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Index by Title


Architecture as Revolution, Carranza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Architecture of Minoan Crete, McEnroe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 A Beauty That Hurts (2nd rev. ed.), Lovell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Broadcasting the Civil War in El Salvador, Consalvi . . . . . . . . . 80 Butterflies, Moths, and Other Invertebrates of Costa Rica, Henderson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30–31 Chainsaws, Slackers, and Spy Kids, Macor . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18–21 The Chora of Croton 1, Morter & Robb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66­ The Chosen Folks, Stone . . . . . . 100 Conversations with Cronkite, Cronkite & Carleton . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6–9 Defying Displacement, Oliver-Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Dreamland, Bowden & Briggs . . . . . . . . . . . . 22–25 The Educator’s Guide to Texas School Law, 7th Edition, Walsh et al. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Environmental City, Swearingen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Ernie Kovacs & Early TV Comedy, Horton . . . . . . . 61 Escaping the Fire, Guzaro & McComb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Experiments in a Jazz Aesthetic, Jones et al. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Fiesta, Sayer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26–27 Freedom Is Not Enough, Clayson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 “Go Down, Old Hannah,” Carrier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 A Gringa in Bogotá, Erlick . . . . . . 49 Handbook of Latin American Studies, Volume 65, McCann & North . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 House of Hits, Bradley & Wood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 The House Will Come to Order, Cox & Phillips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 In Search of the Blues, Minutaglio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 In the Palace of Nezahualcoyotl, Douglas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70–71 The Laws of Slavery in Texas, Campbell et al. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Literature, Analytically Speaking, Swirski . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 The Literatures of the U.S.–Mexican War, Rodríguez . . . 76

Contents Books for the Trade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–38 Recent Book Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Trade Backlist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40–41 General Interest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42–50 General Interest Backlist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Books for Scholars

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Scholarly Backlist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82–83 New in Paperback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84–93 Texas on Texas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94–105 Texas Backlist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106–108 Print- on-Demand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 Journals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110–119 Sales Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 Sales Representatives . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120–121 Staff List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122–123 Index by author . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123 Love and Politics in the Contemporary Spanish American Novel, González . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Magic in Ancient Egypt (rev. ed.), Pinch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Making the Scene, Brockett et al. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46–47 Mexican Women and the Other Side of Immigration, Gordillo . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Muslim Reformers in Iran and Turkey, Tezcür . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Muslim Women in War and Crisis, Shirazi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Performing Mexicanidad, Gutiérrez . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Punk Slash! Musicals, Laderman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Quixote’s Soldiers, Montejano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44–45 Reading Chican@ Like a Queer, Soto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Real Role Models, Spearman & Harrison . . . . . . 36–37

Reconstructing Beirut, Sawalha . . 56 Reinventing Practice in a Disenchanted World, Mahar . . . 68 Revolution on Paper, Adès & McClean . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28–29 Spiritual Passports/Pasaportes Espirituales, Johnson et al. . . 32–35 The State Library and Archives of Texas, Gracy . . . . . . . . 98 Terry Allen, Allen . . . . . . . . . . . 14–17 Texas Tornado, Reid & Sahm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10–13 Toward a Cognitive Theory of Narrative Acts, Aldama . . . . . . 65 Violent Acts and Urban Space in Contemporary Tel Aviv, Hatuka . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Weird City, Long . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 Where Heaven and Earth Meet, Grabar & Kedar . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54–55 Woodworking for Wildlife, Henderson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

Copyright © 2009 by the University of Texas Press. All rights reserved. Front cover photo from Texas Tornado by Jan Reid, with Shawn Sahm Back cover photo from Spiritual Passports/Pasaportes Espirituales by Andy Johnson, et al. Catalog design by Em Dash, Austin

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Photo from Terry Allen

| biography |

Conversations with Cronkite B y W a lt e r C r o n k i t e , with Don Carleton

Legendary CBS Evening News anchorman Walter Cronkite looks back over a career in which he covered many of the major events of the twentieth century Intimate. Revealing. Candid. Published by the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, Conversations with Cronkite gives readers a rare glimpse into the life and times of Walter Cronkite in his own words. The book contains selections from interviews between the legendary journalist and an experienced oral historian— Cronkite’s friend, Dr. Don Carleton. With the publication of Conversations with Cronkite, readers have the opportunity to discover the behind-the-scenes stories of his life, edited by Carleton to focus on key events, issues, and themes. More than just oral history transcripts, these are the intimate conversations of two friends, covering virtually every aspect of Cronkite’s life and career. Illustrated with photographs and archival treasures from the Cronkite Papers, Conversations with Cronkite gives readers the opportunity to once again hear the voice of “the most trusted man in America.”

“We all owe Don Carleton a huge debt of gratitude for publishing this landmark oral history of Walter Cronkite. Here, for the first time, is the beloved CBS News anchorman unplugged, commenting on everything from D-Day to the Vietnam War to the moon landing. A riveting and revelatory book filled with invaluable insights on American journalism.” An interview for WKY radio, 1937


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—Douglas Brinkley Professor of History, Rice University, and author of The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America University of Texas Press | spring 2010

Reporting on the U.S. space program, 1972

DON CARLETON Austin, Texas Dr. Don Carleton is executive director of the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin.


Walter Cronkite on: Fidel Castro

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He was fascinated about . . . my war experience. Fascinated about the landings in Normandy. A real war buff. At one point I said, “I’ve been in a lot of Communist countries, including living two years in Moscow. I have yet to see a Communist country that understood the necessity of maintenance of . . . buildings or anything else.” [Castro] threw up his hands and said, “Oh, boy, I know that. It’s absolutely terrible.” I said, “Well, why is it?” [Castro] said, “First of all, it’s inherent in the idea of Communism. People don’t own things, so they don’t take care of them. That’s the answer you capitalists give, but it’s true.”

His famous sign off “And that’s the way it is” I didn’t clear it with [CBS] in any way. I started using it, and [Richard Salant] said, “This presupposes that everything we said is right, that that’s the whole picture of the day’s news. I don’t really think you ought to be doing that.” I think he was correct. But the thing had already caught on. It really was just rolling. So I got to kind of a point of being stubborn about it and said, “Well, I like it.” [Salant] said, “Well, it’s up to you.” He let it go. It has been much criticized by serious television critics . . . because of that argument that . . . it was presumptive that everything we said is correct. Which was wrong. I shouldn’t have said that. . . . And particularly when we got into controversial subjects like the Vietnam War. In fact, there’s a New Yorker cartoon with a guy coming half out of his chair and shouting at his television, saying, “That’s NOT the way it is.”

left: Reporting on Project Mercury, 1961

above: Reporting from Vietnam

Being a United Press reporter during the Battle of the Bulge in World War II God, it was cold. We looked like Washington’s army at Valley Forge. At one point, the troops I was with entered a town, and we got into a fire fight right away. It was very intense. My driver and I hopped out of our jeep and got in behind a doorway. The Germans were at one end of the main street and . . . it was a pretty good fire fight. I looked up and saw a GI . . . leaning out taking a shot or two. . . . I knew this was a story. I yelled out, “What’s your name, soldier?” “Colonel Jones.” I said, “Where are you from, what outfit are you with?” He said, “Mr. Cronkite, I’m your driver.”


University of Texas Press | spring 2010

University of Texas Press | spring 2010


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The first biography of the Sir Douglas Quintet and Texas Tornados founder Doug Sahm, a rock and roll innovator whose Grammy Award–winning career spanned five decades from the late 1940s to 1999

Texas Tornado The Times and Music of Doug Sahm By Jan Reid, with Shawn Sahm

“I once made the analogy that Doug was like St. Sebastian—pierced by 1,000 arrows—but instead of blood, talent coming out of every wound. I really regard him as the best musician I ever knew, because of his versatility, and the range of his information and taste.” —Je r ry We xle r , Atlantic Records producer

Little Doug the drugstore cowboy


Doug Sahm was a singer, songwriter, and guitarist of legendary range and reputation. The first American musician to capitalize on the 1960s British invasion, Sahm vaulted to international fame leading a faux-British band called the Sir Douglas Quintet, whose hits included “She’s About a Mover,” “The Rains Came,” and “Mendocino.” He made the cover of Rolling Stone magazine in 1968 and 1971 and performed with the Grateful Dead, Dr. John, Willie Nelson, Boz Scaggs, and Bob Dylan. Texas Tornado is the first biography of this national music legend. Jan Reid traces the whole arc of Sahm’s incredibly versatile musical career, as well as the manic energy that drove his sometimes turbulent personal life and loves. Reid follows Sahm from his youth in San Antonio as a prodigy steel guitar player through his breakout success with the Sir Douglas Quintet and his move to California, where, with an inventive take on blues, rock, country, and jazz, he became a star in San Francisco and invented the “cosmic cowboy” vogue. Reid also University of Texas Press | spring 2010

University of Texas Press | spring 2010


“Doug was like me, maybe the only figure from that period of time that I connected with. His was a big soul. He had a hit record, ‘She’s About a Mover,’ and I had a hit record [‘Like a Rolling Stone’] at the same time. So we became buddies back then, and we played the same kind of music. We never really broke apart. We always hooked up at certain intervals in our lives. . . . I’d never met anyone who’d played on stage with Hank Williams before, let alone someone my own age. Doug had a heavy frequency, and it was in his nerves. . . . I miss Doug. He got caught in the grind. He should still be here.” —Bob dylan

chronicles Sahm’s later return to Texas and to chart success with the Grammy Award–winning Texas Tornados, a rowdy “conjunto rock and roll band” that he modeled on the Beatles and which included Sir Douglas alum Augie Meyers and Tejano icons Freddy Fender and Flaco Jimenez. With his exceptional talent and a career that bridged five decades, Doug Sahm was a rock and roll innovator whose influence can only be matched among his fellow Texas musicians by Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, Janis Joplin, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Texas Tornado vividly captures the energy and intensity of this musician whose life burned out too soon, but whose music continues to rock.


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above: Band of six, including Augie left: The Texas Tornados: Freddy Fender, Flaco Jimenez, Augie Meyers, and Doug

JAN REID Austin, Texas Reid is a writer-at-large for Texas Monthly and has contributed to Esquire, GQ, Slate, Men’s Journal, the New York Times, and many other publications. His books include Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs, The Improbable Rise of Redneck Rock, The Bullet Meant for Me, Deerinwater, and Rio Grande.

Contact sheet from recording sessions in San Francisco for Texas Tornado

SHAWN SAHM Boerne, Texas Sahm, who collaborated with Reid on the research and shaping of  Texas Tornado, is a professional musician and record producer who spent many years writing and performing with his father, Doug Sahm.

University of Texas Press | spring 2010

Brad and Michele Moore Roots Music Series

release date | Feb ruary 6 x 9 inches, 216 pages, 74 b&w photos ISBN 978-0-292-72196-8

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Terry Allen Artwork by Terry Allen T e x t s by Dav e H i c k e y With essays by Marcia Tucker and Michael Ventura

The essential retrospective of the work of acclaimed visual artist and singer-songwriter Terry Allen, with essays, including one previously unpublished, by leading cultural critic Dave Hickey and more than 200 superb illustrations “Finding one particular thing at one particular time, then letting a world accumulate around it, in rough contingency, nothing quite fitting or not fitting.” This is how Dave Hickey describes the work of artist and singer-songwriter Terry Allen, who creates works that proliferate into a constellation of genres as he revisits and revises his original inspirations. A painting may lead to a sculpture, which morphs into a song that takes on many voices and becomes a theatre piece or above: Still from Anterabbit/Bleeder, 1983 video installation. Yet, in Allen’s left: China Night, 1985 endlessly evolving art, “nothing that you might actually see in the world is depicted, nothing is even surreal, because surrealism infers a starting point in reality. The songs are sung by disembodied voices. The stories are told by voices with regional accents. The drawings are drawn because otherwise we


University of Texas Press | spring 2010

University of Texas Press | spring 2010


More from Terry Allen


By Terry Allen Essays by David Byrne, Dave Hickey, and Terrie Sultan Introduction by Dana Friis-Hansen ISBN 978-0-292-70686-6

$29.95 | £18.99 | C$37.50 hardcover

above: Melodyland, 1974

below: “Bad Birds in the Blood Tree” from Voidville, 1970

could not see what they are about, so they are better read as heraldry, or glyphs, or typologies than anything like pictures.” Terry Allen is the first comprehensive retrospective of this prolific artist’s work. It opens with a previously unpublished celebration of Allen by Dave Hickey, then covers his three largest and most important series—Juarez, with critical commentary by Dave Hickey; Ring, with commentary by Marcia Tucker; and Youth in Asia, with an interview of Terry Allen and commentary by Dave Hickey. It also explores Allen’s other significant visual works—installations, public works and bronzes, and sculpture and works on paper. Highlighting an equally important part of the artist’s oeuvre, Michael Ventura provides an insightful discussion of Allen’s music. More than two hundred color and black-and-white images flow in and around the texts, providing a sweeping visual gallery of Allen’s work in which, as Hickey observes, “not only are there no happy endings. There are no endings.”


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Santa Fe, New Mexico

Las Vegas, Nevada

Lubbock, Texas

Allen is a visual artist and songwriter who has received numerous awards and honors. His art has been shown throughout the United States and Europe and is represented in major private and public collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA) in Los Angeles. He has also recorded twelve albums of original music, including the classics Juarez and Lubbock (On Everything).

Hickey is one of America’s best-known art and cultural critics and the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant. His books include Air Guitar: Essays on Art and Democracy and The Invisible Dragon: Four Essays on Beauty.

Best known for his long-running column, “Letters at 3 A.M.,” Ventura is a cultural critic who cofounded the LA Weekly and now writes for the Austin Chronicle.

MARCIA TUCKER Tucker was the Founder and Director of the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York City.

University of Texas Press | spring 2010

M. Georgia Hegarty Dunkerley Series in Contemporary Art

release date | may 10 x 12 inches, 312 pages, 334 color and b&w images ISBN 978-0-292-72246-0

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Chainsaws, Slackers, and Spy Kids Thirty Years of Filmmaking in Austin, Texas By Alison Macor

With fascinating backstories on movies from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre to Spy Kids, here is a rollicking history of moviemaking in America’s independent film mecca During the 1990s, Austin achieved “overnight” success and celebrity as a vital place for independent filmmaking. Directors Richard Linklater and Robert Rodriguez proved that locally made films with regional themes such as Slacker and El Mariachi could capture a national audience. Their success helped transform Austin’s homegrown film community into a professional film industry staffed with talented, experienced filmmakers and equipped with state-of-the art-production facilities. Today, Austin struggles to balance the growth and expansion of its film community with an ongoing commitment to nurture the next generation of indeabove: Robert Rodriguez and Elizabeth Avellán in 1998 right: Richard Linklater pendent filmmakers. during postproduction on Slacker


University of Texas Press | spring 2010

University of Texas Press | spring 2010


Chainsaws, Slackers, and Spy Kids chronicles the evolution of this struggle by re-creating Austin’s colorful movie history. Based on revealing interviews with Richard Linklater, Robert Rodriguez, Mike Judge, Quentin Tarantino, Matthew McConaughey, George Lucas, and more than one hundred other players in the local and national film industries, Alison Macor explores how Austin has become a proving ground for contemporary independent cinema. She begins in the early 1970s with Tobe Hooper’s horror classic, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and follows the development of the Austin film scene through 2001 with the production and release of Rodriguez’s $100million blockbuster, Spy Kids. Each chapter explores the behindthe-scenes story of a specific movie, such as Linklater’s Dazed and Confused and Judge’s Office Space, against the backdrop of Austin’s ever-expanding film community.

above: Scene from Slacker left: Frank Kozik’s poster for Dazed and Confused below: Mike Judge filming in Austin

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ISBN 978-0-292-70605-7

Austin, Texas

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Macor is a freelance writer and former film critic for the Austin Chronicle and the Austin AmericanStatesman. She has taught film courses at the University of Texas, Austin Community College, and the Austin Museum of Art.


University of Texas Press | spring 2010

University of Texas Press | spring 2010


| art |

Border Studies

This striking work of graphic journalism pairs previously unpublished writing by Charles Bowden with provocative scratchboard drawings by Alice Leora Briggs to create a vignette of daily life in Juárez, Mexico, in all its surreal brutality and beauty

Dreamland The Way Out of Juárez W o r d s b y C h a r l e s B o wd e n Drawings by Alice Leora Briggs What do you call a place where people are tortured and murdered and buried in the backyard of a nice, middle-class condo? Where police work for the drug cartels? Where the meanings of words such as “border” and “crime” and “justice” are emptying out into the streets and flowing down into the sewers? You call it Juárez or, better yet, Dreamland. Realizing that merely reporting the facts cannot capture the massive disintegration of society that is happening along the border, Charles Bowden and Alice Leora Briggs use nonfiction and sgraffito drawings to depict the surreality that is Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. Starting from an incident in which a Mexican informant for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security murdered a man while U.S. agents listened in by cell phone—and did nothing to intervene—Bowden forcefully and poetically describes the breakdown of all order in Juárez as the power of the drug industry outstrips the power of the state. Alice Leora Briggs’s drawings—reminiscent of Northern Renaissance engraving and profoundly disquieting—intensify the reality of this place where atrocities happen daily and no one, neither citizens nor governments, openly acknowledges them. With the feel of a graphic novel, the look of an illuminated medieval manuscript, and the harshness of a police blotter, Dreamland captures the routine brutality, resilient courage, and rapacious daily commerce along the U.S.-Mexico border.


