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Worldview, the Orichas, and Santeria: Africa to Cuba and Beyond
Worldview, the Orichas, and Santeria: Africa to Cuba and Beyond
by Mercedes Cros Sandoval
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"A comprehensive, almost encyclopedic, introduction to Santeria . . . Cros Sandoval's greatest contribution is in tackling the question of why Santeria's Yoruba cosmology has proven so durable and compelling over time, even as it has been... (read more)

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A History of the British Presence in Chile: From Bloody Mary to Charles Darwin and the Decline of British Influence
A History of the British Presence in Chile: From Bloody Mary to Charles Darwin and the Decline of British Influence
by William Edmundson
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Chileans are often called the "English of South America." This book narrates the tremendous influence that British visitors and immigrants have had on the history of Chile, starting in 1554 with "Bloody Mary" becoming Queen of Chile. This is an informed,... (read more)

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The Latino Migration Experience in North Carolina: New Roots in the Old North State
The Latino Migration Experience in North Carolina: New Roots in the Old North State
by Hannah Gill
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Over recent decades, the Southeast has become a new frontier for Latin American migration to and within the United States, and North Carolina has had one of the fastest growing Latino populations in the nation. Here, Hannah Gill offers North Carolinians... (read more)

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Manifest Destinies: The Making of the Mexican American Race
Manifest Destinies: The Making of the Mexican American Race
by Laura E. Gomez
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Filled with Joyous self-affirmation, angry manifestos, and searching personal reflections, this classic work provides a close look at the individuals and ideologies of this important social movement. In the tradition of Sisterhood is Powerful, Out of the... (read more)

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Memories and Migrations: Mapping Boricua and Chicana Histories
Memories and Migrations: Mapping Boricua and Chicana Histories
by Vicki L. (edt) Ruiz
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Shaping a new understanding of Latina identity formation... (read more)

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Rhetorics of the Americas: 3114 Bce To 2012 Ce (10 Edition)
Rhetorics of the Americas: 3114 Bce To 2012 Ce (10 Edition)
by Damian Baca
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This is the first work to begin to fill a gap: an understanding of discourse aimed to persuade within the Pre-Columbian Americas. The contributors in this collection offer glimpses of what those indigenous rhetorics might have looked like and how their... (read more)

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The Latino Generation: Voices of the New America
The Latino Generation: Voices of the New America
by Mario T. Garcia
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Latinos are already the largest minority group in the United States, and experts estimate that by 2050, one out of three Americans will identify as Latino. Though their population and influence are steadily rising, stereotypes and misconceptions about... (read more)

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Dictionary of Latino: Civil Rights History
Dictionary of Latino: Civil Rights History
by F. Arturo Rosales
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An informative list of key figures and events in the Hispanic Civil Rights Movement; complemented by historical photos.... (read more)

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God's Gangs: Barrio Ministry, Masculinity, and Gang Recovery
God's Gangs: Barrio Ministry, Masculinity, and Gang Recovery
by Edward Orozco Flores
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Los Angeles is the epicenter of the American gang problem. Rituals and customs from Los Angeles eastside gangs, including hand signals, graffiti, and clothing styles, have spread to small towns and big cities alike. Many see the problem with gangs as... (read more)

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Cosmopolitanisms and Latin America: Against the Destiny of Place (New Concepts in Latino American Cultures)
Cosmopolitanisms and Latin America: Against the Destiny of Place (New Concepts in Latino American Cultures)
by Jacqueline Loss
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This book examines Latin America's history of engagement with cosmopolitanisms as a manner of asserting a genealogy that links cultural critique in Latin America and the United States. Cosmopolitanism is crucial to any discussion of Latin America, and... (read more)

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Mexifornia: A State of Becoming, Revised Edition
Mexifornia: A State of Becoming, Revised Edition
by Victor Davis Hanson
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Massive illegal immigration from Mexico into California, Victor Davis Hanson writes, "coupled with a loss of confidence in the old melting pot model of transforming newcomers into Americans, is changing the very nature of state. Yet we Californians have... (read more)

