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The Adorned Body, Carter, Houston & Rossi . . . 68–69 All I Ever Wanted, Valentine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6–9 American Tacos, Ralat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24–27

contents B o o k s f o r t h e Tra d e . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–47 New in Paperback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36–41 Trade Backlist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42–47

The Ancient Roman Afterlife, King . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72

B o o k s f o r S ch ol a rs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48–83

Animals at the End of the World, Esquivel . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30–31

Award Winners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70–71

Border Policing, Karibo & Díaz . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

Middle Eastern Studies Backlist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83

Chican@ Artivistas, Gonzalez . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Collecting Black Studies, Smith & Ragbir . . . . . . 106–107 Democratic Law in Classical Athens, Gagarin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Exile and the Nation, Marashi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Freddie Mercury, Casas & Sublette . . . . . . . 18–21

Te xa s o n Te xa s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84–99 Texas Backlist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98–99 University of Texas Health Press . 100–103 To w e r B o o k s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104–109 Jo u r na l s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110–118 S a l e s I n f o rmation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 S a l e s R e p r ese n tativ e s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120–121

Glitter Up the Dark, Geffen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22–23

S ta f f L i s t . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122

Haiku History, Brands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14–15

I n de x b y Auth or . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123

Handbook of Latin American Studies, McCann . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Improbable Metropolis, Bradley . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90–93

The Little Orange Book II, UT System Academy of Distinguished Teachers . 108–109

Jericho, Bowden . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16–17

Love in the Drug War, Luna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

Kalima wa Nagham, Isleem & Abuhakema . . . . . . . 82

Making Houston Modern, Bradley, Fox, & Sabatino . . 86–89

Landed Internationals, Erdim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74

Making It at Any Cost, Dewey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

The Last Days of El Comandante, Barrera Tyszka . . . . . . . . 28–29

The Man Who Wrote the Perfect Novel, Shields . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40–41

Leaving the Gay Place, Daugherty . . . . . . . . . . . 38–39 Lightning through the Clouds, Sanagan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Copyright © 2020 by the University of Texas Press. All rights reserved. cover photos : From Seeing Time, View from the tent at Pyramid Lake, NV, 7:45 AM, 9/16/00 (front); Eclipse of the moon (back).

Out of the Shadow, Gibbings & Vrana . . . . . . . . . 62 Pictured Politics, Engel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64–65 Radical Cartographies, Sletto, Bryan, Wagner, & Hale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60–61 Reading, Writing, and Revolution, Barragán Goetz . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Seeing Time, Klett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10–13

Maya Bonesetters, Hinojosa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

Struggle for Justice, Carleton . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32–35

Medal Winners, Greenberg . . . . . . . . . . 102–103

Sunbelt Diaspora, Silver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

Mezcal, Bowden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

Texas Place Names, Callary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94–95

The Mosquito Bite Author, Bıçakçı . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80–81

Texas Snakes, Dixon, Werler & Forstner . . 96–97

My Shadow Is My Skin, Whitney & Emery . . . . . . . 76–77

Walker Evans, Schwartz . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50–53

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From Seeing Time: Rebecca Solnit cooking coq au vin near the site of Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty, Salt Lake, July 29, 2000.

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All I Ever Wanted A Rock ’n’ Roll Memoir by K at h y Va l en t ine

Go-Go’s bassist Kathy Valentine’s story is a roller coaster of sex, drugs, and of course music; it’s also a story of what it takes to find success and find yourself, even when it all comes crashing down At twenty-one, K athy Valentine was at the Whisky in Los Angeles when she met a guitarist from a fledgling band called the Go-Go’s—and the band needed a bassist. The Go-Go’s became the first multi-platinum-selling, all-female band to play instruments themselves, write their own songs, and have a number one album. Their debut, Beauty and the Beat, spent six weeks at the top of the Billboard 200 and featured the hit songs “We Got the Beat” and “Our Lips Are Sealed.” The record’s success brought the pressures of a relentless workload and schedule culminating in a wild, hazy, substance-fueled tour that took the band from the club circuit to arenas, where fans, promoters, and crew were more than ready to keep the party going. For Valentine, the band’s success was the fulfillment of a lifelong dream—but it’s only part of her story. All I Ever Wanted traces the path that took her from her childhood in Texas—where she all but raised herself—to the height of rock ’n’ roll stardom, devastation after the collapse of the band that had come to define her, and the quest to regain her sense of self after its end. Valentine also speaks


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Bathroom posing (photo by Catherine Sebastian)

Roxy Theater, 1981 (photo by Pam Martinez).


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Kat h y Va le nt ine Austin, Texas

Top: Third night at the Whisky with a borrowed Mustang bass, January 2, 1981 (photo by Catherine Sebastian). Bottom: So many products, so many masks; final choice: Pond’s cold cream (photo by George DuBose).

candidly about the lasting effects of parental betrayal, abortion, rape, and her struggles with drugs and alcohol—and the music that saved her every step of the way. Populated with vivid portraits of Valentine’s interactions during the 1980s with musicians and actors from the Police and Rod Stewart to John Belushi and Rob Lowe, All I Ever Wanted is a deeply personal reflection on a life spent in music. University of Texas Press | spring 2020

Valentine is a working musician and songwriter known for being part of the all-female band the Go-Go’s. She wrote or cowrote many of the band’s most renowned songs, including “Vacation” and “Head Over Heels.” In 2017 she created “She Factory,” an event series to raise money for women-centered nonprofits. She lives in Austin with her daughter.

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With more than three hundred images, some never before published, Seeing Time is the first career retrospective of Mark Klett, considered one of the most important landscape photographers of the past forty years

Seeing Time

Forty Years of Photographs by Mark Klet t

Mark Kl et t Tempe, Arizona Klett is the author of seventeen books, including Second View: The Rephotographic Survey Project and Revealing Territory. His work has been published internationally and is held in more than eighty museum collections worldwide. The recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, Klett is Regents’ Professor of Art at Arizona State University.

The William and Bettye Nowlin Endowment in Art, History, and Culture of the Western Hemisphere

An artist of singular originality and vision, award-winning landscape photographer Mark Klett has built a profound and dynamic career that captures the space and history of the American West while evoking notions of time, perception, and cultural memory. His practice is grounded in both artistic inquiry and the evolution of photographic technologies, reflecting a constellation of ideas that blend science with poetry. Over a career spanning more than four decades, Klett has advanced a new notion of landscape photography that reframes our sense of what pictures of the land mean. Seeing Time is the first retrospective of Klett’s career. It presents selected photographs from thirteen different projects, some never before seen. The book showcases work from individual and collaborative projects alongside texts by distinguished curators who examine the ideas behind Klett’s practice, its historical context, and his collaborative processes. From his rephotographic surveys, which pair conceptual art with questions about how lands change through human intervention, to the series of portraits with his eldest daughter on their shared birthday, the images presented here combine to form a body of work at once expansive and richly personal.

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Top left: Eclipse of the moon. Middle left: Contemplating the view at Muley Point, Utah, May 13, 1994. Bottom left: Unexploded ordnance, Goldwater Bombing Range, 2013. Opposite page, top right: Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe, Rock formations on the road to Lee’s Ferry, AZ, 2008; left inset: William Bell, Plateau north of the Colorado River near the Paria, 1872 (National Archives); right inset: William Bell, Headlands north of the Colorado River, 1872 (National Archives); bottom: Witness to sunrise, Muley Point, Utah, May 24, 1988.


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| h i s t o r y | United States

Haiku History The American Saga Three Lines at a Time H. W. Brands

Melding history and poetry, the one-of-a-kind Haiku History gathers a selection of haikus to recount the story of America from the nation’s birth to the election of the forty-fifth president

Haiku History

The American Saga Three Lines at a Time b y H. W . B r a n d s

H. W. B ran ds Austin, Texas Brands is the Jack S. Blanton Sr. Chair in History at the University of Texas at Austin. He writes about American history and politics, with books including Traitor to His Class: The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and The First American: The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin, which were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize.

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For t h e pa st n i n e y e a r s, ac cl a i m e d h ist or i a n H. W. Brands has been tweeting the history of the United States. But this has been no ordinary version of the American tale. Instead, Brands gives his 5,000-plus followers a regular dose of history and poetry combined: his tweets are in the form of haikus. Haiku History presents a selection of these smart, shrewd, and always informative short poems. “Shivers and specters / Flit over hearts in Salem / And so nineteen hang” describes the Salem Witch Trials, and “In angry war paint / Men board the British tea ships / And toss the cargo” depicts the Boston Tea Party. “Then an anarchist / Makes one of the war heroes / The next president” recalls the assassination of William McKinley and the ascension of Teddy Roosevelt to the presidency, while “Second invasion: / Iraq, where Saddam is still / In troubling control” returns us to the invasion of Iraq in 2003. As he travels from the thirteen colonies to the 2016 election, Brands brings to life the wars, economic crises, social policies, and other events that have shaped our nation. A history book like no other, Haiku History injects both fun and poetry into the story of America—three lines at a time.

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The fifth volume of the acclaimed “Unnatural History of America” series is a searing meditation on place and identity that once again establishes Charles Bowden as the preeminent chronicler of our southern border FOREWORD BY CHARLES D’AMBROSIO


Jericho by Charles Bowden For e w or d b y C h a r l e s D ’A m bro s io

Ch ar l es B ow den (1945–2014) Author of many acclaimed books about the American Southwest and US-Mexico border issues, Bowden was a contributing editor for GQ, Harper’s, Esquire, and Mother Jones, and also wrote for the New York Times Book Review, High Country News, and Aperture. His honors included a PEN First Amendment Award, a Lannan Literary Award for Nonfiction, and the Sidney Hillman Award for outstanding journalism that fosters social and economic justice.

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When Charles Bowden died in 2014, he left behind an archive of unpublished manuscripts. Jericho marks the fifth installment of his venerable “Unnatural History of America” series. In it he invokes the cycles of destruction and rebirth that have defined the ancient biblical city over millennia. From the ruins of Jericho’s walls Bowden reflects on the continuum of war and violence—the many conquests of the Americas; the US-Mexican War; the Vietnam War; and the ongoing militarization of our southern border—to argue against the false promise of security that is offered when men “build that wall.” Walls—both real and imagined—will always come tumbling down. Along the way, Bowden tells stories of loss and violence, like that of David Hartley, who mysteriously vanishes on Falcon Lake; of murdered drug runners and their cartel bosses; and of a haunted sicario, or hitman, who is running from his past and compulsively confesses his sins as he searches for an absolution that will never come. Set against these scenes of trauma and violence are Bowden’s gorgeous meditations on nature: dancing cranes, soaring eagles, winding paths that traverse mountains, lakes, and deserts. And threaded throughout are the heroic narratives of men like Martin Luther King Jr., who defied the boundaries that surrounded him and was able to reshape the arc of history. Jericho is a remarkable affirmation of our shared humanity and a timely rejection of violence and nationalism by one of our most prophetic writers, working at the height of his powers.



