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Latina/o studies

Author: Ronald L Mize
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; Medford, MA : Polity, 2019 ©2019
Series: Short introductions.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Who are Latinos? What's the difference between Hispanic and Latino; or indeed Latina, Latina/o, Latin@, Latinx? Beyond the political rhetoric and popular culture representations, how can we explore what it means to be part of the largest minority group in the United States? This compelling book offers a concise introduction to the multidisciplinary field of Latina/o Studies. Bringing together insights from a wide  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Mize, Ronald L., 1970-
Latina/o studies.
Cambridge, UK ; Medford, MA : Polity, [2019]
(DLC) 2018010590
(OCoLC)1028228857
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald L Mize
ISBN: 9781509512607 1509512608
OCLC Number: 1041569184
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 172 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents: 1. What's in a name? Hispanic, Latino : labels, identities --
2. Historical groundings : the origins of Latina/o thought --
3. Origins of Latina/o studies : Puerto Rican and Chicano studies --
4. The arrival of Latina/o studies : bringing in Central American, Cuban, and Dominican studies --
5. Latina feminism, intersectionalities, and queer Latinidades --
6. Latina/o cultural studies : from invisible to hypervisible --
7. New approaches : the logic of comparisons, connections, bridges, and borders --
8. New perspectives : theorizing (post)coloniality and racializations --
9. Conclusion : the future of the Latina/o studies field.
Series Title: Short introductions.
Other Titles: Latina studies
Latino studies
Responsibility: Ronald L. Mize.

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"Who are Latinos? What's the difference between Hispanic and Latino; or indeed Latina, Latina/o, Latin@, Latinx? Beyond the political rhetoric and popular culture representations, how can we explore what it means to be part of the largest minority group in the United States? This compelling book offers a concise introduction to the multidisciplinary field of Latina/o Studies. Bringing together insights from a wide variety of communities, the book covers topics such as the history of Latinos in the United States, gender and sexuality, popular culture, immigration patterns, and social movements. Mize traces the origins of the field from the history of Latin American revolutionary thought, through the Chicano and Puerto Rican movements, and key disruptions from Latina feminisms, queer studies, and critical race theory, right up to the latest developments and interventions. Combining analysis and advocacy, Latina/o Studies is an accessible yet theoretically sophisticated introduction to the communities charting the future of the United States of America and the Americans writ large"--

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