Latina/o Studies

Latina/o studies in both Spanish and English.

Ivenceremos?: The Erotics of Black Self-Making in Cuba Cover Image
ISBN: 9780822349501
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Published: Duke University Press - July 22nd, 2011

Promoting the revolutionary socialist project of equality and dignity for all, the slogan Venceremos (We shall overcome ) appears throughout Cuba, everywhere from newspapers to school murals to nightclubs. Yet the accomplishments of the Cuban state are belied by the marginalization of blacks, the prejudice against sexual minorities, and gender inequities.

Spiritual Mestizaje: Religion, Gender, Race, and Nation in Contemporary Chicana Narrative Cover Image
ISBN: 9780822350460
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Published: Duke University Press - July 19th, 2011

Gloria Anzaldua's narrative and theoretical innovations, particularly her concept of mestiza consciousness, have influenced critical thinking about colonialism, gender, history, language, religion, sexuality, spirituality, and subjectivity. Yet Anzaldua's theory of spiritual mestizaje has not been extensively studied until now.

Crossing with the Virgin: Stories from the Migrant Trail Cover Image
ISBN: 9780816528547
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Published: University of Arizona Press - April 15th, 2010

Over the past ten years, more than 4,000 people have died while crossing the Arizona desert to find jobs, join families, or start new lives. Other migrants tell of the corpses they pass--bodies that are never recovered or counted.

Camino del Sol: Fifteen Years on Latina and Latino Writing Cover Image
By Rigoberto Gonzalez (Editor)
ISBN: 9780816528134
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Published: University of Arizona Press - May 15th, 2010

Since 1994, the Camino del Sol series has been one of the premier vehicles for Latina/o literary voices. Launched under the auspices of Chicana/o luminary Ray Gonzalez, it quickly established itself in both the Latina/o community and the publishing world as it garnered awards for its outstanding writing.

Ambientes: New Queer Latino Writing Cover Image
By Lazaro Lima (Editor), Felice Picano (Editor)
ISBN: 9780299282240
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Published: University of Wisconsin Press - May 27th, 2011

As the U.S. Latino population grows rapidly, and as the LGBTQ Latino community becomes more visible and a more crucial part of our literary and artistic heritage, there is an increasing demand for literature that successfully highlights these diverse lives.

A Xicana Codex of Changing Consciousness: Writings, 2000-2010 Cover Image
ISBN: 9780822349778
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Published: Duke University Press - May 30th, 2011

A Xicana Codex of Changing Consciousness features essays and poems by Cherrie L. Moraga, one of the most influential figures in Chicana/o, feminist, queer, and indigenous activism and scholarship.

The New Latina's Bible: The Modern Latina's Guide to Love, Spirituality, Family, and La Vida Cover Image
ISBN: 9781580053587
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Published: Seal Press (CA) - May 3rd, 2011

For nearly a decade, The Latina's Bible has been the go-to guide for Latinas everywhere. In this updated and expanded edition, author Sandra Guzman continues to use her trademark warmth, humor, and wisdom to explore a wide range of topics, from dating and sexuality to family and career.

Reading Chican@ Like a Queer: The de-Mastery of Desire Cover Image
ISBN: 9780292728912
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Published: University of Texas Press - May 1st, 2011

A race-based oppositional paradigm has informed Chicano studies since its emergence. In this work, Sandra K. Soto replaces that paradigm with a less didactic, more flexible framework geared for a queer analysis of the discursive relationship between racialization and sexuality.

The Maid's Daughter: Living Inside and Outside the American Dream Cover Image
ISBN: 9780814776421
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Published: New York University Press - September 1st, 2011

2012 Americo Paredes Book Award Winner for Non-Fiction presented by the Center for Mexican American Studies at South Texas College Selected as a 2012 Outstanding Title by AAUP University Press Books for Public and Secondary School Libraries

This is Olivia's story.

Chicana Power!: Contested Histories of Feminism in the Chicano Movement Cover Image
ISBN: 9780292726901
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Published: University of Texas Press - August 1st, 2011

The first book-length study of women's involvement in the Chicano Movement of the late 1960s and 1970s, Chicana Power tells the powerful story of the emergence of Chicana feminism within student and community-based organizations throughout southern California and the Southwest.

Our Lady of Controversy: Alma Lopez's
By Alicia Gaspar De Alba (Editor), Alma Lopez (Editor)
ISBN: 9780292726420
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Published: University of Texas Press - April 1st, 2011

Months before Alma Lopez's digital collage Our Lady was shown at the Museum of International Folk Art in 2001, the museum began receiving angry phone calls from community activists and Catholic leaders who demanded that the image not be displayed.

The Gloria Anzaldua Reader Cover Image
ISBN: 9780822345640
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Published: Duke University Press - January 1st, 2010

Born in the Rio Grande Valley of south Texas, independent scholar and creative writer Gloria Anzaldua was an internationally acclaimed cultural theorist. As the author of Borderlands / La Frontera: The New Mestiza, Anzaldua played a major role in shaping contemporary Chicano/a and lesbian/queer theories and identities.

