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Catalogs: Spring/Summer 2010 Titles

 

Adès and McClean, Revolution on Paper: Mexican Prints 1910-1960
An extensively illustrated catalogue of the first European exhibition dedicated to Mexican printmaking in the first half of the twentieth century.

Aldama, Toward a Cognitive Theory of Narrative Acts
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.

Allen, Terry Allen
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of the work of acclaimed visual artist and singer-songwriter Terry Allen, with essays, including one previously unpublished, by leading cultural critic Dave Hickey and more than 200 superb illustrations.

Bowden and Briggs, Dreamland: The Way Out of Juarez
This striking work of graphic journalism pairs previously unpublished creative nonfiction by Charles Bowden with provocative scratchboard drawings by Alice Leora Briggs to create a vignette of daily life in Juárez, Mexico, in all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.

Bradley and Wood, House of Hits: The Story of Houston's Gold Star/SugarHill Recording Studios
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.

Brockett and Mitchell, Making the Scene: A History of Stage Design and Teconology 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 G. Brockett.

Campbell, The Laws of Slavery in Texas: Historical Documents and Essays
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.

Carranza, Architecture as Revolution: Episodes in the History of Modern Mexico
A richly illustrated social and cultural history of post-revolutionary Mexican architecture.

Carrier, "Go Down, Old Hannah": The Living History of African American Texans
A collection of 15 living history plays about key aspects of African American life commissioned by museums and historic sites in Texas.

Clayson, Freedom Is Not Enough: The War on Poverty and the Civil Rights Movement in Texas
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.

Consalvi, Broadcasting the Civil War in El Salvador: A Memoir of Guerrilla Radio
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.

Cox and Phillips, The House Will Come to Order: How the Texas Speaker Became a Power in State and National Politics
The first exploration of Texas's Speaker of the House—a role that has evolved from powerless obscurity to heavyweight political preeminence.

Cronkite, Conversations with Cronkite: As Told to 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.

Douglas, In the Palace of Nezahualcoyotl: Painting Manuscripts, Writing the Pre-Hispanic Past in Early Colonial Period Tetzcoco, Mexico
A detailed critical analysis and historical contextualization of three Aztec pictorial histories.

Erlick, A Gringa in Bogotá: Living Colombia's Invisible War
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.

González, Love and Politics in the Contemporary Spanish American Novel
The first book-length study of Spanish American literature's new sentimental novel, from Isabel Allende to Gabriel García Márquez.

Gordillo, Mexican Women and the Other Side of Immigration: Engendering Transnational Ties
A fascinating study of the transnational experiences of Mexicans who immigrated from San Ignacio Cerro Gordo, Jalisco, to Detroit, Michigan.

Grabar and Kedar, Where Heaven and Earth Meet: Jerusalem's Sacred Esplanade
Scholars of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam explore the history and significance of one of the most sacred and contested places on the earth.

Gracy, The State Library and Archives of Texas: A History, 1835-1962
This look back at how the Texas state library has fulfilled its mission encourages policymakers 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.

Gutiérrez, Performing Mexicanidad: Vendidas y Cabareteras on the Transnational Stage
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.

Guzaro and McComb, Escaping the Fire: How an Ixil Mayan Pastor Led His People Out of a Holocaust During the Guatemalan Civil War
An arresting firsthand account of how a Mayan evangelist pastor led his fellow Mayas out of their guerilla-controlled homeland and into the hands of the government army during the Guatemalan civil war.

Hatuka, Violent Acts and Urban Space in Contemporary Tel Aviv: Revisioning Moments
An examination of the effects of violence on an urban center and how it shapes both the physical and cultural landscape of a city.

Henderson, Butterflies, Moths, and Other Invertebrates of Costa Rica: A Field Guide
A guide to more than one hundred tropical butterflies, moths, and other invertebrates, illustrated with striking color photographs taken in the wild.

Henderson, Woodworking for Wildlife: Homes for Birds and Animals, Third Edition
From nest boxes to toad houses, here is a complete how-to guide for building shelters for wildlife.

