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Displacements and Transformations in Caribbean Cultures
Displacements and Transformations in Caribbean Cultures
by Lizabeth Paravisini-gebert
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Drawing on the theoretical constructs of thinkers such as Derrida, Foucault, Gramsci, and Adorno, among others, the 9 authors of the articles of this collection offer their analysis of the geographic complexities evidenced mainly in the literature of... (read more)

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Ethnic Cues: The Role of Shared Ethnicity in Latino Political Participation (Politics of Race and Ethnicity)
Ethnic Cues: The Role of Shared Ethnicity in Latino Political Participation (Politics of Race and Ethnicity)
by Matt A. Barreto
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Both the U.S. Supreme Court and the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) claim to advocate minority political interests, yet they disagree over the intent and scope of the Voting Rights Act (VRA), as well as the interpretation of the equal protection clause... (read more)

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Mexican Chicago: Race, Identity and Nation, 1916-39 (Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Centennial (Hardcover) )
Mexican Chicago: Race, Identity and Nation, 1916-39 (Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Centennial (Hardcover) )
by Gabriela F. Arredondo
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“Arredondo paints a portrait of Mexican Chicago in the early 20th century, focusing on five zones of contact:  housing patterns, work and labor relations, politics, commerce, and heterosocial relations. Recommended&rdquo... (read more)

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Making Lemonade Out of Lemons: Mexican American Labor and Leisure in a California Town 1880-1960 (Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Centennial)
Making Lemonade Out of Lemons: Mexican American Labor and Leisure in a California Town 1880-1960 (Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Centennial)
by Jose M. Alamillo
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"A lively narrative that makes a solid contribution to Mexican American and U.S. labor history. Alamillo adds a fresh voice to our knowledge of how and why Mexican American political action blossomed in the latter half of the twentieth century... (read more)

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The Cubans of Union City: Immigrants and Exiles in a New Jersey Community
The Cubans of Union City: Immigrants and Exiles in a New Jersey Community
by Yolanda Prieto
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As a result of the conflicts between Cuba and the United States, especially after 1959, Cubans immigrated in great numbers. Most stayed in Miami, but many headed north to Union City, making it second only to Miami in its concentration of Cubans. In The... (read more)

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La Sociedad: Guardians of Hispanic Culture Along the Rio Grande
La Sociedad: Guardians of Hispanic Culture Along the Rio Grande
by Jose A. Rivera
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Rivera's study explores the core values that have bonded SPMDTU members across generations and have sustained the organization for more than a century and addresses the question of whether or not La Sociedad will survive in the twenty-first century.... (read more)

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Transformations of La Familia on the U.S.-Mexico Border (Latino Perspectives)
Transformations of La Familia on the U.S.-Mexico Border (Latino Perspectives)
by Raquel R. Marquez
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No international relationship of the United States is as encumbered by history, geography, culture, language, and economics as the one with Mexico. Given the scale and importance of the flow of commerce and culture across the border, however... (read more)

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The Mexican Texans (Texans All)
The Mexican Texans (Texans All)
by Phyllis Mckenzie
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In The Mexican Texans, author Phyllis McKenzie uses historical narrative and a wealth of photographs to explore how time has shaped the identity of Mexican Texans and their continued contribution in the Lone Star State through more than six generations... (read more)

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200 Years of Latino History in Philadelphia
200 Years of Latino History in Philadelphia
by Sabrina (edt) Vourvoulias
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200 years of Latino History in Philadelphia is a rich visual account of the history of Latinos in the city. It traces the development of distinct neighborhoods and institutions, and provides a uniquely intimate portrait of a community.  Broken into... (read more)

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Unbecoming Blackness: The Diaspora Cultures of Afro-Cuban America
Unbecoming Blackness: The Diaspora Cultures of Afro-Cuban America
by Antonio Lopez
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2014 Runner-Up, MLA Prize in United States Latina and Latino and Chicana and Chicano Literary and Cultural Studies In Unbecoming Blackness, Antonio López uncovers an important, otherwise unrecognized century-long archive of literature and... (read more)