University of Texas Press | spring 2010

University of Texas Press | spring 2010

CHARLES B OWDEN Tucson, Arizona Bowden is a long-time observer of social issues on the U.S.-Mexico border. His recent books include A Shadow in the City: Confessions of an Undercover Drug Warrior; Down by the River: Drugs, Money, Murder, and Family; Inferno (with Michael Berman); Exodus/Éxodo (with Julián Cardona); Trinity (also with Michael Berman); and Some of the Dead Are Still Breathing: Living in the Future.

ALICE LEORA B RIGGS Lubbock, Texas Briggs has exhibited her drawings and architectural installations in collections across the United States and in Europe. Recent fellowships and grants include awards from Border Art Residency, Arizona Commission on the Arts, Phoenix Art Museum, Tucson/Pima Arts Council, Larry E. Elsner Art Foundation, and Dallas Museum of Art’s Otis and Velma Davis Dozier Travel Grant. She lives in Lubbock, Texas.


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“In a nice Mexican bar, the air now cool, the glare gone briefly, a glass in hand, calm, yes calm, music from speakers . . . a soothing music, and the eyes of everyone in the place seem peaceful, the bartender a smile . . . it is safe but then, the thought comes that only at such moments can you be taken, that it is not the midnight street, the dark alley, the clot of cholos leaning against a wall on the corner, the police with their cash register eyes, the new pickups, huge and with darkened glass, no, it is not these signals of menace that one must be on guard for, it is this moment in the bar, this calm, the music, the bead of moisture slowly trickling down the glass, that is when they will come, you will disappear, yes, you will leave with them, be forced into a car and leave behind you only very vague memories which before the next drink is swallowed will have vanished, it is always when you relax and feel safe in this place that you are no longer safe, that the pain and terror come and to be honest, the thing you have been dodging but waiting for, the credit flashing on the screen that says The End. That is what everyone on every street here knows and waits for and never mentions . . .” —C h ar le s Bo wde n , fr o m Dreamland

University of Texas Press | spring 2010

University of Texas Press | spring 2010


| anthropology |

Folklore, Art, Mexican Studies

From the coauthor of  The Skeleton at the Feast, which has sold more than 22,000 copies, Fiesta offers a vividly illustrated overview of Mexican popular culture and folk art, featuring the famous Days of the Dead

Fiesta Days of the Dead & Other Mexican Festivals By Chloë Sayer

above: Gigantic Judas figure made by Leonardo Linares Vargas in 1992 right: Exquisitely painted skull of papier-mâché, featuring a lizard, a flowering branch, and a maguey (agave), by Felipe Linares Mendoza


University of Texas Press | spring 2010

Mexico has a vast range of annual festivals; several commemorate national events, but most are religious or spiritual in inspiration. After the Spanish Conquest of 1521, Roman Catholic teachings fused with the beliefs of native civilizations, so that even today the popular arts and crafts draw upon the Church as a rich source of imagery and a catalyst for creativity. Fiestas are often lavish and extremely costly. With extensive preparations, they commemorate local saints’ days and religious holidays such as Christmas, Carnival, and Holy Week. Many festivals are dominated by masked dances, with the devil, death, angels, and the deadly sins doing battle at fiesta time in countless village squares. During the Days of the Dead (All Saints’ and All Souls’ days, November 1 and 2), the deceased are thought to visit friends and relatives on earth. Families welcome the returning souls with flowers, incense, candles, and feasting. On December 12, Mexicans everywhere honor Our Lady of Guadalupe, the patron saint of Mexico and an important symbol of national unity. Drawing on her extensive travels in Mexico and the wide-ranging collections of the British Museum, Chloë Sayer gives a contemporary context to these colorful annual celebrations and shows how these festivities are uniquely Mexican. Vivid full-color images of an amazing array of objects, plus photos of people making and using them to celebrate an intriguing variety of local festivities, illustrate the text. University of Texas Press | spring 2010

Chloë Sayer London, England Sayer has been researching Mexican traditions since 1973. She lectures for museums and art colleges, has organized numerous exhibitions, and has worked on several television documentaries. She has also made ethnographic collections for the British Museum. Her many books include Mexican Textiles, Costumes of Mexico, Arts and Crafts of Mexico, and (with Elizabeth Carmichael) The Skeleton at the Feast: The Day of the Dead in Mexico. Copublished with the British Museum Press

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Dawn Adès and Alison McClean TEXAS



| art |


Art History, Mexican Art

MEXICAN PRINTS 1910–1960 The Mexican revolution of 1910-20 gave rise to an artistic explosion that was felt most profoundly in printmaking. The left-wing government viewed art as an important vehicle for education and the promotion of revolutionary values: as a result, a programme to cover the walls of public buildings with murals was established and numerous workshops were set up to produce prints for wide distribution. By the 1930s, Mexico was attracting socially committed artists from all over the American continent and beyond, ready to do battle for a new aesthetic as well as a new political order. Diego Rivera, a key figure in the art of revolution, became one of the most celebrated artists in the world.

An extensively illustrated catalogue of the first European exhibition dedicated to Mexican printmaking in the first half of the twentieth century

Starting with works by the popular printmaker José Guadalupe Posada, who was adopted by the revolutionaries as the archetypal printmaker working for the people, this catalogue features prints by 35 artists, including the ‘Three Greats’ of Mexican art of the period – Rivera, José Clemente Orozco and David Alfaro Siqueiros. The selection includes not only single-sheet artists’ prints but also posters with striking designs addressing social and political issues and illustrated books on many different subjects. Images of the revolutionary hero Emiliano Zapata, scenes of poverty, hunger and oppression and posters protesting against Fascism and the war in Europe contrast with representations of Mexican history and idealized rural life that express what was regarded as typically ‘Mexican’. Introductory essays by Dawn Adès and Alison McClean set Mexican printmaking in its artistic and political context. Detailed discussion of the prints is accompanied by concise biographies of the artists, a chronology and a glossary of printmaking terms.

With over 150 colour illustrations


Dawn Adès and Alison McClean

Revolution on Paper Mexican Prints 1910–1960 B y D a w n Ad è s a n d A l i s o n Mc C l e a n

Dawn Adès Colchester, Essex, United Kingdom Adès is Professor of Art History and Theory at the University of Essex.

Alison Mc C l ean United Kingdom McClean is a specialist in Mexican printmaking, in particular the Taller de Gráfica Popular.

Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Series in Latin American and Latino Art and Culture Copublished with the British Museum Press

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The Mexican revolution of 1910–1920 gave rise to an artistic explosion that was felt most profoundly in printmaking. The leftwing government viewed art as an important vehicle for education and the promotion of revolutionary values. It established a program to cover the walls of public buildings with murals and set up numerous workshops to produce prints for wide distribution. By the 1930s, Mexico was attracting socially committed artists from all over the American continent and beyond. Starting with works by José Guadalupe Posada, who was adopted by the revolutionaries as the archetypal printmaker for the people, Revolution on Paper features prints by thirty-five artists, including the “Three Greats” of Mexican art of the period—Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, and David Alfaro Siqueiros. The selection includes not only single-sheet artists’ prints, but also posters addressing social and political issues, and illustrated books on many different subjects. Images of the revolutionary hero Emiliano Zapata, scenes of poverty, hunger, and oppression, and posters protesting against fascism and the war in Europe contrast with representations of Mexican history and idealized rural life that express what was regarded as typically “Mexican.” Introductory essays by Dawn Adès and Alison McClean set Mexican printmaking in its artistic and political context. above: Rufino Tamayo, Man and woman or natives with maguey, 1925 right: Alfredo Zalce, Guadalupe Posada and calaveras, 1948 University of Texas Press | spring 2010

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| nature |

Field Guides, Travel, Costa Rica

From the author of Field Guide to the Wildlife of Costa Rica, which has sold more than 13,500 copies—the must-have guide to more than one hundred tropical butterflies, moths, and other invertebrates, illustrated with striking color photographs taken in the wild

Butterflies, Moths, and Other Invertebrates of Costa Rica A Field Guide By Carrol L. Henderson, with photographs by the author Il lustrations by Steve Adams Foreword by Daniel H. Janz en To help visitors, as well as local residents, identify and enjoy the wildlife of Costa Rica, Carrol Henderson published Field Guide to the Wildlife of Costa Rica in 2002, and it instantly became the indispensable guide. Now Henderson has created a dedicated field guide to more than one hundred tropical butterflies, moths, and other invertebrates that travelers are most likely to see while exploring the wild lands of Costa Rica. He includes fascinating information on their natural history, ecology, identification, and behavior gleaned from his forty years of travels and wildlife viewing, as well as details on where to see these remarkable and beautiful creatures. The butterflies, moths, and other invertebrates are illustrated by over 180 stunning and colorful photographs—most of which were taken in the wild by Henderson. A detailed and invaluable appendix that identifies many of Costa Rica’s best wildlife-watching destinations, lodges, and contact information for trip-planning purposes Malachite completes the volume.

above: Nature tourists looking at the insects attracted to a black light at Rancho Naturalista. right: Postman

CARROL L . HEN DERSON Blaine, Minnesota Carrol L. Henderson has headed the Nongame Wildlife Program of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for thirty-three years. He is an award-winning wildlife conservationist, an avid wildlife photographer, an experienced birding tour leader, and the author of many magazine articles and nine books.


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University of Texas Press | spring 2010

The Corrie Herring Hooks Series

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| photography | S P I R I T UA L PA S S P O RT S PA S A P O RT E S E S P I R I T UA L E S

$75.00 978-0-615-27662-5

Printed in U.S.A. Photography/Poetry Distributed by University of Texas Press



s p i r I T u a L

p a s s p O r T s

The Unseen Images of an artist who never lived to see them Imágenes nunca vistas de una artista que no vivió para verlas

What we know of the logistical details of Martha Wood’s final days we know remotely. We know them through the remembrances of newfound friends and spiritual guides, from the bare facts that propelled her husband of thirteen years, Andy Johnson, 2,000 feet down the Andes toward her lifeless body, through the dark of night in an unfamiliar territory, from the utterly odd and surreal “messages” received by a lifelong friend in restless hours, by a shaman through a dream and by a complete stranger through animal symbols familiar to the people of Peru. This volume documents the mysterious circumstances surrounding the final hours of an artist’s life. Lo que sabemos sobre los detalles logísticos de los últimos días de Martha Wood, lo sabemos de manera remota. Conocemos esos detalles a partir de los recuerdos de amigos recientes y de guías espirituales, en función de los simples hechos que propulsaron a Andy Johnson, su marido desde hacía 13 años, a descender 2.000 pies por los Andes hasta encontrarse con el cuerpo sin vida de ella, atravesando la oscuridad de la noche en un territorio desconocido. Los conocemos a través de “mensajes” profundamente extraños y surrealistas recibidos por una vieja amiga en momentos de inquietud, por una chamán en un sueño y por un completo extraño a través de símbolos de animales familiares para los habitantes de Perú.

Photography: Martha Wood Poetry: Pablo Neruda


Este volumen documenta las circunstancias misteriosas que rodearon las últimas horas de la vida de una artista.


In this beautifully designed, bilingual book, photographs of the Peruvian Andes resonate with the verses of Pablo Neruda to create a mosaic of extraordinary images, colors, and poetry made more vivid by the emotions and mystery of an artist’s spiritual quest

Spiritual Passports Pasaportes Espirituales The Unseen Images of an Artist Who Never Lived to See Them Imágenes nunca vistas de una artista que no vivió para verlas B y A l f o r d B . J o h n s o n a n d Su s a n C o x Ph ot o gra phy by Mart h a Wo o d Poetry by Pablo Neruda , with translations by Mark Eisner What we know of Martha Wood’s spiritual quest we know only from images composed in her mind’s eye and recovered from her camera after her sudden death in the Andean highlands of Peru—images that she never saw on film. Wood had traveled to Peru with her husband, Andy Johnson, and a group of friends. Pursuing separate journeys, they were to meet at the fabled Inca city of Machu Picchu. But fate intervened, and Wood passed away silently in the quiet hours of night.


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Spiritual Passports/Pasaportes Espirituales is a mosaic of extraordinary images and colors, poignant excerpts from Pablo Neruda’s poetry, and elegant design brought into vivid focus by the emotions and mystery of Martha Wood’s final days in Peru and the spiritual and artistic journey that culminated for her there. Photography was not Wood’s profession, but it was her passion for ten years. Through her lens, Wood turned the massive constructions of the Incas—great stones precisely fitted together, terraces of salt ponds spilling down whole mountainsides—into works of abstract art. The photographs also share a visual and spiritual sensibility with an indigenous art form Wood loved—handmade paper. Examples of contemporary Mexican amate paper, reminiscent of the “spiritual passports” the Aztec placed on their dead, complement Wood’s photographs throughout this tribute to an artist who never lived to see her finest work.

MARTHA WOOD Wood was a world traveler whose lifelong loves included South America and the poetry of Pablo Neruda. In addition to photography and other artistic pursuits, she was an active community volunteer and graduate of Stanford University, where she studied Spanish and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Society.


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ALFORD B. “ANDY” JOHNSON Taos, New Mexico An international executive and author, Johnson is president of the board of directors of the Taos Center for the Arts and a firm believer that a community without a dynamic visual and performing arts program suffers from a loss of soul.

SUSAN COX Evanston, Illinois Cox is an international graphic designer and author. Her previous book, Acting Her Age: My Ten Years as a Ten-Year-Old: My Memories as Radio’s Little Orphan Annie, won Best in Show, Crystal Book Award of Excellence at the Chicago Book and Media Show, and a Silver Award in Fine Editions at the Gold Ink Awards.

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Distributed for Portable Museums, Chicago

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| educ ation |

African American Studies

The Real Role Models Profiles of twenty-three high-level black professionals introduce African American youths to role models for career success beyond sports and entertainment

Real Role Models Successful African Americans Beyond Pop Culture B y J o a h Sp e a r m a n a n d L o u i s H a r r i s o n , J r . J oah S p e a r ma n Austin, Texas Spearman attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he became the first person in his immediate family to receive a four-year college degree in 2005. Currently, he lives in Austin, Texas, where he consults with companies and nonprofits on social media and is working on a book about the city’s live music scene.

Louis H a r r i s o n, J r . Austin, Texas Harrison is Associate Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education and the Center for African and African American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.

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All young people need good role models, and black youth especially need positive and real examples beyond the famous and wealthy people they see on SportsCenter highlights and MTV Cribs. While success as a celebrity athlete or entertainer may seem like an achievable dream, the reality is that young African Americans have a much greater chance of succeeding in the professions through education and hard work—and a mentor to show them the path. Real Role Models introduces high school and college-age African Americans to twenty-three black professionals who have achieved a high level of success in their chosen fields and who tell their stories to inspire young people to pursue a professional career and do the work necessary to achieve their dreams. Some of the individuals profiled by Joah Spearman and Louis Harrison, Jr., include Leonard Pitts, Pulitzer Prize–winning columnist for the Miami Herald; Melody Barnes, Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council; Danyel Smith, editor-in-chief of Vibe; and Dr. Tim George, Chief of Pediatric Neuroscience at Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas. They and other interviewees describe their backgrounds, career paths, and desire to give back by helping others reach their goals. Representing a wide range of occupations, these real role models prove to African American youths that a whole world of successful, rewarding careers awaits them.

