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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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Latinas/os on the East Coast: a critical reader / edited by Yolanda Medina, Ángeles Donoso Macaya. pages cm. — (Critical studies of Latinos/as in the Americas; vol. 1) Includes bibliographical references. 1. Hispanic Americans—Study and teaching (Higher) 2. Hispanic Americans—East (U.S.) 3. Hispanic Americans—Atlantic Coast (U.S.) 4. East (U.S.)—Intellectual life. 5. East (U.S.)—Ethnic relations. I. Medina, Yolanda. II. Donoso Macaya, Ángeles. III. Title: Latinos on the East Coast. IV. Title: Latinas on the East Coast. E184.S75L3686 305.868’075—dc23 2014006455 ISBN 978-1-4331-2409-9 (hardcover) ISBN 978-1-4331-2408-2 (paperback) ISBN 978-1-4539-1318-5 (e-book) ISSN 2372-6822

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