van Duyn
Artful Assassins Professor en Humanidades en el
departamento de Artes y Ciencias de
la Universidad de Washington en St.
Louis. Su libro Naciones intelectuales
ganó el premio de la Asociación de
Estudios Latinoamericanos en la
sección de estudios mexicanos en
2010.

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H I S PA N I C S T U D I E S / L AT I N A M E R I C A N S T U D I E S

An essential volume for understanding the history of globalization


from an Iberian perspective

Iberian Empires and the Roots of Globalization


Ed i te d by I V O N N E D E L VA L L E , A N N A M O R E , and R AC H E L S A R A H O ’ TO O L E

T
hrough interdisciplinary essays cover- conflictive ­interactions within overarching
ing the wide geography of the Spanish imperial projects. To this end, the essays
and Portuguese empires, Iberian explore how specific products, texts, and
­Empires and the Roots of Globalization people bridged ideas and institutions to
investigates the diverse networks and produce multiple centers within Iberian
­multiple centers of early modern globali­ imperial geographies. Taken as a whole, the
zation that emerged in conjunction with ­authors also argue that despite attempts to
Iberian imperialism. ­reproduce European models, early Iberian
Iberian Empires and the Roots of globalization depended on indigenous
HISPANIC ISSUES SERIES • Volume 44
Nicholas Spadaccini, Editor-in-Chief Globali­zation argues that Iberian empires agency and the agency of people of Afri-
cannot be viewed apart from early mod- can d­ escent, which often undermined or
Hispanic Issues Online ern globalization. From research sites changed these models.
hispanicissues.umn.edu throughout the early modern Spanish The volume thus relays a nuanced
and Portuguese territories and from dis- theory of early modern globalization: the
January 2020 tinct disciplinary approaches, the essays essays outline the Iberian imperial models
328 pages, 6 x 9 inches collected in this volume investigate the that provided templates for future global
notes, references, index economic mechanisms, administrative designs and simultaneously detail the
hardcover $69.95x 978-0-8265-2252-8 hierarchies, and art forms that linked the negotiated and conflictive forms of local
paperback $34.95x 978-0-8265-2253-5
early modern Americas, Africa, Asia, and interactions that characterized that early
ebook $9.99 978-0-8265-2254-2
Europe. I­ berian Empires and the Roots globalization. The essays here offer essen-
of Globalization demonstrates that early tial insights into historical continuities in
globalization was structured through regions colonized by Spanish and Portu-
CONTRIBUTORS
diverse networks and their mutual and guese monarchies.
Jody Blanco
María Eugenia Chaves
Elisabetta Corsi Ivonne del Valle, an associate professor at UC Berkeley, is the author of Escribiendo desde los
Ivonne del Valle márgenes: Colonialismo y jesuitas en el siglo XVIII, and several articles on Loyola and José de
Bruno Feitler Acosta. She co-edited the special journal issue Carl Schmitt and the Early Modern World.
Bernd Hausberger
Raúl Marrero-Fente Anna More, a professor of Hispanic literatures at the Universidade de Brasília, is the author
María Elena Martínez of Baroque Sovereignty: Carlos de Sigüenza y Góngora and the Creole Archive of Colonial Mexico
Anna More and the editor of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz: Selected Works.
Rachel Sarah O’Toole
Nicholas Spadaccini Rachel Sarah O’Toole, an associate professor at UC Irvine, is the author of Bound Lives:
Charlene Villaseñor Black Africans, Indians, and the Making of Race in Colonial Peru, and the co-editor of Africans to
Guillermo Wilde Spanish America: Expanding the Diaspora.

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C A R I B B E A N S T U D I E S / P O P U L A R C U LT U R E

Discovering popular culture around the world, and bringing it back to Cuba

Beyond Cuban Waters


África, La Yuma, and the Island’s Global Imagination
PAUL RYER

Focusing on the everyday world of ordinary Cubans, Beyond Cuban Waters examines Cuban
understandings of the world and of Cuba’s place in it, especially as illuminated by two contrasting
notions: “La Yuma,” a distinctly Cuban concept of the American experience, and “África,” the
ideological understanding of that continent’s experience.