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Hispanic Caribbean Literature of Migration: Narratives of Displacement (New Directions in Latino American Cultures)
Hispanic Caribbean Literature of Migration: Narratives of Displacement (New Directions in Latino American Cultures)
by Vanessa Perez (edt) Rosario
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Hispanic Caribbean Literature of Migration: Narratives of Displacement is a collection of thirteen chapters that explores the literary tradition of Caribbean Latino literature written in the United States beginning with José Mart&... (read more)

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Mexican Hometown Associations in Chicagoacan: From Local to Transnational Civic Engagement (Latinidad: Transnational Cultures in the United States)
Mexican Hometown Associations in Chicagoacan: From Local to Transnational Civic Engagement (Latinidad: Transnational Cultures in the United States)
by Xaochitl Bada
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 Chicago is home to the second-largest Mexican immigrant population in the United States, yet the activities of this community have gone relatively unexamined by both the media and academia.  In this groundbreaking new book, Xóchitl Bada... (read more)

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One Night in America: Robert Kennedy, Cesar Chavez, and the Dream of Dignity
One Night in America: Robert Kennedy, Cesar Chavez, and the Dream of Dignity
by Steven W. Bender
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Winner of the Frances Fuller Victor Award for General Nonfiction at the 2008 Oregon Book Awards. See link below for more information Robert Kennedy and Cesar Chavez came from opposite sides of the tracks of race and class that still divide Americans... (read more)

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From Bananas To Buttlocks (07 Edition)
From Bananas To Buttlocks (07 Edition)
by Mendible
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The first extensive study of the representation of the Latina body in U.S. popular culture, from Latin bombshell Carmen Miranda in the 1940s to Jennifer Lopez and Salma Hayek today.... (read more)

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Higher Education as Ignorance: The Contempt of Mexicans in the American Educational System
Higher Education as Ignorance: The Contempt of Mexicans in the American Educational System
by Julian Segura Camacho
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Higher Education as Ignorance is a perspective not solely of education, but rather a cultural analysis based on the Mexican American. This book looks at the consequences of an Anglo Pedagogy and the clash it imposes on Mexicans who are from the U.S. and... (read more)

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Becoming Mexipino: Multiethnic Identities and Communities in San Diego (Latinidad: Transnational Cultures in the United States)
Becoming Mexipino: Multiethnic Identities and Communities in San Diego (Latinidad: Transnational Cultures in the United States)
by Rudy P. Guevarra, Jr.
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Becoming Mexipino is a social-historical interpretation of two ethnic groups, one Mexican, the other Filipino, whose paths led both groups to San Diego, California. Rudy Guevarra traces the earliest interactions of both groups with Spanish colonialism to... (read more)

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Latin American Social Movements in the Twenty-first Century : Resistance, Power, and Democracy (08 Edition)
Latin American Social Movements in the Twenty-first Century : Resistance, Power, and Democracy (08 Edition)
by Richard Stahler-sholk
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When elected civilians replaced military authoritarian regimes in Latin America in the 1980s, democracy seemed at hand. Yet those nominally democratic regimes implemented widely unpopular neoliberal policies, opening the economies to global market forces... (read more)

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Inside the Latin@ Experience: A Latin@ Studies Reader
Inside the Latin@ Experience: A Latin@ Studies Reader
by Norma Elia Cantu
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Latinos comprise the fastest growing ethnic group in the United States, and this interdisciplinary anthology gathers the scholarship of early career and senior Latina/o scholars whose work explores the varied and unique latinidades, or Latino cultural... (read more)

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Chicana Sexuality and Gender (08 Edition)
Chicana Sexuality and Gender (08 Edition)
by Debra J. Blake
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Since the 1980s Chicana writers including Gloria Anzaldúa, Cherríe Moraga, Sandra Cisneros, Ana Castillo, and Alma Luz Villanueva have reworked iconic Mexican cultural symbols such as mother earth goddesses and La Llorona (the Wailing Woman... (read more)

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