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A landmark scholarly work, The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latis and Latinas in the United States offers comprehensive, reliable, and accessible information about the fastest growing mirity population in the nation. With an unprecedented scope and cutting-edge scholarship, the Encyclopedia draws together the diverse historical and contemporary experiences in the United States of Latis and Latinas from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Central America, South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Over 900 A to Z articles ranging in length from 500 words to 7,500 words written by academics, scholars, writers, artists, and journalists, address such broad topics as identity, art, politics, religion, education, health, and history. Each entry has its own bibliography and cross-references and is signed by its author. Essential for scholarly and professional researchers as well as the classroom and library, The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latis and Latinas in the United States will fill a void in the historical scholarship of an under-served population.
Suzanne Oboler is Associate Professor of Latin American and Latino Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago and founding Editor of the international academic journal Latino Studies. Her publications include: Ethnic Labels, Latino Lives: Identity and the Politics of Representation in the United States (University of Minnesota Press, 1995); Neither Enemies nor Friends: Latinos, Blacks, Afro-Latinos (co-edited with Anani Dzidzienyo, Palgrave Press, 2005), and and Latinos and Citizenship: The Dilemma of Belonging (Palgrave Press, 2006). Deena J. Gonzalezz is Professor at the Department of Chicano/a Studies and Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs at Loyola Marymount University. The first Chicana to receive a Ph.D. from Berkeleyas history department, she is the author of Refusing the Favor: The Spanish-Mexican Women of Santa Fe, 1820-1880 (OUP, 1999).
Winner of Library Journal Best Reference 2005 Booklist Editor's Choice 2005 New York Public Library Best Reference 2006 Dartmouth Medal Honorable Mention 2006 RUSA Outstanding Reference Source 2006 Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2006.
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Professor Deena J. Gonzalez, Professor Suzanne Oboler