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Mapping Latina/o Studies

An Interdisciplinary Reader


Angharad N. Valdivia and Matthew Garcia

Mapping Latina/o Studies brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars to discuss the dynamic field of Latina/o Studies. Drawing on media studies, communications, history, education, literature, anthropology, popular music, and sociology, this collection explores the limits and possibilities of the category of Latinidad. The volume includes scholars who support the continuity of nation-specific identities and areas of study such as Chicano and Dominican Studies, in conversation with scholars who not only work within Latina/o Studies as a pan-ethnic, pan-national category but also explore the inevitable transnationality of a category whose people and culture flow across national borders.
Contents: Matt Garcia/Angharad N. Valdivia: Introduction. Mapping Latina/o Studies: An Interdisciplinary Reader – Gloria Anzaldúa/Matt Garcia/Angharad N. Valdivia: Geographies of the Self-Re-Imagining Identity: Nos/otras (Us/Other) and the New – Angharad N. Valdivia: Transnational Media, Hybrid Bodies and Culture: Borders and the Latina/o Transnation – Guisela Latorre: Re-Mapping the National Consciousness: Agustín Victor Casasola and the Chicana/Chicano Artist – Isabel Molina-Guzmán: When I Was … Spanish Caribbean Narratives of Identity – Alejandro Lugo: Border Inspections, Then and Now – Ruth Behar: Latina Without Apologies – Rochelle Gutiérrez: Stand and Deliver: The Challenge of Language to the Study of Mathematics – Dalida María Benfield: Identifying the «Latino» (and Latina!) in «Latino Independent Media» – Gabriela Arredondo: Cartographies of Americanisms: Mexican Experiences in Chicago, 1916-1939 – Lilia Fernández: Listening to House Music «Everywhere, Everyday»: Latina/o Youth Culture and the Making of Urban Social Space – Matt Garcia: Educating for Change: Women, Education, and Protest in the Era of the Farmworkers Movement – Antonio Viego: Wounded Chicana Cartographies: Diagnosing Injury and Maligning Politicized Identities – Ramona Hernández: The Latino Paradigm: The Struggles Within and the Need for National Identity – Matt Garcia/Angharad N. Valdivia: Afterword: An Interview with Julia Alvarez.