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From Jericho There are reports of violence spilling across the border. Politicians insist that the border must be secured because American lives are at risk. I see things differently. The dead are Mexicans. The frightened are Americans. The violence is a tidal wave sweeping all before it and it rolls south and murders Mexico. Monsters are called for but the land refuses to provide them. They must be invented, and American history is a series of selfcreated monsters. Perhaps the nation’s greatest folk art. There was in the beginning the wilderness where Satan lurked and where the city on the hill could be toppled by demons spewing from the forests. There were the dreaded savages, also lost to Satan, who must die so that God and the godly might live. There were bestial blacks who might rise up in rebellion against their enslavement and people who thought it was obvious God intended them to work in the fields to be under the dominion of white men. There was of course Demon Rum, and even worse after the Civil War came socialists and anarchists and the Yellow Peril and then unions and then Communists and then Terrorists and their offspring “Illegal Immigrants.� Borders must be gone. I will have none of them. The line between me and the fly buzzing round my head, this line must cease. That is when I begin walking the Jericho road. University of Texas Press | spring 2020


| m u s i c | Biography

A vibrant illustrated biography packed with colorful, high-impact drawings capturing the flair, innovation, and dazzling energy that made Freddie Mercury and Queen transcendent superstars alfonso casas translated by

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Freddie Mercury An Illustrated Life by Alfonso Casas Tr a n s l a t e d b y Ne d S u bl e t t e

Alfo n so C asas Barcelona, Spain Casas is the author and illustrator of several graphic novels, among them Amores minúsculos, which was adapted for the stage, and El final de todos los agostos. He is also the author of  Se(nti)mental.

Ned Su b l et t e New York, New York Sublette is a musicologist and author of four previous books, including Cuba and Its Music: From the First Drums to the Mambo.

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Queen and powerhouse lead singer Freddie Mercury are best experienced with the volume turned all the way up. Alfonso Casas’s Freddie Mercury delivers a sonorous homage to the formidable singer and the turning points that produced a game-changing body of music that continues to inspire fans around the globe. First published in Spain and now available worldwide, this luminous work covers Freddie's three “births”: his birth as Farrokh Bulsara in Tanzania; his adoption of the last name of Mercury and the launch of Queen with Brian May and Roger Taylor; and the emergence of the lasting legend after Freddie’s death at the age of fortyfive. Casas's evocative illustrations highlight the key moments in the singer’s transformation from child prodigy to superstar, bringing to life the bold innovator who broke free of his conventional upbringing. Chronicling events from Freddie’s marriage to Mary Austin and early fame in London’s 1970s glam scene, to the making of multiple megahits (including the six-minute chart-topper “Bohemian Rhapsody”), to his final years in a lasting relationship with Jim Hutton, Freddie Mercury is an exhilarating, poignant portrait of a creative genius who lived life to the hilt.

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In September 1984 Freddie Mercury released “Love Kills” as his first solo single. Part of a soundtrack that Giorgio Moroder had written for the movie Metropolis, it made the top ten in England, which encouraged Freddie to finish the material he was composing for Mr. Bad Guy in 1985. Unfortunately, Mr. Bad Guy was a disappointment—to Freddie, to the record company, and probably to Queen fans as well. Although the “four-headed hydra” (as Freddie sometimes called the members of Queen) contained egos that could be difficult to control, out of that friction came the group’s biggest hits. Four heads were better than one, even if they were on a hydra. 78

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From the Beatles to Prince to Perfume Genius, Glitter Up the Dark takes a historical look at the voices that transcended gender and the ways music has subverted the gender binary

Glitter Up the Dark

How Pop Music Broke the Binary by Sasha Geffen

Sas h a G ef f en Denver, Colorado Geffen is a writer based in Colorado. Their work focuses on the intersections between pop culture and gender and has appeared in Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Artforum, The Nation, and The New Inquiry, among others.

American Music Series

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Why has music so often served as an accomplice to transcendent expressions of gender? Why did the query “is he musical?” become code, in the twentieth century, for “is he gay?” Why is music so inherently queer? For Sasha Geffen, the answers lie, in part, in music’s intrinsic quality of subliminal expression, which, through paradox and contradiction, allows rigid gender roles to fall away in a sensual and ambiguous exchange between performer and listener. Glitter Up the Dark traces the history of this gender fluidity in pop music from the early twentieth century to the present day. Starting with early blues and the Beatles and continuing with performers such as David Bowie, Prince, Missy Elliot, and Frank Ocean, Geffen explores how artists have used music, fashion, language, and technology to break out of the confines mandated by gender essentialism and establish the voice as the primary expression of gender transgression. From glam rock and punk to disco, techno, and hip-hop, music helped set the stage for today’s conversations about trans rights and recognition of nonbinary and thirdgender identities. Glitter Up the Dark takes a long look back at the path that led here.

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From Glitter Up the Dark In his songs and the videos that accompanied them, Cobain lashed out at the idea of masculine power. Shot in black and white, the video for the Nevermind single ‘‘In Bloom’’ reenacts a variety show from the mid-twentieth century, the kind that got the Beatles their big break in the United States. A corny host introduces the ‘‘three fine young men from Seattle’’ to a chorus of screaming girls. Dressed in oversized pinstriped jackets and thick glasses à la ’50s singer Buddy Holly, the members of Nirvana barely move as they play their instruments. Cobain in particular looks numbed, casting a dazed glance at the crowd as he weakly strums his lefthanded Mustang guitar. The second chorus comes, and the footage slips to a second reel. Suddenly Nirvana’s in vintage tea dresses, rampaging around the stage and knocking down the plywood set. Rather than spin their drag act purely as a moment of comedy, a silly lapse from their ‘‘real’’ gender, Nirvana used femininity as a route to free expression. It’s funnier to see them stuffed into an absurd and outdated vision of masculinity than it is to watch them wreak havoc in old-timey frocks. In suits, they’re a joke, a trio of stifled, obsequious dweebs putting on a neat show. In dresses, they’re Nirvana, a punk band gone rogue, flinging drag and distortion into the homes of MTV viewers. Feminine clothing is liberatory technology, giving the group free license to move as they please and fuck shit completely up.

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José R. Ralat

American Tacos

| f o o d | Food Studies

The first history of tacos developed in the United States, this book is the definitive survey that American taco lovers must have for their own taco explorations

A History and Guide

American Tacos A History and Guide b y J o s é R. R a l a t

J os é R. Ral at Dallas, Texas Ralat is the taco editor at Texas Monthly and the writer behind the nationally renowned Taco Trail blog. He has written for the Dallas Observer, Texas Highways, D Magazine, Cowboys & Indians, and Eater.

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Tacos may have been created south of the border, but Americans have made this Mexican food their own, with each style reflective of a time and a place. American Tacos explores them all, taking us on a detailed and delicious journey through the evolution of this dish. In search of every taco variety from California to Texas and beyond, Ralat traveled from coast to coast and border to border, visiting thirty-eight cities across the country. He examines the pervasive crunchy taco and the new Alta California tacos from chefs Wes Avila, Christine Rivera, and Carlos Salgado. He tastes famous Tex-Mex tacos like the puffy taco and breakfast taco, then tracks down the fry bread taco and the kosher taco. And he searches for the regional hybrid tacos of the American South and the modern, chef-driven tacos of restaurants everywhere. Throughout, he tells the story of how each style of taco came to be, creating a rich look at the diverse taco landscape north of the border. Featuring interviews with taqueros and details on taco paraphernalia and the trappings of taco culture, American Tacos is a book no taco fan will want to take a bite without.

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Chef Christine Rivera at Galaxy Taco (photo by Robert Petrie, courtesy Galaxy Taco).

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Blue corn tortillas at Galaxy Taco (photo by Robert Petrie, courtesy Galaxy Taco).


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Above left: Form for frying tortillas to make fried tacos, May 2, 1950, from Juvencio Maldonado’s patent application (US Patent Office). Above right: Ray’s Drive Inn neon sign (photo © Robert Strickland). Bottom: Charred carrot taco (photo by Jason Morris, courtesy Crujiente Tacos)

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Winner of the Tusquets prize in 2015 and previously translated into French, German, Dutch, Polish, and Portuguese, Alberto Barrera Tyszka’s Patria o muerte is now available in English Translated by Rosalind Harvey and Jessie Mendez Sayer

The Last Days of El Comandante by Alberto Barrera T yszka Tr a n s l a t e d b y R o s a l i n d H a r v e y a n d Je s s i e M e n de z S a y e r Alber t o B arre ra Tyszka Mexico City, Mexico Barrera Tyszka is a poet, novelist, television screenwriter, and journalist. He is the author of three short story collections, four poetry collections, four novels, and three nonfiction books, including a best-selling and critically acclaimed biography of Hugo Chávez.

Rosal i n d H arv ey london, england Harvey has translated books by authors including Enrique VilaMatas, Héctor Abad, Elvira Navarro, Guadalupe Nettel and Juan Pablo Villalobos.

President Hugo Chávez’s cancer looms large over Venezuela in 2012, casting a shadow of uncertainty and creating an atmosphere of secrets, lies, and upheaval across the country. This literary thriller follows the connected lives of several Caracas neighbors consumed by the turmoil surrounding the Venezuelan president’s impending death. Retired oncologist Miguel Sanabria, seeing the increasingly combustible world around him, feels on constant edge. He finds himself at odds with his wife, an extreme anti-Chavista, and his radical Chavista brother. These feelings grow when his nephew asks him to undertake the perilous task of hiding cell-phone footage of Chávez in Cuba. Fredy Lecuna, an unemployed journalist, takes a job writing a book about Chávez’s condition, which requires him to leave for Cuba while his landlord attempts to kick his wife and son out of their apartment. Nine-year-old María, long confined to an apartment with a neurotic mother intensely fearful of the city’s violence, finds her only contact with the outside world through a boy she messages online.

J es sie Men dez Say e r london, england Sayer is a literary translator, editor, and former literary scout.

Latin American Literature in Translation

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From The Last Days of El Comandante

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He realized that he had reached saturation point. Deep down, he was sick of the story. He felt that Venezuela was a mess, a wreck that wasn’t fit to be called a country. He believed politics had poisoned them and that everyone was in some way contaminated, doomed to the starkness of picking a side, to living with the desperate need to be in favor of or opposed to the government. It

Human Matter A Fiction

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had been too long since they became a preapocalyptic society, a nation in conflict, always on the verge of explosion. A cataclysm could occur at any moment. Conspiracies, assassinations, wars, terrorist attacks, shootings, executions, sabotage, uprisings, lynchings. . . . Every day a massacre was possible. The country was always on the point of exploding but it never did. Or worse: it was exploding in slow motion, little by little, without anyone actually realizing.


“Barrera Tyszka is one of the most important novelists of his generation.”­ —The New York Times

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A poignant tale of childhood imagination that follows lonely six-year-old Inés as she explores both her fears about the outer world and the even greater mysteries of family life Translated by Robin Myers

Animals at the End of the World b y G l o r i a Su s a n a E s q u i v e l Tr a n s l a t e d b y R obi n My e r s

Glo ria Susan a Es quiv el Bogotá, Colombia Esquivel teaches in the creative writing master’s program at the Instituto Caro y Cuervo in Bogotá and has one published book of poems, El lado salvaje. This is her first novel.

Robin My e rs mexico city, mexico Myers is a Mexico City-based translator and poet. She is the author of Amalgama, among other collections published in Mexico, Argentina, and Spain.

Latin American Literature in Translation

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Animals at the End of the World begins with an explosion, which six-year-old Inés mistakes for the end of the world that she has long feared. In the midst of the chaos, she meets the maid’s granddaughter, Mariá, who becomes her best friend and with whom she navigates the adult world in her grandparents’ confined house. Together, they escape the house and confront the “animals” that populate Bogotá in the 1980s. But Inés soon realizes she cannot count on either María or her preoccupied and conflicted parents. Alone, she must learn to decipher her outer and inner worlds, confronting both armies of beasts and episodes of domestic chaos. In the process, she also learns what it means to test boundaries, break rules, and cope with the consequences. The first novel by Colombian author Gloria Susana Esquivel, Animals at the End of the World is a poetic and moving coming-of-age story that echoes long after its final page.

