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Key Terms in Latino/a Cultural and Literary Studies

ISBN: 978-1-4051-0250-6
296 pages
January 2007, Wiley-Blackwell
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Key Terms in Latino/a Cultural and Literary Studies is an indispensable reference source comprised of hundreds of key terms central to this important and developing field.



  • A one-stop resource for students and teachers working in the rapidly developing fields of Latino/a cultural and literary studies



  • Comprised of a glossary of hundreds of terms central to this important field - from "Americanization", "AIDS" and "Cultural Imperialism" to"Rap and Hip Hop" and "Zoot-Suit Riots"



  • Represents and captures the interdisciplinary and international nature of Latino/a Studies



  • An indispensable reference for anyone who needs a helpful guide to this dynamic and flourishing area of study.
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Acknowledgements.

Introduction.

Overview of Key Terms.

ABC Generation, Generation Ñ.

Active-Passive Matrix.

Afro-Latino, Indo-Latino.

AIDS/HIV.

Ajiaco, Ajiaco Christianity.

Alamo.

Altars, Ofrendas.

Alter-Native.

Ambiente.

America, América.

Americanization.

Anglo-American, European-American.

Assimilation, Acculturation.

Aztecs.

Aztlán.

Bachata.

Ballet Folklórico.

Balseros.

Banda.

Barrio, Barriology, Barrioization, Barrio Logos.

Baseball.

Basketball.

Bato/a, Vato/a, Los Batos Locos.

Bilingualism, Bilingual Education.

Black Legend, La leyenda negra.

Black/White Paradigm.

Blowouts, Walkouts.

Bolero.

Borderlands/La Frontera.

Borderotics/Fronterótica.

Border Patrol, Migra.

Border Theory.

Border Zones.

Boricua, Borinquén.

Boxing.

Bracero, Bracero Program.

Brown, Brownness, Brown Pride, Brown Out.

Brown Berets.

Caló.

Cannibal, Canibál, Caliban.

Canon.

Carnalismo.

Casita Movement.

Catholicism, Protestantism.

Census.

Cha-Cha-Chá.

Charco, Brincando el charco.

Chicanismo.

Chicano/a, Chicana/o, Chican@.

Chicano Movement, Movimiento Chicano.

Cholo/a.

Choteo.

Chusmería.

Citizenship, Cultural Citizenship.

Class.

Coatlicue State.

Cockfighting.

Code Switching.

Colonialism, Neocolonialism, Postcolonialism.

Comadrismo, Compadrazgo.

Comics.

Conjunto.

Corrido, Narcorrido.

Coyote.

Creole, Criollo, Creolization.

Critical Race Theory, LatCrit Theory.

Cuban American.

Cuban Revolution.

Cultural Imperialism.

Cultural Politics.

Culture of Poverty Thesis.

Cumbia.

Danza, Danzón.

Decolonization, Decolonial Imaginary.

Día de los muertos, Day of the Dead.

Diaspora.

Dichos.

Disidentification.

Domestic, Doméstica, Domesticana.

Dominicano.

Duranguense.

English-Only Movement.

Estado Libre Asociado.

Ethnicity, Pan-ethnicity.

Ethnopoetics, Mythopoetics.

Exile.

Folklore, Folk Culture.

Frontier.

Gachupín.

Gangs, Maras.

Globalization.

Graffiti.

Gran Familia.

Greaser.

Greater Cuba.

Greater México.

Great Migration.

Green Card.

Guagua Aérea.

Guajiro/a.

Hispanic.

Hispanidad, Hispanism, Hispanismo.

Hispano.

Homeboys, Homegirls, Homies.

Hometown Associations.

Hybrid, Hybridity, Hybridization.

Hyphen, Hyphenization.

Identity, Identification.

Illegal Alien, Legal Alien.

Imperialism, Empire.

Insularismo.

Internal Colonialism, Internal Colonization.

Jíbaro/a, Gíbaro/a.

Jones Act.

Joto/a.

Kitsch.

Latin America, Latin/o America.

Latinidad, Latinismo.

Latinization.

Latin Jazz.

Latino, Latino/a, Latina/o, Latin@.

Literatura chicanesca, Chicanesque Literature.

Llorona.

Loco/a.

Low Rider, Lowriding, Onda bajita.

Lucha Libre.

Machismo.

Magical Realism.

Malinche, Malinchismo.

Mambo.

Manifest Destiny.

Marginality, Marginalization.