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Rufus Cormier, JD, Partner at the Baker Botts Law Firm, Houston, Texas Melody Barnes, Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, Washington, D.C. Eric Motley, PhD, Managing Director of the Aspen Institute’s Henry Crown Fellowship Program, Aspen, Colorado James McIntyre, Spokesman for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, D.C. Tracie Hall, Assistant Dean and Librarian at Dominican University, River Forest, Illinois Kimberlydawn Wisdom, MD, Surgeon General of the State of Michigan, Lansing, Michigan Timothy George, MD, Chief of Pediatric Neuroscience at Dell Children’s Medical Center, Austin, Texas Victoria Holloway Barbosa, MD, Ethnic Dermatologist and Former Executive for L’Oreal, Chicago, Illinois Bill Douglas, White House Correspondent for McClatchy Newspapers, Washington, D.C. Leonard Pitts, Jr., Columnist for the Miami Herald, Miami, Florida Danyel Smith, Editor of Vibe Magazine, New York, New York Ed Stewart, Managing Director of External Communications for Delta Airlines, Atlanta, Georgia Lynn Tyson, Vice President of Investor Relations for Dell, Austin, Texas Willie Miles, Jr., Founder and CEO of Miles Wealth Management, Houston, Texas Horace Allen, Founder and CEO of TeamPact, Atlanta, Georgia Deavra Daughtry, President and CEO of Excellent Care Management, Houston, Texas Je’Caryous Johnson, Founder and CEO of I’m Ready Productions, Houston, Texas Steve Jones, Cofounder of a graphic design company, Oakland, California Isiah Warner, PhD, Chemistry Professor at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana Gloria Ladson-Billings, PhD, Professor of Education at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin Bernard Muir, Athletic Director at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. Craig Littlepage, Athletic Director at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia Beverly Kearney, Women’s Track Coach at the University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas



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University of Texas Press | spring 2010


Coming in Fall 2011 No Depression Book Series

Recent Award Winners 2009 Amnesty International Media Award

A Procession of Them by eugene ric hards

Photojournalist, filmmaker, and writer Eugene Richards was awarded the Amnesty International Photojournalism Award for his portfolio “No One Much Cares,” an excerpt from his book, A Procession of Them, that ran in Newsweek magazine.

The William and Bettye Nowlin Series in Art, History, and Culture of the Western Hemisphere ISBN 978-0-292-71910-1

$45.00 | £27.99 | C$56.50 hardcover Hidalgo, Mexico. A stream of urine runs through the men’s ward at the Ocaranza Psychiatric Hospital

New Book Series e di t e d by Pe te r Bl a c k stoc k , ND co fo un de r From magazine to bookazine to book: Fall 2011 will mark the debut of a new No Depression series of music biographies, featuring many of the writers whose expertise and creativity helped to define the pages of No Depression during its thirteen years in print. Designed to succeed the three bookazine volumes published by UT Press in 2008–2009, these biographies will focus mostly on primary suspects of the Americana/roots music realm, from country greats to legendary singer-songwriters to genre-defying artists.

Participating ND writers will include

Bronze Medal Autobiography/Memoir, Independent Publisher Book Awards

Santiago’s Children

What I Learned about Life at an Orphanage in Chile by steve reifenb erg Foreword by Paul Farmer ISBN 978-0-292-71742-8

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Don McLeese, Bill Friskics-Warren, David Cantwell, Michael Perry, David Menconi, Lloyd Sachs, and Roy Kasten. 38

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The West

A Book of Photographs from Lonesome Dove Anniversary Edition


Cowboys at the Start of the Twenty-First Century

By Bill Wittliff

Tintypes by Robb Kendrick

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hardcover ISBN 978-0-292-72173-9

hardcover ISBN 978-0-292-71438-0


Best of the West 2009 New Stories from the Wide Side of the Missouri

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Together, Alone

A Memoir of Marriage and Place

By Susan Wittig Albert $24.95 | £15.99 | C$31.50 hardcover ISBN 978-0-292-71970-5

paperback ISBN 978-0-292-72122-7

What Wildness Is This

Walking Nature Home

Edited by Susan Wittig Albert, Susan Hanson, Jan Epton Seale, and Paula Stallings Yost

By Susan J. Tweit

Women Write about the Southwest

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A Life’s Journey

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Shooting Stars of the Small Screen


Encyclopedia of TV Western Actors, 1946–Present

Words by Charles Bowden Photographs by Michael P. Berman

By Douglas Brode

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paperback ISBN 978-0-292-71849-4


Notes on Blood Meridian Revised and Expanded Edition

By John Sepich $21.95 | £13.99 | C$27.50 paperback ISBN 978-0-292-71821-0

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Music in the Kitchen

No Depression #78

By Glenda Pierce Facemire

Edited by Grant Alden and Peter Blackstock

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hardcover ISBN 978-0-292-71815-9

paperback ISBN 978-0-292-71930-9

Favorite Recipes from Austin City Limits Performers

Family Style

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The Road Goes On Forever and the Music Never Ends

By Robert Earl Keen $39.95 | £25.99 | C$49.95 hardcover ISBN 978-0-292-71999-6


general interest

Photo from Quixote’s Soldiers by David Montejano

| history |

Sociology, Chicana/o Studies

One of the foremost scholars in Chicana/o studies offers a well-written, authoritative history of the Chicano movement in San Antonio—a movement that provided models for organizing that broke barriers to political participation and power for Latinos across the United States

Quixote’s Soldiers A Local History of the Chicano Movement, 1966–1981 By Dav i d M o n t e ja n o

DAVID MONTEJANO , a native San Antonian, is Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. His fields of specialization include community studies, historical and political sociology, and race and ethnic relations. He is the author of the awardwinning Anglos and Mexicans in the Making of Texas, 1836–1986 and the editor of Chicano Politics and Society in the Late Twentieth Century.

Jack and Doris Smothers Series in Texas History, Life, and Culture

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In the mid-1960s, San Antonio, Texas, was a segregated city governed by an entrenched Anglo social and business elite. The Mexican American barrios of the west and south sides were characterized by substandard housing and experienced seasonal flooding. Gang warfare broke out regularly. Then the striking farmworkers of South Texas marched through the city and set off a social movement that transformed the barrios and ultimately brought down the old Anglo oligarchy. In Quixote’s Soldiers, David Montejano uses a wealth of previously untapped sources, including the congressional papers of Henry B. Gonzalez, to present an intriguing and highly readable account of this turbulent period. Montejano divides the narrative into three parts. In the first part, he recounts how college student activists and politicized social workers mobilized barrio youth and mounted an aggressive challenge to both Anglo and Mexican American political elites. In the second part, Montejano looks at the dynamic evolution of the Chicano movement and the emergence of clear gender and class distinctions as women and ex-gang youth struggled to gain recognition as serious political actors. In the final part, Montejano analyzes the failures and successes of movement politics. He describes the work of second-generation movement organizations that made possible a new and more representative political order, symbolized by the election of Mayor Henry Cisneros in 1981.



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A Chicana Brown Beret from Dallas marching in Austin, Texas, 1974

More from David Montejano Anglos and Mexicans in the Making of Texas, 1836–1986

Chicano Politics and Society in the Late Twentieth Century

By David Montejano

Edited by David Montejano

ISBN 978-0-292-77596-1

ISBN 978-0-292-75215-3

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| drama |

BrOckett Mitchell hardBerger

Making the Scene: A History of Stage Design and Technology in Europe and the United States

By Oscar G. Brockett, Margaret Mitchell, and Linda Hardberger

Making the Scene

Oscar BrOckett Margaret Mitchell linda hardBerger

Theatrical scene design is one of the world’s most beautiful, varied, and lively art forms. Yet there are relatively few books on the subject and almost none for a general audience that combine expansive scholarship with lavish design. Making the Scene offers an unprecedented survey of the evolving context, theory, and practice of scene design from ancient Greek times to the present, coauthored by the world’s best-known authority on the subject and enhanced by three hundred full-color illustrations.

A History of Stage Design and Technology in Europe and the United States

A lively, beautifully illustrated history of theatrical stage design from ancient Greek times to the present, coauthored by the world’s leading authority, Oscar Brockett

Individual chapters focus on Greece, Rome, Medieval Europe (including liturgical drama, street pageants, festival outdoor drama, Spanish religious drama, and royal entries), the Italian Renaissance, eighteenth-century Europe, classicism to romanticism, realism and naturalism, modernism, and contemporary scene design.

Making the Scene’s authors discuss everything from the effects of social status on theatre design to the sea changes between classicism, romanticism, and naturalism and the influence of perspective-based thought. Particularly intriguing is their rediscovery of lost tricks and techniques, from the classical deus ex machina and special effects in coliseums, to medieval roving stage wagons and the floating ships of the Renaissance, to the computerized practices of today’s theatres. Each historical period also includes a discussion of the audience that attended these productions.

Making the Scene A History of Stage Design and Technology in Europe and the United States

Such ingenious techniques, interwoven with the sweeping beauty of scene design through the ages, combine with Oscar Brockett and Margaret Mitchell’s keen scholarship to create a book as compelling as the art it showcases. Making the Scene received the 2009–2010 Golden Pen Award from the United States Institute for Theatre Technology.

Making the Scene A History of Stage Design and Technology in Europe and the United States B y O s c a r B r o c k e t t, M a r g a r e t M i t c h e l l , a n d L i n d a H a r db e r g e r Theatrical scene design is one of the most beautiful, varied, and lively art forms. Yet there are relatively few books on the subject, and almost none for a general audience that combine expansive scholarship with lavish design. Making the Scene offers an unprecedented survey of the evolving context, theory, and practice of scene design from ancient Greek times to the present, coauthored by the world’s best-known authority on the subject and enhanced by three hundred full-color illustrations. Individual chapters of the book focus on Greece, Rome, Medieval Europe (including liturgical drama, street pageants, festival outdoor drama, Spanish religious drama, and royal entries), the Italian Renaissance, eighteenth-century Europe, Classicism to Romanticism, Realism and Naturalism, Modernism, and contemporary scene design. Making the Scene’s authors review everything from the effects of social status on theatre design to the sea changes between Classicism, Romanticism, and Naturalism and the influence of perspectivebased thought. The sweeping beauty of scene design through the ages, combined with the keen scholarship of Oscar Brockett and Margaret Mitchell, creates a book as involving as the art it showcases.




author of History of the Theatre, which has been the standard work in its field for three decades, as well as World Drama, Perspectives on Contemporary Theatre, A Century of Innovation, and The Essential Theatre. He lives in Austin, Texas.

Professor of Theatre Arts at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas, and a practicing scenic and costume designer.

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LINDA HARDB ERGER is the founding curator of the Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts at the Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas. Distributed for the Tobin Foundation for Theatre Arts

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| ancient history |

| biography |


A thoroughly revised and updated edition of the classic introduction to ancient Egyptian magic, which has sold nearly 6,000 copies

A multifaceted look at a city that has become a model for urban reform even with a war on its doorsteps, interwoven with thought-provoking meditations on living “on the hyphen” between U.S. and Colombian cultures

in Ancient

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Magic in Ancient Egypt

A Gringa in Bogotá

Revised Edition

Living Colombia’s Invisible War

By Geraldine Pinch

B y J u n e C a r o ly n E r l i c k

GERAL DINE PINC H Oxford, England Dr. Pinch is a former lecturer in Egyptology at Oxford University. She is the author of numerous books on ancient Egypt.

The Egyptians were famous in the ancient world for their knowledge of magic. Religion, medicine, technology, and what we would call magic coexisted without apparent conflict, and it was not unusual for magical and “practical” remedies for illness, for example, to be used side-by-side. Everyone resorted to magic, from the pharaoh guarding his country with elaborate magical rituals to the expectant mother wearing amulets to safeguard her unborn child. Magic in Ancient Egypt examines the fascinating connections between myth and magic, and the deities such as Bes and Isis who had special magical importance. Geraldine Pinch discusses the techniques for magic, its practitioners, and the surviving magical texts, as well as the objects that were used in magic—figurines, statues, amulets, and wands. She devotes a chapter to medicine and magic, and one to magic and the dead. Finally, she shows how elements and influences from Egyptian magic survived in or were taken up by later societies, right up to the twenty-first century.

Copublished with the British Museum Press

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To many foreigners, Colombia is a nightmare of drugs and violence. Yet normal life goes on there, and, in Bogotá, it’s even possible to forget that war still ravages the countryside. This paradox of perceptions—outsiders’ fears versus insiders’ realities—drew June Carolyn Erlick back to Bogotá for a year’s stay in 2005. She wanted to understand how the city she first came to love in 1975 has made such strides toward building a peaceful civil society in the midst of ongoing violence. The complex reality she found comes to life in this compelling memoir. Erlick creates her portrait of Bogotá through a series of vivid vignettes that cover many aspects of city life. As an experienced journalist, she lets the things she observes lead her to larger conclusions. The courtesy of people on buses, the absence of packs of stray dogs and street trash, and the willingness of strangers to help her cross an overpass when vertigo overwhelms her all become signs of convivencia—the desire of Bogotanos to live together in harmony despite decades of war. But as Erlick settles further into city life, she finds that “war in the city is invisible, but constantly present in subtle ways, almost like the constant mist that used to drip down from the Bogotá skies so many years ago.” Shattering stereotypes with its lively reporting, A Gringa in Bogotá is must-reading for going beyond the headlines about the drug war and bloody conflict.

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JUNE CAROLYN ERLI CK lived in Bogotá from 1975 to 1984 and from 2005 to 2006 and has visited the city many times in between. A veteran journalist and foreign correspondent who now teaches feature writing at Harvard Extension and Summer Schools, she is the editor-in-chief of ReVista, the Harvard Review of Latin America at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University. Her previous books include Disappeared: A Journalist Silenced, the Irma Flaquer Story and the original Spanish version of this book, Una gringa en Bogotá.

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| birding |


Recently Published From nest boxes to toad houses, here is a complete how-to guide for building shelters for wildlife; previous editions have sold more than 90,000 copies

Woodworking for Wildlife Homes for Birds and Animals Newly Revised Third Edition

Misplaced Objects

Migrating Collections and Recollections in Europe and the Americas

On Art, Artists, Latin America, and Other Utopias

By Silvia Spitta

By Luis Camnitzer Edited by Rachel Weiss

$50.00* | £33.00 | C$62.50

$45.00 | £28.99 | C$56.50

hardcover ISBN 978-0-292-71897-5


A Recent History

By Lawrence R. Samuel $45.00* | £28.99 | C$56.50 hardcover ISBN 978-0-292-71914-9

hardcover ISBN 978-0-292-71976-7

By Carrol L. Henderson

CARROL L . HEN DERSON Blaine, Minnesota Henderson has headed the Nongame Wildlife Program of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for more than thirty years. Distributed for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

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For everyone who enjoys attracting wildlife to their backyard, farm, woodlot, or lakeshore home, Woodworking for Wildlife is the perfect resource. With all the latest information on how to attract everything from bluebirds, chickadees, purple martins, and wood ducks to bumblebees, toads, owls, and woodpeckers, the book features thirty designs for nest boxes and nest platforms that will accommodate forty-six species of wildlife. It provides easy-to-follow diagrams for cutting out and assembling the nest boxes, accompanied by over three hundred beautiful color photographs. Carrol L. Henderson has dramatically improved and expanded the book with the best techniques for building, placing, and managing nest boxes. He provides new information on how to eliminate predation on nest boxes by raccoons and cats, as well as how to reduce competition from exotic species such as house sparrows and starlings. The book also includes new designs for houses for flickers, great crested flycatchers, toads, bumblebees, buffleheads, and purple martins. Woodworking for Wildlife is a great reference for backyard wildlife enthusiasts, conservationists, youth group leaders, teachers, woodworking instructors, and parents and grandparents who are looking for outdoor projects to do with children.

Red Desert

Edited by Annie Proulx Photographs by Martin Stupich

Your Brain on Latino Comics

Land Arts of the American West

By Frederick Luis Aldama

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$60.00 | £39.00 | C$75.00

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History of a Place

hardcover ISBN 978-0-292-71420-5

From Gus Arriola to Los Bros Hernandez

paperback ISBN 978-0-292-71973-6

By Chris Taylor and Bill Gilbert hardcover ISBN 978-0-292-71672-8

ISBN 978-0-9754338-3-6

$19.95 | £12.99 | C$24.95 paperback


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University of Texas Press | spring 2010


books for scholars

Photo from Where Heaven and Earth Meet edited by Oleg Grabar and Benjamin Z. Kedar

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Where Heaven and Earth Meet:

Where Heaven and Earth Meet: Jerusalem's Sacred Esplanade Editors: Oleg Grabar and Benjamin Z. Kedar

Jerusalem’s Sacred Esplanade

Editors: Oleg Grabar B. Z. Kedar

| c u lt u r a l s t u d i e s |

Middle Eastern Studies, Religion, Archaeology

Scholars of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam explore the history and significance of one of the most sacred and contested places on the earth


Where Heaven and Earth Meet Jerusalem’s Sacred Esplanade Edited by Oleg Grabar and Benjamin Z. Kedar Oleg G rab ar is Professor Emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. Benja mi n Z. K edar is Professor Emeritus at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Jamal and Rania Daniel Series in Contemporary History, Politics, Culture, and Religion of the Levant Copublished with Yad Ben-Zvi Press

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One of the most extraordinary spaces on earth, Jerusalem’s Esplanade has been regarded as sacred for about three millennia. For Judaism, it is the holiest space, where the Solomonic and Herodian Temples once stood and where, in the messianic age, the Temple is to be rebuilt at God’s behest. For Christendom, it is the site of the Herodian Temple, which Jesus repeatedly visited, foretelling its destruction and announcing the advent of a new, spiritual worship of God. For Islam, it is the holy space to which the Prophet Muhammad traveled on his mystical Night-Journey and Ascension, and which holds the Dome of the Rock and the Aqsa Mosque. Where Heaven and Earth Meet is an unprecedented endeavor. For the first time, an Israeli, a Palestinian, and a Dominican institute of higher learning have jointly sponsored a volume dealing with Jerusalem’s sacred Esplanade— not only with its monuments, but also with the conflicting emotions they have aroused over the ages and with the passions they ignite today. The book contains above: Pope John Paul II at the Wailing Wall, 2000 eleven articles written by leading experts right: Fountain of Qa’itbay– the dome on the various periods, which add up to an authoritative, up-to-date account of the site’s history; as well as five thematic essays, ranging from the site considered as a work of art to its roles in Jewish, Christian, and Muslim thought.

