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Academic Books of the Month

  • Women Writing Portuguese Colonialism in Africa
    This book represents the first attempt to query the contribution of women as cultural agents to the colonization, the anti-colonial opposition and the decolonization of territories ruled by Portugal in the African continent between the turn of the twentieth century and the early twenty-first.
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  • Chivalry and Violence in Late Medieval Castile
    First full investigation in English into the role played by chivalric ideology, and its violent results, in late medieval Castile.
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  • Cine Y Cultura Popular En Los 90: Espana-Latinoamerica
    Este libro aborda la producción cultural en España y Latinoamérica en los años noventa del siglo XX, desde una variedad de perspectivas históricas y metodológicas. Este es un periodo decisivo para discernir la configuración socio-histórica contemporánea dado que el mundo en que vivimos es, en gran parte, heredero de los cambios que se produjeron durante esta década.
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  • Salazar: The Dictator Who Refused to Die
    This probing biography charts the highs and lows of Salazar's rule, from rescuing Portugal's finances and keeping his strategically-placed nation out of World War II to maintaining a police state while resisting the winds of change in Africa. It explores Salazar's long-running suspicion of and conflict with the United States, and how he kept Hitler and Mussolini at arm's length while persuading his fellow dictator Franco not to enter the war on their side.
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  • Transnational Spanish Studies
    The focus of this book is two-fold. First it traces the expansive geographical spread of the language commonly referred to as Spanish. Secondly, it approaches the more recent post-national, translingual and inter-subjective ‘border-crossings’ that characterise the global world today with an eye to their unfolding within this long trans-imperial history of the Hispanophone world.
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  • Imperial Culture and Colonial Projects
    Beyond the immeasurable political and economic changes it brought, colonial expansion exerted a powerful effect on Portuguese culture. And as this book demonstrates, the imperial culture that emerged over the course of four centuries was hardly a homogeneous whole, as triumphalist literature and other cultural forms mingled with recurrent doubts about the expansionist project.
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  • Subversive Spanish Cinema
    An essential text for scholars, students and aficionados of Spanish cinema, Subversive Spanish Cinema: The Politics of Performance is the first single-authored monograph to focus on performance in this context. The book analyses interactions between performance and politics in technical and conceptual terms considering, for example, performance styles, the narrative role of performance and political interventions by actors such as Javier Bardem and Juan Diego Botto.
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  • Spanish Women Authors of Serial Crime Fiction
    With its focus on recent detective series featuring female investigators, this collection analyzes the authors’ treatment of current social, political and economic problems in Spain and beyond, in addition to exploring interrelations between gender, globalization, the environment and technology.
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