Mapping Latina/o Studies brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars to discuss the dynamic field of Latina/o Studies. Drawing on media studies, communications, history, education, literature, anthropology, popular music, and sociology, this collection explores the limits and possibilities of the category of Latinidad. The volume includes scholars who support the continuity of nation-specific identities and areas of study such as Chicano and Dominican Studies, in conversation with scholars who not only work within Latina/o Studies as a pan-ethnic, pan-national category but also explore the inevitable transnationality of a category whose people and culture flow across national borders.
|Publisher:||Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers|
|Series:||Intersections in Communications and Culture Series: Global Approaches and Transdisciplinary Perspectives , #27|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Angharad N. Valdivia is Research Professor of Communications and Media at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is Head of the Department of Media and Cinema Studies and the Interim Director of the Institute of Communications Research. Her research and teaching focus on transnational popular culture studies with an emphasis on gender and ethnicity. She has published many books and articles on Latina/o media studies.
Matthew Garcia is Professor of Transborder Studies and History and Director of the new Comparative Border Studies Program at Arizona State University. He is the author of A World of Its Own: Race, Labor, and Citrus in the Making of Greater Los Angeles, 1900-1970 (2001), which was named co-winner for the best book in oral history by the Oral History Association in 2003, and the forthcoming book A Moveable Feast: Cesar Chavez and The United Farm Workers’ Grape Boycott.
Table of Contents
Contents: Matt Garcia/Angharad N. Valdivia: Introduction. Mapping Latina/o Studies: An Interdisciplinary Reader – Gloria Anzaldúa/Matt Garcia/Angharad N. Valdivia: Geographies of the Self-Re-Imagining Identity: Nos/otras (Us/Other) and the New – Angharad N. Valdivia: Transnational Media, Hybrid Bodies and Culture: Borders and the Latina/o Transnation – Guisela Latorre: Re-Mapping the National Consciousness: Agustín Victor Casasola and the Chicana/Chicano Artist – Isabel Molina-Guzmán: When I Was … Spanish Caribbean Narratives of Identity – Alejandro Lugo: Border Inspections, Then and Now – Ruth Behar: Latina Without Apologies – Rochelle Gutiérrez: Stand and Deliver: The Challenge of Language to the Study of Mathematics – Dalida María Benfield: Identifying the «Latino» (and Latina!) in «Latino Independent Media» – Gabriela Arredondo: Cartographies of Americanisms: Mexican Experiences in Chicago, 1916-1939 – Lilia Fernández: Listening to House Music «Everywhere, Everyday»: Latina/o Youth Culture and the Making of Urban Social Space – Matt Garcia: Educating for Change: Women, Education, and Protest in the Era of the Farmworkers Movement – Antonio Viego: Wounded Chicana Cartographies: Diagnosing Injury and Maligning Politicized Identities – Ramona Hernández: The Latino Paradigm: The Struggles Within and the Need for National Identity – Matt Garcia/Angharad N. Valdivia: Afterword: An Interview with Julia Alvarez.