A Companion to Latina/o Studies

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Juan Flores, Renato Rosaldo
John Wiley & Sons, Feb 9, 2009 - Social Science - 556 pages
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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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Contents

An Intervention in the Universality Debate
3
Immigration and the Hispanic Population of the United States
15
Linguistic Insecurity and Latinao Unity
25
The Challenge of Latinao Studies Frances R Aparicio
39
Locating Latinasos Latins and Latin Americans in the US Popular Music Landscape Deborah Pacini Hernández
49
Latinao Studies Between Religious Powers and Social Thought David Carrasco
60
A View of US Society Through the Eyes of the Subaltern Edna AcostaBelén
77
Critical Practices
91
Latinao Studies for a Brown Epidemic 1 Carlos Ulises Decena
276
The Contemporary ReGeneration of Chicanao Art T omás YbarraFrausto
289
Legal Local and International Politics of Latinao and Black Desegregation Cases in PostWorld War II California and Texas Neil Foley
297
Revisiting Race
311
CHAPTER TWENTYEIGHT Latinasos and the Mestizo Racial Heritage of Mexican Americans Martha Menchaca
313
Racial Mixing as Panacea? Miriam Jiménez Román
325
Latinao Racial Identities and Life Chances Ginetta E B Candelario
337
CHAPTER THIRTYONE Between Blackness and Latinidad in the Hip Hop Zone Raquel Z Rivera
351

CHAPTER EIGHT José Limón the Devil and the Dance José E Limón
93
Migrant Labor Capital and Latinao Studies Nicholas De Genova
105
Oral Tradition and Performance Art Y olanda BroylesGonzález
116
Cultural Politics and the Rites of Children as T ranslators of Culture Antonia I Castañeda
126
Longing and Desire Among Chicano Gay Men T omás Almaguer
138
CHAPTER THIRTEEN On Becoming Nelly Rosario
151
Herstories Histories
157
CHAPTER FOURTEEN Of Heretics and Interlopers Arturo Madrid
159
Racial Constructions in TwentiethCentury Chicanao Historiography V icki L Ruiz
169
An Appreciation Raúl Villa
180
Research Community and the Archive Chon A Noriega
185
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN The Star in My Compass V irginia Sánchez Korrol
194
CHAPTER NINETEEN Y Que Pasara Con Jovenes Como Miguel Fernández? Education Immigration and the Future of Latinasos in the United States...
202
Sites of Struggle
215
CHAPTER TWENTY Latinasos and the Elusive Quest for Equal Education Sonia Nieto
217
Hispanics Recasting Honor and Respectability Behind Bars Patricia FernándezKelly
229
CHAPTER TWENTYTWO A Rebellious Philosophy Born in East LA Gerald P López
240
T elecommunications Challenges and Opportunities Jorge Reina Schement
251
CHAPTER TWENTYFOUR Conceptualizing the Latina Experience in Care Work Mary Romero
264
CHAPTER THIRTYTWO AfroLatinasos and the Racial Wall Silvio TorresSaillant
363
Indígena as Scribe 2004 5 an excerpt Cherríe Moraga
376
Producing Subjectivities
391
A Comment Edwin Torres
393
CHAPTER THIRTYFIVE Reflections on Thirty Y ears of Critical Practice in Chicanao Cultural Studies Y vonne YarbroBejarano
397
CHAPTER THIRTYSIX Social Aesthetics and the Transnational Imaginary Ramón Saldívar
406
CHAPTER THIRTYSEVEN The Taíno Identity Movement Among Caribbean Latinasos in the United States Gabriel HaslipViera
417
CHAPTER THIRTYEIGHT Looking Good Frances NegrónMuntaner
427
CHAPTER THIRTYNINE Chico what does it feel like to be a problem? The Transmission of Brownness José Esteban Muñoz
441
T racking Latina Bloodlines Rosa Linda Fregoso
452
T ransnational Connections
459
Topics Destinies Disciplines Román de la Campa
461
CHAPTER FORTYTWO Latinasos and the Reracializing of US Society and Politics Suzanne Oboler
469
CHAPTER FORTYTHREE Refugees or Economic Immigrants? Immigration from Latin America and the Politics of US Refugee Policy María Cristin...
480
Tracking Salvadoran Transnationality at the Borders of Latinao and Latin American Studies Elana Zilberg
492
CHAPTER FORTYFIVE From the Borderlands to the Transnational? Critiquing Empire in the TwentyFirst Century María Josefina SaldañaPortillo
502
Index
513
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Juan Flores is currently Professor of Latino Studies in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University. For many years he has taught Puerto Rican and Latino Studies at the City University of New York (CUNY) and in the Sociology Program at CUNY Graduate Center. He is the author of Divided Borders, La venganza de Cortijo, From Bomba to Hip-Hop, and Poetry in East Germany, and co-editor of On Edge: The Crisis of Contemporary Latin American Culture. Among his other publications are the translations of Memoirs of Bernardo Vega and Cortijo’s Wake/El entierro de Cortijo by Edgardo Rodríguez Juliá.

A Chicano scholar, Renato Rosaldo is Lucy Stern Professor Emeritus at Stanford where he taught for many years, and he now teaches at NYU where he was founding Director of the Latino Studies Program. His books include Ilongot Headhunting, 1883–1974 and Culture and Truth. A collection of his essays, Renato Rosaldo: Ensayos en antropología crítica, was recently published in Mexico. He has edited a collection, Cultural Citizenship in Island Southeast Asia, and also co-edited collections, The Incas and the Aztecs, 1400–1800, Creativity/Anthropology, and The Anthropology of Globalization: A Reader. Written in English and Spanish, his first collection of poetry, Prayer to Spider Woman/Rezo a la mujer araña, won an American Book Award, 2004. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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