University of Texas Press | spring 2010

University of Texas Press | spring 2010


| anthropology |

Middle Eastern Studies, Urban Studies, Political Science

Reconstructing Beirut contributes to a new approach to Middle East studies that applies recent theories of memory and space/place, bringing a fresh framework for analyzing contemporary Arab cultures and post-conflict cities

Reconstructing Beirut Memory and Space in a Postwar Arab City By Aseel Sawalha

ASEEL SAWALHA is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Pace University in New York City.

Jamal and Rania Daniel Series in Contemporary History, Politics, Culture, and Religion of the Levant

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Once the cosmopolitan center of the Middle East, Beirut was devastated by the civil war that ran from 1975 to 1991, which dislocated many residents, disrupted normal municipal functions, and destroyed the vibrant downtown district. The aftermath of the war was an unstable situation Sawalha considers “a postwar state of emergency,” even as the state strove to restore normalcy. This ethnography centers on various groups’ responses to Beirut’s large, privatized urban-renewal project that unfolded during this turbulent moment. At the core of the study is the theme of remembering space. The official process of rebuilding the city as a node in the global economy collided with local day-to-day concerns, and all arguments invariably inspired narratives of what happened before and during the war. Sawalha explains how Beirutis invoked their past experiences of specific sites to vie for the power to shape those sites in the future. Rather than focus on a single site, the ethnography crosses multiple urban sites and social groups, to survey varied groups with interests in particular spaces. The book contextualizes these spatial conflicts within the discourses of the city’s historical accounts and the much-debated concept of heritage, voiced in academic writing, politics, and journalism. In the afterword, Sawalha links these conflicts to the social and political crises of early twenty-first-century Beirut.

5∏ x 8∏ inches, 192 pages, 15 b&w photos ISBN 978-0-292-72187-6

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University of Texas Press | spring 2010

| architecture |

Urban Studies, Middle Eastern Studies

An examination of the effects of violence on an urban center and how it shapes both the physical and cultural landscape of a city

Violent Acts and Urban Space in Contemporary Tel Aviv Revisioning Moments B y T a l i H a t uk a Foreword by D iane Davis Violent acts over the past fifteen years have profoundly altered civil rituals, cultural identity, and the meaning of place in Tel Aviv. Three events in particular have shed light on the global rule of urban space in the struggle for territory, resources, and power: the assassination of Prime Minister Rabin in 1995 in the city council square; the suicide bombing at the Dolphinarium Discothèque along the shoreline in 2001; and bombings in the Neve Shaanan neighborhood in 2003. Tali Hatuka uses an interdisciplinary framework of urban theory and sociopolitical theory to shed light on the discourse regarding violent events to include an analysis of the physical space where these events take place. She exposes the complex relationships among local groups, the state, and the city, challenging the national discourse by offering a fresh interpretation of contesting forces and their effect on the urban environment. Perhaps the most valuable contribution of this book is its critical assessment of the current Israeli reality, which is affected by violent events that continually alter the everyday life of its citizens. Although these events have been widely publicized by the media, there is scant literature focusing on their impact on the urban spaces where people live and meet. In addition, Hatuka shows how sociopolitical events become crucial defining moments in contemporary lived experience, allowing us to examine universal questions about the way democracy, ideology, and memory are manifested in the city. University of Texas Press | spring 2010

TALI HATUKA is Lecturer and head of the Laboratory for Contemporary Urban Design in the Department of Geography and Human Environment at Tel Aviv University. She was previously the Fulbright and Marie Curie European Community Research Fellow in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT.

Jewish History, Life, and Culture Michael Neiditch, Series Editor

release date | may 6 x 9 inches, 248 pages, 85 b&w photos, 10 maps ISBN 978-0-292-72185-2

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| political science |

Middle Eastern Studies

The first systematic study of the evolution of Islamic politics in Iran and Turkey, based on primary documents from both countries

| c u lt u r a l s t u d i e s |

Women’s Studies, Middle Eastern Studies

An anthology of international voices, exploring provocative images of Muslim women from around the globe in literature, visual arts, journalism, and other media

Muslim Reformers in Iran and Turkey

Muslim Women in War and Crisis

The Paradox of Moderation

E d i t e d b y Fa e g h e h S h i r a z i

B y G ü n e S› Mu r a t T e zc ü r

GüneS› Mu rat T ezcü r is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Loyola University Chicago. Modern Middle East Series Sponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) University of Texas at Austin

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Moderation theory describes the process through which radical political actors develop commitments to electoral competition, political pluralism, human rights, and rule of law and come to prefer negotiation, reconciliation, and electoral politics over provocation, confrontation, and contentious action. Revisiting this theory through an examination of two of the most prominent moderate Islamic political forces in recent history, Muslim Reformers in Iran and Turkey analyzes the gains made and methods implemented by the Reform Front in the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Justice and Development Party in Turkey. Both of these groups represent Muslim reformers who came into continual conflict with unelected adversaries who attempted to block their reformist agendas. Based on extensive field research in both locales, Muslim Reformers in Iran and Turkey argues that behavioral moderation as practiced by these groups may actually inhibit democratic progress. Political scientist Günes¸ Murat Tezcür observes that the ability to implement conciliatory tactics, organize electoral parties, and make political compromises impeded democracy when pursued by the Reform Front and the Justice and Development Party. Challenging conventional wisdom, Tezcür’s findings have broad implications for the dynamics of democratic progress.

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Representation and Reality Representing diverse cultural viewpoints, Muslim Women in War and Crisis collects an array of original essays that highlight the experiences and perspectives of Muslim women—their dreams and nightmares and their daily struggles—in times of tremendous social upheaval. Analyzing both how Muslim women have been represented and how they represent themselves, the authors draw on primary sources ranging from poetry and diaries to news reports and visual media. Topics include: • Peacebrokers in Indonesia • Exploitation in the Islamic Republic of Iran • Chechen women rebels • Fundamentalism in Afghanistan, from refugee camps to Kabul • Memoirs of Bengali Muslim women • The 7/7 London bombings, British Muslim women, and the media Also exploring such images in the United States, Spain, the former Yugoslavia, Tunisia, Algeria, Lebanon, and Iraq, this collection offers a chorus of multidimensional voices that counter Islamophobia and destructive clichés. Encompassing the symbolic national and religious identities of Muslim women, this study goes beyond those facets to examine the realities of day-to-day existence in societies that seek scapegoats and do little to defend the victims of hate crimes. Enhancing their scholarly perspectives, many of the contributors (including the editor) have lived through the strife they analyze. This project taps into their firsthand experiences of war and deadly political oppression.



A native of Iran, faegheh shi razi is Associate Professor in the Islamic Studies Program at the University of Texas at Austin. Her most recent book is Velvet Jihad: Muslim Women’s Quiet Resistance to Islamic Fundamentalists.

release date | june 6 x 9 inches, 320 pages, 30 b&w photos ISBN 978-0-292-72189-0

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University of Texas Press | spring 2010

University of Texas Press | spring 2010


| film and media studies |

Popular Culture

This lively look at key British and American punk rock musical films from the late 1970s to the mid-1980s explores how this musical cycle represents a convergence between independent, subversive cinema and the more classical Hollywood movie musical

| film and media studies |

Television History, Comedy

The first study of pioneering TV comedian Ernie Kovacs and his influence on later shows, ranging from Laugh-In to Letterman

Punk Slash! Musicals

Ernie Kovacs & Early TV Comedy

Tracking Slip-Sync on Film

Nothing in Moderation

By Dav i d L a d e r m a n

By Andrew Horton

DAVID LADERMAN is Professor of Film at the College of San Mateo in California. He is the author of Driving Visions: Exploring the Road Movie and was featured in the IFC documentary Wanderlust.

Punk Slash! Musicals is the first book to deal extensively with punk narrative films, specifically British and American punk rock musicals produced from roughly 1978 to 1986. Films such as Jubilee, Breaking Glass, Times Square, Smithereens, Starstruck, and Sid and Nancy represent a convergence between independent, subversive cinema and formulaic classical Hollywood and pop musical genres. Guiding this project is the concept of “slip-sync.” Riffing on the commonplace lip-sync phenomenon, “slip-sync” refers to moments in the films when the punk performer “slips” out of sync with the performance spectacle, and sometimes the sound track itself, engendering a provocative moment of tension. This tension frequently serves to illustrate other thematic and narrative conflicts, central among these being the punk negotiation between authenticity and inauthenticity. Laderman emphasizes the strong female lead performer at the center of most of these films, as well as each film’s engagement with gender and race issues. Additionally, he situates his analyses in relation to the broader cultural and political context of the neo-conservatism and new electronic audio-visual technologies of the 1980s, showing how punk’s revolution against the mainstream actually depends upon a certain ironic embrace of pop culture.

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Among the pioneers of television, Ernie Kovacs was one of the most original and imaginative comedians. His zany, irreverent, and surprising humor not only entertained audiences throughout the 1950s and early 1960s, but also inspired a host of later comedies and comedians, including Monty Python, David Letterman, much of Saturday Night Live, Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In, Captain Kangaroo, and even Sesame Street. Kovacs created laughter through wildly creative comic jokes, playful characterizations, hilarious insights, and wacky experiments. “Nothing in moderation,” his motto and epitaph, sums up well Kovacs’s wholehearted approach to comedy and life. In this book, Andrew Horton offers the first sustained look at Ernie Kovacs’s wide-ranging and lasting contributions to the development of TV comedy. He discusses in detail Kovacs’s work in New York, which included The Ernie Kovacs Show (CBS prime time 1952–1953), The Ernie Kovacs Show (NBC daytime variety 1956–1957), Tonight (NBC late-night comedy/variety 1956–1957), and a number of quiz shows. Horton also looks at Kovacs’s work in Los Angeles and in feature film comedy. He vividly describes how Kovacs and his comic co-conspirators created offbeat characters and zany situations that subverted expectations and upended the status quo. Most of all, Horton demonstrates that Kovacs grasped the possibility for creating a fresh genre of comedy through the new medium of television and exploited it to the fullest.

ISBN 978-0-292-72170-8

ANDREW HORTON is the Jeanne H. Smith Professor of Film and Video Studies at the University of Oklahoma, an award-winning screenwriter, and the author of twenty books on film, screenwriting, and cultural studies. release date | april 5∏ x 8∏ inches, 136 pages, 10 b&w photos ISBN 978-0-292-72194-4

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University of Texas Press | spring 2010

University of Texas Press | spring 2010


| c u lt u r a l s t u d i e s |

Ethnic Studies, Creative Writing, Theatre, Women’s Studies

A multimedia documentation of a collaboration of artists, activists, and academics, all working on issues relevant to women of color

| drama |

African American Studies

A collection of fifteen living history plays about key aspects of African American life commissioned by museums and historic sites in Texas

Experiments in a Jazz Aesthetic

“Go Down, Old Hannah”

Art, Activism, Academia, and the Austin Project

The Living History of African American Texans

Edited by Omi Osun Joni L. Jones, Lisa L. Moore, and Sharon Bridgforth

By Naomi Mitchell Carrier

OMI OS U N JONI L . JONES is Director of the John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies and Associate Professor of Performance Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.

LISA L . MOORE is Associate Professor of English and Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.

SHARON BRIDGFORTH served as the Anchor Artist for the Austin Project from 2002–2009.

Louann Atkins Temple Women & Culture Series

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In Austin, Texas, in 2002, a group of artists, activists, and academics led by performance studies scholar Omi Osun Joni L. Jones formed the Austin Project (tAP), which meets annually in order to provide a space for women of color and their allies to build relationships based on trust, creativity, and commitment to social justice by working together to write and perform work in the jazz aesthetic. Inspired by this experience, this book is both an anthology of new writing and a sourcebook for those who would like to use creative writing and performance to energize their artistic, scholarly, and activist practices. Theoretical and historical essays by Jones describe and define the African American tradition known as the jazz aesthetic, and explain how her own work in this tradition inspired her to start tAP. Key artists in the tradition, from Bessie Award–winning choreographer Laurie Carlos and writer/performer Robbie McCauley to playwrights Daniel Alexander Jones and Carl Hancock Rux, worked with the women of tAP as mentors and teachers. This book brings together never-before-published materials by these nationally known artists and the transformative writing of tAP participants. A handbook for workshop leaders by Lambda Literary Award–winning writer Sharon Bridgforth offers readers the tools for starting similar projects in their own communities. A full-length script of the 2005 tAP performance is an original documentation of the jazz aesthetic in theatre, which provides both a script for use by theatre artists and an invaluable documentation of a transformative movement in contemporary performance. University of Texas Press | spring 2010

Foreword by Joh n E. Fl eming Living history is a style of instructive and entertaining performance that seeks to bring history to life with the use of costumes, tools, and reenactments appropriate to a specific time period. Done well, living history performances illuminate human experience in powerful, unforgettable ways. “Go Down Old Hannah, The fifteen living history plays in this collection were well, well, well! commissioned by museums Doncha rise no more. and historic sites in Texas to show the interdependence of If you rise in the mornin’, African American experiences Bring Judgment Day.” and contributions to the liv—Traditional prison camp work song by ing history of Texas. The plays Hud d i e “L e a d B e l ly ” L e d be t t e r cover subject matter ranging from slave celebrations, family breakups, and running away, to the Civil War, emancipation, and Reconstruction. Each play is research-based and performed by Talking Back Living History Theatre as a festival production. These scripts are easily performed, and author Naomi Mitchell Carrier has included production notes in the overviews that precede each play. Lesson plans are also included, which add to the collection’s appeal as a classroom tool. Carrier’s talent for bringing historical figures to life is exceptional. The names of most primary characters in these plays are real. By giving them faces, feelings, intelligence, and dignity, Carrier aims to give them new life. University of Texas Press | spring 2010

NAOMI MITCHELL CARRIER Houston, Texas Carrier is an independent scholar, playwright, and performer. She is the founder and CEO of the Texas Center for African American Living History and cofounder of Talking Back Living History Theatre.

The Jack and Doris Smothers Series in Texas History, Life, and Culture

release date | feb ruary 6 x 9 inches, 304 pages, 30 b&w photos, 23 line drawings ISBN 978-0-292-72242-2

$24.95 | £15.99 | C$31.50 paperback ISBN 978-0-292-72133-3

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| literature |

Literary Criticism, Philosophy

A new bridge between literary studies and analytic aesthetics, drawing on a diverse range of texts—from Scheherazade and Raymond Chandler to graphic novels and Woody Allen films

Literature, Analytically Speaking Explorations in the Theory of Interpretation, Analytic Aesthetics, and Evolution

| c u lt u r a l s t u d i e s |

Literature, Music, Art, Film

Noted scholars analyze a variety of creative works—plays by Samuel Beckett, novels by Maxine Hong Kingston, music compositions by Igor Stravinsky, art by Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin, and films by Michael Haneke— to offer a unified knowledge of artistic creativity

Toward a Cognitive Theory of Narrative Acts E d i t e d b y F r e d e r i ck Lu i s A l d a m a

By Peter Swirski

PETER SWIRS KI is a professor of American literature and culture, an Honorary Teaching Professor in English at the University of Missouri–St. Louis, and a member of the Executive Council of the International American Studies Council. Cognitive Approaches to Literature and Culture Series Frederick Luis Aldama, Arturo J. Aldama, and Patrick Colm Hogan, Editors

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In a new approach to interdisciplinary literary theory, Literature, Analytically Speaking integrates literary studies with analytic aesthetics, girded by neo-Darwinian evolution. Scrutinizing narrative fiction through a lens provided by analytic philosophy, revered literary theorist Peter Swirski puts new life into literary theory while fashioning a set of practical guidelines for critics in the interpretive trenches. Dismissing critical inquirers who deny intention its key role in the study of literary reception, Swirski extends the defense of intentionality to art and to human behavior in general. In the process, Swirski takes stock of the recent work in evolutionary theory, arguing that the analysis of narrative truth may be grounded in the neo-Darwinian paradigm which forms the empirical backbone behind his analytic approach. Literature, Analytically Speaking provides a series of revolutionary precepts designed to capture the ways in which we do interpret (and ought to interpret) works of literature. Reflecting a resounding shift from the poststructuralist paradigm, Swirski’s lively and colorful presentation, backed up by a dazzling variety of examples and case studies, reconceptualizes the aesthetics of literature and literary studies.

