Publication Type: Books, Monographs & Edited Volumes

Creation Sounds: Music, Gender and Performativity in Contemporary Latin American Literature

This book considers the role of music in multi-mediated formats that privilege the performative elements of meaning production. Among the possible links between literature and music, the research in this volume pays close attention to: (a) the musicalization of the novel in contemporary Latin American writing; (b) the incorporation of poetry, visuals and musical accompaniment […]

Escritura en quechua y sociedad serrana en transformacion: Peru, 1920-1960

Between 1920 and 1960 there was a Quechua literary boom in Peru characterized by the emergence of new genres - such as "costumbrista" theater, in which contemporary rural life was portrayed - and by regionalist inspirations. The authors were bilinguals who belonged to the professional class of urban centers of the southern Peruvian highlands where […]

Community Rights and Corporate Responsibility: Canadian Mining and Oil Companies in Latin America

This collection, the most comprehensive in the English-language to date, investigates conflicts between the communities affected by mining and their advocates on one side, and the transnational mining companies supported by the local state and the Canadian government on the other, looking at cases in Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Mexico, and Nicaragua. Contributors address […]

Whose Canada?: Continental Integration, Fortress North America, and the Corporate Agenda

Questions and concerns regarding Canada's relationship with the United States loom larger than ever since 9/11. Contributors provide a comprehensive analysis of the legacy of free trade and the challenges that deepening bilateral integration presents for Canadian sovereignty and public policy autonomy. In response to the question Whose Canada?, the authors share their skepticism about […]

Organizing The Transnational: Labour, Politics and Social Change

Migrants to Canada often maintain or develop transnational ties and identities that link them to their homeland or a homeland-based group. Focusing on Asian and Latin American migrants, Organizing the Transnational attempts to articulate a cultural politics of transnationalism, rather than focusing separately on economic, or political, or social issues.

Transnational Law and Local Struggles: Mining Communities and the World Bank

Szablowski examines how conflicts between mining companies and local communities have emerged worldwide as an urgent and intractable problem that has stimulated competing regulatory efforts at local, national, and global scales. The book is centered on a rich case study of a conflict between a Canadian-owned mining project in Peru and local Andean indigenous communities.

Homophobias: Lust and Loathing across Time and Space

This book provides an insight into the production of discourse around homophobia, and explores the sociocultural and political contexts within which this discourse has been and continues to be produced. The contributors look at the production of homophobic discourse within a variety of contexts, including: the past and present-American Christian churches, Greece, India, the Caribbean, […]

The World of Mexican Migrants. The Rock and the Hard Place

Widely praised as a splendid addition to the literature on the great wave of post–1970 immigration from Mexico—as a result of which an estimated 6 million undocumented Mexican migrants now live in the United States—The World of Mexican Migrants, by acclaimed author Judith Adler Hellman, takes us into the lives of those who, no longer […]