“Gloria Susana Esquivel separates the selfish, sad, and often pathetic and unsuccessful adult world from the heartfelt yearning for love of a human being as she sheds, painfully and permanently, the skin of innocence.” — P i e d a d B o n n e t t, poet, novelist, and playwright, winner of Colombia’s national prize for poetry University of Texas Press | spring 2020

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| H i s t o r y | United States, Photography

Struggle for Justice celebrates the legacy of the photographers who helped galvanize public support for the civil rights movement, often at great personal risk


Struggle for Justice

Four Decades of Civil Rights Photography by Don Carleton

Do n C arl et on Austin, Texas Carleton is executive director of the Briscoe Center for American History and J. R. Parten Chair in the Archives of American History at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of eleven books, including Red Scare, A Breed So Rare, and Conversations with Cronkite. He is also the executive producer of two PBS documentaries: When I Rise (2010) and Cactus Jack: Lone Star on Capitol Hill (2016).

The modern civil rights movement rapidly came to prominence after World War II, coalescing around the demand to repeal Jim Crow laws and promote a vision of a just, multiracial society. The vast majority of civil rights organizations practiced assertive nonviolence to meet these goals. Nevertheless, opponents often met their activism with violence and intimidation. Like those who marched, protested, and organized for civil rights and social justice, photojournalists put themselves in great danger. The Briscoe Center for American History’s exhibit, Struggle for Justice: Four Decades of Civil Rights Photography, which was displayed on the University of Texas at Austin campus, celebrated the legacy of those photographers. The material walked visitors through much of the civil rights era and provided a lesson both inspiring and challenging: that social progress is possible when one values it above personal comfort and safety. Now in book form, Struggle for Justice honors the photographers who were willing to put their privilege on the line to document the discrimination of others and by doing so, help to galvanize public support for the civil rights movement.

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. leads a voting rights march to the Montgomery County courthouse with the Rev. S. L. Douglas and Ralph Abernathy, March 17, 1965 (Flip Schulke Photographic Archive).

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Top: Women sing freedom songs during the Selma to Montgomery march, March 1965 (Charles L. Moore Photographic Archive). Bottom: Coretta Scott King watches as police arrest her husband, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., in Montgomery, Alabama, 1958 (Charles L. Moore Photographic Archive).


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The Brown sisters walk to school, Topeka, Kansas, March 1953 (Carl Iwasaki, Icons of American Photography Collection).

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Mezcal By Charles Bowden A reissue from the author of Blue Desert and The Red Caddy that charts the disintegration of the land, the loss of friends to drugs, and the decline of American innocence

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Leaving the Gay Place

Billy Lee Brammer and the Great Society by Tracy Daugher t y The award-winning author of The Last Love Song: A Biography of Joan Didion traces the cultural upheavals of mid-century America through the life of Billy Lee Brammer, author of the classic political novel The Gay Place.


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| l i t e r a t u r e | Biography

“Mr. Daugherty paints a persuasive picture of a young man as an ambitious novelist, feeling the frustration, in draft after draft, of trying to get a book exactly right.”

—Wall Street Journal

“One of this year's best nonfiction books about Texas.”

—Dallas Morning News

“[A] superbly gauged and powerfully evocative new biography.”

— B o o k f o r um

“A comprehensive and compelling account of a life lived by a unique character against the background of a tumultuous era.” — T e x a s M o n t h ly

“The book is by turns a strong, clear biography (with shades of rock ’n’ roll memoir), a poetic ode to various places and people in midcentury Texas and an oral history, all of it plugging in to an increasingly turned-on, tuned-in and dropped-out Brammer.” —Texas Observer

“Stellar . . . For decades, the questions longtime devotees of The Gay Place have asked are: Where did this one-ofa-kind masterpiece come from? And what the hell happened to its author? Daugherty’s biography tells us.”

— T h e Am e r i c a n I n t e r e s t

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Tra cy Daugh e r t y Corvalis, Oregon Daugherty has written acclaimed biographies of Joan Didion, Joseph Heller, and Donald Barthelme. His stories and essays have appeared in the New Yorker, Vanity Fair, the Paris Review online, and McSweeney’s. He is a Distinguished Professor of English and Creative Writing, Emeritus, at Oregon State University.

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The Man Who Wrote the Perfect Novel John Williams, Stoner, and the Writing Life by Cha rle s J. Shields This biography by the New York Times best-selling author of Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee traces the life of National Book Award-winning novelist John Williams, author of the cult classic novel Stoner.


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| Biography |

“Despite obvious parallels with his fictional university protagonist, John Williams is both different and interesting enough to merit a book of his own. It certainly helps that, like Williams, Shields knows how to tell a good story, one that will appeal especially to those interested in the ins and outs of the publishing industry and the ups and downs of a writer's life.” —Los Angeles Review of Books

“By the end of this finely crafted biography readers will feel they have some insight into this talented, troubled enigma of a man.” — P u b l i s h e r ' s W e e k ly

"[An] engrossing short biography."

—The New Yorker

“Through exhaustive research and sharp prose, Shields has composed a portrait of the complicated author and the particular darknesses that drove Williams to write, to overcompensate, to philander, to mansplain.” —The Millions

“An expert uncovering of an American master who deserves the larger audience this biography will help give him. With his characteristic insight into the ligatures between life and art, and in his own enviable prose, Shields brings Williams into full-color relief. This is a major accomplishment by a major biographer, a gift for which Williams’s admirers will be most grateful.” — W i l l i a m G i ra l d i , au t h o r o f H o l d t h e Da r k a n d T h e Hero’s Body

“Charles Shields’s biography of John Williams is every bit as impressive as his subject’s book, the not-so-underground classic (and international best seller) Stoner, a gripping and compulsively readable tale of an ‘unremarkable man.’ Shields brilliantly recreates Williams’s outwardly ordinary life as an English professor eager to balance his scholarship with a creative-writing career, revealing fascinating psychological

C h a r le s J. Sh ie ld s Charlottesville, Virginia Shields is the author of Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee, a New York Times best seller. His young adult biography of Harper Lee, I Am Scout, was chosen an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. In 2011, Shields published And So It Goes: Kurt Vonnegut, A Life, a New York Times and Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of the Year.

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“I couldn’t believe Texas was real. ...the same

big wonderful thing that oceans and the highest mountains are.” —GEORGIA O’KEEFFE


Stephen Harrigan

Big Wonderful Thing A History of Texas By Stephen Harrigan “Harrigan, surveying thousands of years of history that lead to the banh mi restaurants of Houston and the juke joints of Austin, remembering the forgotten as well as the famous, delivers an exhilarating blend of the base and the ignoble, a very human story indeed. [Big Wonderful Thing is] as good a state history as has ever been written and a must-read for Texas aficionados.” — K i r ku s , S t a r r e d R e v i e w

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“Stephen Harrigan has given us a wonderful new history of Texas. It tells us all we need to know and little that we don’t need to know. A splendid effort.” —Larry McMurtry “Big Wonderful Thing is history at its best—comprehensive, deeply informed, pleasurable, and filled with surprise and delight. It is at once a gift to the people of Texas and an unflinching explanation to the world at large of America’s most controversial state. The book itself is truly a big wonderful thing.” —Lawrence Wright “No one tells the story of Texas better than Stephen Harrigan. He brings to Big Wonderful Thing contemporary and thoughtful analysis along with the most graceful writing anywhere. Harrigan pulls no punches but uses humor and pathos to examine the complexities and contradictions that have made us who we are. Finally, Texas has the rich and honest history it deserves.” — M i m i Sw a r t z “It’s rare to find a book that so compellingly weds such deep research with brilliant storytelling. A masterwork and a Texas history for the ages, destined to become a classic.” — D a n Rat h e r “I am not sure which is the greater achievement here: digesting such a vast amount of historical data or making that gigantic wall of information fun to read. Because it certainly is the latter. I challenge the reader, in fact, to open to any page of this 829-page colossus and not have fun. It’s all interesting, and that is not hype. Harrigan tacks brilliantly through the shifting winds of Texas history by telling a series of rip-snorting good tales.” — S. C . Gw y n n e University of Texas Press | spring 2020


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Road Sides

An Illustrated Companion to Dining and Driving in the American South b y Em i l y W a l l a c e “In the tradition of de Tocqueville and Heat-Moon, Emily Wallace invites readers for a ride-along that reveals truths about people and the roads they take. Her strengths are different: She can draw and paint! She’s funny! She’s been to Weeki Wachee! But the results are just as insightful.” — J o h n T E d g e , a u t h o r o f T h e P o t l i kk e r Pa p e r s : A Food History of the Modern South

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University of Texas Press | spring 2020 Forever Free) Elvis Lives!, 1997 (Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York)

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(Forever Free) American Gothic, 1994 (Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York)

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Winner, ICP Infinity Award, 2019 Photographer of the Year, Photo District News, 2019 Best Photobooks of the Year, PDN Annual, 2019 Finalist, Lucie Photo Book Prize, 2019 Shortlist, Paris Photo/Aperture, Photobook of the Year Longlist, Kraszna-Krausz Foundation, Best Photography Book, 2019

Seeing Deeply By Dawoud Be y

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Guitar King

Michael Bloomfield’s Life in the Blues B y Dav id Da nn “A compelling narrative of a young blues fanatic whose problems with drugs and mental instability predated his fame. . . . Those with a passion for the music will enjoy revisiting a time when Bloomfield’s influence exceeded even Stevie Ray Vaughn’s.” — K i r ku s

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From Walker Evans: Man Sleeping on Bench in Public Square, (The Metropolitan Museum From Making It at AnyHavana, Cost: A 1933 festivalgoer pins bills to the statueof ofArt/Art © Walker EvansProject). Archive, 1994). the Urkupiña Virgin (photo by Resource, Sarah Pabst, © La Salada



| american studies |

This sweeping reinterpretation of Walker Evans reveals how the photographer’s work for hire during and after the Great Depression forces us to reconsider American documentary and its histories

Stephanie Schwartz

Walker Evans No Politics

b y S t e p h a n i e Sc h w a r t z

Stephan i e Sch w ar tz London, England Schwartz is a lecturer in the Department of History of Art at University College London.

“No Politics whatever.” Walker Evans made this emphatic declaration in 1935, the year he began work for FDR’s Resettlement Administration. Evans insisted that his photographs of tenant farmers and their homes, breadlines, and the unemployed should be treated as “pure record.” The American photographer’s statements have often been dismissed. In Walker Evans: No Politics, Stephanie Schwartz challenges us to engage with what it might mean, in the 1930s and at the height of the Great Depression, to refuse to work politically. Offering close readings of Evans’s numerous commissions, including his contribution to Carleton Beals’s anti-imperialist tract, The Crime of Cuba (1933), this book is a major departure from the standard accounts of Evans’s work and American documentary. Documentary, Schwartz reveals, is not a means of being present—or being “political.” It is a practice of record making designed to distance its maker from the “scene of the crime.” That crime, Schwartz argues, is not just the Depression; it is the processes of Americanization reshaping both photography and politics in the 1930s. Historicizing documentary, this book reimagines Evans and his legacy—the complexities of claiming “No Politics.”

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Self-Portrait in Window, 5, rue de la Santé, Paris, September 1926 (The Metropolitan Museum of Art/Art Resource, New York, Anonymous Gift, 1999, © Walker Evans Archive).

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University of Texas Press | spring 2020


Stevedore and Parque Central II, from “Cuba: A Portfolio of Photographs by Walker Evans,” in Carleton Beals, The Crime of Cuba (Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1933), photo by Ian Jones.


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University of Texas Press | spring 2020

Woman Seated at Table, Havana, 1933 (The Metropolitan Museum of Art/Art Resource, New York, 1994, Š Walker Evans Archive).