Toward a Cognitive Theory of Narrative Acts brings together in one volume cutting-edge research that turns to recent findings in cognitive and neurobiological sciences, psychology, linguistics, philosophy, and evolutionary biology, among other disciplines, to explore and understand more deeply various cultural phenomena, including art, music, literature, and film. The essays fulfilling this task for the general reader as well as the specialist are written by renowned authors H. Porter Abbott, Patrick Colm Hogan, Suzanne Keen, Herbert Lindenberger, Lisa Zunshine, Katja Mellman, Lalita Pandit Hogan, Klarina Priborkin, Javier Gutiérrez-Rexach, Ellen Spolsky, and Richard Walsh. Among the works analyzed are plays by Samuel Beckett, novels by Maxine Hong Kingston, music compositions by Igor Stravinsky, art by Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin, and films by Michael Haneke. Each of the essays shows in a systematic, clear, and precise way how music, art, literature, and film work in and of themselves and also how they are interconnected. Finally, while each of the essays is unique in style and methodological approach, together they show the way toward a unified knowledge of artistic creativity.

FREDERICK LUIS ALDAMA is Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor of English at Ohio State University. He is the author and editor of nine books, including Postethnic Narrative Criticism; Brown on Brown: Chicano/a Representations of Gender, Sexuality, and Ethnicity; the MLA-award winning Dancing With Ghosts: A Critical Biography of Arturo Islas; and Why the Humanities Matters: A Common Sense Approach.

Cognitive Approaches to Literature and Culture Series Frederick Luis Aldama, Arturo J. Aldama, and Patrick Colm Hogan, Editors

release date | june 6 x 9 inches, 324 pages

ISBN 978-0-292-72178-4

ISBN 978-0-292-72157-9

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University of Texas Press | spring 2010

University of Texas Press | spring 2010


| archaeology |

| architecture |

The third volume of archaeological investigations in southern Italy by the Institute of Classical Archaeology that will present a wealth of new information about the region’s ancient rural economy and culture

The first comprehensive study of the entire range of Minoan architecture from 7000 BC to 1100 BC, extensively illustrated and written for both scholars and general readers

Classics, Art History

The Chora of Croton 1

Architecture of Minoan Crete

The Neolithic Settlement at Capo Alfiere

Constructing Identity in the Aegean Bronze Age

By Jon Morter

B y J o h n C . McE n r o e

Edit e d by Jo hn R o b b

JON MORTER was a field director for ICA excavations at Metaponto and Croton in southern Italy, and at Chersonesos in Crimea. The ICA Croton project was the subject of his dissertation, for which he received a PhD from the University of Texas at Austin. He had taken up a position teaching at the College of Charleston (South Carolina) shortly before his death.

JOHN ROBB is Reader in European Prehistory and editor of the Cambridge Archaeological Journal at Cambridge University. Copublished with the Institute of Classical Archaeology, University of Texas at Austin

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From 1974 to the present, the Institute of Classical Archaeology (ICA) at the University of Texas at Austin has carried out archaeological excavations and surveys in ancient territories (chorae) in southern Italy. This wide-ranging investigation, which covers a large number of sites and a time period ranging from prehistory to the Middle Ages, has unearthed a wealth of new information about ancient rural economies and cultures in the region. These discoveries will be published in two multivolume series (Metaponto and Croton). This volume on the Neolithic settlement at Capo Alfiere is the first in the Croton series. The Chora of Croton 1 reports the excavation results of a remarkable Neolithic site at Capo Alfiere on the Ionian coast. Capo Alfiere is one of a very few early inhabitation sites in this area to have been excavated extensively, with a full team of scientific specialists providing interdisciplinary studies on early farming and animal husbandry. It provides comprehensive documentation of the economy, material culture, and way of life in the central Mediterranean in the sixth and fifth millennia BC. Most notable  are  the  remains  of a wattle-anddaub hut enclosed within a massive stone wall. Unique for this area, this well-preserved structure may have been used for special purposes such as ritual, as well as for habitation. The presence of Stentinello wares shows that the range of this pottery type extended further east than previously thought and casts new light on the development of ceramics in the area.

Ever since Sir Arthur Evans first excavated at the site of the Palace at Knossos in the early twentieth century, scholars and visitors have been drawn to the architecture of Bronze Age Crete. Much of the attraction comes from the geographical and historical uniqueness of the island. Equidistant from Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, Minoan Crete is on the shifting conceptual border between East and West, and chronologically suspended between history and prehistory. In this culturally dynamic context, architecture provided more than physical shelter; it embodied meaning. Architecture was a medium through which Minoans constructed their notions of social, ethnic, and historical identity: the buildings tell us about how the Minoans saw themselves, and how they wanted to be seen by others. Architecture of Minoan Crete is the first comprehensive study of the entire range of Minoan architecture—including houses, palaces, tombs, and cities—from 7000 BC to 1100 BC. John C. McEnroe synthesizes the vast literature on Minoan Crete, with particular emphasis on the important discoveries of the past twenty years, to provide an up-to-date account of Minoan architecture. His accessible writing style, skillful architectural drawings of houses and palaces, site maps, and color photographs make this book inviting for general readers and visitors to Crete, as well as scholars.

release date | may 8∏ x 11 inches, 220 pages, 8 color and 204 b&w images ISBN 978-0-292-72193-7

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JOHN C. Mc ENROE is the John and Anne Fischer Professor of Fine Arts at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, and a member of the American School of Classical Studies in Athens. He has worked in Crete for many years as a field archaeologist and excavation architect. His recent publications include Critical Perspectives in Art History (coedited with Deborah Pokinski) and Pseira V: The Architecture of Pseira.

hardcover University of Texas Press | spring 2010

University of Texas Press | spring 2010


| anthropology |

Latin American Studies, Urban Studies, Globalization, Sociology

A unique intergenerational ethnography about Oaxaca that uses Pierre Bourdieu’s practice-theoretical approach

Reinventing Practice in a Disenchanted World Bourdieu and Urban Poverty in Oaxaca, Mexico

| anthropology |

Political Science, Development Studies, Human Rights

The first book to document the resistance movements of people and communities threatened with involuntary displacement and resettlement by development projects around the world

Defying Displacement Grassroots Resistance and the Critique of Development By Anthony Oliver-Smith

By C h e l e e n A n n - C at h e r i n e M a h a r

CHELEEN ANN- CATHERINE MAHAR is Professor of Social Anthropology and Chair of International Studies at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon.

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Colonia Hermosa, now considered a suburb of Oaxaca, began as a squatter settlement in the 1950s. The original residents came in search of transformation from migrants to urban citizens, struggling from rural poverty for the chance to be part of the global economy in Oaxaca. Cheleen Ann-Catherine Mahar charts the lives of a group of residents in Colonia Hermosa over a period of thirty years, as Mexico became more closely tied into the structures of global capital, and the residents of Colonia Hermosa struggled to survive. Residents shape their discussions within a larger narrative, and their talk is the language of the heroic individual, so necessary to the ideology and the functioning of capital. However, this logic only tenuously connects to the actual material circumstances of their lives. Mahar applies the theories of French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu to her data from Mexico in order to examine the class trajectories of migrant families over more than three decades. Through this investigation, Mahar adds an important intergenerational study to the existing body of literature on Oaxaca, particularly concerning the factors that have reshaped the lives of urban working poor families and have created a working-class fraction of globalized citizenship.

The uprooting and displacement of people has long been among the hardships associated with development and modernity. Indeed, the circulation of commodities, currency, and labor in modern society necessitates both social and spatial mobility. However, the displacement and resettlement of millions of people each year by large-scale infrastructural projects raises serious questions about the democratic character of the development process. Although designed to spur economic growth, many of these projects leave local people struggling against serious impoverishment and gross violations of human rights. Working from a political-ecological perspective, Anthony Oliver-Smith offers the first book to document the fight against involuntary displacement and resettlement being waged by people and communities around the world. Increasingly over the last twenty-five years, the voices of people at the grass roots are being heard. People from many societies and cultures are taking action against development-forced displacement and resettlement (DFDR) and articulating alternatives. Taking the promise of democracy seriously, they are fighting not only for their place in the world, but also for their place at the negotiating table, where decisions affecting their well-being are made.

ANTHONY OLIVER-SMITH is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of Florida. He held the Munich Re Foundation Chair of Social Vulnerability at the United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security 2007–2008. He has done anthropological research and consultation on issues relating to involuntary resettlement, as well as the impacts of natural and technological disasters, in Peru, Honduras, India, Brazil, Jamaica, Mexico, Japan, and the United States since the 1970s.

release date | august 6 x 9 inches, 316 pages, 19 b&w photos ISBN 978-0-292-71763-3

ISBN 978-0-292-72192-0

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University of Texas Press | spring 2010

University of Texas Press | spring 2010


| art history |

Mesoamerican Studies, Mexican Colonial History

A detailed critical analysis and historical contextualization of three Aztec pictorial histories

In the Palace of Nezahualcoyotl Painting Manuscripts, Writing the Pre-Hispanic Past in Early Colonial Period Tetzcoco, Mexico By Eduardo de J. Douglas

Eduar do de J . D ou gl a s is Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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

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Around 1542, descendants of the Aztec rulers of Mexico created accounts of the pre-Hispanic history of the city of Tetzcoco, Mexico, one of the imperial capitals of the Aztec Empire. Painted in iconic script (“picture writing”), the Codex Xolotl, the Quinatzin Map, and the Tlohtzin Map appear to retain and emphasize both pre-Hispanic content and also pre-Hispanic form, despite being produced almost a generation after the Aztecs surrendered to Hernán Cortés in 1521. Yet, as this pioneering study makes plain, the reality is far more complex. Eduardo de J. Douglas offers a detailed critical analysis and historical contextualization of the manuscripts to argue that colonial economic, political, and social concerns affected both the content of the three Tetzcocan pictorial histories and their archaizing pictorial form. As documents composed by indigenous people to assert their standing as legitimate heirs of the Aztec rulers as well as loyal subjects of the Spanish Crown and good Catholics, the Tetzcocan manuscripts qualify as subtle yet shrewd negotiations between indigenous and Spanish systems of signification and between indigenous and Spanish concepts of real property and political rights. By reading the Tetzcocan manuscripts as calculated responses to the changes and challenges posed by Spanish colonization and Christian evangelization, Douglas’s study significantly contributes to and expands upon the scholarship on central Mexican manuscript painting and recent critical investigations of art and political ideology in colonial Latin America. University of Texas Press | spring 2010

Tetzcoco coat of arms. After Peñafiel, Manuscritos de Texcoco, frontispiece

University of Texas Press | spring 2010


| c u lt u r a l s t u d i e s |

Latina Studies, Performance Studies, Queer Studies

An examination of the intersection of public discourses on sexualities with recent political, economic, and social shifts in the national context of Mexico and the Mexican diaspora in the United States

| c u lt u r a l s t u d i e s |

Chicana/o Studies, Queer Studies, Literary Theory and Criticism

The first full-length study to treat racialized sexuality as a necessary category of analysis for understanding any aspect of Mexican American culture

Performing Mexicanidad

Reading Chican@ Like a Queer

Vendidas y Cabareteras on the Transnational Stage

The De-Mastery of Desire

B y L a u r a G . Gu t i é r r e z

By Sandra K. Soto

LAURA G . G U TI ÉRRE Z is Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Arizona.

Chicana Matters Series Deena J. González and Antonia Castañeda, Editors

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Using interdisciplinary performance studies and cultural studies frameworks, Laura G. Gutiérrez examines the cultural representation of queer sexuality in the contemporary cultural production of Mexican female and Chicana performance and visual artists. In particular, she locates the analytical lenses of feminist theory and queer theory in a central position to interrogate Mexican female dissident sexualities in transnational public culture. This is the first book-length study to wed performance studies and queer theory in examining the performative/performance work of important contemporary Mexicana and Chicana cultural workers. It proposes that the creations of several important artists—Chicana visual artist Alma López; the Mexican political cabareteras Astrid Hadad, Jesusa Rodríguez, Liliana Felipe, and Regina Orozco; the Chicana performance artist Nao Bustamante; and the Mexican video artist Ximena Cuevas—unsettle heterosexual national culture. In doing so, they are not only challenging heterosexist and nationalist discourses head-on, but are also participating in the construction of a queer world-making project. Treating the notion of dis-comfort as a productive category in these projects advances feminist and queer theories by offering an insightful critical movement suggesting that queer worlds are simultaneously spaces of desire, fear, and hope. Gutiérrez demonstrates how arenas formerly closed to female performers are now providing both an artistic outlet and a powerful political tool that crosses not only geographic borders but social, sexual, political, and class boundaries as well, and deconstructs the relationships among media, hierarchies of power, and the cultures of privilege. University of Texas Press | spring 2010

A race-based oppositional paradigm has informed Chicano studies since its emergence. In this work, Sandra K. Soto replaces that paradigm with a less didactic, more flexible framework geared for a queer analysis of the discursive relationship between racialization and sexuality. Through rereadings of a diverse range of widely discussed writers—from Américo Paredes to Cherríe Moraga—Soto demonstrates that representations of racialization actually depend on the sexual and that a racialized sexuality is a heretofore unrecognized organizing principle of Chican@ literature, even in the most unlikely texts. Soto gives us a broader and deeper engagement with Chican@ representations of racialization, desire, and both inter- and intracultural social relations. While several scholars have begun to take sexuality seriously by invoking the rich terrain of contemporary Chicana feminist literature for its portrayal of culturally specific and historically laden gender and sexual frameworks, as well as for its imaginative transgressions against them, this is the first study to theorize racialized sexuality as pervasive to and enabling of the canon of Chican@ literature. Exemplifying the broad usefulness of queer theory by extending its critical tools and anti-heteronormative insights to racialization, Soto stages a crucial intervention amid a certain loss of optimism that circulates both as a fear that queer theory was a fad whose time has passed, and that queer theory is incapable of offering an incisive, politically grounded analysis in and of the current historical moment.

SANDRA K. SOTO is Associate Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies, co-coordinator of the Chicana/Latina Studies concentration, and affiliate faculty of English, Mexican American Studies, and Latin American Studies at the University of Arizona.

History, Culture, and Society Series Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS) University of Texas at Austin

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| c u lt u r a l s t u d i e s |

Immigration, Latin American Studies, Women’s Studies

A fascinating study of the transnational experiences of Mexicans who immigrated from San Ignacio Cerro Gordo, Jalisco, to Detroit, Michigan

| architecture |

Latin American Studies

A richly illustrated social and cultural history of post-revolutionary Mexican architecture

Mexican Women and the Other Side of Immigration

Architecture as Revolution

Engendering Transnational Ties

B y Lu i s E . C a r r a n z a

B y Luz M a r í a G o r d i l l o

The period following the Mexican Revolution was characterized by unprecedented artistic experimentation. Seeking to express the revolution’s heterogeneous social and political aims, which were in a continuous state of redefinition, architects, artists, writers, and intellectuals created distinctive, sometimes idiosyncratic theories and works. Luis E. Carranza examines the interdependence of modern architecture in Mexico and the pressing sociopolitical and ideological issues of this period, as well as the interchanges between postrevolutionary architects and the literary, philosophical, and artistic avant-gardes. Organizing his book around chronological case studies that show how architectural theory and production reflected various understandings of the revolution’s significance, Carranza focuses on architecture and its relationship to the philosophical and pedagogic requirements of the muralist movement, the development of the avant-garde in Mexico and its notions of the Mexican city, the use of pre-Hispanic architectural forms to address indigenous peoples, the development of a socially oriented architectural functionalism, and the monumentalization of the revolution itself. In addition, the book also covers important architects and artists who have been marginally discussed within architectural and art historiography. Richly illustrated, Architecture as Revolution is one of the first books in English to present a social and cultural history of early twentieth-century Mexican architecture.

LUZ MARÍ A GORDILLO is Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies at Washington State University in Vancouver.