“Zeroing in on discourses of race in Cuba, Ryer counterposes two ‘imagined geographies’: the ‘geography of
management’ of the Cuban state, which has insisted on an absence of racial hierarchies and racism, and the
‘geography of desire’ in everyday conversations about racial and national identity and the beckoning yet Published in 2018
forbidden capitalist world beyond the island. Ryer is an endlessly fascinating and sure-footed guide to the 240 pages, 6 x 9 inches
interplay of the global and local in Cuba.” 6 b&w illustrations • notes, references, index
— David Luis-Brown, author of Waves of Decolonization: Discourses of Race and Hemispheric Citizenship in Cuba, Mexico, hardcover $59.95x 978-0-8265-2118-7
and the United States paperback $27.95x 978-0-8265-2119-4
ebook $9.99 978-0-8265-2120-0
Paul Ryer is the director of scholar programs at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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B R A N D O N R . BY R D, Z A N D R I A F. R O B I N S O N, and C H R I S TO P H E R C A M E R O N, Series Editors

Black Lives Matter. What began as a Twitter hashtag after the 2013 acquittal of George Zimmerman for the murder of
­Trayvon Martin has since become a widely recognized rallying cry for black being and resistance. The series aims are
twofold: 1) to explore social justice and activism by black individuals and communities throughout history to the present,
including the Black Lives Matter movement and the evolving ways it is being articulated and practiced across the African
Diaspora; and 2) to examine everyday life and culture, rectifying well-worn “histories” that have excluded or denied the
contributions of black individuals and communities or recast them as entirely white endeavors. Projects will draw from a
range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences and will first and foremost be informed by “peopled” analyses,
focusing on everyday actors and community folks.

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KE THEMES OF
OF THE
THE SERIES
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• Abolitionism • Black radicalism and black political thought
• Race, gender, and sexuality • Popular culture and hip-hop
• Intersectionality and black liberation • Anti-colonialism and anti-imperialism
• Religion and secularism • Haitian history, literature, and culture

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VOLUME
• In the Shadow of Powers: Dantès Bellegarde in Haitian Social Thought by Patrick Bellegarde-Smith
paperback $29.95x (978-0-8265-2226-9) | ebook $9.99 (978-0-8265-2227-6)

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Proposals and inquiries can be sent to Gianna Mosser, Director, Vanderbilt University Press, at
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ABOUT
ABOUT THE
THE EDITORS
EDITORS
Brandon Byrd is an assistant professor of history at Vanderbilt University and the author of the forthcoming
The Black Republic: African Americans and the Fate of Haiti (University of Pennsylvania Press). Byrd also writes for
Black Perspectives, the online publication of the African American Intellectual History Society (AAIHS), and serves
on the AAIHS Executive Committee.

Zandria F. Robinson is an assistant professor of sociology at Rhodes College. She is the author of This Ain’t Chicago:
Race, Class, and Regional Identity in the Post-Soul South (University of North Carolina Press, 2014), Chocolate Cities
(University of California Press, 2017), and the forthcoming Soul Power (University of North Carolina Press).

Christopher Cameron is an associate professor of history at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. He is the
author of To Plead Our Own Cause: African Americans in Massachusetts and the Making of the Antislavery Movement
(Kent State University Press, 2014) and is founder of the AAIHS.

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PERFORMING LATIN AMERIC AN


AND C ARIBBEAN IDENTITIES
K AT H RY N B I S H O P - S A N C H E Z, Series Editor

This series is a forum for scholarship that recognizes the critical role of performance in social, cultural, and political life.
Geographically focused on the Caribbean and Latin America (including Latinidad in the United States) but wide-ranging
in thematic scope, the series highlights how understandings of desire, gender, sexuality, race, the postcolonial, human
rights, and citizenship, among other issues, have been explored and continue to evolve. Books in the series will examine
performances by a variety of actors, with under-represented and marginalized peoples getting particular (though not
exclusive) focus. Studies of spectators or audiences are equally welcome as those of actors—whether literally performers or
others whose behaviors can be interpreted that way. In order to create a rich dialogue, the series will include a variety of
disciplinary approaches and methods as well as studies of diverse media, genres, and time periods.

