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Critical dialogues in Latinx studies : a reader

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"This book approaches the social histories and contemporary lives of a diverse range of Latina and Latino populations, including immigrants, exiles, refugees, and US-born groups from across the Ame...

"This book approaches the social histories and contemporary lives of a diverse range of Latina and Latino populations, including immigrants, exiles, refugees, and US-born groups from across the Americas. Adopting a comparative ethnic studies lens that captures local and transnational perspectives on community, national and pan-ethnic identifications, and diverse social and demographic trends, this anthology emphasizes the breadth and dynamism of the ideas, debates, and questions that drive the dynamic field of Latinx Studies. This proposed anthology is unique, not only in its comparative, humanistic social science focus, but also in its structure and organization of key debates, what we call "critical diálogos," in Latinx Studies. The volume deliberately considers each contribution, not exclusively as a stand-alone piece, but as part of a larger disciplinary theme and interdisciplinary conversation. For instance, we highlight the strength of the inter-sectional, comparative, and interdisciplinary Latinx Studies scholarship in our decision to avoid rigid thematic sections (e.g. a section on "gender," or "youth"), in favor of weaving those thematic considerations in relation to broader scholarly discussions (e.g. a section on kinship and forms of relatedness or the world of work). This specific "debate framing" allows readers to identify specific areas of thematic interest, while remaining unavoidably attentive to the diversity and complexity of the everyday lives of Latinx populations, the political economic structures that shape enduring racialization and cultural stereotyping, and the continuing efforts to carve out new lives as diasporic, transnational, global, and colonial subjects"--Provided by publisher.

Introduces new approaches, theoretical trends, and understudied topics in Latinx Studies This groundbreaking work offers a multidisciplinary, social-science oriented perspective on Latinx studies, including the social histories and contemporary lives of a diverse range of Latina and Latino populations. Editors Ana Y. Ramos-Zayas and Mérida M. Rúa have crafted an anthology that is unique in both form and content. The book combines previously published canonical pieces with original, cutting-edge works created for this volume. The sections of the text are arranged thematically as critical dialogues, each with a brief preface that provides context and a conceptual direction for the scholarly conversation that ensues. The editors frame the volume around the "humanistic social sciences," using the term to highlight the historical and social contexts under which expressive cultural forms and archival records are created. Critical Dialogues in Latinx Studies masterfully sheds light on the diversity and complexity of the everyday lives of Latinx populations, the political economic structures that shape enduring racialization and cultural stereotyping, and the continuing efforts to carve out new lives as diasporic, transnational, global, and colonial subjects.

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edited by Ana Y. Ramos-Zayas and Mérida M. Rúa
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  • New York : New York University Press, [2021]
  • ©2021
Physical Details
  • 1 online resource (viii, 571 pages) : illustrations
  • data file
ISBNs
9781479805181, 1479805181, 9781479805235, 1479805238, 9781479805198, 147980519X, 9781479805211, 1479805211, 9781479805198
OCLC
on1259319782

  • Includes bibliographical references and index.

  • Frontmatter -- Contents -- Introduction -- Critical Diálogo 1. US Imperialism and Colonial Legacies of Latinx Migrations -- 1. Puerto Rico: The Ascent and Decline of an American Colony -- 2. Borders and Crossings: Lessons of the 1980s Central American Solidarity Movement for 2010s Sanctuary Practices -- 3. "A Cartel Built for Love": "Medellín," Pablo Escobar, and the Scripts of Global Colombianidad -- 4. Geographies of Race and Ethnicity III: Settler Colonialism and Nonnative People of Color -- Critical Diálogo 2. The Politics of Labeling Latinidades and Social Movements -- 5. Disposable Strangers: Mexican Americans, Latinxs, and the Ethnic Label "Hispanic" in the Twenty- First Century -- 6. Querying Central America(n) from the US Diaspora -- 7. More than Christian and Mestizo: Race, Culture, and Identity within Latino/a Theology and Religious Studies -- 8. DNA+Latinx: Complicando the Double Helix -- Critical Diálogo 3. Recasting Spaces, Embodying Community -- 9. Guatemalan- Origin Children's Transnational Ties -- 10. Placing Text: Culture, Place, and the Affective Dimension of Vernacular Ambient Text -- 11. (Re)Claiming Public Space and Place: Maya Community Formation in Westlake/MacArthur Park -- 12. Health Brokers, Shrinks, and Urban Shamans Revisited: Networks of Care among Argentine Immigrants in New York City -- Critical Diálogo 4. Surveillance and Policing in Everyday Life -- 13. #FamiliesBelongTogether: Central American Family Separations from the 1980s to 2019 -- 14. Colonial Projects: Public Housing and the Management of Puerto Ricans in New York City, 1945- 1970 -- 15. Puerto Rico, Palestine, and the Politics of Resistance and Surveillance at the University of Illinois Chicago Circle -- 16. "Now Why Do You Want to Know about That?": Heteronormativity, Sexism, and Racism in the Sexual (Mis)education of Latina Youth -- 17. Refashioning Afro- Latinidad: Garifuna New Yorkers in Diaspora -- Critical Diálogo 5. Work and the Politics of "Deservingness" -- 18. The Life and Times of Trans Activist Sylvia Rivera -- 19. "Blossom as the Rose": Exploring a Politics of Worthiness for Millennial Latina/o Latter Day Saints -- 20. Guillermo Alvarez Guedes and the Politics of Play in Cuban America -- 21. Urban Designers and the Politics of Latinizing the Built Environment -- 22. The Bronx in Focus: The Visual Politics of En Foco, Inc. -- Critical Diálogo 6. Citizenship Subjects and "Illegality" -- 23. Racialized Hauntings of the Devalued Dead -- 24. "Citizenship Takes Practice": Latina/o Youth, JROTC, and the Performance of Citizenship -- 25. In Pursuit of Property and Forgiveness: Lin- Manuel Miranda's Hamilton and In the Heights -- 26. Leaving Lima Behind: The Immigration of Peruvian Professionals to Miami -- Critical Diálogo 7. Disciplining Institutions, Evicting Regimes -- 27. Latino Anti- Black Bias and the Census Categorization of Latinos: Race, Ethnicity, or Other? -- 28. Regulating Space and Time: The Disciplining of Latina and Black Sheltered- Homeless Women in NYC -- 29. The Afterlife of US Disciplining Institutions: Transnational Structures of (Im)mobility among Peruvian Deportees -- 30. Wars, Diasporas, and Un/Re- Rooted Familial Geographies: From Springfield, Massachusetts, to São Paulo, Brazil, and Beyond -- 31. Regeneration: Love, Drugs, and the Remaking of Hispano Inheritance -- Critical Diálogo 8. Latinx Kinship and Relatedness -- 32. Blackness, Latinidad, and Minority Linked Fate -- 33. Chongivity Activity: Latinx Hyperfemininity as Iconography, Performance, and Praxis of Belonging -- 34. Capturing the Church Familia: Scriptural Documents and Photographs on the Agricultural Labor Circuit -- 35. Aguanile: Critical Listening, Mourning, and Decolonial Healing -- Critical Diálogo 9. Community Engagement, Critical Methodologies, and Social Justice -- 36. The Power and Possibilities of a Latinx Community- Academic Praxis in Civic Engagement -- 37. Bridging Activism and Teaching in Latinx Studies -- 38. On Being a White Person of Color: Using Autoethnography to Understand Puerto Ricans' Racialization -- 39. Brujx: An Afro- Latinx Queer Gesture -- About the Contributors -- Index
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