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Mexican American Mojo: Popular Music, Dance, and Urban Culture in Los Angeles, 1935-1968 (Refiguring American Music)
Mexican American Mojo: Popular Music, Dance, and Urban Culture in Los Angeles, 1935-1968 (Refiguring American Music)
by Anthony Macias
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A study of the creation of jazz, swing, and R&B music within the multicultural, multiethnic terrain of Los Angeles during and after World War II.... (read more)

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Contemporary Hispanic Quotations
Contemporary Hispanic Quotations
by Mark F. Herring
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More than 1,000 quotations from over 200 notable US Hispanics are included in this volume culled from print and non-print sources. The subjectschosen for their significant cultural or social contributionsinclude writers, politicians, artists... (read more)

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Remaking Citizenship: Latina Immigrants and New American Politics
Remaking Citizenship: Latina Immigrants and New American Politics
by Kathleen M. Coll
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Standing at the intersection of immigration and welfare reform, immigrant Latin American women are the target of special scrutiny in the United States. Both the state and the media often present them as scheming "welfare queens" or long-suffering, silent... (read more)

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Tierra y Libertad: Land, Liberty, and Latino Housing
Tierra y Libertad: Land, Liberty, and Latino Housing
by Steven W. Bender
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Peasants, religious heretics, witches, pirates, runaway slaves, prostitutes and pornographers, frequenters of taverns and fraternal society lodge rooms, revolutionaries, blues and jazz musicians, beats, and contemporary youth gangs--those who defied... (read more)

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Next of Kin: The Family in Chicano/a Cultural Politics (Latin America Otherwise)
Next of Kin: The Family in Chicano/a Cultural Politics (Latin America Otherwise)
by Richard Rodriguez
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As both an idea and an institution, the family has been at the heart of Chicano/a cultural politics since the Mexican American civil rights movement emerged in the late 1960s. In Next of Kin, Richard T. Rodrandiacute;guez explores the competing notions... (read more)

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University of Houston Series in Mexican American Studies #5: Cemeteries of Ambivalent Desire: Unearthing Deep South Narratives from a Texas Graveyard
University of Houston Series in Mexican American Studies #5: Cemeteries of Ambivalent Desire: Unearthing Deep South Narratives from a Texas Graveyard
by Marie Theresa Hernandez
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Growing up as the daughter of a funeral director in Fort Bend County, Texas, Marie Theresa Hernand#225;ndez was a frequent visitor to the San Isidro Cemetery, a burial place for Latino workers at the Imperial Sugar Company, based in nearby Sugar Land... (read more)

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Uncovering the Past: Documentary Readers in American History #4: Mexican American Voices: A Documentary Reader
Uncovering the Past: Documentary Readers in American History #4: Mexican American Voices: A Documentary Reader
by Steven Mintz
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Mexican Americans are the youngest and fastest growing ethnic group in the United States. They are also among the nation's oldest communities, with a rich and complex history that has largely been overlooked. In this volume, Steven Mintz seeks to restore... (read more)

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Boricua Power: A Political History of Puerto Ricans in the United States
Boricua Power: A Political History of Puerto Ricans in the United States
by Jose Ramon Sanchez
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On the sides of buildings, on bridges, billboards, mailboxes, and street signs, and especially in the subway and train tunnels, graffiti covers much of New York City. Love it or hate it, graffiti, from the humble tag to the intricate piece (short for... (read more)

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Corridors of Migration: The Odyssey of Mexican Laborers, 1600-1933
Corridors of Migration: The Odyssey of Mexican Laborers, 1600-1933
by Rodolfo F. Acuna
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Winner of a CHOICE outstanding Academic Title Award."“A highly readable, well-crafted history of transnational migration and labor struggles. This study deserves a broad readership and would be excellent in both graduate and undergraduate classes.&#... (read more)

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Cultural Studies of the Americas #19: Cuban Palimpsests
Cultural Studies of the Americas #19: Cuban Palimpsests
by Jose Quiroga
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Traces how Cubaand#8217;s revolutionary past and uncertain future collide with postand#8211;Cold War realities.... (read more)

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