The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in Contemporary Politics, Law, and Social Movements

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Suzanne Oboler, Deena J. Gonzáles
Oxford University Press, 2015 - Hispanic Americans - 1272 pages
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in Contemporary Politics, Law, and Social Movements (OEPoL) provides a comprehensive source of information on the diverse historical and contemporary experiences of Latinos and Latinas in the United States. Incorporating key material from the acclaimed four-volume Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States (OUP, 2005), this ground-breaking publication addresses the significant ways in which the Latino and Latina populations have shaped the political, legal, and social institutions of the United States, with new and updated scholarship on political movements and organizations, important legal cases, minority-rights laws, and immigration legislation.
The two-volume OEPoL contains over 450 topical entries written by key academics, intellectuals, and scholars. The articles range from expansive survey essays, to biographies that document the lives of important individuals in Latino and Latina history, to interdisciplinary entries focused on essential themes and issues. Supplemented by over 50 images and a bibliography of suggested readings for each entry, OEPoL ensures that this timely, increasingly prominent subject receives the reference coverage it deserves.

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Suzanne Oboler is Professor of Latin American and Latina/o Studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Between 2002 -2012 she served as founding editor of the academic journal, Latino Studies. She is the author of Ethnic Labels, Latino Lives: Identity and the Politics of (Re)Presentation in the United States (1995) and various articles and book chapters. She has edited Latinos and Citizenship: The Dilemma of Belonging (2006) and Behind Bars: Latino/as and Prison in the United States (2009). In 2005, she co-edited, with Anani Dzidzienyo, the anthology, Neither Enemies nor Friends: Latinos, Blacks, Afro-Latinos and was co-editor in chief of The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States, 4 vols.
Deena J. Gonzalez is Professor at the Department of Chicana/o Studies and Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs at Loyola Marymount University. The first Chicana to receive a Ph.D. from Berkeley's history department, she is the author of Refusing the Favor: The Spanish-Mexican Women of Santa Fe, 1820-1880 (OUP 1999).

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