Martha Gonzalez

Ch�caN� ArtiviStas Music, Community, and Transborder

Tactics in East Los Angeles

| l a t i n x & c h i c a n x s t u d i e s | Art

A Grammy Award–winning singer and scholar explores how Chican@ artivistas in East Los Angeles, from 1995 to the present, have created a unique community of process-based political engagement influenced by the Zapatista and Fandango movements

Chican@ Artivistas

Music, Community, and Transborder Tactics in East Los Angeles by Martha Gonzalez

Martha G on zal ez El Sereno, California Gonzalez is an associate professor of Chicana/o Latina/o studies at Scripps/Claremont College and lead singer of the Grammy Award–winning rock band Quetzal. She is the author of “Zapateado Afro-Chicana Fandango Style: SelfReflective Moments in Zapateado” in Dancing Across Borders: Danzas y Bailes Mexicanos.

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As the lead singer of the Grammy Award–winning rock band Quetzal and a scholar of Chicana/o and Latina/o studies, Martha Gonzalez is uniquely positioned to articulate the ways in which creative expression can serve the dual roles of political commentary and community building. Drawing on postcolonial, Chicana, black feminist, and performance theories, Chican@ Artivistas explores the visual, musical, and performance art produced in East Los Angeles since the inception of NAFTA and the subsequent antiimmigration rhetoric of the 1990s. Showcasing the social impact made by key artist-activists on their communities and on the mainstream art world and music industry, Gonzalez charts the evolution of a now-canonical body of work that took its inspiration from the Zapatista movement, particularly its masked indigenous participants, and that responded to efforts to impose systems of labor exploitation and social subjugation. Incorporating Gonzalez’s memories of the Mexican nationalist music of her childhood and her band’s journey to Chiapas, the book captures the mobilizing music, poetry, dance, and art that emerged in pre-gentrification corners of downtown Los Angeles and that went on to inspire flourishing networks of bold, innovative artivistas.


ISBN 978-1-4773-2139-3 $29.95* e-book


University of Texas Press | spring 2020

| H i s t o r y | United States, Latinx Studies

Reading, Writing, and Revolution

The first book on the history of escuelitas, Reading, Writing, and Revolution examines the integral role these grassroots community schools played in shaping Mexican American identity

E s c u E l i ta s a n d thE EmErgEncE of a mExican amErican i d E n t i t y i n t E xa s

Philis Barragán Goetz

Reading, Writing, and Revolution Escuelitas and the Emergence of a Mexican American Identity in Texas by Philis M. Barr agán Goe t z Language has long functioned as a signifier of power in the United States. In Texas, as elsewhere in the Southwest, ethnic Mexicans’ relationship to education—including their enrollment in the Spanish-language community schools called escuelitas—served as a vehicle to negotiate that power. Situating the history of escuelitas within the contexts of modernization, progressivism, public education, the Mexican Revolution, and immigration, Reading, Writing, and Revolution traces how the proliferation and decline of these community schools helped shape Mexican American identity. Philis Barragán Goetz argues that the history of escuelitas is not only a story of resistance in the face of Anglo hegemony but also a complex and nuanced chronicle of ethnic Mexican cultural negotiation. She shows how escuelitas emerged and thrived to meet a diverse set of unfulfilled needs, then dwindled as later generations of Mexican Americans campaigned for educational integration. Drawing on extensive archival, genealogical, and oral history research, Barragán Goetz unravels a forgotten narrative at the crossroads of language and education as well as race and identity.

Ph ilis M. Ba r ragá n Goe t z San Antonio, Texas Barragán Goetz is an assistant professor of history at Texas A&M University–San Antonio.

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| l a t i n a m e r i c a n s t u d i e s | Anthropology

Anthropologist Sarah Luna spent a drugwar-torn year in the border town of Reynosa, Mexico, in the prostitution zone with sex workers and missionaries, where she uncovered revelatory relationships of love and obligation


Love in the Drug War

Selling Sex and Finding Jesus on the MexicoUS Border b y S a r a h Lu n a

Sarah Lun a Medford, Massachusetts Luna is the Kathryn A. McCarthy Assistant Professor in Women’s Studies in the Department of Anthropology and the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at Tufts University, with a focus on issues of sexual labor, migration, race, borderlands, and queer studies.

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Sex, drugs, religion, and love are potent combinations in la zona, a regulated prostitution zone in the city of Reynosa, across the border from Hidalgo, Texas. During the years 2008 and 2009, a time of intense drug violence, Sarah Luna met and built relationships with two kinds of migrants, women who moved from rural Mexico to Reynosa to become sex workers and American missionaries who moved from the United States to forge a fellowship with those workers. Luna examines the entanglements, both intimate and financial, that define their lives. Using the concept of obligar, she delves into the connections that tie sex workers to their families, their clients, their pimps, the missionaries, and the drug dealers—and to the guilt, power, and comfort of faith. Love in the Drug War scrutinizes not only la zona and the people who work to survive there, but also Reynosa itself—including the influences of the United States—adding nuance and new understanding to the current US-Mexico border crisis.


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University of Texas Press | spring 2020


| b o r d e r s t u d i e s | Unoted States, History

An interdisciplinary group of borderlands scholars provide the first expansive comparative history of the way North American borders have been policed—and transgressed—over the past two centuries



Border Policing

A History of Enforcement and Evasion in North America e d i t e d b y H o l l y M . K a r i b o a n d G e o r g e T. D í a z An extensive history examining how North American nations have tried (and often failed) to police their borders, Border Policing presents diverse scholarly perspectives on attempts to regulate people and goods at borders, as well as on the ways that individuals and communities have navigated, contested, and evaded such regulation. The contributors explore these power dynamics though a series of case studies on subjects ranging from competing allegiances at the northeastern border during the War of 1812 to struggles over Indian sovereignty and from the effects of the Mexican Revolution to the experiences of smugglers along the Rio Grande during Prohibition. Later chapters stretch into the twenty-first century and consider immigration enforcement, drug trafficking, and representations of border policing in reality television. Together, the contributors explore the powerful ways in which federal authorities impose political agendas on borderlands and how local border residents and regions interact with, and push back against, such agendas. With its rich mix of political, legal, social, and cultural history, this collection provides new insights into the distinct realities that have shaped the international borders of North America.

Holly M. Ka r ibo Stillwater, Oklahoma Karibo is an assistant professor of history at Oklahoma State University. She is the author of the award-winning book Sin City North: Sex, Drugs, and Citizenship in the Detroit-Windsor Borderland.

Ge or ge T. Día z McAllen, Texas Díaz is an assistant professor of history at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and the author of the award-winning book Border Contraband: A History of Smuggling across the Rio Grande.

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| l a t i n x s t u d i e s | Anthropology, American Studies, History

Sunbelt Diaspora Race, Class, and Latino Politics in Puerto Rican Orlando

An in-depth look at an emerging Latino presence in Orlando, Florida, where Puerto Ricans and others navigate differences of race, class, and place of origin in their struggle for social, economic, and political belonging

Patricia Silver

Sunbelt Diaspora

Race, Class, and Latino Politics in Puerto Rican Orlando b y Pat r i c i a S i lv e r

Patric i a S i lv er New York, New York Silver is an anthropologist who received her PhD from American University in 2004. For over a decade she has conducted ethnographic, oral history, and archival research about Puerto Rican experiences in Orlando, with an emphasis on sociocultural heterogeneity and collective identification.

Historia USA

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Puerto Ricans make up half of Orlando-area Latinos, arriving from Puerto Rico as well as from other long-established diaspora communities to a place where Latino politics has long been about Cubans in Miami. Together with other Latinos from multiple places, Puerto Ricans bring diverse experiences of race and class to this Sunbelt city. Tracing the emergence of the Puerto Rican and Latino presence in Orlando from the 1940s through an ethnographic moment of twenty-first-century electoral redistricting, Sunbelt Diaspora provides a timely prism for viewing how differences of race, class, and place play out in struggles to claim political, social, and economic ground for Latinos. Drawing on over a decade of ethnographic, oral history, and archival research, Patricia Silver situates her findings in Orlando’s historically black-white racial landscape, post-1960s claims to “colorblindness,” and neoliberal celebrations of individualism. Through the voices of diverse participants, Silver brings anthropological attention to the question of how social difference affects collective identification and political practice. Sunbelt Diaspora asks what constitutes community and how criteria for membership and legitimate representation are negotiated.


ISBN 978-1-4773-2048-8 $45.00* e-book


University of Texas Press | spring 2020

Historia USA luis alvarez, carlos kevin blanton, and lorrin thomas, series editors Changing demographics and a growing awareness of the interconnectedness of the peoples of the Americas across several centuries have made Latinas/os central to the future of the United States’ polity, society, and its many cultures. No longer can Chicana/o history be separated from Puerto Rican history or Cuban history. Latina/o history is not an exception to the American story. It is not a footnote. It is the nation’s history. This is what Historia USA means. This new series advances the interpretive and methodological innovations that are generating vibrant new historical narratives about Latina/o communities in the United States. Historia USA prioritizes histories constructed within broad, interdisciplinary frameworks rather than discrete studies focused on a single group or discipline. The series also values historical narratives that account for the hemispheric and transnational dimensions of the US Latina/o experience. The most important new scholarship today maps the experience of Latina/o groups around the nation and traces their complicated histories far beyond standard and separate narratives.

Managed Migrations

Nuevo South

Growers, Farmworkers, and Border Enforcement in the Twentieth Century

Latinas/os, Asians, and the Remaking of Place



ISBN 978-1-4773-1444-9

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Radical Cartographies Participatory Mapmaking from Latin America Edited by Bjørn Sletto

| l a t i n a m e r i c a n s t u d i e s | Geography & Environment

Shedding light on the innovative uses of participatory mapping emerging from Latin America’s marginalized communities, this diverse collection reconceptualizes what maps mean as representations of identity and place

with Joe Bryan, Alfredo Wagner, and Charles Hale

Radical Cartographies

Participatory Mapmaking from Latin America E d i t e d b y Bj ø r n S l e t t o , J o e B r y a n , A l f r e d o W a g n e r , and Charles Hale Bj ør n S l e t t o Austin, Texas Sletto is an associate professor of community and regional planning at UT Austin whose work on participatory mapping is widely published.

J oe Bryan Boulder, Colorado Bryan is an associate professor in geography at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and coauthor of Weaponizing Maps.

Alfr edo Wag n er São Luís, Brazil Wagner is a professor of graduate studies at the State University of Maranhão and founder of the New Social Cartography Project of the Amazon.

Ch ar l es H al e Santa Cruz, California

Cartography has a troubled history as a technology of power. The production and distribution of maps, often understood to be ideological representations that support the interests of their developers, have served as tools of colonization, imperialism, and global development, advancing Western notions of space and place at the expense of indigenous peoples and other marginalized communities. But over the past two decades, these marginalized populations have increasingly turned to participatory mapping practices to develop new, innovative maps that reassert local concepts of place and space, thus harnessing the power of cartography in their struggles for justice. In twelve essays written by community leaders, activists, and scholars, Radical Cartographies critically explores the ways in which participatory mapping is being used by indigenous, Afrodescendant, and other traditional groups in Latin America to preserve their territories and cultural identities. Through this pioneering volume, the authors fundamentally rethink the role of maps, with significant lessons for marginalized communities across the globe, and launch a unique dialogue about the radical edge of a new social cartography.

Hale is the dean of the School of Social Sciences at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and author of Más que un Indio.


University of Texas Press | spring 2020

Elaboration of sketch maps, October 2007 (PNCSA Archive).