Chicana Matters Series Deena J. González and Antonia Castañeda, Editors

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Weaving narratives with gendered analysis and historiography of Mexicans in the Midwest, Mexican Women and the Other Side of Immigration examines the unique transnational community created between San Ignacio Cerro Gordo, Jalisco, and Detroit, Michigan, in the last three decades of the twentieth century, asserting that both the community of origin and the receiving community are integral to an immigrant’s everyday life, though the manifestations of this are rife with contradictions. Exploring the challenges faced by this population since the inception of the Bracero Program in 1942 in constantly re-creating, adapting, accommodating, shaping, and creating new meanings of their environments, Luz María Gordillo emphasizes the gender-specific aspects of these situations. While other studies of Mexican transnational identity focus on social institutions, Gordillo’s work introduces the concept of transnational sexualities, particularly the social construction of working-class sexuality. Her findings indicate that many female San Ignacians shattered stereotypes, transgressing traditionally male roles while their husbands lived abroad. When the women themselves immigrated as well, these transgressions facilitated their adaptation in Detroit. Placed within the larger context of globalization, Mexican Women and the Other Side of Immigration is a timely excavation of oral histories, archival documents, and the remnants of three decades of memory. University of Texas Press | spring 2010

Episodes in the History of Modern Mexico Foreword by Jorg e Francisco L iernur

LUIS E. CARRANZA is Associate Professor of Architecture at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island. Roger Fullington Series in Architecture

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University of Texas Press | spring 2010


| literature |

Literary Criticism, Mexican American Studies

A comparative examination of the literature produced in the wake of the U.S.-Mexican War— in both countries and in the borderlands—and the subsequent impact on the formation of lasting, diverse identities

The Literatures of the U.S.-Mexican War

| literature |

Literary Criticism, Latin American Literature

The first book-length study of Spanish American literature’s new sentimental novel, from Isabel Allende to Gabriel García Márquez

Narrative, Time, and Identity

Love and Politics in the Contemporary Spanish American Novel

By Ja i m e Jav i e r R o d r í g u e z

B y A n í b a l G o n zá l e z

JAIME JAVIER RODR Í G UE Z is Assistant Professor of English at the University of North Texas in Denton.

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The literary archive of the U.S.-Mexican War (1846–1848) opens to view the conflicts and relationships across one of the most contested borders in the Americas. Most studies of this literature focus on the war’s nineteenth-century moment of national expansion. In The Literatures of the U.S.-Mexican War, Jaime Javier Rodríguez brings the discussion forward to our own moment by charting a new path into the legacies of a military conflict embedded in the cultural cores of both nations. Rodríguez’s groundbreaking study moves beyond the terms of Manifest Destiny to ask a fundamental question: How do the war’s literary expressions shape contemporary tensions and exchanges among Anglo Americans, Mexicans, and Mexican Americans. By probing the war’s traumas, anxieties, and consequences with a fresh attention to narrative, Rodríguez shows us the relevance of the U.S.-Mexican War to our own era of demographic and cultural change. Reading across dime novels, frontline battle accounts, Mexican American writings and a wide range of other popular discourse about the war, Rodríguez reveals how historical awareness itself lies at the center of contemporary cultural fears of a Mexican “invasion,” and how the displacements caused by the war set key terms for the ways Mexican Americans in subsequent generations would come to understand their own identities. Further, this is also the first major comparative study that analyzes key Mexican war texts and their impact on Mexico’s national identity. University of Texas Press | spring 2010

The Latin American Literary Boom was marked by complex novels steeped in magical realism and questions of nationalism, often with themes of surreal violence. In recent years, “A masterly, pathbreaking discussion however, those revolutionary projects of the sixties and seventies have given way to quite a different of an important trend, concentrating narrative vision and ideology. Dubbed the new senon an intelligent and pertinent selectimentalism, this trend is now keenly elucidated in Love and Politics in the Contemporary Spanish tion of texts.” — César A. Salgado Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese, American Novel. University of Texas at Austin Offering a rich account of the rise of this new mode, as well as its political and cultural implications, Aníbal González delivers a close reading of novels by Miguel ANÍ BAL GONZÁLE Z is Professor of Modern Latin American LitBarnet, Elena Poniatowska, Isabel Allende, Alfredo Bryce Echenique, erature at Yale University and is the Gabriel García Márquez, Antonio Skármeta, Luis Rafael Sánchez, and author of five books of criticism. He others. González proposes that new sentimental novels are inspired also serves on the editorial boards of principally by a desire to heal the division, rancor, and fear produced numerous scholarly journals, includby decades of social and political upheaval. Valuing pop culture above ing Latin American Literary Review. He lives in Hamden, Connecticut. the avant-garde, such works also tend to celebrate agape—the love of one’s neighbor—while denouncing the negative effects of passion release date | feb ruary (eros). Illuminating these and other aspects of post-Boom prose, Love 6 x 9 inches, 192 pages and Politics in the Contemporary Spanish American Novel takes a ISBN 978-0-292-72131-9 fresh look at contemporary works. $55.00* | £36.00 | C$68.95 hardcover University of Texas Press | spring 2010


| social sciences |

Cultural Geography, Anthropology, Latin American Studies

A thoroughly updated and expanded edition of Lovell’s classic account of the violence that has wracked Guatemala, from its roots in the colonial past to its aftermath in the twenty-first century

| social sciences |

Latin American Studies, Maya Studies, Religion

An arresting firsthand account of how a Mayan evangelist pastor led his fellow Mayas out of their guerrilla-controlled homeland and into the hands of the government army during the Guatemalan civil war

A Beauty That Hurts

Escaping the Fire

Life and Death in Guatemala Second Revised Edition

How an Ixil Mayan Pastor Led His People Out of a Holocaust During the Guatemalan Civil War

B y W. G e o r g e L o v e l l

B y T o m á s Guz a r o a n d T e r r i J a c o b Mc C o m b Afterword by David Stol l

W. GEORGE LOVELL is Professor of Geography at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. He also teaches at the Universidad Pablo de Olavide in Seville, Spain, as Visiting Professor in Latin American History. To date, his ten book titles have appeared in seventeen different editions in Spanish as well as in English. Among his honors is the Carl O. Sauer Distinguished Scholarship Award from the Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers.

The Linda Schele Series in Maya and Pre-Columbian Studies

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Though a 1996 peace accord brought a formal end to a conflict that had lasted for thirty-six years, Guatemala’s violent past continues to scar its troubled present and seems destined to haunt its uncertain future. George Lovell brings to this revised and expanded edition of A Beauty That Hurts decades of fieldwork throughout Guatemala, as well as archival research. He locates the roots of conflict in geographies of inequality that arose during colonial times and were exacerbated by the drive to develop Guatemala’s resources in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The lines of confrontation were entrenched after a decade of socioeconomic reform between 1944 and 1954 saw modernizing initiatives undone by a military coup backed by U.S. interests and the CIA. A United Nations Truth Commission has established that civil war in Guatemala claimed the lives of more that 200,000 people, the vast majority of them indigenous Mayas. Lovell weaves documentation about what happened to Mayas in particular during the war years with accounts of their difficult personal situations. Meanwhile, an intransigent elite and a powerful military continue to benefit from the inequalities that triggered armed insurrection in the first place. Weak and corrupt civilian governments fail to impose the rule of law, thus ensuring that Guatemala remains an embattled country where postwar violence and drug-related crime undermine any semblance of orderly, peaceful life.

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University of Texas Press | spring 2010

During the height of the Guatemalan civil war, Tomás Guzaro, a Mayan evangelical pastor, led more than two hundred fellow Mayas out of guerrilla-controlled Ixil territory and into the relative safety of the government army’s hands. This exodus was one of the factors that caused the guerrillas to lose their grip on the Ixil, thus hastening the return of peace to the area. In Escaping the Fire, Guzaro relates the hardships common to most Mayas and the resulting unrest that opened the door to civil war. He details the Guatemalan army’s atrocities while also describing the Guerrilla Army of the Poor’s rise to power in Ixil country, which resulted in limited religious freedom, murdered church leaders, and threatened congregations. His story climaxes with the harrowing vision that induced him to guide his people out of their war-torn homeland. Guzaro also provides an intimate look at his spiritual pilgrimage through all three of Guatemala’s main religions. The son of a Mayan priest, formerly a leader in the Catholic Church, and finally a convert to Protestantism, Guzaro, in detailing his religious life, offers insight into the widespread shift toward Protestantism in Latin America over the past four decades. Riveting and highly personal, Escaping the Fire ultimately provides a counterpoint to the usual interpretation of indigenous agency during the Guatemalan civil war by documenting the little-studied experiences of Protestants living in guerrilla-held territory. University of Texas Press | spring 2010

Tom ás Guzaro played a central role in aiding the Ixil refugees during the Guatemalan civil war and since 1987 has been the administrator of a private hospital in Nebaj, where he served as vice mayor from 2000 to 2004. He currently oversees ninety-six churches within the Church of God. After moving to Nebaj in 1993, Terri Mc Com b and her husband got to know Tomás Guzaro while working with agricultural development programs. They still live in Ixil country, where Terri divides her time between schooling her four children and writing.

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| memoir |

Latin American History

A riveting account of the 1980s civil war in El Salvador from the rebels’ point of view, written by the man who directed the main news outlet for the guerrilla organization that challenged the Salvadoran government

| reference |

Latin American Studies

The newest volume of the benchmark bibliography of Latin American studies

Broadcasting the Civil War in El Salvador

Handbook of Latin American Studies, Volume 65

A Memoir of Guerrilla Radio

Social Sciences

B y C a r l o s H e n r í q u e z C o n s a lv i ( “ S a n t i a g o ” )

K a t h e r i n e D . Mc C a n n , Hu m a n i t i e s E d i t o r T r a c y N o r t h , S o c i a l Sc i e n c e s E d i t o r

Tr ans late d by C har l es Nag l e w i t h A . L . ( B i ll) Pr in c e Int r o d u c tio n by E r i k Ch i n g Carlo s H e n rí q u e z Consa lvi is director of the Museo de la Palabra y la Imagen in San Salvador, El Salvador.

Ch ar l es N ag l e is a graduate student at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.  B i l l Pr i n c e is Professor of Spanish, and E r ik Ch in g is Associate Professor of History at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina.

Translations from Latin America Series Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies University of Texas at Austin

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During the 1980s war in El Salvador, Radio Venceremos was the main news outlet for the Frente Farabundo Martí para la Liberación Nacional (FMLN), the guerrilla organization that challenged the government. The broadcast provided a vital link between combatants in the mountains and the outside world, as well as an alternative to mainstream media reporting. In this first-person account, “Santiago,” the legend behind Radio Venceremos, tells the story of the early years of that conflict, a rebellion of poor peasants against the Salvadoran government and its benefactor, the United States. Originally published as La Terquedad del Izote, this memoir also addresses the broader story of a nationwide rebellion and its international context, particularly the intensifying Cold War and heavy U.S. involvement in it under President Reagan. By the war’s end in 1992, more than 75,000 were dead and 350,000 wounded—in a country the size of Massachusetts. Although outnumbered and outfinanced, the rebels fought the Salvadoran Army to a draw and brought enough bargaining power to the negotiating table to achieve some of their key objectives, including democratic reforms and an overhaul of the security forces.

ISBN 978-0-292-72285-9

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University of Texas Press | spring 2010

Beginning with Volume 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 more than 140 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 under way in specialized areas. The subject categories for Volume 65 are as follows: • Anthropology • Economics • Geography • Government and Politics • International Relations • Political Economy • Sociology University of Texas Press | spring 2010

“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 at i n A m e r i c a n R e s e a r c h R e v i e w

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Veiled Brightness

A History of Ancient Maya Color

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The First New Chronicle and Good Government

Ballads of the Lords of New Spain

On the history of the world and the Incas up to 1615

The Codex Romances de los Señores de la Nueva España

By Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala Translated and edited by Roland Hamilton

Transcribed and translated from the Nahuatl by John Bierhorst

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Adoring the Saints

Visual Anthropologists at Work

Fiestas in Central Mexico

Mary Strong, Text Editor Laena Wilder, Visual Editor

By Yolanda Lastra, Joel Sherzer, and Dina Sherzer

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Drug War Zone

Frontline Dispatches from the Streets of  El Paso and Juárez

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Constructing the Image of the Mexican Revolution Cinema and the Archive

By Zuzana M. Pick

Edited by Daniel Bernardi

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Beyond the Latino World War II Hero

No Mexicans, Women, or Dogs Allowed

The Rise of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement

Edited by Maggie Rivas-Rodríguez and Emilio Zamora

By Cynthia E. Orozco

hardcover ISBN 978-0-292-72115-9

University of Texas Press | spring 2010

paperback ISBN 978-0-292-71974-3

The Social and Political Legacy of a Generation

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Filming Difference

Actors, Directors, Producers, and Writers on Gender, Race, and Sexuality in Film

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University of Texas Press | spring 2010

Edna Ferber’s Hollywood American Fictions of Gender, Race, and History

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El Lector

A History of the Cigar Factory Reader

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Photo from Temples of the Earthbound Gods by Christopher Thomas Gaffney

| m e m o i r | Women’s Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Turkish History

The University of Texas Press is pleased to announce that the following titles, which were published in hardcover in the fall of 2008, are now available in paperback.

The Concubine, the Princess, and the Teacher Voices from the Ottoman Harem t ra n s l at e d a n d e d i t e d by douglas scott brookes

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| h i s t o r y | Mexican Studies, Latin American Studies, Political Science

| c u lt u r a l s t u d i e s | Jewish Studies, Israeli Literature, Middle Eastern Studies

The Posthumous Career of Emiliano Zapata

Israeli Culture between the Two Intifadas

Myth, Memory, and Mexico’s Twentieth Century

A Brief Romance by ya r o n p e l e g An intriguing portrait of Israel’s “Generation X” and the perceived decline in Zionism among contemporary urban Israeli youth between the Palestinian uprisings that began in 1987 and 2000

by s a m u e l b r u n k

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A vivid, comprehensive examination of the monumental Zapata legacy, incorporating new archival research and wide-ranging cultural issues

6 x 9 inches, 172 pages isbn 978-0-292-72158-6 $25.00* | £15.99 | C$31.50

| p o l i t i c a l s c i e n c e | Middle Eastern Studies, Islamism

| c u lt u r a l s t u d i e s | Jewish Studies, Women’s Studies

Islamism in the Shadow of al-Qaeda

Jewish Women in Fin de Siècle Vienna

by f ra n ç o i s b u r g at

by a l i s o n r o s e

Translated by Patrick Hutchinson

The first broad examination of the role of Jewish women in Viennese society at the turn of the twentieth century, incorporating perspectives from within the Austrian Jewish community of that era

A provocative rethinking of the war on terror that exposes the dangers of Western blindness to colonial Middle Eastern history and breaks the deadlock of geopolitics and religious identity 6 x 9 inches, 200 pages isbn 978-0-292-71760-2 $25.00* | £15.99 | C$31.50 Not for sale in Egypt or the Middle East


Three women who lived in the Ottoman imperial harem between 1876 and 1924 describe the lifeways of the imperial family, dispelling Western stereotypes of harem debauchery

6 x 9 inches, 328 pages, 15 b&w photos isbn 978-0-292-72159-3 $30.00* | £19.99 | C$37.50

University of Texas Press | spring 2010

University of Texas Press | spring 2010


| c l a s s i c s | Ancient History, History of Sports

| c u lt u r a l s t u d i e s | Women’s Studies, Ethnic Studies, Anthropology

Greek Sport and Social Status

Native Speakers Ella Deloria, Zora Neale Hurston, Jovita González, and the Poetics of Culture

by m a r k g o l d e n


A noted authority on ancient sport discusses various ways in which the ancient Greeks, as well as people today, used sports to achieve social status

by m a r í a e u g e n i a c o t e ra


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| f i l m a n d m e d i a s t u d i e s | Border Studies, Latin American Studies, Chicana/o Studies

Border Bandits Hollywood on the Southern Frontier by c a m i l l a f o ja s An examination of how major Hollywood films exploit the border between Mexico and the United States to tell a story about U.S. dominance in the Western hemisphere

| c u lt u r a l s t u d i e s | Chicana Studies, Women’s Studies, Latin American Studies


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R e p r e s s io n & Resistance in Chicana & Mexicana Literature Anna Marie Sandoval

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| f i l m a n d m e d i a s t u d i e s | South Asian Studies, Cognitive Studies

Understanding Indian Movies Culture, Cognition, and Cinematic Imagination by pat r i c k c o l m h o g a n

6 x 9 inches, 308 pages, 69 b&w photos isbn 978-0-292-72167-8 $30.00* | £19.99 | C$37.50


A cultural-cognitive analysis of Indian cinema intended to increase understanding and appreciation of Indian films in the English-speaking world

University of Texas Press | spring 2010

The first book-length comparative analysis of three intellectual women of color working in the academic mainstream in the early twentieth century

Toward a Latina Feminism of the Americas Repression and Resistance in Chicana and Mexicana Literature by a n n a m a r i e s a n d o va l A comparative reading of literature by Mexicanas and Chicanas, including Sandra Cisneros, Laura Esquivel, Carmen Boullosa, and Helena María Viramontes, that raises compelling questions about the very nature of cultural constructs in literature

| a n t h r o p o l o g y | Women’s Studies, Public Health, Latin American Studies





