About this Site

Keywords for Latina/o Studies is a generative text that enhances the ongoing dialogue within a rapidly growing and changing field. The keywords included in this collection represent established and emergent terms, categories, and concepts that undergird Latina/o studies; they delineate the shifting contours of a field best thought of as an intellectual imaginary and experiential project of social and cultural identities within the U.S. academy.

Bringing together sixty-three essays, from humanists, historians, anthropologists, sociologists, among others, each focused on a single term, the volume reveals the broad range of the field while also illuminating the tensions and contestations surrounding issues of language, politics, and histories of colonization, specific to this area of study. From “borderlands” to “indigeneity,” from “citizenship” to “mestizaje,” this accessible volume will be informative for those who are new to Latina/o studies, providing them with a mapping of the current debates and a trajectory of the development of the field, as well as being a valuable resource for scholars to expand their knowledge and critical engagement with the dynamic transformations in the field.

EXPLORE THE SITE

Readers may browse the full list of essays by clicking Essays at the upper left to bring up a menu. Clicking Search at upper right allows you to discover both the print and web essays: search results show the web essays in full and snippets from the print essays, with a page reference.  This function enables readers to discover connections among the complete set of essays in this book.

In addition, the site enables readers to discover connections and contrasts across all the different Keywords volumes. Readers may select which books they want to explore. For example, if you select “all books” and search for “race,” you’ll see how that term is used not only in Latina/o studies (race) but also in Asian American studies (race), American Cultural studies (race), media studies (race), and disability studies (race).

COURSES

Instructors may wish to consult the Note on Classroom Use to find suggestions for how to employ this book in the classroom.

THE BOOK

Readers can learn more about the print book, and purchase a copy of it from NYU Press, by clicking on the shopping cart logo at the top of each page.

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