Award Winning Books: Latin American/Caribbean Studies

Accessible Citizenships

Disability, Nation, and the Cultural Politics of Greater Mexico

Julie Avril Minich

MLA Prize in United States Latina and Latino and Chicana and Chicano Literary Cultural Studies, 2015

How disability provides a new perspective on our understanding of the nation and the citizen

240 pages | 5.5 x 8.5


Another Arabesque

Syrian-Lebanese Ethnicity in Neoliberal Brazil

John Tofik Karam

Winner of the Roberto Reis BRASA Book Award, 2008
Arab American National Museum Book Award in the Adult Non-Fiction Category, 2007

A revealing investigation of changing identity in a globalizing world

232 pages | 6 x 9


Arsenio Rodríguez and the Transnational Flows of Latin Popular Music

David F. García

Certificate of Merit for Best Research in Recorded Folk, Ethnic, or World Music from the Association for Recorded Sound, 2007

The life and times of one of Cuba's most important musicians

224 pages | 6 x 9 | 5 tables, 18 figures, 12 halftones


Chanting Down Babylon

The Rastafari Reader

Edited by William David Spencer, Adrian Anthony McFarlane, and Nathanial Samuel Murrell

Philadelphia Book Clinic Certificate of Award, 1999

A comprehensive and indispensable study of the Rastafarian Movement

467 pages | 7 x 10 | 1 table 1 figure


Chilean New Song

The Political Power of Music, 1960s-1973

J. Patrice McSherry

Cecil B. Currey Book Award, 2015

An examination of the Chilean New Song movement as an organic part of the struggles for progressive social change, deeper democracy, and social justice in Chile in the 1960s and early 1970s

254 pages | 6 x 9


The Coolie Speaks

Chinese Indentured Laborers and African Slaves in Cuba

Lisa Yun

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 2008

A remarkable examination of bondage in Cuba that probes questions of slavery, freedom, and race

336 pages | 6 x 9 | 6 tables, 3 figures, 1 halftone


Dominican Baseball

New Pride, Old Prejudice

Alan Klein

Outstanding Book Award from the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport, 2015

From the author of Sugarball, a look at the important and contested relationship between Major League Baseball and Dominican player development

200 pages | 6 x 9


East Indian Music in the West Indies

Tân-Singing, Chutney, and the Making of Indo-Caribbean Culture

Peter Manuel

Gordon K. Lewis Award from the Caribbean Studies Association, 2000

An introduction to the music of Indo-Caribbean culture

288 pages | 7 x 10 | 1 map 34 figures 18 halftones


The International Monetary Fund and Latin America

The Argentine Puzzle in Context

Claudia Kedar

Honorable Mention, Luciano Tomassini Latin American International Relations Book Award Committee of the Latin American Studies Association, 2014

Chronicling the sometimes questionable relationship between the International Monetary Fund and Latin America from 1944 to the present

264 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 tables


Searching for Mr. Chin

Constructions of Nation and the Chinese in West Indian Literature

Anne-Marie Lee-Loy

Gordon K. and Sybil Lewis Book Award, 2011

West Indian literary representations of local Chinese populations illuminate concepts of national belonging

198 pages | 5.5 x 8.5


Sounds of the Modern Nation

Music, Culture, and Ideas in Post-Revolutionary Mexico

Alejandro L. Madrid

International Casa de las Américas Musicology Prize, 2005

How the relationships between avant-garde music and ideas of modernity in post-revolutionary Mexico shaped discourses of nationality

224 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 3 tables, 36 figures


Whose National Music?

Identity, Mestizaje, and Migration in Ecuador

Ketty Wong

Latin American Studies Association Ecuadorian Studies Section Book Prize for the most outstanding work published in the field of Ecuadorian studies, 2012

How class divisions shape the definition of Ecuador's national music and identity.

272 pages | 6 x 9 | 18 figures, 19 halftones, 1 map