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Homegrown

Engaged Cultural Criticism

by bell hooks & Amalia Mesa-Bains

<p>In <em>Homegrown</em>, cultural critics bell hooks and Amalia Mesa-Bains reflect on the innate solidarity between Black and Latino culture. Riffing on everything from home and family to multiculturalism and the mass media, hooks and ...

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How Myth Became History

Texas Exceptionalism in the Borderlands

by John E. Dean

<p>The myth of Texas origin often begins at the Alamo. This story is based on ideology rather than on truth, yet ideology is the foundation for the U.S. American cultural memory that underwrites official history. The Alamo, as a narrative of ...

ISBN: 9780816533701

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Humor and Latina/o Camp in Ugly Betty

Funny Looking

by Tanya González & Eliza Rodriguez y Gibson

<span><span>In </span><span style="font-style:italic;">Humor and Latina/o Camp in Ugly Betty: Funny Looking </span><span>we use Ugly Betty as a lens to examine the nervous laughter provoked by mainstream texts--the laughter that causes us to ...

ISBN: 9780739197509

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Hybrid Cultures

Strategies for Entering and Leaving Modernity

by Nestor Garcia Canclini

<DIV>When it was originally published, Hybrid Cultures was foundational to Latin American cultural studies. This now-classic work features a new introduction in which Nestor Garcia Canclini calls for a cultural politics to contain the damaging ...

ISBN: 9781452907536

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I WAS DIAGNOOSIS RETARDed

by Javier Gomez

I was Diagnosis Retarded, chronicles the true story of a Mexican immigrant who defied the cultural bias of the Los Angeles Unified School District; an educational institution that branded him mentally retarded but somehow overcame becoming a ...

ISBN: 9781481744089

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Idolatry and the Construction of the Spanish Empire

by Mina García Soormally

<p>An ethnohistory on the spiritual and governmental conquest of the indigenous people in colonial Mexico, *Idolatry and the Construction of the Spanish Empire *examines the role played by the shifting concept of idolatry in the conquest of the ...

ISBN: 9781607328018

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Illegal

NAFTA refugees forced to flee

by Peter A. Geniesse

Why have millions of Mexicans and other Latinos fled their homelands and risked their lives to come to the U.S. in search of a job? Why are they living in the shadows, ever fearful of being discovered by the migras and of being deported? <p> Why

ISBN: 9781440191039

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Imaniman

Poets Writing in the Anzaldúan Borderlands

by ire'ne lara silva, Rodney Gomez, Daniel E. Solís y Martínez & others

<p>In homage to Gloria Anzaldúa and her iconic work <em>Borderlands/La Frontera</em>, award-winning poets ire'ne lara silva and Dan Vera have assembled the work of 54 writers who reflect on the complex terrain—the deeply felt psychic, social, ...

ISBN: 9781939904225

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Immigration and the Border

Politics and Policy in the New Latino Century

by David L. Leal & José E. Limón

<p>The advent of the twenty-first century marks a significant moment in the history of Latinos in the United States. The “fourth wave” of immigration to America is primarily Latino, and the last decades of the twentieth century saw a significant

ISBN: 9780268158712

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In Search of a Day in Paradise: Aztlan

by Moises Venegas

<p>New Mexico is a land of crisis; steps must be taken to improve the lives of its residents. In <i>In Search of a Day in Paradise: Aztlan</i>, author <b>Dr. Moises Venegas</b> analyzes the history of Hispanics in the southwest and makes a call ...

ISBN: 9781475957396

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In Search of Belonging

Latinas, Media, and Citizenship

by Jillian M Baez

<p>In Search of Belonging explores the ways Latina/o audiences in general, and women in particular, makes sense of and engage both mainstream and Spanish-language media. Jillian M. Báez's eye-opening ethnographic analysis draws on the ...

ISBN: 9780252050466

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In Search of the Mexican Beverly Hills

Latino Suburbanization in Postwar Los Angeles

by Jerry González

<p>Residential and industrial sprawl changed more than the political landscape of postwar Los Angeles. It expanded the employment and living opportunities for millions of Angelinos into new suburbs. <em>In Search of the Mexican Beverly ...

ISBN: 9780813583174

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Indian Given

Racial Geographies across Mexico and the United States

by María Josefina Saldaña-Portillo

<p>In <em>Indian Given</em> María Josefina Saldaña-Portillo addresses current racialized violence and resistance in Mexico and the United States with a genealogy that reaches back to the sixteenth century. Saldaña-Portillo formulates the central

ISBN: 9780822374923

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Inland Shift

Race, Space, and Capital in Southern California

by Juan De Lara

<p>The subprime crash of 2008 revealed a fragile, unjust, and unsustainable economy built on retail consumption, low-wage jobs, and fictitious capital. Economic crisis, finance capital, and global commodity chains transformed Southern California

ISBN: 9780520964181

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Intersections of Harm

Narratives of Latina Deviance and Defiance

by Laura Halperin

<p>In this innovative new study, Laura Halperin examines literary representations of harm inflicted on Latinas’ minds and bodies, and on the places Latinas inhabit, but she also explores how hope can be found amid so much harm. Analyzing ...

ISBN: 9780813573021

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Jesus Loves Japan

Return Migration and Global Pentecostalism in a Brazilian Diaspora

by Suma Ikeuchi

<p>After the introduction of the &quot;long-term resident&quot; visa, the mass-migration of Nikkeis (Japanese Brazilians) has led to roughly 190,000 Brazilian nationals living in Japan. While the ancestry-based visa confers Nikkeis' right to ...

ISBN: 9781503609358

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Junot Díaz and the Decolonial Imagination

by Monica Hanna, Jennifer Harford Vargas & José David Saldívar

<p>The first sustained critical examination of the work of Dominican-American writer Junot Díaz, this interdisciplinary collection considers how Díaz's writing illuminates the world of Latino cultural expression and trans-American and diasporic ...

ISBN: 9780822374763

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Keywords for Latina/o Studies

by Nancy Raquel Mirabal, Deborah R. Vargas & Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes

<p><strong>A vocabulary of Latina/o studies.</strong></p> <p>Keywords for Latina/o Studies is a generative text that enhances the ongoing dialogue within a rapidly growing and changing field. The keywords included in this collection represent ...

ISBN: 9781479837212

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Kids at Work

Latinx Families Selling Food on the Streets of Los Angeles

by Emir Estrada

<p><strong>How Latinx kids and their undocumented parents struggle in the informal street food economy</strong></p> <p>Street food markets have become wildly popular in Los Angeles—and behind the scenes, Latinx children have been instrumental ...

ISBN: 9781479828272

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La Nueva California

Latinos from Pioneers to Post-Millennials

by David Hayes-Bautista

<p>Since late 2001 more than fifty percent of the babies born in California have been Latino. When these babies reach adulthood, they will, by sheer force of numbers, influence the course of the Golden State. This essential study, based on ...

ISBN: 9780520966024

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