Sex Work and the City

The Social Geography of Health and Safety in Tijuana, Mexico by ya s m i n a k at s u l i s A revealing study of the sex trade in Tijuana (where approximately one thousand registered prostitutes work quasi-legally) and its effects on public health, economics, and the local culture of sexuality

6 x 9 inches, 192 pages, 16 b&w photos, 2 maps isbn 978-0-292-72164-7 $25.00* | £15.99 | C$31.50

University of Texas Press | spring 2010


| c u lt u r a l s t u d i e s | Chicana/o Studies, Religion

| b i o g r a p h y | History, Women’s Studies, Latin American Studies


For Glory and Bolívar

Resistance and Affirmation in Chicano Catholic History

The Remarkable Life of Manuela Sáenz

by m a r i o t . g a r c í a

by pa m e l a s . m u r ray Foreword by Fredrick B. Pike

The first major historical study of the role of Catholicism in Chicano history in the twentieth century

6 x 9 inches, 380 pages, 21 b&w photos isbn 978-0-292-72148-7 $35.00* | £22.99 | C$43.95

A sweeping biography of Simón Bolívar’s most passionate revolutionary, the Colombian precursor to Eva Perón 6 x 9 inches, 240 pages, 6 b&w photos isbn 978-0-292-72151-7 $25.00* | £15.99 | C$31.50

| a n t h r o p o l o g y | Sociology, Latin American Studies, Urban Studies

| g e o g r a p h y | Latin American Studies, Urban Studies, Sports

Conquistadores de la Calle

Temples of the Earthbound Gods

Child Street Labor in Guatemala City by t h o m a s a . o f f i t

Stadiums in the Cultural Landscapes of Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires

A stirring ethnography of Guatemala City’s juvenile street vendors and the surprising economies of power they construct

by c h r i s t o p h e r t h o m a s g a f f n e y

6 x 9 inches, 244 pages, 9 b&w photos, 3 maps isbn 978-0-292-72150-0 $25.00* | £15.99 | C$31.50

6 x 9 inches, 288 pages, 53 b&w photos, 15 maps isbn 978-0-292-72165-4 $25.00* | £15.99 | C$31.50 | h i s t o r y | Gender Studies, Latin American Studies

| h i s t o r y | Latin American Studies, Politics, Government

Hijos del Pueblo

Gabriel García Moreno and Conservative State Formation in the Andes

Gender, Family, and Community in Rural Mexico, 1730–1850 by d e b o ra h e . k a n t e r

by p e t e r v . n . h e n d e r s o n

An extraordinary window into the colonial world of Mexico’s Tenango del Valle, bringing to life the daily interactions of a fascinating rural community 6 x 9 inches, 168 pages isbn 978-0-292-72156-2 $25.00* | £15.99 | C$31.50


In this groundbreaking tale of two cities, a geography scholar and soccer aficionado delivers a fascinating tour of the sport’s hallowed grounds

A new political history that addresses five major themes of nineteenth-century Latin American history through the life and times of Ecuador’s most controversial politician 6 x 9 inches, 328 pages, 20 b&w photos isbn 978-0-292-72152-4 $30.00* | £19.99 | C$37.50

University of Texas Press | spring 2010

University of Texas Press | spring 2010


| p o l i t i c a l s c i e n c e | Latin American Studies, Economics, Geography

| t e x a s | Biography

Guns, Drugs, and Development in Colombia

Harry Huntt Ransom

by j e n n i f e r s . h o l m e s , s h e i l a a m i n gutiérrez de piñeres, and kevin m. curtin

by a l a n g r i b b e n

Intellect in Motion The first comprehensive biography of the visionary university chancellor who propelled the University of Texas at Austin to lasting levels of stature and established one of the world’s finest cultural archives, the Harry Ransom Center

A provocative, interdisciplinary examination of Colombia’s devastating drug trade, with data-driven recommendations for other countries facing violent insurgencies 6 x 9 inches, 208 pages, 20 line drawings, 15 maps isbn 978-0-292-72154-8 $25.00* | £15.99 | C$31.50

6 x 9 inches, 380 pages, 45 b&w photos isbn 978-0-292-72155-5 $35.00* | £24.99 | C$43.95 | a n t h r o p o l o g y | Native American Studies, Linguistics

| t e x a s | Media History, Business History

Kiowa Ethnogeography


by w i l l i a m c . m e a d o w s

From Newspapers to New Media

An enlightening study of more than 300 place names and geographical features that reveal a rich trove of findings related to Kiowa culture and history

by j u d i t h g a r r e tt s e g u ra

6 x 9 inches, 368 pages, 27 b&w photos, 5 maps isbn 978-0-292-72160-9 $30.00* | £19.99 | C$37.50

6 x 9 inches, 332 pages, 21 b&w photos isbn 978-0-292-71846-3 $30.00 | £21.99 | C$37.50 | c u r r e n t a f fa i r s | American Studies, Race Relations

| t e x a s | Biography, History, Philanthropy Studies

Neo-Confederacy A Critical Introduction

The Hogg Family and Houston

e d i t e d by e ua n h a g u e , h e i d i b e i r i c h , and edward h. sebesta

Philanthropy and the Civic Ideal

Foreword by James W. Loewen

by k at e s ay e n k i r k l a n d

An interdisciplinary team examines the mainstreaming of the New Dixie movement, whose calls range from full secession to the racist exaltation of “Celtic” Americans and whose advocates can be found far north of the Mason-Dixon Line

The stirring story of the legendary Hogg family’s philanthropic contributions to Texas, and the pivotal trends of urban growth and civic support exemplified in their lives

6 x 9 inches, 356 pages, 3 b&w photos isbn 978-0-292-72162-3 $30.00* | £19.99 | C$37.50


The complete story of the oldest business institution in Texas is at last captured in a colorful, comprehensive history sweeping across five generations of a family of savvy media moguls

University of Texas Press | spring 2010

6 x 9 inches, 404 pages, 14 b&w photos isbn 978-0-292-71866-1 $35.00* | £24.99 | C$43.95

University of Texas Press | spring 2010


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Photo from House of Hits by Andy Bradley and Roger Wood

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African American Studies, Music

A page-turning collection of stories about blues, African American life, and self-discovery in Texas by the award-winning author of First Son: George W. Bush & The Bush Family Dynasty

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A history of the postwar popular music industry told through the story of the legendary Gold Star/ SugarHill studio that has recorded musicians ranging from George Jones to Destiny’s Child

In Search of the Blues

House of Hits

A Journey to the Soul of Black Texas

The Story of Houston’s Gold Star/SugarHill Recording Studios

By B i l l M i n u tag l i o

BILL M INU TAGLIO Austin, Texas Minutaglio is a Clinical Professor of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin. His books include First Son: George W. Bush & The Bush Family Dynasty; City on Fire: The Forgotten Disaster That Devastated a Town and Ignited a Landmark Legal Battle; and The President’s Counselor: The Rise to Power of Alberto Gonzales.

Southwestern Writers Collection Series The Wittliff Collections at Texas State University–San Marcos Steven L. Davis, Editor

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$24.95 | £17.99 | C$31.50 paperback ISBN 978-0-292-72247-7

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The rich, complex lives of African Americans in Texas were often neglected by the mainstream media, which historically seldom ventured into Houston’s Fourth Ward, San Antonio’s East Side, South Dallas, or the black neighborhoods in smaller cities. When Bill Minutaglio began writing for Texas newspapers in the 1970s, few large publications had more than a token number of African American journalists, and they barely acknowledged the things of lasting importance to the African American community. Though hardly the most likely reporter—as a white, Italian American transplant from New York City—for the black Texas beat, Minutaglio was drawn to the African American heritage, seeking its soul in churches, on front porches, at juke joints, and anywhere else that people would allow him into their lives. His nationally award-winning writing offered many Americans their first deeper understanding of Texas’s singular, complicated African American history. This eclectic collection gathers the best of Minutaglio’s writing about the soul of black Texas. He profiles individuals both unknown and famous, including blues legends Lightnin’ Hopkins, Amos Milburn, Robert Shaw, and Dr. Hepcat. He looks at neglected, even intentionally hidden, communities. And he wades into the musical undercurrent that touches on African Americans’ joys, longings, and frustrations, and the passing of generations. Minutaglio’s stories offer an understanding of the sweeping evolution of music, race, and justice in Texas. Moved forward by the musical heartbeat of the blues and defined by the long shadow of racism, the stories measure how far Texas has come . . . or still has to go. University of Texas Press | spring 2010

By Andy Bradley and Roger Wood Founded in a working-class neighborhood in southeast Houston in 1941, Gold Star/SugarHill Recording Studios is a major independent studio that has produced a multitude of influential hit records in an astonishingly diverse range of genres. Its roster of recorded musicians includes Lightnin’ Hopkins, George Jones, Willie Nelson, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Junior Parker, Clifton Chenier, Sir Douglas Quintet, 13th Floor Elevators, Freddy Fender, Kinky Friedman, Ray Benson, Guy Clark, Lucinda Williams, Beyoncé and Destiny’s Child, and many, many more. In House of Hits, Andy Bradley and Roger Wood chronicle the fascinating history of Gold Star/SugarHill, telling a story that effectively covers the postwar popular music industry. They describe how Houston’s lack of zoning ordinances allowed founder Bill Quinn’s house studio to grow into a large studio complex, just as SugarHill’s willingness to transcend musical boundaries transformed it into of one of the most storied recording enterprises in America. The authors offer behindthe-scenes accounts of numerous hit recordings, spiced with anecdotes from studio insiders and musicians who recorded at SugarHill. Bradley and Wood also place significant emphasis on the role of technology in shaping the music and the evolution of the music business. They include in-depth biographies of regional stars and analysis of the various styles of music they represent, as well as a list of all of Gold Star/SugarHill’s recordings that made the Billboard charts and extensive selected historical discographies of the studio’s recordings. University of Texas Press | spring 2010

ANDY B RADLEY Houston, Texas Bradley has been a professional recording engineer since 1978 and has served as SugarHill’s chief engineer for the past 25 years.

ROGER WOOD Houston, Texas Wood is the author of Texas Zydeco and Down in Houston: Bayou City Blues. He also is a contributing writer to The Roots of Texas Music, The Handbook of Texas Music, and Encyclopedia of the Blues.

Brad and Michele Moore Roots Music Series

release date | april 6 x 9∑ inches, 350 pages, 30 b&w photos ISBN 978-0-292-71919-4

$34.95 | £24.99 | C$43.95 hardcover


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Library and Information Science

This look at how the Texas state library has fulfilled its mission encourages policy makers and the public to value the library and archival service of government and give it the support it needs to be even more effective in the digital future

The State Library and Archives of Texas A History, 1835–1962

Austin, Texas Gracy is the Governor Bill Daniel Professor in Archival Enterprise, School of Information, University of Texas at Austin; a Fellow of the Texas State Historical Association; and a Certified Archivist. Eighteen years after beginning his archival career in the Texas State Archives, Gracy returned as Texas State Archivist (1977–1986).

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Political History

The first exploration of Texas’s Speaker of the House—a role that has evolved from powerless obscurity to heavyweight political preeminence

The House Will Come to Order How the Texas Speaker Became a Power in State and National Politics B y Pa t r i c k L . C o x a n d M i c h a e l P h i l l i p s

B y D a v i d B . G r a c y II


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The Texas State Library and Archives Commission celebrated its centennial in 2009. To honor that milestone, former State Archivist David Gracy has taken a retrospective look at the agency’s colorful and sometimes contentious history as Texas’s official information provider and record keeper. In this book, he chronicles more than a century of efforts by dedicated librarians and archivists to deliver the essential, nonpartisan library and archival functions of government within a political environment in which legislators and governors usually agreed that libraries and archives were good and needed—but they disagreed about whatever expenditure was being proposed at the moment. Gracy recounts the stories of persevering, sometimes controversial state librarians and archivists, and commission members, including Ernest Winkler, Elizabeth West (the first female agency head in Texas government), Fannie Wilcox, Virginia Gambrell, and Louis Kemp, who worked to provide Texans the vital services of the state library and archives—developing public library service statewide, maintaining state and federal records for use by the public and lawmakers, running summer reading programs for children, providing services for the visually impaired, and preserving the historically significant records of Texas as a colony, province, republic, and state. Gracy explains how the agency has struggled to balance its differing library and archival functions and, most of all, to be treated as a full-range information provider, and not just as a collection of disparate services. University of Texas Press | spring 2010

Foreword by Don Carl eton


In a state assumed to have a constitutionally weak governor, the Speaker of the Texas House wields enormous power, with the ability to almost single-handedly dictate the legislative agenda. The House Will Come to Order charts the evolution of the Speaker’s role from a relatively obscure office to one of the most powerful in the state. This fascinating account, drawn from the Briscoe Center’s oral history project on the former Speakers, is the story of transition, modernization, and power struggles. Weaving a compelling story of scandal, service, and opportunity, Patrick Cox and Michael Phillips describe the divisions within the traditional Democratic Party, the ascendance of Republicans, and how Texas business, agriculture, and media shaped perceptions of officeholders. While the governor and lieutenant governor wielded their power, the authors show how the modern Texas House Speaker built an office of equal power as the state became more complex and diverse. The authors also explore how race, class, and gender affected this transition as they explain the importance of the office in Texas and the impact the state’s Speakers have had on national politics. At the apex of its power, the Texas House Speaker’s role at last receives the critical consideration it deserves.

Cox is Associate Director of the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin and author of Ralph Yarborough: The People’s Senator.

Austin, Texas

M ICHAEL PHILLIPS Plano, Texas Phillips is Professor of History at Collin College and author of White Metropolis: Race, Ethnicity, and Religion in Dallas, 1841–2001, winner of the T. R. Fehrenbach Award for the best book on Texas history.

Focus on American History Series The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History University of Texas at Austin Don Carleton, Editor

release date | marc h 6 x 9 inches, 272 pages, 21 b&w photos ISBN 978-0-292-72205-7

$40.00 | £28.99 | C$49.95 hardcover University of Texas Press | spring 2010


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Jewish Studies, History

A colorful, groundbreaking study of Jewish populations in Texas from late-sixteenth-century Spanish colonialism through the achievements of twentieth-century innovators

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Political Science, History, Sociology

The first in-depth examination of Lyndon Johnson’s Office of Economic Opportunity and its role in the rise and fall of postwar liberalism in the Lone Star State

The Chosen Folks

Freedom Is Not Enough

Jews on the Frontiers of Texas

The War on Poverty and the Civil Rights Movement in Texas

By Bryan Edward Stone

BRYAN ED WARD STONE Corpus Christi, Texas Stone is an Associate Professor of History at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas, and has been a Visiting Professor at the Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. He has published a variety of articles on Texas Jewry.

Jewish History, Life, and Culture Michael Neiditch, Series Editor

Texas has one of the largest Jewish populations in the South and West, comprising an often-overlooked vestige of the Diaspora. The Chosen Folks brings this rich aspect of the past to light, going beyond single biographies and photographic histories to explore the full evolution of the Jewish experience in Texas. Drawing on previously unpublished archival materials and synthesizing earlier research, Bryan Edward Stone begins with the crypto-Jews who fled the Spanish Inquisition in the late sixteenth century and then discusses the unique Texas-Jewish communities that flourished far from the acknowledged centers of Jewish history and culture. The effects of this peripheral identity are explored in depth, from the days when geographic distance created physical divides to the redefinitions of “frontier” that marked the twentieth century. The rise of the Ku Klux Klan, the creation of Israel in the wake of the Holocaust, and the civil rights movement are covered as well, raising provocative questions about the attributes that enabled Texas Jews to forge a distinctive identity on the national and world stage. Brimming with memorable narratives, The Chosen Folks brings to life a cast of vibrant pioneers.

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By William S. Clayson Led by the Office of Economic Opportunity, “No one has done this kind of Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty reflected the presiin-depth study before. . . . This is dent’s belief that, just as the civil rights movement and federal law tore down legalized segregation, pro- an outstanding piece of the past gressive government and grassroots activism could that does inform our present and eradicate poverty in the United States. Yet few have attempted to evaluate the relationship between the points the way to the future.” — J a m e s Sm a l l w o o d OEO and the freedom struggles of the 1960s. FocusProfessor Emeritus of History, Oklahoma State University ing on the unique situation presented by Texas, Freedom Is Not Enough examines how the War on Poverty WILLIA M S. CLAYSON manifested itself in a state marked by racial division Las Vegas, Nevada and diversity—and by endemic poverty. Though the War on Poverty did not eradicate destitution in the Clayson is Professor and Lead Faculty in History at the College of United States, the history of the effort provides a unique window to Southern Nevada. He has published examine the politics of race and social justice in the 1960s. William several articles and made frequent S. Clayson traces the rise and fall of postwar liberalism in the Lone conference presentations on Lyndon Star State against a backdrop of dissent among Chicano militants and Johnson’s War on Poverty as it black nationalists who rejected Johnson’s brand of liberalism. The played out in cities across Texas. conservative backlash that followed is another result of the dramatic release date | april political shifts revealed in the history of the OEO, completing this 6 x 9 inches, 224 pages, study of a unique facet in Texas’s historical identity. 15 b&w photos

ISBN 978-0-292-72177-7

ISBN 978-0-292-72186-9

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University of Texas Press | spring 2010

University of Texas Press | spring 2010


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Law, Legal Reference

Now thoroughly rewritten and updated throughout—the standard legal resource for Texas educators, which has sold more than 70,000 copies

The Educator’s Guide to Texas School Law Seventh Edition By Jim Walsh, Frank Kemerer, and Laurie Maniotis

J im W a l sh is an attorney with the law firm of Walsh, Anderson, Brown, Aldridge, and Gallegos, P.C., in Austin.

