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By Juan Flores, Renato Rosaldo

A better half to Latina/o stories is a suite of forty unique essays written via major students within the box, devoted to exploring the query of what 'Latino/a' is.

  • Brings jointly in a single quantity a various diversity of unique essays by means of demonstrated and rising students within the box of Latina/o stories
  • Offers a well timed connection with the problems, issues, and techniques to the learn people Latinos - now the most important minority inhabitants within the usa
  • Explores the intensity of artistic scholarship during this box, together with theories of latinisimo, immigration, political and fiscal views, schooling, race/class/gender and sexuality, language, and faith
  • Considers parts of broader drawback, together with heritage, id, public representations, cultural expression and racialization (including African and local American heritage).

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Statistical Abstract of the United States. 120th edition. Washington, DC: US Department of Commerce. US Bureau of the Census. 2001. The Hispanic Population 2000. Census Brief #C2KBR/01-3. Washington, DC: US Department of Commerce. Vertovec, Steven. 1999. ” Ethnic and Racial Studies 22: 447–62. Vigil, Jaime D. 2002. A Rainbow of Gangs: Street Cultures in the Mega-City. Austin: University of Texas Press. Zhou, Min. 1997. ” Annual Review of Sociology 23: 63–95. pm5 24 7/16/2007, 11:06 Linguistic (In)security and Latina/o Unity CHAPTER THREE “Dime con quién hablas, y te diré quién eres”: Linguistic (In)security and Latina/o Unity Ana Celia Zentella “Dime con quién andas y te diré quién eres” (“Tell me who you go about with and I’ll tell you who you are”) warns that we are judged by the company we keep.

Truly, what was it? One could argue that his remark was downright racist. But to be satisfied with this explanation would eliminate potentially complicated questions. ” And perhaps he felt it obstructed my ability to be “universal,” an enduring quality in a literary work that transcends a particular place or time. ” Since they were seemingly too foreign to him, he simply couldn’t relate with them empathetically and readily put the blame on my characters. Of course, at that time, I had no idea that this episode in my life would reflect the larger philosophical debates regarding the concept of universality and cultural particularity.

However, hostility is another matter and is inherently more complicated. To feel hostility, one must have an enemy and ultimately the making of an enemy is easy when that person is different, of another race and class. Although my father’s will to work could not be easily replaced, his body was, and since there were so many like him on any given day, on any given corner, his body became meaningless, an object like a Styrofoam cup – functional up to a point, useless and tossed in the trash in a minute.

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