Latino/a Studies

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Flexible Bones

The University of Arizona Press

The remarkable and wholly delightful poems collected here bounce the reader through a world where words are not bricks but trampolines--springy, un-static-y things. Feisty, spirited, serious and comic, these poems address a wild range of subjects with an equally wild range of tones. María Meléndez emerges as a fearless poet.

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Pachucas and Pachucos in Tucson

The University of Arizona Press

When the Zoot Suit Riots ignited in Los Angeles in 1943, they quickly became headline news across the country. At their center was a series of attacks by U.S. Marines and sailors on young Mexican American men who dressed in distinctive suits and called themselves pachucos. The media of the day portrayed these youths as miscreants and ...

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Bolivia's Radical Tradition

The University of Arizona Press

In December 2005, following a series of convulsive upheavals that saw the overthrow of two presidents in three years, Bolivian peasant leader Evo Morales became the first Indian president in South American history. Consequently, according to S. Sándor John, Bolivia symbolizes new shifts in Latin America, pushed by radical social movements ...

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Resistance and Survival

The University of Arizona Press

In her analysis of some of the most interesting and important children's literature from Central America and the Caribbean, Ann González uses postcolonial narrative theory to expose and decode what marginalized peoples say when they tell stories to their children--and how the interpretations children give these stories today differ from ...

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Faith Run

The University of Arizona Press

Faith Run offers the most recent work by the well-known poet Ray Gonzalez. The poetry here is--at once--perhaps his most personal and most universal. At the heart of these lyrical, sometimes ethereal, poems is a deep sense of the mystery and even the divinity of our human lives. Although Gonzalez invokes the names of many poets who have ...

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Odalisque in Pieces

The University of Arizona Press

In her debut poetry collection, Carmen Giménez Smith illuminates Latina identity in the prismatic light of postcolonial history, feminism, myth, and the fragmentation of modernity. From these disparate elements she fashions a female persona--"clairvoyant with great shoes"--who is both bracingly modern and movingly vulnerable. Through her ...

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