Keywords for Latina/o Studies (Hardcover)

Keywords for Latina/o Studies By Deborah R. Vargas (Editor), Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes (Editor), Nancy Raquel Mirabal (Editor) Cover Image
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2018 Outstanding Academic Title, given by CHOICE Magazine

Introduces key terms, concepts, debates, and histories for Latinx Studies

Keywords for Latina/o Studies is a generative text that enhances the ongoing dialogue within a rapidly growing and changing field. The keywords included in this collection represent established and emergent terms, categories, and concepts that undergird Latina/o studies; they delineate the shifting contours of a field best thought of as an intellectual imaginary and experiential project of social and cultural identities within the US academy.

Bringing together 63 essays, from humanists, historians, anthropologists, sociologists, among others, each focused on a single term, the volume reveals the broad range of the field while also illuminating the tensions and contestations surrounding issues of language, politics, and histories of colonization, specific to this area of study. From "borderlands" to "migration," from "citizenship" to "mestizaje," this accessible volume will be informative for those who are new to Latina/o studies, providing them with a mapping of the current debates and a trajectory of the development of the field, as well as being a valuable resource for scholars to expand their knowledge and critical engagement with the dynamic transformations in the field.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781479866045
ISBN-10: 1479866040
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication Date: December 1st, 2017
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: Keywords