Horton, Ernie Kovacs & Early TV Comedy: Nothing in Moderation
The first study of pioneering TV comedian Ernie Kovacs and his influence on later shows, ranging from Laugh-In to Letterman.

Johnson and Cox, Spiritual Passports/Pasaportes Espirituales: The Unseen Images of an Artist Who Never Lived to See Them
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.

Jones, Moore, and Bridgforth, Experiments in a Jazz Aesthetic: Art, Activism, Academia, and the Austin Project
A multimedia documentation of a collaboration of artists, activists, and academics, all working on issues relevant to women of color.

Laderman, Punk Slash! Musicals: Tracking Slip-Sync on Film
This lively study of 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.

Long, Weird City: Sense of Place and Creative Resistance in Austin, Texas
A cultural geographic exploration of the many avenues of resistance that Austinites have taken to maintain their sense of cultural identity.

Lovell, A Beauty That Hurts: Life and Death in Guatemala, Second Revised Edition
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.

Macor, Chainsaws, Slackers, and Spy Kids: Thirty Years of Filmmaking in Austin, Texas
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.

Mahar, Reinventing Practice in a Disenchanted World: Bourdieu and Urban Poverty in Oaxaca, Mexico
A unique intergenerational ethnography about Oaxaca that uses Pierre Bourdieu's practice-theoretical approach.

McCann and North, Handbook of Latin American Studies, Volume 65: Social Sciences
The newest volume of the benchmark bibliography of Latin American studies.

McEnroe, Architecture of Minoan Crete: Constructing Identity in the Aegean Bronze Age
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.

Minutaglio, In Search of the Blues: A Journey to the Soul of Black Texas
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.

Montejano, Quixote's Soldiers: A Local History of the Chicano Movement, 1966–1981
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.

Morter, The Chora of Croton 1: The Neolithic Settlement at Capo Alfiere
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.

Oliver-Smith, Defying Displacement: Grassroots Resistance and the Critique of Development
The first book to document the resistance movements of people and communities threatened with involuntary displacement and resettlement by development projects around the world.

Pinch, Magic in Ancient Egypt: Revised Edition
A thoroughly revised and updated edition of the classic introduction to ancient Egyptian magic.

Reid and Sahm, Texas Tornado: The Times and Music of Doug Sahm
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.

Rodríguez, The Literatures of the U.S.-Mexican War: Narrative, Time, and Identity
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.

Sawalha, Reconstructing Beirut: Memory and Space in a Postwar Arab City
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.

Sayer, Fiesta: Days of the Dead & Other Mexican Festivals
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.

Shirazi, Muslim Women in War and Crisis: Representation and Reality
An anthology of international voices, exploring provocative images of Muslim women from around the globe in literature, visual arts, journalism, and other media.

Soto, Reading Chican@ Like a Queer: The De-Mastery of Desire
The first full-length study to treat racialized sexuality as a necessary category of analysis for understanding any aspect of Mexican American culture.

Spearman and Harrison, Real Role Models: Successful African Americans Beyond Pop Culture
Profiles of twenty-three high-level Black professionals introduce African American youths to role models for career success beyond sports and entertainment.

Stone, The Chosen Folks: Jews on the Frontiers of Texas
A colorful, groundbreaking study of Jewish populations in Texas from late-sixteenth-century Spanish colonialism through the achievements of twentieth-century innovators.

Swearingen, Environmental City: People, Place, Politics, and the Meaning of Modern Austin
A history of the environmental movement in Austin, Texas, that shows how it became a model for the national movement to build sustainable cities.

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

Tezcür, Muslim Reformers in Iran and Turkey: The Paradox of Moderation
The first systematic study of the evolution of Islamic politics in Iran and Turkey, based on primary documents from both countries.

Walsh, Kemerer, and Maniotis, The Educator's Guide to Texas School Law: Seventh Edition
Now thoroughly rewritten and updated throughout—the standard legal resource for Texas educators, which has sold more than 70,000 copies.

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