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| l a t i n a m e r i c a n s t u d i e s | History, Anthropology

out of the shadow Revisiting the Revolution from Post-Peace Guatemala

More than a dozen scholars, representing fields ranging from sociocultural anthropology to Latin American history, present a new understanding of Guatemala in the era from 1944 to 1954, when social reform flourished

Edited by Julie Gibbings & Heather Vrana

Out of the Shadow

Revisiting the Revolution from Post-Peace Guatemala Edi t ed by Julie Gibbings and He at her V r ana J ulie G i b b i n g s Edinburgh, Scotland Gibbings is a lecturer in the School of History, Classics, and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh and the author of the forthcoming Our Time Is Now: Race and Modernity in Postcolonial Guatemala.

Heathe r Vran a Gainesville, Florida Vrana is an assistant professor of history at the University of Florida and the author of  This City Belongs to You: A History of Student Activism in Guatemala, 1944–1996.

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Guatemala’s “Ten Years of Spring” (1944–1954) began when citizens overthrew a military dictatorship and ushered in a remarkable period of social reform. This decade of progressive policies ended abruptly when a coup d’état, backed by the United States at the urging of the United Fruit Company, deposed a democratically elected president and set the stage for a period of systematic human rights abuses that endured for generations. Presenting the research of diverse anthropologists and historians, Out of the Shadow offers a new examination of this pivotal chapter in Latin American history. Marshaling information on regions that have been neglected by other scholars, such as coastlines dominated by people of African descent, the contributors describe an era when Guatemalan peasants, Maya and non-Maya alike, embraced change, became landowners themselves, diversified agricultural production, and fully engaged in electoral democracy. Yet this volume also sheds light on the period’s atrocities, such as the US Public Health Service’s medical experimentation on Guatemalans between 1946 and 1948. Rethinking institutional memories of the Cold War, the book concludes by considering the process of translating memory into possibility among present-day urban activists.


ISBN 978-1-4773-2087-7 $45.00* e-book


University of Texas Press | spring 2020

| l a t i n a m e r i c a n s t u d i e s | Anthropology

The first book to thoroughly examine bonesetting in Guatemala, Maya Bonesetters offers an ethnographic portrait of an underdocumented yet culturally vital healing tradition within the lived landscape of its practitioners

Servando Z. Hinojosa


Bonesetters Manual Healers in a Changing Guatemala

Maya Bonesetters

Manual Healers in a Changing Guatemala b y S e r v a n d o Z. H i n o j o s a I l lu s t r a t ion s b y S e r va n d o G . H i no jo s a Scholarship on Maya healing traditions has focused primarily on the roles of midwives, shamans, herbalists, and diviners. Bonesetters, on the other hand, have been largely excluded from conversations about traditional health practitioners and community health resources. Maya Bonesetters is the first book-length study of bonesetting in Guatemala and situates the manual healing tradition within the current cultural context—one in which a changing medical landscape potentially threatens bonesetters’ work yet presents an opportunity to strengthen its relevance. Drawing on extensive field research in highland Guatemala, Servando Z. Hinojosa introduces readers to a seldom documented, though nonetheless widespread, variety of healer. This book examines the work of Kaqchikel and Tz’utujiil Maya bonesetters, analyzes how they diagnose and treat injuries, and contrasts the empirical and sacred approaches of various healers. Hinojosa shows how bonesetters are carefully adapting certain biomedical technologies to meet local expectations for care and concludes that, despite pressures and criticisms from the biomedical community, bonesetting remains culturally meaningful and vital to Maya people, even if its future remains uncertain.

Se r va nd o Z. Hinojosa McAllen, Texas Servando Z. Hinojosa is a professor of anthropology at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. He is the author of  In This Body: Kaqchikel Maya and the Grounding of Spirit and coeditor of  Healing by Hand: Manual Medicine and Bonesetting in Global Perspective.

Se r va nd o G. Hinojosa McAllen, Texas Servando G. Hinojosa is a retired educator and an active sculptor, muralist, and illustrator.

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University of Texas Press | spring 2020


| l a t i n a m e r i c a n s t u d i e s | Art and Visual Studies

Pictured Politics v i s ua l i z i n g c o l o n i a l h i s t o ry in south american p o rt r a i t c o l l e c t i o n s

Emily Engel

Featuring almost eighty illustrations from between 1590 and 1830, Pictured Politics is the sole study in English or Spanish to examine the role of portraiture in constructing the history of South American colonialism

Pictured Politics

Visualizing Colonial History in South American Portrait Collections b y Em i l y E n g e l

Em ily E n g e l Santa Barbara, California Engel is an independent scholar based in Southern California who has published widely on visual culture in early modern South America. She is a coeditor of Manuscript Cultures of Colonial Mexico and Peru: New Questions and Approaches and A Companion to Early Modern Lima, as well as the founding associate editor of Latin American and Latinx Visual Culture.

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The Spanish colonial period in South America saw artists develop the subgenre of official portraiture, or portraits of key individuals in the continent’s viceregal governments. Although these portraits appeared to illustrate a narrative of imperial splendor and absolutist governance, they instead became a visual record of the local history that emerged during the colonial occupation. Using the official portrait collections accumulated between 1542 and 1830 in Lima, Buenos Aires, and Bogota as a lens, Pictured Politics explores how official portraiture originated and evolved to become an essential component in the construction of Ibero-American political relationships. Through the surviving portraits and archival evidence—including political treatises, travel accounts, and early periodicals—Emily Engel demonstrates that these official portraits not only belie a singular interpretation as tools of imperial domination but also visualize the continent’s multilayered history of colonial occupation. The first standalone analysis of South American portraiture, Pictured Politics brings to light the historical relevance of political portraits in crafting the history of South American colonialism.


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Clockwise, top left: Joaquín Gutiérrez, Portrait of Viceroy Pedro Messía de la Cerda, date unknown, oil on canvas. Bogotá, Colombia. Photograph courtesy of the Museo Colonial, del Ministerio de Cultura de Colombia, Bogotá; Cristóbal de Aguilar, Portrait of Viceroy José Antonio de Mendoza Caamaño y Sotomayor, after 1724, oil on canvas. Lima, Peru. Photograph courtesy of the Museo Nacional de Arqueología, Antropología e Historia del Perú, Lima; Unidentified artist, Portrait of Viceroy Diego Ladrón de Guevara, date unknown, oil on canvas. Lima, Peru. Photograph courtesy of the Museo Nacional de Arqueología, Antropología e Historia del Perú, Lima; Unidentified artist, Portrait of Viceroy José de la Serna, early nineteenth century, oil on canvas. Lima, Peru. Photograph courtesy of the Museo Nacional de Arqueología, Antropología e Historia del Perú, Lima.


| l a t i n a m e r i c a n s t u d i e s | Sociology

An examination of the vast counterfeit clothing marketplace in Buenos Aires known as La Salada, this book is the first ethnographic study to examine how aspirations shape behaviors of workers in an informal and illegal economy

Making It at Any Cost

Aspirations and Politics in a Counterfeit Clothing Marketplace by M at ía s De w e y

Matías D ew ey Cologne, Germany Dewey is a senior researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne, Germany. He is the author of  El orden clandestino, a Spanish-language book on illegal markets in Argentina, and a coeditor of  The Architecture of Illegal Markets.

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La Salada is South America’s largest marketplace for fraudulently labeled clothing, a sprawling and dangerous bazaar on the fringes of Buenos Aires where counterfeit goods are bought and sold, armed thieves roam the nearby streets, and corrupt police and politicians turn a blind eye to widespread unlawful behaviors. Despite conditions traditionally considered inhospitable to economic growth—including acute interpersonal distrust, pervasive personal insecurity, and rampant violence—business in La Salada is booming under an established order completely detached from the state. Matías Dewey dives deep into the world of La Salada to examine how market exchanges function outside the law and how agreements and norms develop in the economy for counterfeit clothing. Drawing on seven months of ethnographic research and more than a hundred interviews, Dewey argues that aspirations for a better future shape garment workers’ everyday practices, from their home-based sweatshops to the market stalls. The book unearths a new configuration of garment production and commercialization detached from global supply chains, submerged in the shadows of informality and illegality, and rooted in aspiration and opportunity.


ISBN 978-1-4773-2108-9 $45.00* e-book


University of Texas Press | spring 2020

| l a t i n a m e r i c a n s t u d i e s | Reference

The newest volume of the benchmark bibliography of Latin American studies

Handbook of Latin American Studies, Vol. 74 Humanities b y K a t h e r i n e D. M c C a n n , Hum a n i t i e s E d i t o r Beginning with Number 41 (1979), the University of Texas Press became the publisher of the Handbook of Latin American Studies, the most comprehensive annual bibliography in the field. Compiled by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress and annotated by a corps of specialists in various disciplines, the Handbook alternates from year to year between social sciences and humanities. The Handbook annotates works on Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and the Guianas, Spanish South America, and Brazil, as well as materials covering Latin America as a whole. Most of the subsections are preceded by introductory essays that serve as biannual evaluations of the literature and research underway in specialized areas.

“The one source that sets reference collections on Latin American studies apart from all other geographic areas of the world. . . . The Handbook has provided scholars interested in Latin America with a bibliographical source of a quality unavailable to scholars in most other branches of area studies.” — L a t i n Am e r i c a n Research Review

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ISBN 978-1-4773-2098-3 $150.00* | £124.00 | C$225.00 hardcover University of Texas Press | spring 2020





| l a t i n a m e r i c a n s t u d i e s | Pre-Columbian Archaeology

The Adorned Body is the first truly comprehensive book on what the ancient Maya wore, a systematic survey of dress and ornaments, from head to toe and everything in between


The Adorned Body

Mapping Ancient Maya Dress Edi t ed by Nichol as Car t er, S t ephen Hous ton, and Franco Rossi

Nich ol as C art er Watertown, Massachusetts Carter is a research associate with the Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions and a lecturer in the Department of Anthropology at Harvard University.

Stephe n H ou st on Cranston, Rhode Island Houston is the Dupee Family Professor of Social Sciences at Brown University and the author of many books, including The Life Within: Classic Maya and the Matter of Permanence, which won a PROSE Award in 2014.

Franc o R ossi Somerville, Massachusetts Rossi is currently a fellow at the John Carter Library at Brown University.

The Linda Schele Series in Maya and Pre-Columbian Studies


How we dress our bodies—through clothing, footwear, headgear, jewelry, haircuts, and more—is key to the expression of status and identity. This idea is as true today as it was for ancient Maya civilization, yet few studies have centered on what ancient Maya peoples wore and why. In The Adorned Body, Nicholas Carter, Stephen Houston, and Franco Rossi bring together contributions from a wide range of scholars, leading to the first in-depth study of Maya dress in Precolumbian times. Incorporating artistic, hieroglyphic, and archaeological sources, this book explores the clothing and ornaments of ancient Maya peoples, systematically examining who wore what, deducing the varied purposes and meanings of dress items and larger ensembles, and determining the methods and materials with which such items were created. Each essay investigates a category of dress—including headgear, pendants and necklaces, body painting, footwear, and facial ornaments—and considers the variations within each of these categories, as well as popular styles and trends through time. The final chapters reveal broader views and comparisons about costume ensembles and their social roles. Shedding new light on the art and archaeology of the ancient Americas, The Adorned Body offers a thorough map of Maya dress that will be of interest to scholars and fashion enthusiasts alike.

University of Texas Press | spring 2020

Detail of a Late Classic ceramic vessel from the area of Motul de San José showing a woman with red body paint and a crescent design around her eye (photo © Justin Kerr).

