Latinidad: Transnational Cultures in the

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Constituting Central American–Americans

Transnational Identities and the Politics of Dislocation

Rutgers University Press

Central Americans are the third largest and fastest growing Latino population in the United States. And yet, despite their demographic presence, there has been little scholarship focused on this group. Constituting Central American-Americans is an exploration of the historical and disciplinary conditions that have structured U.S. Central American identity.  

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Post-Borderlandia

Chicana Literature and Gender Variant Critique

Rutgers University Press

Post-Borderlandia examines why gender variance is such a core theme in contemporary Chicana and Chicanx narratives. Cuevas explores how a new generation of Chicanx writers, performers, and filmmakers are drawing on a rich tradition of challenging heteropatriarchal norms to offer new directions for Chicana feminist theory.   

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LatinAsian Cartographies

History, Writing, and the National Imaginary

Rutgers University Press

LatinAsian Cartographies examines how Latina/o and Asian American writers provide important counter-narratives to the stories of racial encroachment that have come to characterize twenty-first century dominant discourses on race.  

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In Search of the Mexican Beverly Hills

Latino Suburbanization in Postwar Los Angeles

Rutgers University Press

In Search of the Mexican Beverly Hills examines the multilayered process by which Mexican Americans moved out of the barrios and emerged as a majority population in the San Gabriel Valley, and the impact that movement had on collective racial and class identity. 

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Southwest Asia

The Transpacific Geographies of Chicana/o Literature

Rutgers University Press

Southwest Asia investigates why key Chicana/o writers, from the 1950s to the present day, have persistently referenced Asian people and places in the course of articulating their political ideas. Raising concerns about how these texts invariably marginalize their Asian characters and suggesting that darker legacies of imperialism and exclusion might lurk beneath their utopian visions of a Chicana/o nation, Jayson Gonzales Sae-Saue takes our conception of Chicana/o literature as a transnational movement in a new direction.

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Of Forests and Fields

Mexican Labor in the Pacific Northwest

Rutgers University Press

Of Forests and Fields tells the story of the Mexican guest laborers, Tejano migrants, and undocumented immigrants who worked to transform the Pacific Northwest into the agricultural powerhouse it is today. Employing an innovative approach that traces the intersections between Chicana/o labor and environmental history, Mario Sifuentez reveals both the struggles and the many accomplishments of these workers, offering valuable historical precedents for understanding the activism of immigrant and migrant laborers in our own era.  

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