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A Companion to Latina/o Studies / Edition 1

A Companion to Latina/o Studies / Edition 1

by Juan Flores, Renato Rosaldo

ISBN-10: 1405126221

ISBN-13: 9781405126229

Pub. Date: 12/14/2007

Publisher: Wiley

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


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).

Product Details

Publication date:
Blackwell Companions in Cultural Studies Series , #1
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.46(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors.

Editors’ Foreword.



1. Marks of the Chicana Corpus: An Intervention in the Universality Debate: Helena María Viramontes (Cornell University).

2. The New Latin Nation: Immigration and the Hispanic Population of the United States: Alejandro Portes (Princeton University).

3. “Dime con quién hablas, y te diré quién eres”: Linguistic (In)security and Latina/o Unity: Ana Celia Zentella (University of California, San Diego).

4. (Re)constructing Latinidad: The Challenge of Latina/o Studies: Frances R. Aparicio (Formerly University of Illinois at Chicago).

5. The Name Game: Locating Latinas/os, Latins, and Latin Americans in the US Popular Music Landscape: Deborah Pacini Hernández (Tufts University).

6. Cuando Dios y Usted Quiere: Latina/o Studies Between Religious Powers and Social Thought: David Carrasco (Harvard University).

7. Latina/o Cultural Expressions: A View of US Society Through the Eyes of the Subaltern: Edna Acosta-Belén (State University of New York).


8. José Limón, the Devil and the Dance: José E. Limón (University of Texas at Austin).

9. The Everyday Civil War: Migrant Labor, Capital, and Latina/o Studies: Nicholas De Genova (Columbia University).

10. The Powers of Women’s Words: Oral Tradition and Performance Art: Yolanda Broyles-González (University of Arizona).

11. Language and Other Lethal Weapons: Cultural Politics and the Rites of Children as Translators of Culture: Antonio I. Castañeda (St. Mary’s University).

12. Looking for Papi: Longing and Desire Among Chicano Gay Men: Tomás Almaguer (San Francisco State University).

13. On Becoming: Nelly Rosario (Columbia University).


14. Of Heretics and Interlopers: Arturo Madrid (Trinity University).

15. Coloring Class: Racial Constructions in Twentieth-Century Chicana/o Historiography: Vicki L. Ruiz (University of California, Irvine).

16. “El Louie” by José Montoya: An Appreciation: Raúl Villa (Occidental College).

17. Preservation Matters: Research, Community, and the Archive: Chon A. Noriega (University of California, Los Angeles).

18. The Star in My Compass: Virginia Sánchez Korrol (Brooklyn College, CUNY).

19. “Y Que Pasara Con Jovenes Como Miguel Fernández?”: Education, Immigration, and the Future of Latinas/os in the United States: Pedro A. Noguera (New York University).


20. Latinas/os and the Elusive Quest for Equal Education: Sonia Nieto (University of Massachusetts, Amherst).

21. The Moral Monster: Hispanics Recasting Honor and Respectability Behind Bars: Patricia Fernández-Kelly (Princeton University).

22. A Rebellious Philosophy Born in East LA: Gerald P. López (Formerly New York University).

23. Latinas/os at the Threshold of the Information Age: Telecommunications Challenges and Opportunities: Jorge Reina Schement (Penn State University).

24. Conceptualizing the Latina Experience in Care Work: Mary Romero (Arizona State University).

25. Surviving AIDS in an Uneven World: Latina/o Studies for a Brown Epidemic: Carlos Ulises Decena (Rutgers University).

26. Post-Movimiento: The Contemporary (Re)Generation of Chicana/o Art: Tomás Ybarra-Frausto (Independent scholar).

27. “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: Neil Foley (University of Texas).


28. Latinas/os and the Mestizo Racial Heritage of Mexican Americans: Martha Menchaca (University of Texas at Austin).

29. Looking at that Middle Ground: Racial Mixing as Panacea?: Miriam Jiménez Román (Afro-Latina/o Project, New York City).

30. Color Matters: Latina/o Racial Identities and Life Chances: Ginetta E. B. Candelario (Smith College).

31. Between Blackness and Latinidad in the Hip Hop Zone: Raquel Z. Rivera (Hunter College).

32. Afro-Latinas/os and the Racial Wall: Silvio Torres-Saillant (Syracuse University).

33. The (W)rite to Remember: Indígena as Scribe 2004–5 (an excerpt): Cherríe Moraga (Stanford University).


34. “How I Learned to Love Salseros When My Hair Was A Mess” by Edwin Torres: A Comment: Edwin Torres.

35. Reflections on Thirty Years of Critical Practice in Chicana/o Cultural Studies: Yvonne Yarbro-Bejarano (Stanford University).

36. Social Aesthetics and the Transnational Imaginary: Ramón Saldívar (Stanford University).

37. The Taíno Identity Movement Among Caribbean Latinas/os in the United States: Gabriel Haslip-Viera (City University of New York).

38. Looking Good: Frances Negrón-Muntaner (Columbia University).

39. “Chico, what does it feel like to be a problem?”: The Transmission of Brownness: José Esteban Muñoz (New York University).

40. “Fantasy Heritage”: Tracking Latina Bloodlines: Rosa Linda Fregoso (University of Southern California).


41. Latinas/os and Latin America: Topics, Destinies, Disciplines: Román de la Campa (University of Pennsylvania).

42. Latinas/os and the (Re)racializing of US Society and Politics: Suzanne Oboler (University of Illinois at Chicago).

43. Refugees or Economic Immigrants? Immigration from Latin America and the Politics of US Refugee Policy: María Cristina García (Cornell University).

44. Inter-American Ethnography: Tracking Salvadoran Transnationality at the Borders of Latina/o and Latin American Studies: Elana Zilberg (University of California, San Diego).

45. From the Borderlands to the Transnational? Critiquing Empire in the Twenty-First Century: María Josefina Saldaña-Portillo (New York University).


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