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University of Texas Press | spring 2020


Aw a r d W i n n e r s

2019 Flora TristĂĄn Book Award latin american studies association

Andean Cosmopolitans Seeking Justice and Reward at the Spanish Royal Court by j o s ĂŠ c a r lo s d e l a puente luna ISBN 978-1-4773-1486-9

$29.95* paperback

2019 Book Award national association for chicana and chicano studies

Flying under the Radar with the Royal Chicano Air Force Mapping a Chicano/a Art History by e l l a m a r i a d i a z ISBN 978-1-4773-1230-8

$29.95* paperback


University of Texas Press | spring 2020

Aw a r d W i n n e r s

2019 Robert Motherwell Book Award dedalus foundation

Eugenics in the Garden Transatlantic Architecture and the Crafting of Modernity by fa b i o l a l รณ p e z - d u r a n ISBN 978-1-4773-1496-8

$29.95* paperback

2019 John Brinckerhoff Jackson Book Prize foundation for landscape studies

Depositions Roberto Burle Marx and Public Landscapes under Dictatorship by c at h e r i n e s e av i tt nordenson ISBN 978-1-4773-1573-6

$45.00* hardcover

University of Texas Press | spring 2020


| c l a s s i c s a n d a n c i e n t w o r l d | Religion & Myth D I M A N E S, B E L I E F & THE CULT OF THE DEAD


Restoring the manes, or deified dead of Rome, to their dominant place in the Roman afterlife, this book offers a comprehensive study of the manes, their worship, and their place in Roman conceptions of their society

The Ancient Roman Afterlife

Di Manes, Belief, and the Cult of the Dead C h a r l e s w. K i n g

Ch ar l es w. K i n g Omaha, Nebraska King is an associate professor of history at the University of Nebraska– Omaha with a PhD in Roman history from the University of Chicago.

Ashley and Peter Larkin Endowment in Greek and Roman Culture

In ancient Rome, it was believed some humans were transformed into special, empowered beings after death. These deified dead, known as the manes, watched over and protected their surviving family members, possibly even extending those relatives’ lives. But unlike the Greek hero-cult, the worship of dead emperors, or the Christian saints, the manes were incredibly inclusive—enrolling even those without social clout, such as women and the poor, among Rome’s deities. The Roman afterlife promised posthumous power in the world of the living. While the manes have often been glossed over in studies of Roman religion, this book brings their compelling story to the forefront, exploring their myriad forms and how their worship played out in the context of Roman religion’s daily practice. Exploring the place of the manes in Roman society, Charles W. King delves into Roman beliefs about their powers to sustain life and bring death to individuals or armies, examines the rituals the Romans performed to honor them, and reclaims the vital role the manes played in the ancient Roman afterlife.

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University of Texas Press | spring 2020

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| c l a s s i c s a n d a n c i e n t w o r l d | Law & Oratory

Democratic Law in cLassicaL athens

Controlled entirely by the city-state’s ordinary citizens, the Athenian legal system is one of the most unorthodox the world has ever known, and Michael Gagarin offers an in-depth explanation of how that worked

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Democratic Law in Classical Athens Michael Gagarin The democratic legal system created by the Athenians was completely controlled by ordinary citizens, with no judges, lawyers, or jurists involved. It placed great importance on the litigants’ rhetorical performances. Did this make it nothing more than a rhetorical contest judged by largely uneducated citizens that had nothing to do with law, a criticism that some, including Plato, have made? Michael Gagarin argues to the contrary, contending that the Athenians both controlled litigants’ performances and incorporated many other unusual features into their legal system, including rules for interrogating slaves and swearing an oath. The Athenians, Gagarin shows, adhered to the law as they understood it, which was a set of principles more flexible than our current understanding allows. The Athenians also insisted that their legal system serve the ends of justice and benefit the city and its people. In this way, the law ultimately satisfied most Athenians and probably produced just results as often as modern legal systems do. Comprehensive and wideranging, Democratic Law in Classical Athens offers a new perspective for viewing a legal system that was democratic in a way only the Athenians could achieve.

Mich a e l Gaga r in Austin, Texas Gagarin is the James R. Dougherty, Jr. Centennial Professor of Classics Emeritus at the University of Texas at Austin. His books include, most recently, The Laws of Ancient Crete, c. 650–400 BCE (with Paula Perlman).

Fordyce W. Mitchel Memorial Lecture Series

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Planning Cultures, the Academy, and the Making of the Modern Middle East

Landed Internationals

| a r c h i t e c t u r e | Middle Eastern Studies

Landed Internationals explores how postwar encounters in housing and planning helped transform the dynamics of international development and challenged American modernity

Burak Erdim

Landed Internationals

Planning Cultures, the Academy, and the Making of the Modern Middle East b y Bu r a k E r d i m

Burak E rdi m Raleigh, North Carolina Erdim is an assistant professor of architectural history at North Carolina State University.

Lateral Exchanges: Architecture, Urban Development, and Transnational Practices

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Landed Internationals examines the international culture of postwar urban planning via the case of the Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara, Turkey. Today the center of Turkey's tech, energy, and defense elites, METU was founded in the 1950s through an effort jointly sponsored by the UN, the University of Pennsylvania, and various governmental agencies of the United States and Turkey. Drawing on the language of the UN and its Technical Assistance Board, Erdim uses the phrase “technical assistance machinery” to encompass the sprawling set of relationships activated by this endeavor. Erdim studies a series of legitimacy battles among bureaucrats, academics, and other professionals in multiple theaters across the political geography of the cold war. These different factions shared a common goal: the production of nationhood—albeit nationhood understood and defined in multiple, competing ways. He also examines the role of the American architecture firm Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill; the New York housing policy guru Charles Abrams; the UN and the University of Pennsylvania; and the Turkish architects Altuğ and Behruz Çinici. In the end, METU itself looked like a model postwar nation within the world order, and Erdim concludes by discussing how it became an important force in transnational housing, planning, and preservation in its own right.



University of Texas Press | spring 2020

Lateral Exchanges Architecture, Urban Development, and Transnational Practices a series edited by felipe correa, bruno carvalho, and alison isenberg Lateral Exchanges is a series devoted to architecture and urbanism in the context of globalization and hemispheric connections. Publishing research on historical and contemporary issues in design and the built environment, unrestricted by geographic focus, the series covers several interrelated fields, including architecture, cultural studies, environmental humanities, history, landscape architecture, media and visual studies, urban planning, and urban studies. The series addresses the circulation of architectural and urban-planning models, concepts, and realized constructions, as well as the circulation of designers themselves, across continents, countries, marketplaces, and languages. It is concerned with the ways that these concepts and techniques have instigated cultural and intellectual exchanges beyond disciplinary boundaries and locales, asking how we should historicize and theorize these exchanges, particularly in the context of persistent global asymmetries. In these and other ways, Lateral Exchanges examines the rich intellectual, social, technical, and global conditions for our understanding of power, place, and the built environment.

Taking the Land to Make the City

Eugenics in the Garden

A Bicoastal History of North America

Transatlantic Architecture and Crafting of Modernity

by mary p. ryan

by fabiola lópez-durán

ISBN 978-1-4773-1783-9

ISBN 978-1-4773-1496-8

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University of Texas Press | spring 2020


my shadow is my skin

| m i d d l e e a s t e r n s t u d i e s | Diaspora

Through more than thirty essays, My Shadow Is My Skin presents a broad, personal, and inclusive view of the Iranian diaspora in the US and reveals the intricate ways in which the diaspora continues to evolve

Voices from the Iranian Diaspora edited by katherine whitney and leila emery

My Shadow Is My Skin

Voices from the Iranian Diaspora E d i t e d b y K a t h e r i n e W h i t n e y a n d L e i l a Em e r y

Kath eri n e Wh i t n ey Berkeley, California Katherine Whitney first wrote on the Iranian diaspora in the anthology Because I Said So: 33 Mothers Write About Children, Sex, Men, Aging, Faith, Race & Themselves. She graduated from Duke University and received an MA in Museum Studies from John F. Kennedy University.

Leila Em e ry Holly Springs, North Carolina Leila Emery is a writer and editor whose work has appeared in Michigan Quarterly Review, Parentheses Journal, and Lines+Stars. She holds an MA in creative writing from Johns Hopkins University and is a graduate of Smith College.

The Iranian revolution of 1979 launched a vast, global diaspora, with many Iranians establishing new lives in the United States. In the four decades since, the diaspora has expanded to include not only those who emigrated immediately after the revolution but also their American-born children, more recent immigrants, and people who married into Iranian families, all of whom carry their own stories of trauma, triumph, adversity, and belonging that reflect varied and nuanced perspectives on what it means to be Iranian or Iranian American. The essays in My Shadow Is My Skin are these stories. This collection brings together thirty-two authors, both established and emerging, whose writing captures the diversity of diasporic experiences. Reflecting on the Iranian American experience over the past forty years and shedding new light on themes of identity, duality, and alienation in twenty-first-century America, the authors present personal narratives of immigration, sexuality, marginalization, marriage, and religion that offer an antidote to the news media’s often superficial portrayals of Iran and the people who have a connection to it. My Shadow Is My Skin pulls back the curtain on a community that rarely gets to tell its own story.

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University of Texas Press | spring 2020

Contents foreword , Persis Karim introduction light/shadow The Summer I Disappeared Jasmin Darznik Sacrifices Iraj Isaac Rahmim Shadow Nation Cyrus M. Copeland Two Minutes to Midnight Daniel Rafinejad When We Were Lions Mehdi Tavana Okasi Fortune-Tellers Dena Afrasiabi Silkscreen Omid Fallahazad Hookah, Once upon a Time (Pastiche after Roberto BolaĂąo) Poupeh Missaghi Think of the Trees Leila Emery Pushing the Boundaries Dena Rod Uninvited Guest Roia Ferrazares

Gilad, My Enemy Salar Abdoh Two Countries, One Divided Self Roger Sedarat Mothering across the Cultural Divide Katherine Whitney My Mom Killed Michael Jackson Shokoofeh Rajabzadeh Am I an Immigrant? Roxanne Varzi 1,916 Days Mandana Chaffa Culture beyond Language Leyla Farzaneh

memory/longing Forget Me Not Shideh Etaat Errand Babak Elahi The Color of the Bricks Farnaz Fatemi Renounce and Abjure All Allegiance Renata Khoshroo Louwers Learning Farsi Darius Atefat-Peckham


Delam Tang Shodeh Shireen Day

The Name on My Coffee Cup SaĂŻd Sayrafiezadeh

Walking with Zahra Layla Razavi

Negotiating Memories Amy Malek

Halva Nazanine Attaran

In Praise of Big Noses Persis Karim

Her Orange-Blossom Tea Maryam Atai

Transmutations of/by Language Raha Namy

The Iranians of Mercer Island Siamak Vossoughi

University of Texas Press | spring 2020


| m i d d l e e a s t e r n s t u d i e s | History



Connecting oft-disparate fields, this book explores the Zoroastrian diaspora living in India and its role in using antiquity to bolster twentieth-century Iranian nationalism

The Parsi Community of India & the Making of Modern Iran


Exile and the Nation

The Parsi Community of India and the Making of Modern Iran by Afshin Marashi

Afsh in Marash i Norman, Oklahoma Marashi is the Farzaneh Family Chair in Modern Iranian History at the University of Oklahoma and the founding director of the university’s Farzaneh Family Center for Iranian and Persian Gulf Studies. He is the author of Nationalizing Iran: Culture, Power, and the State, 1870–1940 and the coeditor of Rethinking Iranian Nationalism and Modernity.

