LAC 2018 March Reviews

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Presented by the Distinguished Fellows of the University of Miami Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas, Felicia Casanova, Samantha Chaitram, and Ernesto Fundora, under the guidance of Dr. Sallie Hughes and Dr. Felicia Knaul, the LAC Digest provides a snapshot of academic literature must-reads: new research articles and other publications recently released on Latin America and the Caribbean with the potential to shape future research and understandings of the Americas. A broad range of disciplines and perspectives are included in each edition. The selections are picked after a comprehensive review of new articles from dozens of publications and of new releases from publishing houses and university presses. Click to see a list of publications reviewed.

 

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Research Articles

  • Neurological manifestations among US government personnel reporting directional audible and sensory phenomena in Havana, Cuba
  • Public security in private hands: the case of Guatemala’s Carlos Vielman
  • A novel NGO approach to facilitate the adoption of sustainable innovations in low-income countries: lessons from small-scale farms in Nicaragua
  • Sugarcane can afford a cleaner energy profile in Latin America & Caribbean
  • Fear of crime in Mexico: The impacts of municipality characteristics Latino Millennials—The new diverse workforce: challenges and opportunities
  • When field recordings meet field research: Examining change in the Shango drumming of postwar Trinidad
  • Bolaño against Babel: Multilingualism, translation and narration in 2666, ‘La parte de los críticos’

Books and Monographs

  • ALEXANDRA GONZENBACH PERKINS. Representing Queer and Transgender Identity. Fluid Bodies in the Hispanic Caribbean and Beyond. Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 2017.
  • MARCOS ANTÔNIO ALEXANDRE. O teatro negro em perspectiva: dramaturgia e cena negra no Brasil e em Cuba. Rio de Janeiro: Malê Edições, 2017.
  • ANA RAQUEL MINIAN. Undocumented Lives. The Untold Story of Mexican Migration. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2018.
Neurological manifestations among US government personnel reporting directional audible and sensory phenomena in Havana, Cuba
Public security in private hands: the case of Guatemala’s Carlos Vielman

A Novel NGO Approach to Facilitate the Adoption of Sustainable Innovations in Low-Income Countries: Lessons from Small-scale Farms in Nicaragua

“Sugarcane can afford a cleaner energy profile in Latin America & Caribbean.”

“Fear of Crime in Mexico: The Impacts of Municipality Characteristics.”
“Latino Millennials—The New Diverse Workforce: Challenges and Opportunities.”


“When Field Recordings Meet Field Research: Examining Change in the Shango Drumming of Postwar Trinidad.”
“Bolaño against Babel: Multilingualism, Translation and Narration in 2666, ‘La parte de los críticos’.”

Representing Queer and Transgender Identity Fluid Bodies in the Hispanic Caribbean and Beyond.

O teatro negro em perspectiva: dramaturgia e cena negra no Brasil e em Cuba

Undocumented Lives. The Untold Story of Mexican Migration.
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