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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.
Yolanda «Jolie» Medina holds a PhD in cultural studies in education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and is an associate professor at Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY and the founder of the Santo Rico Kids Cultural Center, a nonprofit organization in Spanish Harlem that provides Latin dance instructions to children. She is the author of Critical Aesthetic Pedagogy: Toward a Theory of Self and Social Empowerment and has also published on critical pedagogy, art education, cultural studies, and social justice.
Ángeles Donoso Macaya holds a PhD in Hispanic languages and literatures from Washington University in St. Louis and is an assistant professor at Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY. Her research pays special attention to the meanings and methods of collaborative practices between artistic media and their audiences. She has published articles on contemporary Latin American literature, queer studies, animal studies, visual studies, and photography.