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In the aftermath of the seventh-century Islamic conquest of Iran, Zoroastrians departed for India. Known as the Parsis, they slowly lost contact with their ancestral land until the nineteenth century, when steam-powered sea travel, the increased circulation of Zoroastrian-themed books, and the philanthropic efforts of Parsi benefactors sparked a new era of interaction between the two groups. Tracing the cultural and intellectual exchange between Iranian nationalists and the Parsi community during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Exile and the Nation shows how this interchange led to the collective reimagining of Parsi and Iranian national identity—and the influence of antiquity on modern Iranian nationalism, which previously rested solely on European forms of thought. Iranian nationalism, Afshin Marashi argues, was also the byproduct of the complex history resulting from the demise of the early modern Persianate cultural system, as well as one of the many cultural heterodoxies produced within the Indian Ocean world. Crossing the boundaries of numerous fields of study, this book reframes Iranian nationalism within the context of the connected, transnational, and global history of the modern era.


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| m i d d l e e a s t e r n s t u d i e s | History

This is the first English-language book-length biography of ‘Izz al-Din al-Qassam, sometimes seen as a “Che Guevara of the Middle East”; understanding him is a key to understanding the region, particularly Palestinian nationalism MARK SANAGAN

Lightning through the Clouds ‘Izz al-Din al-Qassam and the Making of the Modern Middle East by Mark Sanagan Lightning through the Clouds is the first Englishlanguage life-and-times biography of ‘Izz al-Din al-Qassam, a preeminent figure who helped to reshape the political and religious landscape of the region. A Syrian-born, Egyptian-educated cleric, he went from the battlefields of World War I to join the anticolonialist fight against the French in Syria. Sentenced to be executed by the French military, he managed to escape to Palestine, where he became an increasingly popular presence, moved by the plight of the poor and disenfranchised. Outraged by British rule and the encroachment of Zionism, he formed a secret society to resist the colonization of Palestine first by the British and then by Jewish immigrants from Europe, once again taking up arms and advocating for a moral, political, and military jihad as the only solution. His death at the hands of Palestinian police in 1935 drew thousands to his funeral and sparked the 1936–1939 Arab Revolt. His influence continues to be felt in the region; for example, the military wing of the Palestinian Hamas organization is named the ‘Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigade. Al-Qassam is either revered or reviled, depending on the observers’ perspective, but he is without doubt a fascinating and historically significant person whose influence on the past, and our present, makes this examination of his life both important and timely.

Ma r k Sa naga n Toronto, Canada Sanagan is a historian of the modern Middle East, a senior fellow at the Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History at the University of Toronto, and a manuscript editor for the Dictionary of Canadian Biography.

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| m i d d l e e a s t e r n s t u d i e s | Fiction

Turkish novelist Barış Bıçakçı contemplates the origin of the universe, the direction of political literature in Turkey, and daily life in the suburbs of Ankara via his fictional creation— Cemil, an aspiring writer waiting anxiously for news of his literary future

The Mosquito Bite Author b y B a r ı ş Bı ç a k ç ı Tr a n s l a t e d b y M a t t h e w C ho va n e c

Bar ış Bı ç ak ç ı Ankara, Turkey Born in Adana in 1966, Bıçakçı lives in Ankara and has published eight novels, including The Shortest Distance between Us (2003) and Our Great Desperation (2004).

Matth ew C h ovan e c Austin, Texas Chovanec is a PhD student at the University of Texas at Austin. His English translation of the story collection Infidel Quarter by Mıgırdiç Margosyan was published in 2017.

Originally published in 2011, The Mosquito Bite Author is the seventh novel by the acclaimed Turkish author Barış Bıçakçı. It follows the daily life of an aspiring novelist, Cemil, in the months after he submits his manuscript to a publisher in Istanbul. Living in an unremarkable apartment complex in the outskirts of Ankara, Cemil spends his days going on walks, cooking for his wife, repairing leaks in his neighbor’s bathroom, and having elaborate imaginary conversations in his head with his potential editor about the meaning of life and art. Uncertain of whether his manuscript will be accepted, Cemil wavers between thoughtful meditations on the origin of the universe and the trajectory of political literature in Turkey, panic over his own worth as a writer, and incredulity toward the objects that make up his quiet world in the Ankara suburbs.

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In this letter, Cemil spoke about the trees, about the dark and silent trees in the forest, about their trunks. “There are drawings, designs, even images in these trunks. If fortune tellers looked at them who knows what they would see, convergences and separations.” He explained how a snake was slithering from the bottom of a thicket towards a stream. “A translation of Baudelaire by Orhan Veli: And the caresses of a snake / That crawls around a grave.” He spoke of the small streams fed by melting snow: he wanted to name each one of them after Nazlı.

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‫ﻛﻠﻣﺔ وﻧﻐم‬ Kalima wa Nagham

| r e f e r e n c e | Language Study Aids

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A Textbook for Teaching Arabic, Volume 3 by Nasser M. Isleem and Gha zi Abuhakema

Nas ser I sl eem Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Isleem is a senior lecturer at New York University at Abu Dhabi.

Gh az i A b u h ak em a Charleston, South Carolina Abuhakema is an associate professor of Arabic and the director of the Arabic Program at the College of Charleston in South Carolina.

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Presenting a new Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language (TAFL) curriculum that can be used in secondary and postsecondary educational settings, Kalima wa Nagham, volume 3, is a textbook that uniquely and simultaneously introduces Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and salient aspects of Educated Spoken Arabic (ESA) to students whose proficiency level is at least intermediate high according to ACTFL’s rating scale. Students who fully use this book should be able to develop important language skills—listening, speaking, reading, writing, and expressing deep cultural knowledge—and reach the advanced high proficiency level by the end of the book. Written by Arabic language teaching practitioners and experienced educators who are certified language testers, Kalima wa Nagham employs a threaded story that introduces language concepts along with music to enhance vocabulary retention and recall. At the core of the textbook are written and oral texts that present students and teachers with examples of Arabic grammatical concepts and important cultural aspects, as well as related vocabulary. These are supplemented by drills and activities that can be used in a classroom setting or pursued individually. Dialogues and pronunciation and listening drills that accompany the lessons are available on the University of Texas Press website. This volume is studentcentered in content and methodology, which will enable learners to meet and exceed linguistic and cultural proficiency expectations.



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Middle Eastern Studies

Egypt’s Beer

Acting Egyptian

Moving In and Out of Islam

Stella, Identity, and the Modern State

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The Iranian Diaspora Challenges, Negotiations, and Transformations

by l. l. wynn

by asma barlas & david raeburn finn

by mohsen mostafavi mobasher

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From Improbable Metropolis: Bird’s-eye view of Houston, Augustus Koch, 1873 (courtesy Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library, map collection).


Edited by Barrie Scardino Bradley Stephen Fox Michelangelo Sabatino

| t e x a s | Art & Architecture

This collection of essays examines the life and legacy of Houston architect Howard Barnstone, whose modernist designs and pioneering writings reshaped perceptions of the architecture of Texas

Making Houston Modern

The Life and Architecture of Howard Barnstone ed i t ed by Ba r rie Sca r d in o Br a dl e y, S t ephen Fox, Mi chel a n gelo Sa bat in o Bar rie Scardi n o Bradl e y Beaumont, Texas Bradley is an independent scholar who has written on Texas architecture for thirty-five years and the author of several books.

Stephe n F ox Houston, Texas Fox is an architectural historian and a lecturer at Rice University.

Mich e l an g e lo Sab ati n o Riverside, Illinois Sabatino is the former dean of the College of Architecture of the Illinois Institute of Technology.

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Complex, controversial, and prolific, Howard Barnstone was a central figure in the world of twentieth-century modern architecture. Recognized as Houston’s foremost modern architect in the 1950s, Barnstone came to prominence for his designs with partner Preston M. Bolton, which transposed the rigorous and austere architectural practices of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe to the hot, steamy coastal plain of Texas. Barnstone was a man of contradictions—charming and witty but also self-centered, caustic, and abusive—who shaped new settings that were imbued, at once, with spatial calm and emotional intensity. Making Houston Modern explores the provocative architect’s life and work, not only through the lens of his architectural practice but also by delving into his personal life, class identity, and connections to the artists, critics, collectors, and museum directors who forged Houston’s distinctive culture in the postwar era. Edited by three renowned voices in the architecture world, this volume situates Barnstone within the contexts of American architecture, modernism, and Jewish culture to unravel the legacy of a charismatic personality whose imaginative work as an architect, author, teacher, and civic commentator helped redefine architecture in Texas. Howard Barnstone, 1962 (photo by Henri Cartier-Bresson, courtesy Magnum Photos).

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University of Texas Press | spring 2020


Top: John de Menil, Andy Warhol, Simone Swan, Fred Hughes, Dominique de Menil, and Howard Barnstone in Buckminster Fuller’s geodesic dome for Expo 67, Montreal, 1967 (courtesy Menil Archives, Menil Collection). Bottom: Doug Michels, concept for the Menil Museum, circa 1980 (courtesy Howard Barnstone Collection, Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library).


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Top: Rear view of Kempner House (photo courtesy Benjamin Hill). Bottom: Menil House with “barrel-vaulted canopy� designed by Howard Barnstone (photo by Paul Hester, courtesy Hester + Hardaway).

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| a r c h i t e c t u r e | United States

Beautifully illustrated, Improbable Metropolis is one of the few books to use architecture and urban planning to explain the growth of a major world city, and the only one of its kind on Houston or any other city in Texas


Improbable Metropolis

Houston’s Architectural and Urban History b y B a r r i e Sc a r d i n o B r a d l e y

Bar rie Scardi n o Bradl e y Beaumont, Texas Bradley is an independent scholar who has written on Texas architecture for thirty-five years. She is the author of several books, including Houston’s Hermann Park: A Century of Community, and a coeditor of Making Houston Modern: The Life and Architecture of Howard Barnstone.

Just over 180 years ago, the city of Houston was nothing more than an alligator-infested swamp along the Buffalo Bayou that spread onto a flat, endless plain. Today, it is a sprawling, architecturally and culturally diverse metropolis. How did one transform into the other in such a short period? Improbable Metropolis uses the built environment as a guide to explore the remarkable evolution Houston has undergone from 1836 to the present. Houston’s architecture, an indicator of its culture and prosperity, has been inconsistent, often predictable, sometimes bizarre, and occasionally extraordinary. Industries from cotton, lumber, sugar, and rail and water transportation, to petroleum, healthcare, biomedical research, and aerospace have each in turn brought profit and attention to Houston. Each created an associated building boom, expanding the city’s architectural sophistication, its footprint, and its cultural breadth. Providing a template for architectural investigations of other American cities, Improbable Metropolis is an important addition to the literature on Texas history.

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Texas Commerce Tower, now JPMorgan Chase Tower (photo by Richard Payne, courtesy Hines).

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Top: BBVA Compass Stadium (photo courtesy G. Lyon Photography). Middle: Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts (photo by author). Bottom, left: Tranquillity Park and Wortham Fountain (photo by Jerald Jackson, Creative Commons). Bottom, right: Brockman Hall for Physics, Rice University (photo by Peter Aaron, courtesy Otto Archive).


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Top: 609 Main at Texas (courtesy Hines). Bottom: Project Row Houses, after restoration (photo by author).

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| T e x a s | History

Texas Names Place

Edward Callary with Jean K. Callary

From Alice to Zephyr, this colorful compendium tells the story behind more than three thousand intriguing place names in Texas, revealing the turning points that put Dime Box, Shiner, and other distinctive appellations on the map

Texas Place Names by Edward Call ary wi t h Je an K. Call ary

Ed war d C al l ary w i th J ean K. C al l ary Austin, Texas Edward Callary is a professor emeritus of linguistics at Northern Illinois University, where he specializes in pronunciation change and onomastics (name study). His previous books include Wisconsin Place Names and Place Names of Illinois. Jean K. Callary is a writer and editor.

