Wednesday, September 9, 2015

VIDEO: Fall 2015 Preview

This fall and winter, UT Press will publish very important works in photography, food, film and media studies, musicLatin American Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, and more.

Check out this preview of our fall books! Browse our full catalog here.

Coming Fall 2015

And here are more great fall titles:

Film, Media, and Popular Culture

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The Classical Mexican Cinema: The Poetics of the Exceptional Golden Age Films
By Charles Ramírez Berg

In one of the first systematic studies of style in Mexican filmmaking, a preeminent film scholar explores the creation of a Golden Age cinema that was uniquely Mexican in its themes, styles, and ideology.

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Jonathan Demme Presents Made in Texas: Six "New" Films from Austin
Edited by Louis Black

This DVD includes six short films that represent the creative community and avant-garde nature of Austin in the late 1970s and early 1980s, especially the new wave and punk scenes.

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By Douglas Brode

With revelations for even the most avid fans, here are the one hundred greatest sci-fi films of all time, from today’s blockbusters such as Guardians of the Galaxy and Gravity to forgotten classics and overlooked gems.

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Latin American Studies

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The Limits of Identity: Politics and Poetics in Latin America
By Charles Hatfield

Ranging over works of literature, political theory, and cultural criticism from the nineteenth century to the twenty-first, this book offers a radical challenge to the theory of anti-universalism widely accepted in Latin American studies.

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Photopoetics at Tlatelolco: Afterimages of Mexico, 1968
By Samuel Steinberg

Drawing on diverse photographic, cinematic, and literary artifacts, this critical study reinterprets the 1968 massacre of student-populist protesters in Mexico City, examining both the effects of the violence and the subsequent state-sponsored manipulation of cultural memory.

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Cuban Underground Hip Hop: Black Thoughts, Black Revolution, Black Modernity
By Tanya L. Saunders

Drawing on over a decade of interviews and research, this fascinating book examines a group of self-described antiracist, revolutionary Cuban youth who used hip hop to launch a social movement that spurred international debate and cleared the path for social change and decolonization.

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Middle Eastern Studies

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The Ba'thification of Iraq: Saddam Hussein's Totalitarianism
By Aaron M. Faust

This fascinating analysis of a wealth of documents from the Hussein regime reveals the specific tactics used to inculcate loyalty in the Iraqi people during the nearly quarter century-long rule of Saddam Huessein and the Ba’th party.

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Crescent over Another Horizon: Islam in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Latino USA
Edited by Maria del Mar Logroño Narbona, Paulo G. Pinto, and John Tofik Karam

In the first book to comprehensively examine the Islamic experience in Latina/o societies—from Columbian voyages to the post-9/11 world—more than a dozen luminaries from nations throughout the Western Hemisphere explore how Islam indelibly influenced the making of the Americas.

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Muhammad in the Digital Age
Edited by Ruqayya Yasmine Khan, foreword by Randall Nadeau

This remarkable collection of essays examines how Islam was introduced to the West through the Internet in an age of terrorism.

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Photographs by Spider Martin, with an introduction by Douglas Brinkley and a foreword by Don Carleton

As raw and unforgettable as the moment they were taken, these iconic images—never before published as a collection—document the historic Selma-to-Montgomery marches that turned the tide for African American voting rights.

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Political Abstraction
Photographs by Ralph Gibson

Ralph Gibson, an iconic American fine art photographer whose books Somnambulist, Deja-vu, and Days at Sea are considered classics of the twentieth-century photo-book genre, presents new work that explores the search for visual identity in a digital age.

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Rodrigo Moya: Photography and Conscience/Fotografía y conciencia
Photographs by Rodrigo Moya, essay by Ariel Arnal

With photographs that have never been published before, this is the first English-Spanish bilingual retrospective of a prominent Mexican photographer who has documented Latin America from revolutionary movements to timeless moments of daily life.

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Comin' Right at Ya: How a Jewish Yankee Hippie Went Country, or, the Often Outrageous History of Asleep at the Wheel
By Ray Benson, and David Menconi

A who’s who of American popular music fills this lively memoir, in which Ray Benson recalls how a Philadelphia Jewish hippie and his bandmates in Asleep at the Wheel turned on generations of rock and country fans to Bob Wills–style Western swing.

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Los Lobos: Dream in Blue
By Chris Morris

From the East Los Angeles barrio to international stardom, Los Lobos traces the musical evolution of a platinum-selling, Grammy Award–winning band that has ranged through virtually the entire breadth of American vernacular music, from traditional Mexican folk songs to roots rock and punk.

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Don't Suck, Don't Die: Giving Up Vic Chesnutt
By Kristin Hersh, Foreword by Amanda Petrusich

A haunting ode to a lost friend, this memoir by the acclaimed author of Rat Girloffers the most personal, empathetic look at the creative genius and often-tormented life of singer-songwriter Vic Chesnutt that is ever likely to be written.

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Edited by Andrée Bober

Spotlighting more than eighty collections in very diverse fields, this extensively illustrated volume showcases the unparalleled quality and range of the holdings of the University of Texas at Austin.

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Picturing Texas Politics: A Photographic History from Sam Houston to Rick Perry
By Chuck Bailey; with historical text by Patrick Cox; introduction by John Anderson

With rare, previously unpublished photographs and iconic images of politicians from the state’s founders to Ann Richards, George W. Bush, and Rick Perry, here is the first-ever photographic album of Texas politicians and political campaigns.

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Texas Turtles & Crocodilians: A Field Guide
By Troy D. Hibbitts and Terry L. Hibbits
In this extensively illustrated field guide, two of the state’s most knowledgeable herpetologists present the first complete identification guide to all thirty-one native and established exotic turtle species in Texas, as well as the American Alligator.

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