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A Companion to Latina/o Studies by Juan Flores, Renato Rosaldo PDF

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By Juan Flores, Renato Rosaldo

ISBN-10: 1405126221

ISBN-13: 9781405126229

A spouse to Latina/o experiences is a set of forty unique essays written by means of prime students within the box, devoted to exploring the query of what 'Latino/a' is.

  • Brings jointly in a single quantity a various variety of unique essays by means of confirmed and rising students within the box of Latina/o reports
  • Offers a well timed connection with the problems, subject matters, and ways to the research 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 predicament, together with background, identification, public representations, cultural expression and racialization (including African and local American heritage).

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In my own family history, I realize now that mine was the generation in which sheets of paper took on great significance in immigrant survival, though none of us were immigrants. Before then, the weight and stamp of paper was inconsequential and many of my uncles and aunts born in Mexico simply did not have birth certificates or papeles, which indicated legal status, depending on the health of Mexican–US relationships. ” With the shifting climates of US economy, mine was a generation in which paper played a crucial role in providing proof of legitimacy.

There are increasingly frequent references to “Hispanic” music, films, literature, and sports, even if they originate in different countries and distinct national cultures. A third reason for convergence is the absolute numerical dominance of Mexican immigrants and their descendants in the Hispanic population. Without Mexicans, all other Latin-origin groups would have no more than local significance. It is Mexican immigration and its aftermath that have turned Hispanics into a truly national presence.

The fate and form of the languages spoken by US Latinas/os will be determined in part by the ways in which they respond to the construction of their linguistic identities as a group and as members of distinct speech communities, and those responses in turn can have a significant impact on Latina/o unity. Latina/o Linguistic Capital Latinas/os in search of a better life necessarily pursue capital, in the form of well-paying jobs and other commodities that earn status and respect. Language is a major form of unequally distributed capital in society’s marketplace (Bourdieu 1991).

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