Memories and Migrations: Mapping Boricua and Chicana Histories

Memories and Migrations: Mapping Boricua and Chicana Histories

by Vicki L. Ruiz
     
 

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Using region as a category of analysis, this pioneering collection explores the reciprocal relationship between Latinas and location. In highlighting the multiple ways in which Latinas grapple with their identity, the contributors significantly increase our understanding of how identity is created, negotiated, claimed, and remembered. This pathbreaking volume compares…  See more details below

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Using region as a category of analysis, this pioneering collection explores the reciprocal relationship between Latinas and location. In highlighting the multiple ways in which Latinas grapple with their identity, the contributors significantly increase our understanding of how identity is created, negotiated, claimed, and remembered. This pathbreaking volume compares Latinas from a variety of backgrounds, moving the focus from Los Angeles, New York, and Santa Fe to Chicago, Tucson, and Philadelphia. Memories and Migrations embodies the constant negotiation and shaping of scholarship, which mirrors the fluidity of Latina migration, memory, and identity.

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“First rate. . . . Both general readers and scholars should read this excellent collection, which ... contributes to a more nuanced understanding of United States history.”—Hispanic American Historical Review

“By reframing immigration through the multiple perspectives gained from studying ‘regionalities,’ the collection facilitates new understandings of diasporic subjectivities and their lived experiences.”—Western Historical Quarterly

"This anthology represents the rich variety of scholarship that has emerged in the field of Latina history."—Journal of American Ethnic History

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780252074783
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
01/28/2008
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Vicki L. Ruiz is a professor of history and Chicano/Latino studies and chair of the department of history at the University of California, Irvine. She is the author of From Out of the Shadows: Mexican Women in Twentieth-Century America. John R. Chávez is a professor of history at Southern Methodist University and the author of Eastside Landmark: A History of the East Los Angeles Community Union.

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