Latining America Black-Brown Passages and the Coloring of Latino/a Studies

ISBN-10: 0820344362

ISBN-13: 9780820344362

Edition: 2013

Authors: Claudia Milian

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With Latining America, Claudia Milian proposes that the economies of blackness, brownness, and dark brownness summon a new grammar for Latino/a studies that she names “Latinities.” Milian’s innovative study argues that this ensnared economy of meaning startles the typical reading practices deployed for brown Latino/a embodiment.Latining Americakeeps company with and challenges existent models of Latinidad, demanding a distinct paradigm that puts into question what is understood as Latino and Latina today. Milian conceptually considers how underexplored “Latin” participants––the southern, the black, the dark brown, the Central American—have ushered in a new world of “Latined” signification from the 1920s to the present.Examining not who but what constitutes the Latino and Latina, Milian’s new critical Latinities disentangle the brown logic that marks “Latino/a” subjects. She expands on and deepens insights in transamerican discourses, narratives of passing, popular culture, and contemporary art. This daring and original project uncovers previously ignored and unremarked upon cultural connections and global crossings whereby African Americans and Latinos traverse and reconfigure their racialized classifications.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Publication date: 2/1/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Copiousness of Latin
Southern Latinities
Passing Latinities
Indigent Latinities
Disorienting Latinities
Epilogue
Notes
Works Cited
Index
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