Crafting Gender: Women and Folk Art in Latin America and the Caribbean Cover Image
By Eli Bartra (Editor)
ISBN: 9780822331704
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Published: Duke University Press - October 1st, 2003

This volume initiates a gender-based framework for analyzing the folk art of Latin America and the Caribbean. Defined here broadly as the "art of the people" and as having a primarily decorative, rather than utilitarian, purpose, folk art is not solely the province of women, but folk art by women in Latin America has received little sustained attention.

Holy Terrors: Latin American Women Perform Cover Image
By Diana Taylor (Editor), Roselyn Costantino (Editor)
ISBN: 9780822332404
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Published: Duke University Press - December 24th, 2003

Holy Terrors presents exemplary original work by fourteen of Latin America's foremost contemporary women theatre and performance artists. Many of the pieces--including one-act plays, manifestos, and lyrics--appear in English for the first time.

When I Look Into the Mirror and See You: Women, Terror, and Resistance Cover Image
ISBN: 9780813531854
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Published: Rutgers University Press - September 3rd, 2002

In the early 1980s, in the midst of Central America's decades of dirty wars, Nora Miselem of Honduras and Maria Suarez Toro of Costa Rica were kidnapped and subjected to rape and other tortures. Of the nearly two hundred disappeared persons in Honduras in those years, they are, remarkably, two of only five survivors.

Chicana Feminisms-PB Cover Image
By Patricia Zavella (Editor), Gabriela F. Arredondo (Editor), Aida Hurtado (Editor)
ISBN: 9780822331414
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Published: Duke University Press - July 9th, 2003

Chicana Feminisms presents new essays on Chicana feminist thought by scholars, creative writers, and artists. This volume moves the field of Chicana feminist theory forward by examining feminist creative expression, the politics of representation, and the realities of Chicana life.

Telling to Live: Latina Feminist
ISBN: 9780822327653
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Published: Duke University Press - September 18th, 2001

Telling to Live embodies the vision that compelled Latina feminists to engage their differences and find common ground. Its contributors reflect varied class, religious, ethnic, racial, linguistic, sexual, and national backgrounds.

Living in Spanglish: The Search for Latino Identity in America Cover Image
ISBN: 9780312310004
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Published: St. Martins Press-3pl - March 1st, 2003

Chicano. Cubano. Pachuco. Nuyorican. Puerto Rican. Boricua. Quisqueya. Tejano.

Women Writing Resistance: Essays on Latin America and the Caribbean Cover Image
ISBN: 9780896087088
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Published: South End Press - January 1st, 2004

Eighteen women, including Jamaica Kincaid, Rigoberta Menchu, Cherrie Moraga, Marjorie Agosin, Margaret Randall, Gloria Anzaldua, Michelle Cliff, Edwidge Danticat, and Julia Alvarez, are featured in this powerful anthology on art, feminism, and activism in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Race and Nation in Modern Latin America Cover Image
ISBN: 9780807854419
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Published: University of North Carolina Press - March 5th, 2003

This collection brings together innovative historical work on race and national identity in Latin America and the Caribbean and places this scholarship in the context of interdisciplinary and transnational discussions regarding race and nation in the Americas.

The Chicano/Latino Literary Prize: An Anthology of Prize-Winning Fiction, Poetry, and Drama Cover Image
By Stephanie Fetta (Editor)
ISBN: 9781558855113
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Published: Arte Publico Press - May 31st, 2008

David is mine Mrs. Renteria shouts out to her neighbors gathered about the dead but handsome young man found in the dry riverbed next to their homes in a Los Angeles barrio. David? Tiburcio asked. Since when is his name David? He looks to me more like a ... Tiburcio glanced at the man's face, ., . a Luis. Mrs.

Hijas Americanas: Beauty, Body Image, and Growing Up Latina Cover Image
ISBN: 9781580051897
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Published: Seal Press (CA) - March 27th, 2013

In Hijas Americanas, author Rosie Molinary sheds new light on what it means to grow up Latina. Drawing upon her own experiences, as well as interviews and surveys collected from more than 500 Latina women, Molinary provides a powerful understanding of the inner conflicts and powerful triumphs of Latinas.

The Cuba Reader: History, Culture, Politics Cover Image
By Aviva Chomsky (Editor), Pamela Maria Smorkaloff (Editor), Barry Carr (Editor)
ISBN: 9780822331971
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Published: Duke University Press - February 4th, 2004

Cuba is often perceived in starkly black and white terms--either as the site of one of Latin America's most successful revolutions or as the bastion of the world's last communist regime. The Cuba Reader multiplies perspectives on the nation many times over, presenting more than one hundred selections about Cuba's history, culture, and politics.

500 Years of Chicana Women's History/500 Anos de la Mujer Chicana Cover Image
ISBN: 9780813542249
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Published: Rutgers University Press - February 1st, 2008

Named the 2009 AAUP Best of the Best - Outstanding Book Distinction

The history of Mexican Americans spans more than five centuries and varies from region to region across the United States. Yet most of our history books devote at most a chapter to Chicano history, with even less attention to the story of Chicanas.