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Companion to Latina/o Studies

ISBN-10: 1405126221

ISBN-13: 9781405126229

Edition: 2007

Authors: Juan Flores, Renato Rosaldo

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A Companion to Latina/o Studies is a collection of 40 original essays written by leading scholars in the field, dedicated to exploring the question of what 'Latino/a' is. Brings together in one volume a diverse range of original essays by established and emerging scholars in the field of Latina/o Studies Offers a timely reference to the issues, topics, and approaches to the study of US Latinos - now the largest minority population in the United States Explores the depth of creative scholarship in this field, including theories of latinisimo, immigration, political and economic perspectives, education, race/class/gender and sexuality, language, and religion Considers areas of broader concern, including history, identity, public representations, cultural expression and racialization (including African and Native American heritage).
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List price: $50.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/22/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 560
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.530
Language: English

Notes on Contributors
Editors' Foreword
Marks of the Chicana Corpus: An Intervention in the Universality Debate
The New Latin Nation: Immigration and the Hispanic Population of the United States
"Dime con quien hablas, y te dire quien eres": Linguistic (In)security and Latina/o Unity
(Re)constructing Latinidad: The Challenge of Latina/o Studies
The Name Game: Locating Latinas/os, Latins, and Latin Americans in the US Popular Music Landscape
Cuando Dios y Usted Quiere: Latina/o Studies Between Religious Powers and Social Thought
Latina/o Cultural Expressions: A View of US Society Through the Eyes of the Subaltern
Actos: Critical Practices
Jose Limon, the Devil and the Dance
The Everyday Civil War: Migrant Labor, Capital, and Latina/o Studies
The Powers of Women's Words: Oral Tradition and Performance Art
Language and Other Lethal Weapons: Cultural Politics and the Rites of Children as Translators of Culture
Looking for Papi: Longing and Desire Among Chicano Gay Men
On Becoming
Vidas: Herstories/Histories
Of Heretics and Interlopers
Coloring Class: Racial Constructions in Twentieth-Century Chicana/o Historiography
"El Louie" by Jose Montoya: An Appreciation
Preservation Matters: Research, Community, and the Archive
The Star in My Compass
"Y Que Pasara Con Jovenes Como Miguel Fernandez?" Education, Immigration, and the Future of Latinas/os in the United States
En la lucha: Sites of Struggle
Latinas/os and the Elusive Quest for Equal Education
The Moral Monster: Hispanics Recasting Honor and Respectability Behind Bars
A Rebellious Philosophy Born in East LA
Latinas/os at the Threshold of the Information Age: Telecommunications Challenges and Opportunities
Conceptualizing the Latina Experience in Care Work
Surviving AIDS in an Uneven World: Latina/o Studies for a Brown Epidemic
Post-Movimiento: The Contemporary (Re)Generation of Chicana(o) Art
"God Bless the Law, He Is White": Legal, Local, and International Politics of Latina/o and Black Desegregation Cases in Post-World War II California and Texas
Mestizaje: Revisiting Race
Latinas/os and the Mestizo Racial Heritage of Mexican Americans
Looking at that Middle Ground: Racial Mixing as Panacea?
Color Matters: Latina/o Racial Identities and Life Chances
Between Blackness and Latinidad in the Hip Hop Zone
Afro-Latinas/os and the Racial Wall
The (W)rite to Remember: Indigena as Scribe 2004-5 (an excerpt)
Identidades: Producing Subjectivities
"How I Learned To Love Salseros When My Hair Was A Mess" by Edwin Torres: A Comment
Reflections on Thirty Years of Critical Practice in Chicana/o Cultural Studies
Social Aesthetics and the Transnational Imaginary
The Taino Identity Movement Among Caribbean Latinas/os in the United States
Looking Good
"Chico, what does it feel like to be a problem?" The Transmission of Brownness
"Fantasy Heritage": Tracking Latina Bloodlines
En El Mundo: Transnational Connections
Latinas/os and Latin America: Topics, Destinies, Disciplines
Latinas/os and the (Re)racializing of US Society and Politics
Refugees or Economic Immigrants? Immigration from Latin America and the Politics of US Refugee Policy
Inter-American Ethnography: Tracking Salvadoran Transnationality at the Borders of Latina/o and Latin American Studies
From the Borderlands to the Transnational? Critiquing Empire in the Twenty-First Century