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Finding Latinx : in search of the voices redefining Latino identity

Author: Paola Ramos
Publisher: New York : Vintage, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 2020. ©2020
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Young Latinos across the United States are redefining their identities, pushing boundaries, and awakening politically in powerful and surprising ways. Many of them--Afrolatino, indigenous, Muslim, queer and undocumented, living in large cities and small towns--are voices who have been chronically overlooked in how the diverse population of almost sixty million Latinos in the U.S. has been represented. No longer. In  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ramos, Paola.
Finding Latinx.
New York : Vintage, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, [2020]
(OCoLC)1149238320
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paola Ramos
ISBN: 1984899104 9781984899101
OCLC Number: 1201195754
Notes: "A Vintage Books Original"--Title page verso
Description: 1 online resource (325 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents: Introduction: Coming out as Latinx --
A JOURNEY FROM THE WEST TO THE SOUTHWEST. 1. The heartland --
2. Shining light --
3. American --
4. The other wall --
5. Unbroken --
THE SOUTH. 6. K'exel --
7. Ground zero --
8. Erased --
9. Dark shadows of freedom --
THE NORTHEAST TO THE MIDWEST. 10. The act of being ordinary --
11. Invisible --
12. Home --
13. America's queen --
BETWEEN THE SHADOWS AND THE SUN. Finding Latinx --
Acknowledgments --
Further reading --
Notes.
Responsibility: Paola Ramos.

Abstract:

"Young Latinos across the United States are redefining their identities, pushing boundaries, and awakening politically in powerful and surprising ways. Many of them--Afrolatino, indigenous, Muslim, queer and undocumented, living in large cities and small towns--are voices who have been chronically overlooked in how the diverse population of almost sixty million Latinos in the U.S. has been represented. No longer. In this empowering cross-country travelogue, journalist and activist Paola Ramos embarks on a journey to find the communities of people defining the controversial term, "Latinx." She introduces us to the indigenous Oaxacans who rebuilt the main street in a post-industrial town in upstate New York, the "Las Poderosas" who fight for reproductive rights in Texas, the musicians in Milwaukee whose beats reassure others of their belonging, as well as drag queens, environmental activists, farmworkers, and the migrants detained at our border. Drawing on intensive field research as well as her own personal story, Ramos chronicles how "Latinx" has given rise to a sense of collectivity and solidarity among Latinos unseen in this country for decades. A vital and inspiring work of reportage, Finding Latinx calls on all of us to expand our understanding of what it means to be Latino and what it means to be American. The first step towards change, writes Ramos, is for us to recognize who we are"--

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"A journey towards the long-overdue representation of Latinx people through the term "Latinx," inspiring a collective sense of identity and solidarity."-Marie Claire"Paola Ramos explores Latinx Read more...

 
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