Performing Latin American and Caribbean Identities is designed to appeal to scholars and students of these geographic
­regions who recognize that through the lens of performance (or what may alternatively be described as spectacle, cere-
mony, or collective ritual, among other descriptors) we can better understand pressing societal issues. Select volumes are
intended for broader commercial appeal.

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• Creating Carmen Miranda: Race, Camp, and Transnational Stardom by Kathryn
Bishop-Sanchez | cloth $35.00t (978-0-8265-2112-5) | ebook $9.99 (978-0-8265-2114-9)
• Atenco Lives! Filmmaking and Popular Struggle in Mexico by Livia K. Stone
hardcover $69.95x (978-0-8265-2223-8) | paperback $27.95x (978-0-8265-2224-5) | ebook $9.99
(978-0-8265-2225-2)

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zachary.s.gresham@vanderbilt.edu.

ABOUT
ABOUT THE
THE EDITOR
EDITO R
Kathryn Bishop-Sanchez is a professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of W ­ isconsin,
Madison. She is the author of Creating Carmen Miranda: Race, Camp, and Transnational Stardom and co-editor of
­Performing Brazil: Essays on Culture, Identity, and the Performing Arts. She is also Executive Editor of the journal the
Luso-­Brazilian Review.

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Lost Delta Found Crossing the Aisle


Rediscovering the Fisk University– How Bipartisanship Brought
Library of Congress Coahoma Tennessee to the Twenty-First
County Study, 1941–1942 Century and Could Save America
JOHN W. WORK, LEWIS WADE JONES, KEEL HUNT
and SAMUEL C. ADAMS JR.

Edited by ROBERT GORDON and Given to all members of the United


BRUCE NEMEROV States Senate by the Bipartisan
Policy Center in 2019, in an effort
Published in 2005 to promote bipartisanship Published in 2018
Inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame
316 pages, 7 x 10 inches 368 pages, 7 x 10 inches
as a Classic of Blues Literature, 2019 40 b&w illustrations
14 b&w photos “In this fascinating and constructive new study,
160 song transcriptions timeline, references, index
“Revelatory...Written by African American Keel Hunt has given readers here and beyond
appendix, references, index cloth $29.95t 978-0-8265-2239-9
scholars from Fisk University, Lost Delta an invaluable guidebook to confronting
cloth $29.95x 978-0-8265-1485-1 ebook $9.99 978-0-8265-2241-2
Found  documents their crucial but often and overcoming the most difficult of civic
overlooked work on the [Coahoma County study].” challenges.”
— From the Blues Hall of Fame’s 2019 — Jon Meacham, from the Foreword
induction announcement
“Engrossing. . . . About the continuity politics
“Splendid and significant. . . . An essential that has defined [Tennessee] for 40 years.”
purchase for music collections.” — Jonathan Martin, New York Times
— Library Journal

People Only Die of Saving International


Love in Movies Adoption
Film Writing by Jim Ridley An Argument from Economics
JIM RIDLEY and Personal Experience
Edited by STEVE HARUCH MARK MONTGOMERY and
IRENE POWELL

First Runner-up for the Popular


Culture Association’s Ray and Pat Named an Outstanding Academic Title
Browne Award for the Best Reference/ of 2018 by Choice
Published in 2018 Published in 2018
Primary Source Work in Popular and 264 pages, 6 x 9 inches
“The authors make profound and very 288 pages, 6 x 9 inches
American Culture, 2019 12 b&w photos • index 3 tables, 2 figures
cloth $29.95t 978-0-8265-2206-1
persuasive arguments based on their own
notes, references, index
“There’s such a wide range of films covered experience as adopters and on case studies.
hardcover $27.95t 978-0-8265-2172-9
. . . and so much unique insight into why they . . . Essential.”
ebook $9.99 978-0-8265-2174-3
matter, that the book doubles as a sweeping — Choice
cinematic history lesson and an introduction to
an immensely likable human being.” “An informed, novel, and provocative
— Noel Murray, Village Voice contribution to the debate on international
adoption.”
“Rich in scholarship and suffused with pleasure.” — Dana E. Johnson, MD, University of Minnesota
— Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times

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