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Highlights from our Latin American Studies list include Marijuana Boom: The Rise and Fall of Colombia’s First Drug Paradise by Lina Britto who combines deep archival research with unprecedented oral history to decipher the puzzle: Why did the Colombian coffee republic, a model of Latin American representative democracy and economic modernization, transform into a drug paradise, and at what cost? Dematerialization: Art and Design in Latin America by Karen Benezra examines the intertwined experimental practices and critical discourses of art and industrial design in Argentina, Mexico, and Chile in the 1960s and 1970s and brings new insights to the fields of contemporary art history, critical theory, and Latin American cultural studies.
A Party for Lazarus: Six Generations of Ancestral Devotion in a Cuban Town by Todd Ramón Ochoa is the story of a Cuban family, six generations removed from slavery, struggling to honor its ancestors amid changing fortunes and a crumbling state. This intimate intergenerational account centers on an annual feast celebrating ancestors and orisás—the life-changing spirits at the heart of Black Atlantic religious life.