Mariachi.

Marianismo.

Mariel Boatlift, Marielitos.

Matrícula.

Mean Streets.

Melting Pot.

Merengue.

Mestizo/a, Mestizaje.

Mexican American.

Mexican-American War.

Mexican Revolution.

México de afuera, México del norte, México Lindo, Otro México.

Migration.

Minority.

Mojado/a, Wetback.

Monroe Doctrine.

Mulato/a, Mulatez.

Multiculturalism.

Murals.

Naco.

NAFTA.

Náhuatl.

Nation, State, Nationalism.

Nativism.

Nepantla.

Norte.

Nortec.

Norteño.

Nueva Mestiza, Mestiza Consciousness.

Nuyorican.

Nuyorican Aesthetics, Cultural Consciousness, Dialectic.

One-and-a-halfers, 1.5 generation.

Operation Bootstrap.

Operation Pedro Pan.

Operation Wetback.

Oppositional Consciousness..

P’acá y p’allá dialectics.

Pachuco/a.

Pan-Americanism.

Pinto, Pinto Art.

Pioneros.

Plan de Santa Barbara.

Plan Espiritual de Aztlán.

Plena and Bomba.

Pocho/a, Pochismo.

Premio Lo Nuestro.

Prisons, Prison Industrial Complex.

Puerto Rican, Puertorriqueño/a.

Quinceañera.

Quinto sol, Quinto Sol Generation.

Quisqueya.

Race, Racialization.

Ranchera.

Rap and Hip-Hop.

Rasquachismo.

Raza, Raza Cósmica.

Reggaetón.

Remittances.

Retablos.

Rock en español.

Rumba.

Salsa.

Santería.

Santos, Santeros.

Sitios y lenguas.

Situational Alliances.

Slavery.

Sleepy Lagoon.

Son.

Spanglish.

Spanish-American War.

Spic.

Stereotype.

Subaltern, Subalternity, Subaltern Studies.

Syncreticism.

Taíno.

Teatro Campesino.

Tejano/a, Tejano music, Tex-Mex.

Telenovela.

Testimonio, Testimonial.

Texas Rangers, Rinches.

Third World Feminism, Women of Color Movement.

Tortillera.

Transculturation.

Transnationality, Translocalism, Transmigration.

Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.

Tropicalizations.

Undocumented Worker.

United Farm Workers.

Vaivén.

Vaquero, Cowboy, Charro, Charreada.

Virgen de Guadalupe, de la Altagracia, de la Caridad del Cobre, de la Providencia.

Voguing, Ballroom Scene.

West, Western.

Young Lords.

Zoot Suiters, Zoot Suit Riots.

References.

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Paul Allatson teaches in and coordinates the Latino USA and Spain International Studies Degree programs at the Institute for International Studies, University of Technology, Sydney. He is author of Latino Dreams: Transcultural Traffic and the US National Imaginary (2002), and chief editor of the multilingual PORTAL Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies.
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  • A one-stop resource for students and teachers working in the rapidly developing fields of Latino/a cultural and literary studies
  • Comprised of a glossary of hundreds of terms central to this important field
  • Demonstrates the interdisciplinary and international nature of Latino/a Studies
  • An indispensable reference for anyone who needs a helpful guide to this dynamic and flourishing area of study
See More
Allatson s Key Terms will be useful for any Latino/a studies course, and could be used effectively as a pedagogical starting point for building a class glossary. However, it also provides a timely resource for Latino/cultural and literary studies by engaging current scholarly conversations while also inviting probing questions about what comes next for the field. (Latino Studies, October 2009)

"Allatson s Key Terms is un glosario indispensable, una contribución intelectual única! He has done for Latino Studies what Raymond Williams Keywords did for Cultural Studies. Bravo!" Alberto Sandoval-Sánchez, Mount Holyoke College


Allatson has prepared a masterful encyclopedic registry of several hundred key terms and concepts. In all cases, his definitions are precise and accurate and grounded in an extensive bibliography of major sources. David William Foster, Arizona State University


This book provides a safe path through the minefields of contemporary US Latino/a cultural practices. It is admirably clear, evenhanded, and passionate, with praiseworthy attention given to the nuances of gender and sexual diversity. Debra Castillo, Cornell University

"Allatson offers an introduction that differs in content from material in the other works, since he considers the significance of Latino/a studies outside the US context... Concise, well-documented entries in a convenient one-volume work." Choice

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