Latin American Studies Association 2021 Congress
Welcome to our virtual exhibit! We are extremely excited to bring our Latin American Studies list directly to your screen! Enjoy browsing our books on this page and peek into our catalog for more titles and information. From an examination of the economic downfall of Puerto Rico to the study of how textiles helped establish the Latin American Church, we have the book for you.
We particularly want to highlight our books from the Kellogg Institute Series on Democracy and Development, published in partnership with the Kellogg Institute for International Studies. The series was launched in 1985 and includes nearly 75 titles. We’re proudly featuring just a few of the most recent books on this page.
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Interested in submitting a proposal to our Latin American Studies editors? Read our submission guidelines here.
From the desk of Eli Bortz, Editor in Chief:
Having attended every LASA for the last ten years, in wonderful cities like New York, Lima, and Barcelona, it doesn’t feel right to not welcome the summer in person with you wonderful authors, scholars, and publishers. We’re grateful to still be producing good work, however, and we look forward to next year’s festivities. In the meantime, here’s what we’ve been working on at Notre Dame Press during this chaotic year.
We were grateful to introduce Maya Stanfield-Mazzi’s complex work Clothing the New World Church to an audience hungry for insight into early Latin American religious artistry and sacramental expression. Nicole Legnani explored the opposite side of the coin in The Business of Conquest, cataloging the distinctly unholy nature of church and state relations within the early Spanish empire as it swept through the New World. In the area of literary criticism, we are proud to introduce Jorge Téllez’s The Picaresque and the Writing Life of Mexico, about the unique nature of the antihero in Mexican culture, and Rafael Acosta Morales’s Drug Lords, Cowboys, and Desperadoes, which documents role these figures play in borderlands legends. Of note during this time of debate over statehood for Puerto Rico is A. W. Maldonado’s Boom and Bust in Puerto Rico, about American colonial power and its role in Puerto Rican political and economic crises.
This brief list should highlight the two “spheres” Notre Dame Press actively acquires in: the history of colonialism, religion, and conflict in the Atlantic World, and contemporary studies of political and cultural institutions throughout Latin America. Our long-running partnership with Notre Dame’s Kellogg Institute has helped fuel our focus on modern politics, faith, and democratization.
We hope you find some intriguing offerings in our list this year, and we look forward to seeing you in person at next year’s LASA.
Editor in Chief
University of Notre Dame Press