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Latinas/os on the East Coast

A Critical Reader


Edited By Yolanda Medina and Ángeles Donoso Macaya

Latinas/os on the East Coast: A Critical Reader provides a comprehensive overview of established and contemporary research and essays written about communities that represent the Latina/o diaspora on the East Coast of the United States. Collectively, it contributes to the historical, cultural, political, and economic dynamics that affect the Latinas/os’ lived experience of the country. Analyzed through an interdisciplinary lens, this reader offers a critical examination of the policies and the practices that affect the following current and emerging themes and topics: History; Ethnicity and culture; Immigration, transnationalism, and civil rights; Education; Health; Women’s studies; Film and media studies; Queer studies; Literature; Visual and performing arts.
This book is an indispensable resource for scholars, researchers, educators, undergraduate and graduate students, as well as any individual, group, or organization interested in issues that affect Latinas/os in the United States in current times.
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1. History

A Plea to Destigmatize Mariel (1984) by Siro del Castillo was previously published in Caribbean Review volume 13, issue 4.

The Evolution of the Latino Community in New York (2010) by Gabriel Haslip-Viera was previously published in Hispanic New York: A Sourcebook, edited by Claudio Iván Remeseira. Columbia University Press, New York.

The Great Exodus: Its Roots” (2002) by Ramona Hernández was previously published in her book The Mobility of Workers Under Advanced Capitalism. Dominican Migration to the United States. Columbia University Press, New York.

2. Culture, Ethnicity, and Race

Neither Hispanic, nor Black: We’re Brazilian (2007) by Ana Cristina Braga Martes was previously published in The Other Latinos: Central and South Americans in the United States, edited by José Luis Falconi and José Antonio Mazotti. Harvard University Press, Cambridge.

Situating Latino Voices in a New England Community (2009) by David Carey, Jr. was previously published in Latino Voices in New England, edited by Ed. David Carey Jr. and Robert Atkinson. SUNY Press, New York.

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