Frank K em e rer is Regents Professor Emeritus of Education Law and Administration at the University of North Texas and currently is Professor-in-Residence at the University of San Diego.

Laurie Man i ot i s is an attorney in private practice in Fort Worth. rel ease dat e | aug u st 6 x 9 inches, 504 pages ISBN 978-0-292-72293-4

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Much has changed in the area of school law since the first edition of The Educator’s Guide was published in 1986. In this new seventh edition, the authors have streamlined the discussion by pruning older material and weaving in new developments. The result is an authoritative source on all major dimensions of Texas school law that is both well integrated and easy to read. Intended for Texas school personnel, school board members, interested attorneys, and taxpayers, the seventh edition explains what the law is and what the implications are for effective school operations. It is designed to help professional educators avoid expensive and time-consuming lawsuits by taking effective preventive action. It is an especially valuable resource for school law courses and staff development sessions. The seventh edition begins with a review of the legal structure of the Texas school system. Successive chapters address attendance and the instructional program, the education of children with special needs, employment and personnel, expression and associational rights, the role of religion in public schools, student discipline, open meetings and records, privacy, search and seizure, and legal liability under both federal and Texas law. In addition to state law, the book addresses the growing role of the federal government in school operation through such major federal legislation as the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and the No Child Left Behind Act. University of Texas Press | spring 2010

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Legal History, African American Studies

A remarkable collection of original decrees, court cases, and other documents charting the legal history of African Americans in Texas, from Mexican rule through Confederate law

The Laws of Slavery in Texas E d i t e d b y R a n d o l p h B . C a mpb e l l Compil ed by Wil l iam S. Pug sl ey and Marilyn P. Duncan The laws that governed the institution of slavery in early Texas were enacted over a fifty-year period in which Texas moved through incarnations as a Spanish colony, a Mexican state, an independent republic, a part of the United States, and a Confederate state. This unusual legal heritage sets Texas apart from the other slave-holding states and provides a unique opportunity to examine how slave laws were enacted and upheld as political and legal structures changed. The Laws of Slavery in Texas makes that examination possible by combining seminal historical essays with excerpts from key legal documents from the slave period and tying them together with interpretive commentary by the foremost scholar on the subject, Randolph B. Campbell. Campbell’s commentary focuses on an aspect of slave law that was particularly evident in the evolving legal system of early Texas: the dilemma that arose when human beings were treated as property. As Campbell points out, defining slaves as moveable property, or chattel, presented a serious difficulty to those who wrote and interpreted the law because, unlike any other form of property, slaves were sentient beings. They were held responsible for their crimes, and in numerous other ways statute and case law dealing with slavery recognized the humanness of the enslaved. Attempts to protect the property rights of slave owners led to increasingly restrictive laws—including laws concerning free blacks— that were difficult to uphold. The documents in this collection reveal both the roots of the dilemma and its inevitable outcome.

RANDOL PH B . “M IKE” CAM PB ELL Denton, Texas Campbell is Regents Professor of History at the University of North Texas and editor of the Southwestern Historical Quarterly.

Wi lli am S. Pugsley Austin, Texas Pugsley is Executive Director of the Texas Supreme Court Historical Society.

M ari lyn P. DUNCAN Austin, Texas Duncan is Consulting Editor for the Texas Supreme Court Historical Society’s History Book Project.

Texas Legal Studies Series Jason A. Gillmer and William S. Pugsley, Editors

release date | feb ruary 6 x 9 inches, 208 pages ISBN 978-0-292-72188-3

$55.00* | £40.00 | C$68.95 hardcover University of Texas Press | spring 2010


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Sociology, Geography, Environmental Studies

A history of the environmental movement in Austin, Texas, that shows how it became a model for the national movement to build sustainable cities

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Cultural Geography, Environmental History, Urban Studies

A cultural geographic exploration of the many avenues of resistance that Austinites have taken to maintain their sense of cultural identity

Environmental City

Weird City

People, Place, Politics, and the Meaning of Modern Austin

Sense of Place and Creative Resistance in Austin, Texas

B y W i l l i a m Sc o t t Sw e a r i n g e n , J r .

By Joshua Long

W illia m Scot t Swear i n g e n , J r. , teaches Environmental Science and Policy, Urban Sociology, and Environmental Sociology at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. He has been involved in the environmental movement in Austin for two decades.

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As Austin grew from a college and government town of the 1950s into the sprawling city of 2010, two ideas of Austin as a place came into conflict. Many who promoted the ideology of growth believed Austin would be defined by economic output, money, and wealth. But many others thought Austin was instead defined by its quality of life. Because the natural environment contributed so much to Austin’s quality of life, a social movement that wanted to preserve the city’s environment became the leading edge of a larger movement that wanted to retain a unique sense of place. The “environmental movement” in Austin became the political and symbolic arm of the more general movement for place. This is a history of the environmental movement in Austin—how it began; what it did; and how it promoted ideas about the relationships between people, cities, and the environment. It is also about a deeper movement to retain a sense of place that is Austin, and how that deeper movement continues to shape the way Austin is built today. The city it helped to create is now on the forefront of national efforts to rethink how we build our cities, reduce global warming, and find ways that humans and the environment can coexist in a big city.

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Austin, Texas, at the beginning of the twenty-first century, is experiencing one of the most dynamic periods in its history. Wedged between homogenizing growth and a long tradition of rebellious nonconformity, many Austinites feel that they are in the midst of a battle for the city’s soul. From this struggle, a movement has emerged as a form of resistance to the rapid urban transformation brought about in recent years: “Keep Austin Weird” originated in 2000 as a grassroots expression of place attachment and anti-commercialization. Its popularity has led to its use as a rallying cry for local business, as a rhetorical tool by city governance, and now as the unofficial civic motto for a city experiencing rapid growth and transformation. By using “Keep Austin Weird” as a central focus, Joshua Long explores the links between sense of place, consumption patterns, sustainable development, and urban politics in Austin. Research on this phenomenon considers the strong influence of the “Creative Class” thesis on Smart Growth strategies, gentrification, income inequality, and social polarization made popular by the works of Richard Florida. This study is highly applicable to several emerging “Creative Cities,” but holds special significance for the city considered the greatest creative success story, Austin.

ISBN 978-0-292-72181-4

A native Texan who lived and worked in the Austin area for more than twenty years, JOSH UA LONG is Assistant Professor of Social Sciences at Franklin College Switzerland in Lugano, Switzerland.

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University of Texas Press | spring 2010

University of Texas Press | spring 2010



Republic of Barbecue Stories Beyond the Brisket

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Cooking with Texas Highways

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Texas BBQ

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The Complete Gardening and Gourmet Guide, Second Edition

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Official Guide to Texas State Parks and Historic Sites

Big Bend National Park

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Texas Gardening the Natural Way

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Remarkable Plants of Texas Uncommon Accounts of Our Common Natives

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Texas Wildflowers

Venomous Snakes of Texas

By Campbell and Lynn Loughmiller Updated by Damon Waitt, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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A Field Guide

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University of Texas Press | spring 2010



University of Texas Press Print-on-Demand Program J. Frank Dobie

Bob Bullock

By Steven L. Davis

By Dave McNeely and Jim Henderson

A Liberated Mind

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God Bless Texas

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One Ranger Returns

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Historic Texas from the Air

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The Power of the Texas Governor Connally to Bush

The Amazing Faith of Texas

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Archaeoastronomy The Journal of Astronomy in Culture Editor: John B. Carlson Cent e r f o r A rc haeo as t r o n o m y

Number 21 The editors

Gerardo Aldana

Journals under Threat: A Joint Response from History of Science, Technology and Medicine Editors

Glyph G and the Yohualteuctin: Recovering the Mesoamerican Practice of Time Keeping and Nightly Astrology

Placing Greek Temples: An Archaeoastronomical Study of the Orientation of Ancient Greek Religious Structures Michael J. Zawaski and J. McKim Malville

Cinema Journal is a quarterly journal sponsored by the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, a professional organization of film and television scholars.

Volume 41, Number 1 Winter/Spring 2010

The Margarita Structure Panels [at Copán] and the Maya Cosmogonic Couplet of Ancestral Emergence: Redux and Reemergence

Dancing to a Disco Beat?: Children, Teenagers, and the Localizing of Popular Music in Bali David Novak

Playing Off Site: The Untranslation of Onkyô V. N. Muthukumar

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E d i t o r : H e at h e r H e n d e r s h o t C UN Y

Volume 49, Number 2 Winter 2010

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.

Jonathan McIntosh

Philip A. Clarke


Editor: Stephen Slawek

John B. Carlson

An Archaeoastronomical Survey of Major Inca Sites in Peru An Overview of Australian Aboriginal Ethnoastronomy

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The study of the astronomical practices, celestial lore, mythologies, religions, and worldviews of all ancient cultures is the essence of Archaeoastronomy. This annual journal is published for the Center for Archaeoastronomy and ISAAC, the International Society for Archaeoastronomy and Astronomy in Culture.

Efrosyni Boutsikas

Asian Music

Beyond Ta¯laprasta¯ra in Indian Music: Prosody as a Generating Function of Rhythmic Complexity in Arun.akirina¯tar’s Tiruppukal ¯ University of Texas Press | spring 2010

Michael T. Martin

Barbara Klinger

“I Do Exist”: From “Black Insurgent” to Negotiating the Hollywood Divide—A Conversation with Julie Dash

Contraband Cinema: Piracy, Titanic, and Central Asia

Chad Bennett

Christina Sunardi

Making Sense and Senses of Locale through Perceptions of Music and Dance in Malang, East Java Yuh-wen Wang

Expressiveness in the PreModern Performance Style of Chinese Music: “Equanimity” in Abing

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Flaming the Fans: Shame and the Aesthetics of Queer Fandom in Todd Haynes’s Velvet Goldmine Jennifer Fuller

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Festival Review: The 21st Pan-African Film and TV Festival (FESPACO), February 28–March 7, 2009 Ougadougou, Burkina Faso Edited by Mark Betz

In Focus: Cinephilia

Dangerous Fictions: Race, History, and King Avi Santo

Batman versus The Green Hornet: The Merchandisable TV Text and the Paradox of Licensing in the Classical Network Era Eithne Quinn

“Tryin’ To Get Over”: Super Fly, Black Politics, and Post–Civil Rights Film Enterprise

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Journal of the History of Sexuality E d i t o r : M a t h e w Ku e f l e r San D ie go State Un i v e r s i t y 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.

Volume 19, Issue 2 May 2010 Timothy Stewart-Winter and Simon Stern

Picturing Same-Sex Marriage in the Antebellum United States: The Union of “Two Most Excellent Men” in Longstreet’s “A Sage Conversation” Stephen Robertson

Shifting the Scene of the Crime: Sodomy and the American History of Sexual Violence

Greta Rensenbrink

Parthenogenesis and Lesbian Separatism: Regenerating Women’s Community through Virgin Birth in the United States, 1970s and 1980s Paul Ryan

Asking Angela: Discourses about Sexuality in an Irish Problem Page, 1963–1980

The Journal of Individual Psychology Editors: William L. Curlette and Roy M. Kern Georgia State University The Journal of Individual Psychology provides a forum for the finest dialogue on Adlerian practices, principles, and theoretical development. Articles relate to theoretical and research issues as well as to concerns of practice and application of Adlerian psychological methods. The Journal of Individual Psychology is the journal of the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology.


Social Justice: Addressing Social Exclusion by Means of Social Interest and Social Responsibility

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Latin American Music Review

Hilary Silver

Reflections on Alfred Adler: A Social Exclusion Perspective Lynn C. Todman, Sherrod Taylor, Kerry Cochrane, Jenifer Arbaugh, Jared Berger, Emily Burt, Michael Caponi, Elisabeth Houston, Amy Khattar Hahn, Diana Mandeleew

Social Exclusion Indicators for the United States

Editor: Robin Moore Un i v e r s i t y o f Te x a s at Au s t i n

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.

W. F. Santiago-Valles

Context and Impact of Raissa Epstein’s Ideas on Alfred Adler’s Social Imaginary (1897–1935) Sherrod Taylor

Volume 30, Number 2 Fall/Winter 2009 Noriko Manabe

Christopher A. Shelley

Reinterpretations of the Son: Versions of Guillén’s Motivos de son by Grenet, García Caturla, and Roldán

Trans People and Social Justice

Timothy Rommen

Alfred Adler’s Influence on American Law

Ursula Oberst

Educating for Social Responsibility Social Interest and Social Responsibility in Contemporary Corporate Environments

Frigidity at the Fin-de-Siècle in France: A Slippery and Capacious Concept From Subversion to Obscenity: FBI’s Investigation of the Early Homophile Movement in the United States, 1953–1958

Lynn C. Todman, Erik Mansager

Cynthia Uccello

Alison Moore and Peter Cryle

Douglas M. Charles

Volume 65, Number 4 Winter 2009

Come Back Home: Regional Travles, Global Encounters, and Local Nostalgias in Bahamian Popular Musics

Peter Manuel

From Contradanza to Son: New Perspectives on the Prehistory of Cuban Popular Music Rubén López Cano

Apuntes para una prehistoria del mambo

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Libraries & the Cultural Record E d i t o r : D a v i d B . G r a c y II Univ e rsity o f Te xas at Au s t i n Libraries & the Cultural Record celebrates and documents the work of those who created and preserved the record of human achievement and discovery. It is the only journal devoted exclusively to the history of collections of knowledge that form the cultural record.

Volume 45, Number 3 2010

Editor: Melissa A. Fitch

Barry Seaver

Rebecca Rankin’s Campaign for a New York City Archives, 19201952

The University o f A r izo na

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Thomas B. Lockwood and the Making of a Rare Book Collection, 1895–1935 Herman Peterson

The Genesis of Monastic Libraries Hans Rasmussen

Records Management and the Decline of the English Archival Establishment, 1949–1956 Kevin Hayes

The Public Library in Utopia


Studies in Latin American Popular Culture

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Texas Studies in Literature and Language E d i t o r - i n - C h i e f: Ku r t H e i n z e l m a n University of Texas at Austin Texas Studies in Literature and Language is an established journal of literary criticism.

Volume 51, Number 4, Winter 2009 News of Ulysses : Readi ngs and Re-Readi ngs guest editors: Charles Rossman and Alan W. Friedman Roy D. Carlson

Marguerite M. Regan

Don Giovanni on Eccles Street

“Weggebobbles and Fruit”: Bloom’s Vegetarian Impulses

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Quotation Marks, the Gramophone Record, and the Language of the Outlaw

James F. Lowe

Michael Schandorf

Molly and Bloom in the Lists of “Ithaca”

Romantic “Ghoststory”: Lingering Shades of Shelley in Ulysses Tekla Schell

The Role of Elijah in Ulysses’ Metempsychosis Ariela Freedman

“Don’t eat a beefsteak”: Joyce and the Pythagoreans

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Circean Aerodynamics Tony Thwaites

Siân E. White

“O, despise not my youth!”: Senses, Sympathy, and an Intimate Aesthetics in Ulysses Quarterly ISSN 0040-4691

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The Velvet Light Trap

Journal of Latin American Geography

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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Sarah Projansky

Reclaiming the Freak: Michael Jackson and the Spectacle of Identity

Toxic: The Implosion of Britney Spears’s Star Image

Rihanna’s Closed Eyes

Michael DeAngelis

James Kincaid

Tom Cruise, the “Couch Incident,” and the Limits of Public Elation

Dreaming a Dream: Susan Boyle and Celebrity Culture

Barry King

Stardom, Celebrity, and the Money Form

Fernando Delgado

Dragging Oscar Diane Negra

Julie A. Wilson

Star Testing: The Emerging Politics of Celebrity Gossip


Judith Halberstam

Populist Celebrity in the Election Campaigns of Jesse Ventura and Arnold Schwarzenegger

Underexposed Overexposure: One Night in Paris Slumdog Celebrities

Su Holmes

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Hannah Montana’s Bare, Unprotected Back: Miley Cyrus’s Vanity Fair Outing

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