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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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Sandra María Esteves’s Nuyorican Poetics: The Signifying Difference


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Sandra María Esteves’s Nuyorican Poetics

The Signifying Difference

Miriam DeCosta-Willis

I seek poems that rise from the ashes wherein lies the path of completion, becoming master of myself.

—Sandra María Esteves

and let all eyes be dry when they scatter my ashes thru the Lower East Side.

—Miguel Pinero

The experience of Puerto Ricans on the streets of New York has caused a new language to grow: Nuyorican

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