Encyclopedia of Latino Culture [3 volumes]: From Calaveras to Quinceaneras

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In the last decade, the Latina/o population has established itself as the fastest growing ethnic group within the United States, and constitutes one of the largest minority groups in the nation. While the different Latina/o groups do have cultural commonalities, there are also many differences among them. This important work examines the historical, regional, and ethnic/racial diversity within specific traditions in rich detail, providing an accurate and comprehensive treatment ...

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Overview

In the last decade, the Latina/o population has established itself as the fastest growing ethnic group within the United States, and constitutes one of the largest minority groups in the nation. While the different Latina/o groups do have cultural commonalities, there are also many differences among them. This important work examines the historical, regional, and ethnic/racial diversity within specific traditions in rich detail, providing an accurate and comprehensive treatment of what constitutes "the Latino experience" in America.

The entries in this three-volume set provide accessible, in-depth information on a wide range of topics, covering cultural traditions including food; art, film, music, and literature; secular and religious celebrations; and religious beliefs and practices. Readers will gain an appreciation for the historical, regional, and ethnic/racial diversity within specific Latina/o traditions. Accompanying sidebars and "spotlight" biographies serve to highlight specific cultural differences and key individuals.

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Editorial Reviews

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"This encyclopedia provides interesting facts that are not found in other Latin American cultural histories. Therefore it makes for a very interesting read. This current set is recommended for public, school, and academic libraries, especially in areas serving Hispanic students and patrons."

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ARBA

"The encyclopedia entries succeed in highlighting the variety among Latino cultures. The food and cooking section is particularly interesting in this regard. . . . [R]ecommended for high school libraries or any public or undergraduate library in need of an introductory resource on Latino culture in the United States."

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Booklist

"In his preface to this three-volume encyclopedia, editor Tatum presents the work at hand as an introduction to the breadth of expressions of U.S. Latino culture. . . . Summing Up: Recommended."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440800986
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/30/2013
  • Series: Cultures of the American Mosaic Series
  • Pages: 1305
  • Sales rank: 1,271,873
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 10.40 (h) x 3.70 (d)

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