Was Gasoline, Texas, named in honor of a gas station? Nope, but the name does honor the town’s original claim to fame: a gasoline-powered cotton gin. Is Paris, Texas, a reference to Paris, France? Yes: Thomas Poteet, who donated land for the town site, thought it would be an improvement over “Pin Hook,” the original name of the Lamar County seat. Ding Dong’s story has a nice ring to it, derived from two store owners named Bell, who lived in Bell County, of course. Tracing the turning points, fascinating characters, and cultural crossroads that shaped Texas history, Texas Place Names provides the colorful stories behind these and more than three thousand other county, city, and community names. Drawing on in-depth research to present the facts behind the folklore, linguist Edward Callary also clarifies pronunciations (it’s NAY-chis for Neches, referring to a Caddoan people whose name was attached to the Neches River during a Spanish expedition). A great resource for road trippers and historians alike, Texas Place Names alphabetically charts centuries of humanity through the enduring words (and, occasionally, the fateful spelling gaffes) left behind by men and women from all walks of life.

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Ambia [AM bee uh]. Lamar. H e l o t e s [hel OT eez]. According to local legend Am- Bexar. Nahuatl (Aztec) elotl bia is an altered form of Amber, “roasting ears, corn on the named from the amber streams cob” was taken into American of tobacco juice aimed at spit- Spanish as elotes or olotes with toons (and occasionally hitting the extended meaning “corntheir target) in John Boyd’s fields.” Helotes referred to the general store. PO 17 June 1886, general area from at least the PM George O’Daniel. The only early 1700s and gained official other Ambia in the US is in status in 1883 when Charles Benton County, IN.

Blowout . Blanco. Blowout was founded in the mid-1850s; named from Blowout Spring

(Carl) Mueller established the Helotes PO. As a place name, Helotes is unique to Texas.

Long Mott . Calhoun. Mott

and Blowout Cave. By local is a Texas term for an isolated accounts the cave was home grove, especially one with live to thousands of bats and was oaks or elms on an otherwise named Blowout when a bolt open prairie. Settlers in the of lightning struck the cave 1850s named two such groves mouth causing an explosion Upper Mott and Lower Mott. of the gasses that had built up The PO, opened by George from years of accumulating bat Cloudt 24 May 1887 took the guano. PO 10 June 1875, PM name of the more elongated Zebulon Rabb.

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| t e x a s | Nature and Environment

Featuring distribution maps, taxonomies, and a checklist of Texas snakes, this fully illustrated field guide will help both novices and experts identify and appreciate the wide variety of snakes found in Texas

Texas Snakes A Field Guide

b y J a m e s R. D i x o n , J o h n E. W e r l e r , a n d M i c h a e l R. J . F o r s t n e r L i n e dr aw i ng s b y R e gi n a L e v o y

James R. D i xon The late Dixon was professor emeritus, curator emeritus in the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences at Texas A&M University.

Joh n E. Werl er The late Werler served as general curator and general manager of the Houston Zoological Gardens for thirty-six years.

M ich ael R. J . F ors tn e r San Marcos, Texas Forstner is the Alexander-Stone Chair in Genetics and Regent’s Professor in the Department of Biology at Texas State University.

With species ranging from the fear-inspiring western diamond-backed rattlesnake to the tiny threadsnakes, Texas has a greater diversity of snakes than any other state in the country. This fully illustrated field guide provides the most current and complete information to identify and understand all 111 species and subspecies of Texas snakes:. • 113 full-color, close-up photos that show every snake, as well as, 39 detailed line drawings • 113 range maps • Up-to-date species accounts that describe each snake’s appearance, look-alikes, size, and habitats • A checklist of all Texas snakes with a key to the species • Reliable information on venomous snakes and prevention of or initial treatment for snakebite • Concise discussion of conservation, classification, and identification approaches Drawn from the monumental, definitive Texas Snakes: Identification, Distribution, and Natural History, this field guide is a must-have source for identifying snakes.

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Top to bottom: Variable Groundsnake (photo by M. R. J. Forstner); Long-nosed Snake (photo by J. E. Werler); Speckled Racer.

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Recently Published

Official Guide to Texas State Parks and Historic Sites

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People, Places, and Recipes Celebrating the Flavors of the Lone Star State

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As one of the largest public university systems in the United States, the University of Texas System is committed to improving the lives of Texans and people all over the world through education, research, and health care. The University of Texas Health Press supports this mission with deeply researched works on health, the history of medicine, and the stories of the people and institutions that are the lifeblood of the University of Texas System.

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Sandra Schmid, PhD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Cell Biology at UT Southwestern Medical Center (photo by Mei-Chun Jau).


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University of Texas Press | spring 2020




Examining an uplifting and unexpected outcome of a dark period in American history, this book shows how the Vietnam War made the National Institutes of Health an unparalleled training ground for trailblazing scientists



Medal Winners

How the Vietnam War Launched Nobel Careers R a y m o n d S. G r e e n b e r g

Raymo n d S. G reen be r g Houston, Texas Greenberg is a nationally recognized cancer researcher and leader in academic medicine who most recently served as executive vice chancellor for health affairs at the University of Texas System. He is the editor of Medical Epidemiology: Population Health and Effective Health Care.

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As the ground war in Vietnam escalated in the late 1960s, the US government leveraged the so-called doctor draft to secure adequate numbers of medical personnel in the armed forces. Among newly minted physicians’ few alternatives to military service was the Clinical Associate Training Program at the National Institutes of Health. Though only a small percentage of applicants were accepted, the elite program launched an unprecedented number of remarkable scientific careers that would revolutionize medicine at the end of the twentieth century. Medal Winners recounts this overlooked chapter and unforeseen byproduct of the Vietnam War through the lives of four former NIH clinical associates who would go on to become Nobel laureates. Raymond S. Greenberg traces their stories from their pre-NIH years and apprenticeships through their subsequent Nobel Prize–winning work, which transformed treatment of heart disease, cancer, and other diseases. Greenberg shows how the Vietnam draft unintentionally ushered in a golden era of research by bringing talented young physicians under the tutelage of leading scientists and offers a lesson in what it may take to replicate such a towering center of scientific innovation as the NIH in the 1960s and 1970s.

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From Medal Winners One of the most memorable dinners hosted by President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy at the White House was on Sunday, April 29, 1962. The event honored living Nobel Prize winners from the Western Hemisphere, and among the 177 guests, forty-nine Nobel laureates attended along with other luminaries in the arts and sciences. Scheduled at the height of the Cold War, the evening’s subtext was American dominance in science and technology. The evening is remembered for Kennedy’s toast to laureates, departing from prepared remarks: “I want to tell you how welcome you are in the White House. I think that this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered together at the White House, with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.” Many of those who would bring Kennedy’s Nobel vision to reality had no idea that they would become scientists—much less Nobel laureates. Among the unsuspecting future researchers were three college seniors and a first-year English literature graduate student. Joe Goldstein, a native of rural Kingstree, South Carolina, was nearing graduation as the valedictorian at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. Mike Brown, raised in the Philadelphia suburbs, was preparing to graduate at the top of his class at the University of Pennsylvania, where he briefly served as editor of the student newspaper. Bob Lefkowitz, a hometown prodigy from the High School of Science in the Bronx, was about to graduate from Columbia University at nineteen. All three were chemistry majors and aspired to be practicing physicians, and none had any mentored research experience. The graduate student among this quartet was Harold Varmus, who was struggling between pursuing a passion for English literature versus following his father’s path into medicine. Varmus grew up on the South Shore of Long Island and matriculated at Amherst College, where he majored in English literature (and barely survived a premed prerequisite in organic chemistry).

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This beautifully illustrated volume presents and analyzes for the first time the many hidden treasures from Black Studies at the University of Texas at Austin

Collecting Black Studies

The Art of Material Culture at The University of Texas at Austin E d i t e d b y L i s e R a g b i r a n d C h e r i s e Sm i t h

Lis e Rag b i r Austin, Texas Ragbir is a writer, curator, and the Director of the Art Galleries at Black Studies at the University of Texas at Austin and has published widely on race, identity, immigration, and cultural representation.

Ch er ise Smi t h Austin, Texas A curator and art historian, Smith is the Founding Executive Director of the Art Galleries at Black Studies, Chair of the African and African Diaspora Studies Department (AADS), and a professor in the Department of AADS and Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin.

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What began as an effort to prevent the neglect and potential loss of hundreds of African objects at the University of Texas at Austin has evolved into one of the most significant collections on campus. The art collections at Black Studies were born from the John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies’ Art and Archive Initiative, under the leadership of Cherise Smith, Omi L. Jones, and Edmund T. Gordon. Today Black Studies at the University of Texas boasts approximately 900 objects from sub-Saharan Africa, over 200 contemporary works from African American and Afro-Caribbean artists, and more than 100 pieces jointly held with other collecting entities on campus, adding a diverse richness to the overall collections. Collecting Black Studies gathers and presents these holdings—including costumes, jewelry, paintings, sculptures, works on paper, and photography—and prominently features five Black artists whose work is particularly significant. Scholars and curators examine how John Biggers, Michael Ray Charles, Christina Coleman, Angelbert Metoyer, and Deborah Roberts—artists with deep relationships to Texas—contributed to the Black Studies collections, to art history, and to the culture of our state and beyond.

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“The premise for this book came from two seemingly simple questions: What makes a good student? What makes a good teacher? The students who responded to our questions provided a wide range of thoughtful responses.” — B e t h B r u n k- C h av e z , President, UT System Academy of Distinguished Teachers

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Asian Music, the journal of the Society for Asian Music, is the leading journal devoted to ethnomusicology in Asian music, publishing all aspects of the performing arts of Asia and their cultural context.

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Information & Culture: A Journal of History publishes high-quality, peer-reviewed articles on topics related to the history of information. In keeping with the spirit of information studies, the work is human centered and explores the interactions of people, organizations, and societies with information and technologies. Social and cultural context of information and information technology, viewed from a historical perspective, is at the heart of the journal’s interests.

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The Journal of the History of Sexuality spans geographic and temporal boundaries, providing a much-needed forum for historical, critical, and theoretical research in its field. Its cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary character brings together original articles and critical reviews from historians, social scientists, and humanities scholars worldwide. Triannual ISSN 1043-4070

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JCMS: Journal of Cinema and Media Studies

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• Moving Mountains: Glacial Contingency and Modernity in the Bergfilm Alex Bush • “Overlook the Poem, but Look the Picture Over”: On the History of Poetry and American Silent Film Mike Chasar • Nightmares of a Nation: Israeli HorrorSatires Rabies and Big Bad Wolves Olga Gershenson and Dale Hudson • Facing the Camera: Black Actors and Direct Address in Independent Films of the 1960s Katherine Kinney • Representation without Representation: A Survey of Arab American Images in Egyptian Cinema Waleed F. Mahdi • Culinary Entertainment, Creative Labor, and the Reterritorialization of White Masculinity Diane Negra and Yvonne Tasker • In Focus: Media Studies and the Internet at Fifty edited by Derek Kompare

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Latin American Music Review

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Latin American Music Review explores the historical, ethnographic, and sociocultural dimensions of Latin American music in Latin American social groups, including the Puerto Rican, Mexican, Cuban, and Portuguese populations in the United States. Articles are written in English, Spanish, or Portuguese.

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Studies in Latin American Popular Culture, an annual interdisciplinary journal, publishes articles, review essays, and interviews on diverse aspects of popular culture in Latin America. Since its inception in 1982, the journal has defined popular culture broadly as “some aspect of culture which is accepted by or consumed by significant numbers of people.”

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The Velvet Light Trap offers critical essays on significant issues in film studies while expanding its commitment to television as well as film research. Each issue provokes debate about critical, theoretical, and historical topics relating to a particular theme. The Velvet Light Trap is edited at the University of Wisconsin at Madison and the University of Texas at Austin, with the support of media scholars at those institutions and throughout the country.

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