Keywords for Latina/o Studies

288 pages

December, 2017

ISBN: 9781479883301

$27

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Latina/o StudiesAmerican Studies

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Authors

Deborah R. Vargas is Associate Professor in the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Riverside and the author of Dissonant Divas in Chicana Music: The Limits of La Onda (2012). Vargas’s publications have appeared in journals including Aztlan: Journal for Chicano Studies; Women and Performance: Journal of Feminist Theory; American Quarterly.

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Nancy Raquel Mirabal is Associate Professor in the American Studies Department and U.S. Latina/o Studies Program. She currently directs the U.S. Latina/o Studies Program, and serves on the Advisory Board for the Center for the History of the New America at the University of Maryland, College Park.

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Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes is Associate Professor of American Culture, Romance Languages and Literatures, and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and the former director of the Latina/o Studies Program. His books include Queer Ricans: Cultures and Sexualities in the Diaspora (2009) and Abolición del pato (2013).

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A vocabulary of Latina/o studies.  
 
Keywords for Latina/o Studies is a generative text that enhances the ongoing dialogue within a rapidly growing and changing field. The keywords included in this collection represent established and emergent terms, categories, and concepts that undergird Latina/o studies; they delineate the shifting contours of a field best thought of as an intellectual imaginary and experiential project of social and cultural identities within the U.S. academy.  
 
Bringing together sixty-three essays, from humanists, historians, anthropologists, sociologists, among others, each focused on a single term, the volume reveals the broad range of the field while also illuminating the tensions and contestations surrounding issues of language, politics, and histories of colonization, specific to this area of study. From “borderlands” to “migration,” from “citizenship” to “mestizaje,” this accessible volume will be informative for those who are new to Latina/o studies, providing them with a mapping of the current debates and a trajectory of the development of the field, as well as being a valuable resource for scholars to expand their knowledge and critical engagement with the dynamic transformations in the field.