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Critical Dialogues in Latinx Studies: A Reader

Ana Y. Ramos-Zayas and Mérida M. Rúa


Critical Dialogues in Latinx Studies approaches the social histories and contemporary lives of a diverse range of Latina and Latino populations, including immigrants, exiles, refugees, and US-born groups from across the Americas. Adopting a comparative ethnic studies lens that captures histories of US imperialism, local and transnational perspectives on community, national and pan-ethnic identifications, and diverse social and demographic trends, this anthology emphasizes the breadth and dynamism of the ideas, debates, and questions that drive the dynamic field of Latinx/a/o Studies. The edite ... More

Keywords: Latinx/a/o Studies, comparative ethnic studies, humanistic social sciences, transnationalism, diaspora, US imperialism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781479805198
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479805198.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ana Y. Ramos-Zayas, editor
Yale University

Mérida M. Rúa, editor
Northwestern University

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Front Matter


Mérida M. Rúa and Ana Y. Ramos-Zayas

1 Puerto Rico

Pedro Cabán

3 “A Cartel Built for Love”

María Elena Cepeda

5 Disposable Strangers

Suzanne Oboler

7 More than Christian and Mestizo

Michelle A. González

8 DNA+Latinx

Nelly Rosario

10 Placing Text

Rebio DÍaz-Cardona

13 #FamiliesBelongTogether

Leisy J. Abrego and Ester Hernández

14 Colonial Projects

Vanessa Rosa

17 Refashioning Afro-Latinidad

Paul Joseph López Oro

22 The Bronx in Focus

Sebastián Pérez

26 Leaving Lima Behind

Elena Sabogal

28 Regulating Space and Time

Odilka S. Santiago

31 Regeneration

Angela Garcia

33 Chongivity Activity

Jillian Hernández

35 Aguanile

Frances R. Aparicio

39 Brujx

Aisha M. Beliso-De Jesús