Founded in 1918, the Hispanic American Historical Review (HAHR) pioneered the study of Latin American history and culture in the United States. Today it maintains a distinguished tradition of publishing vital work across thematic, chronological, regional, and methodological specializations, and it stands as the most widely respected journal in the field. HAHR's comprehensive book review section provides commentary -- ranging from brief notices to review essays -- on every facet of scholarship on Latin American history and culture. With the publication of one special issue each year, the journal continues to deepen its commitment to diverse, interdisciplinary perspectives in the social sciences and humanities by focusing on provocative themes and new theoretical and methodological approaches. Recent and forthcoming special issue topics include Mexican cultural history, colonial Brazil, and gender and sexuality in Latin America.
Duke University Press publishes approximately one hundred books per year and thirty journals, primarily in the humanities and social sciences, though it does also publish two journals of advanced mathematics and a few publications for primarily professional audiences (e.g., in law or medicine). The relative magnitude of the journals program within the Press is unique among American university presses. In recent years, it has developed its strongest reputation in the broad and interdisciplinary area of "theory and history of cultural production," and is known in general as a publisher willing to take chances with nontraditional and interdisciplinary publications, both books and journals.
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