A Companion to Latina/o Studies

A Companion to Latina/o Studies

by Juan Flores
     
 

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A Companion to Latina/o Studies is a collection of 45 original essays written by leading scholars in the Latina/o studies field. These writers explore themes spanning great depths of creative scholarship, and the essays cover everything from theories of latinismo, immigration, education, language and religion; to discussions on political and economic

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A Companion to Latina/o Studies is a collection of 45 original essays written by leading scholars in the Latina/o studies field. These writers explore themes spanning great depths of creative scholarship, and the essays cover everything from theories of latinismo, immigration, education, language and religion; to discussions on political and economic perspectives, and race, class, gender, and sexuality. The volume also explores broader questions encompassing history, identity, public representations, and cultural expression within the Latino community. The racialization of African and Native American heritages is examined as well.

The Companion provides thoughtful insights into what is now undeniably the largest minority in the United States, and is an essential resource for all scholars in the growing field of Latina/o Studies.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"[The] present volume provides researchers and academics with detailed information on a wide range of issues. It offers material for study both to the growing numbers in the academic community undertaking research on Latin American affairs as well as for sociologists in general.... The information to be gleaned from this volume will more than repay the price of £95." (Reference Reviews, April 2009)

"An amazing collection of original essays that displays the maturity, complexity, and diversity of Latina/o Studies today. Creative, bold, and provocative, these writings mark the transformation of the field into the hands of a new generation of interdisciplinary scholars."
George J. Sanchez, University of Southern California

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470658260
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/16/2011
Series:
Blackwell Companions in Cultural Studies Series, #35
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
556
Sales rank:
1,071,964
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.10(d)

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From the Publisher
"An amazing collection of original essays that displays the maturity, complexity, and diversity of Latina/o Studies today. Creative, bold, and provocative, these writings mark the transformation of the field into the hands of a new generation of interdisciplinary scholars."
George J. Sanchez, University of Southern California

Meet the Author

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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