Books published by University of Texas Press


University of Texas Press | October 25, 2017 | 304 pages
Media platforms continually evolve, but the issues surrounding media representations of gender and sexuality have persisted across decades. Spectator: The University of Southern California Journal of Film and Television Criticism has published groundbreaking articles on gender and sexuality,... More Info

Arresting Development

University of Texas Press | September 6, 2016 | 248 pages
Mainstream narratives of the graphic novel’s development describe the form’s “coming of age,” its maturation from pulp infancy to literary adulthood. In Arresting Development, Christopher Pizzino questions these established narratives, arguing that the medium’s history of censorship and... More Info

Don't Suck, Don't Die

University of Texas Press | September 30, 2015 | 198 pages
“Friend, asshole, angel, mutant,” singer-songwriter Vic Chesnutt “came along and made us gross and broken people seem . . . I dunno, cooler, I guess.” A quadriplegic who could play only simple chords on his guitar, Chesnutt recorded seventeen critically acclaimed albums before his death in... More Info

Palestinians Born in Exile

University of Texas Press | January 1, 2005 | 271 pages
This original ethnography records the experiences of Palestinians born in exile who have emigrated to the Palestinian homeland.  More Info

Queer Brown Voices

University of Texas Press | September 1, 2015 | 272 pages
In the last three decades of the twentieth century, LGBT Latinas/os faced several forms of discrimination. The greater Latino community did not often accept sexual minorities, and the mainstream LGBT movement expected everyone, regardless of their ethnic and racial background, to adhere to a... More Info


University of Texas Press | January 9, 2015 | 176 pages
Winner of the 2012 Los Angeles Book Festival Photography/Art Book Award, Dan Winters’ America: Icons and Ingenuity is the first retrospective of the career of this talented artist. Winters has spent more than two decades creating memorable photographs for such publications as the New York Times... More Info

Impunity, Human Rights, and Democracy

University of Texas Press | December 10, 2014 | 206 pages
Universal human rights standards were adopted in 1948, but in the 1970s and 1980s, violent dictatorships in Argentina and Chile flagrantly defied the new protocols. Chilean general Augusto Pinochet and the Argentine military employed state terrorism in their quest to eradicate Marxism and other... More Info

The Family Jewels

University of Texas Press | September 1, 2014 | 410 pages
In December 1974, a front-page story in the New York Times revealed the explosive details of illegal domestic spying by the Central Intelligence Agency. This included political surveillance, eavesdropping, detention, and interrogation. The revelation of illegal activities over many years shocked... More Info

José Martí

University of Texas Press | November 1, 2014 | 426 pages
José Martí (1853–1895) was the founding hero of Cuban independence. In all of modern Latin American history, arguably only the “Great Liberator” Simón Bolívar rivals Martí in stature and legacy. Beyond his accomplishments as a revolutionary and political thinker, Martí was a giant of... More Info

Becoming Belafonte

University of Texas Press | September 15, 2014 | 368 pages
A son of poor Jamaican immigrants who grew up in Depression-era Harlem, Harry Belafonte became the first black performer to gain artistic control over the representation of African Americans in commercial television and film. Forging connections with an astonishing array of consequential players on... More Info

Red Scare

University of Texas Press | February 15, 2014 | 418 pages
Winner of the Texas State Historical Association Coral Horton Tullis Memorial Prize for Best Book on Texas History, this authoritative study of red-baiting in Texas reveals that what began as a coalition against communism became a fierce power struggle between conservative and liberal politics.  More Info


University of Texas Press | March 1, 2014 | 278 pages
Women in comedy have traditionally been pegged as either "pretty" or "funny." Attractive actresses with good comic timing such as Katherine Hepburn, Lucille Ball, and Julia Roberts have always gotten plum roles as the heroines of romantic comedies and television sitcoms. But fewer women who write... More Info

The Best Way to Rob a Bank is to Own One

University of Texas Press | January 15, 2014 | 384 pages
In this expert insider’s account of the savings and loan debacle of the 1980s, William Black lays bare the strategies that corrupt CEOs and CFOs—in collusion with those who have regulatory oversight of their industries—use to defraud companies for their personal gain. Recounting the... More Info

Let the People In

University of Texas Press | September 1, 2013 | 495 pages
When Ann Richards delivered the keynote of the 1988 Democratic National Convention and mocked President George H. W. Bush—"Poor George, he can't help it. He was born with a silver foot in his mouth"—she instantly became a media celebrity and triggered a rivalry that would alter the course of... More Info

Curating at the Edge

University of Texas Press | January 6, 2014 | 296 pages
Located less than a mile from Juárez, the Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for Visual Arts at the University of Texas at El Paso is a non-collecting institution that serves the Paso del Norte region. In Curating at the Edge, Kate Bonansinga brings to life her experiences as the Rubin’s founding... More Info

Stirring It Up with Molly Ivins

University of Texas Press | September 1, 2013 | 288 pages
You probably knew Molly Ivins as an unabashed civil libertarian who used her rapier wit and good ole Texas horse sense to excoriate political figures she deemed unworthy of our trust and respect. But did you also know that Molly was one helluva cook? And we're not just talking chili and... More Info


University of Texas Press | August 18, 1964 | 95 pages
Poems, stories, and personal reflections reveal the interwoven existence of imagination and reality in the mind of the South American writer  More Info

Kill for Peace

University of Texas Press | July 15, 2013 | 278 pages
The Vietnam War (1964–1975) divided American society like no other war of the twentieth century, and some of the most memorable American art and art-related activism of the last fifty years protested U.S. involvement. At a time when Pop Art, Minimalism, and Conceptual Art dominated the American... More Info

Mojo Hand

University of Texas Press | April 1, 2013 | 294 pages
In a career that took him from the cotton fields of East Texas to the concert stage at Carnegie Hall and beyond, Lightnin’ Hopkins became one of America’s greatest bluesmen, renowned for songs whose topics effortlessly ranged from his African American roots to space exploration, the Vietnam... More Info

Conspiracy Theory in America

University of Texas Press | April 15, 2013 | 272 pages
Ever since the Warren Commission concluded that a lone gunman assassinated President John F. Kennedy, people who doubt that finding have been widely dismissed as conspiracy theorists, despite credible evidence that right-wing elements in the CIA, FBI, and Secret Service—and possibly even senior... More Info

The Fight to Save Juárez

University of Texas Press | April 1, 2013 | 296 pages
Describes the struggle Mexican law enforcement has faced to control the drug traffic epidemic in Juâarez, reflecting upon the lives of four people at the heart of the drug war--a drug lord's mistress, a human rights activist, a photojournalist, and Juâarez's mayor.  More Info

Estampas de la Raza

University of Texas Press | September 15, 2012 | 152 pages
While much attention has been paid to Chicano painting, Estampas de la Raza: Contemporary Prints from the Romo Collection is one of the first books about the vibrant and exciting prints created by American artists of Mexican and Latino heritage in the decades following the Chicano movement of the... More Info