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- DescriptionFreighted with meaning, el barrio is both place and metaphor for Lati populations in the United States. Though it has symbolized both marginalization and robust and empowered communities, the construct of el barrio has often reproduced static understandings of Lati life; they fail to account for recent demographic shifts in urban centers such as New York, Chicago, Miami, and Los Angeles, and in areas outside of these historic communities. Beyond El Barrio features new scholarship that critically interrogates how Latis are portrayed in media, public policy and popular culture, as well as the material conditions in which different Latina/o groups build meaningful communities both within and across national affiliations. Drawing from history, media studies, cultural studies, and anthropology, the contributors illustrate how despite the hypervisibility of Latis and Latin American immigrants in recent political debates and popular culture, the daily lives of America's new majority mirity remain largely invisible and mischaracterized. Taken together, these essays provide analyses that t only defy stubborn stereotypes, but also present vel narratives of Latina/o communities that do t fit within recognizable categories. In this way, this book helps us to move beyond el barrio : beyond stereotype and stigmatizing tropes, as well as stalgic and uncritical portraits of complex and heterogeneous range of Latina/o lives.
- Author BiographyAdrian Burgos, Jr., is Associate Professor of US Latino History at the University of Illinois. He is the author of Playing America's Game: Baseball, Latinos, and the Color Line. Frank A. Guridy is Associate Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of Forging Diaspora: Afro-Cubans and African-Americans in a World of Empire and Jim Crow. Gina M. Perez is Professor in the Comparative American Studies program at Oberlin College. She is the author of The Near Northwest Side Story: Migration, Displacement, and Puerto Rican Families.
- Author(s)Adrian Burgos,Frank Andre Guridy
- PublisherNew York University Press
- Date of Publication27/10/2010
- SubjectCultural Studies
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintNew York University Press
- Weight426 g
- Width3895 mm
- Height5830 mm
- Spine19 mm
- Edited byGina M. Perez
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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