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Afro-Latina/os

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Carlos Ulises Decena

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latina and Latino Literature

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“Afro-Latina/os,” “Afro-Latin@,” “Afro-Latinx,” “afrodescendiente,” “afrolatinoamericano”: these are some of the terms associated with the coming together of “Latino” with the prefix ... More
Alfaro, Luis

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Paul Allatson

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latina and Latino Literature

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Luis Alfaro—routinely introduced in promotional material, reviews, and the critical literature alike as the son of farm workers—is a Chicano performance artist, playwright, fiction writer, ... More
Alvarez de Toledo y Dubois, José

Alvarez de Toledo y Dubois, José   Reference library

Nicolás Kanellos

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latina and Latino Literature

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One of the most perplexing and debated figures in the struggle for Mexican independence from Spain was José Alvarez de Toledo y Dubois (...

Anzaldúa, Gloria

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Betsy Dahms

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latina and Latino Literature

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In order to understand Gloria Evangelina Anzaldúa and her larger conceptual projects, knowledge of her life and her other writing is essential. Anzaldúa is unlike other writers due to the ... More
Asian Dimensions of Caribbean Latina/o Identity and Cultural Production

Asian Dimensions of Caribbean Latina/o Identity and Cultural Production   Reference library

Kathleen López

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latina and Latino Literature

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The Asian presence in Spanish America dates back to the 16th-century Manila Galleon trade between the Philippines and Mexico, which generated flows of luxury goods and small settlements of ... More
Baca, Jimmy Santiago

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Clint J. Terrell

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latina and Latino Literature

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Jimmy Santiago Baca’s first full-length book of poetry, Immigrants in Our Own Land (1979), was published a few months before he was released from prison after serving five years, an ... More
Banning of Ethnic Studies in the United States

Banning of Ethnic Studies in the United States   Reference library

Norma E. Cantú

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latina and Latino Literature

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It was the first decade of the new century. President Barack Obama was in the White House. The backlash was fierce as anti-immigrant and vitriolic attacks on people of color and hate ... More
Border and la frontera in the US-Mexico Borderlands

Border and la frontera in the US-Mexico Borderlands   Reference library

Alicia Arrizón

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latina and Latino Literature

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In the 1840s, westward expansion in the United States was driven by the combined impetuses of the idea of Manifest Destiny and the discovery of gold in California. Of the two, the ideology ... More
Butchlalis de Panochtitlan

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Wanda Alarcón

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latina and Latino Literature

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“Every barrio has its butch!”—Butchlalis de Panochtitlan “To me the name sounds like Butch Stars in Aztec Pussyland, what does it really mean?” In a ... ... More
Californio Testimonios

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Rosaura Sánchez

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latina and Latino Literature

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A testimonio is an account provided by an individual (to an interviewer, who records the words of the interviewee) who witnessed or participated in historically, socially, or politically ... More
Cano, Daniel

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Jayson Gonzales Sae-Saue

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latina and Latino Literature

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Daniel Cano was born August 1, 1947, in Los Angeles, California. He is a professor of English at Santa Monica College, where he teaches composition and literature, including ethnic ... More
Casal, Lourdes

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Laura Lomas

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latina and Latino Literature

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Although memorialized by her friends at the time of her premature death due to complications of kidney disease, Lourdes Casal only resurfaces in discussions about Latina/o literature in ... More
Central American-American Feminisms

Central American-American Feminisms   Reference library

Yajaira M. Padilla

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latina and Latino Literature

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Central American-American feminisms, or what might alternately be called US Central American feminisms, are still in their emergent phase, having originated within the recent span of the ... More
Central American-American Identity and Politics

Central American-American Identity and Politics   Reference library

Maritza E. Cárdenas

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latina and Latino Literature

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Within the last forty years the term Central American has emerged as a tactical pan-ethnic social identity in the United States. It is an identity that has been fostered by an amalgamation ... More
Chacón, Eusebio

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Francisco A. Lomelí

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latina and Latino Literature

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Eusebio Chacón, whose career extended over parts of two centuries from 1892 to the 1920s, represents one of the early Chicano writers....

Chicana/o Gang Narratives

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José Navarro

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latina and Latino Literature

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Post–World War II Chicana/o literary production begins with such significant works as José Antonio Villarreal’s Pocho.1 Villarreal’s text marks an important shift in the literary ... More
Circumventing Racialism through Mulataje

Circumventing Racialism through Mulataje   Reference library

José F. Buscaglia-Salgado

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latina and Latino Literature

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2020
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Contrary to its earlier uses, mulataje is conceived as the antithesis of mestizaje, the archetype of the “racially mixed” or “degenerate” that has historically served to uphold over the ... More
Cisneros, Sandra

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Olga L. Herrera

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latina and Latino Literature

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In the early 1990s, Sandra Cisneros’s author biography in the Vintage Contemporaries editions of her books declared, “The daughter of a Mexican father and a Mexican American mother, and a ... More
Contemporary Latinx Literature in the Midwest

Contemporary Latinx Literature in the Midwest   Reference library

Theresa Delgadillo and Leila Vieira

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latina and Latino Literature

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2020
Midwestern Latinx literature encompasses work generated from each of the groups that predominate on either coast of the United States (Chicanx literature in the Southwest and Puerto Rican, ... More
Cuadros, Gil

Cuadros, Gil   Reference library

Rafael Pérez-Torres

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latina and Latino Literature

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Writer Gil Cuadros (1962–1996) gave voice to the beautifully transformative and darkly ambivalent experiences of gay Chicano life in the age of AIDS. He is the author of a single and ... More

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