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Perspectives on Las Americas: A Reader in Culture, History, and Representation charts new territory by demonstrating the limits of neatly demarcating the regions of ‘Latin America’ and the ‘United States’. This landmark volume presents key readings that collectively examine the historical, cultural, economic, and political integration of Latina/os across the Americas, thereby challenging the barriers between Latina/o Studies and Latin American/Caribbean Studies.

  • Brings together key readings that collectively examine the historical, cultural, economic, and political integration of Latina/os across the Americas.
  • Charts new territory by demonstrating the limits of neatly demarcating the regions of 'Latin America' and the 'United States'.
  • Challenges the barriers between Latina/o Studies and Latin American/Caribbean Studies as approached by anthropologists, historians, and other scholars.
  • Offers instructors, students, and interested readers both the theoretical tools and case studies necessary to rethink transnational realities and identities.
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Chapter 1 Traddutora, Traditora: A Paradigmatic Figure of Chicana Feminism (pages 31–049): Norma Alarcon
Chapter 2 From the Plantation to the Plantation (Excerpt) (pages 50–65): Antonio Benitez?Rojo
Chapter 3 New Approaches to the Study of Peasant Rebellion and Consciousness: Implications of the Andean Experience (pages 66–80): Steve J. Stern
Chapter 4 The Real “New World Order”: The Globalization of Racial and Ethnic Relations in the Late Twentieth Century (pages 81–89): Nestor P. Rodriguez
Chapter 5 The Americans: Latin American and Caribbean Peoples in the United States (pages 90–113): Ruben G. Rumbaut
Chapter 6 “Iquien Trabajard?”: Domestic Workers, Urban Slaves, and the Abolition of Slavery in Puerto Rico (pages 114–131): Felix V. Matos Rodriguez
Chapter 7 A Central American Genocide: Rubber, Slavery, Nationalism, and the Destruction of the Guatusos?Malekus (pages 132–159): Marc Edelman
Chapter 8 Transnational Labor Process and Gender Relations: Women in Fruit and Vegetable Production in Chile, Brazil and Mexico (pages 160–173): Jane I. Collins
Chapter 9 Inequality Near and Far: International Adoption as Seen from a Brazilian Favela (pages 174–192): Claudia Fonseca
Chapter 10 History, Culture, and Place?Making: 'Native' Status and Maya Identity in Belize (pages 193–212): Laurie Kroshus Medina
Chapter 11 The Carnivalization of the World (pages 213–228): Richard Parker
Chapter 12 “Playing with Fire”: The Gendered Construction of Chicana/Mexicana Sexuality (pages 229–244): Patricia Zavella
Chapter 13 Returned Migration, Language, and Identity: Puerto Rican Bilinguals in Dos Worlds/Two Mundos (pages 245–258): Ana Celia Zentella
Chapter 14 A Place Called Home: A Queer Political Economy of Mexican Immigrant Men's Family Experiences (pages 259–273): Lionel Cantu
Chapter 15 Dominican Blackness and the Modern World (pages 274–288): Silvio Torres?Saillant
Chapter 16 Jennifer's Butt (pages 289–298): Frances Negron?Muntaner
Chapter 17 La Qumceanera: Making Gender and Ethnic Identities (pages 299–316): Karen Mary Davalos
Chapter 18 Two Sides of the Same Coin: Modern Gaucho Identity in Brazil (pages 317–328): Ruben George Oliven
Chapter 19 The United States, Mexico, and Machismo (pages 329–341): Americo Paredes
Chapter 20 Spectacular Bodies: Folklorization and the Politics of Identity in Ecuadorian Beauty Pageants (pages 342–362): Mark Rogers
Chapter 21 Gender, Politics, and the Triumph of Mestizaje in Early 20th?Century Nicaragua (pages 363–382): Jeffrey Gould
Chapter 11 The Construction of Indigenous Suspects: Militarization and the Gendered and Ethnic Dynamics of Human Rights Abuses in Southern Mexico (pages 383–403): Lynn Stephen
Chapter 23 For Whom the Taco Bells Toll: Popular Responses to NAFTA South of the Border (pages 404–417): Matthew C. Gutmann
Chapter 24 Immigration Reform and Nativism: the Nationalist Response to the Transnationalist Challenge (pages 418–429): Leo R. Chavez
Chapter 25 The Process of Black Community Organizing in the Southern Pacific Coast Region of Colombia (pages 430–447): Libia Grueso, Carlos Rosero and Arturo Escobar

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  • Year: 2003
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9780631222958,9780470753538

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