Trinity University to Host Book Signing for Global Mexican Cultural Productions

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Nov. 21, 2011

Trinity University to Host Book Signing for Global Mexican Cultural Productions

The book, co-edited by two Trinity professors, offers multidisciplinary approach to understand transnational nature of Mexican culture

Global Mexican Cultural Productions book coverSAN ANTONIO - A book signing and reception will be held for a new work that explores how Mexican culture transcends national borders. Assistant professor of Spanish Rosana Blanco-Cano and associate professor of Spanish Rita E. Urquijo-Ruiz, co-editors of Global Mexican Cultural Productions, will host the event from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, at the Trinity University Holt Center. This event is free and open to the public.

Global Mexican Cultural Productions (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), is the first book to incorporate an interdisciplinary approach to examine transnational Mexican cultural productions through a variety of analytical perspectives. Authors and essayists illustrate a new, multi-layered understanding of modern Mexican culture that challenges transnational Mexican communities to claim multiple forms of agency in the United States.

"In total, the book has the collaboration of three Trinity professors as well as three Trinity graduates, plus a slew of other established scholars," Urquijo-Ruiz said.

The book was born out of a Trinity Lennox Seminar titled "Cultural Transgressions of the Immediate Kind: The Cultural Production of the Transnational Mexican Communities."

In his foreword for the book, Arturo Madrid, the Murchison Distinguished Professor of Humanities, wrote, "This volume is a compilation of the presentations made as part of that seminar and constitutes a pioneering and provocative discussion and analysis of a vital, dynamic, and significant cultural phenomenon."

The signing will include contributors Norma Cantú, Tomás Ybarra-Frausto, artist David Zamora-Casas, as well as Madrid.

For more information, contact Urquijo-Ruiz at 210-999-7798 or .