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Latinx : the new force in American politics and culture

Author
Morales, Ed, 1956- author.
Title
Latinx : the new force in American politics and culture / by Ed Morales.
Format
Book
Published
London ; Brooklyn, N.Y. : Verso, 2018.
Description
358 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
  • The Spanish triangle
  • Mestizaje vs. the hypo-American dream
  • The second conquista: mestizaje on the down -low
  • Raza interrupted: new hybrid nationalism
  • Border thinking 101: can la raza speak?
  • Our raza, ourselves: a racial reenvisioning of twenty-first-century latinix
  • Towards a new raza politics: class awareness and hemispheric vision
  • Media, marketing and the invisible soul of latinidad
  • The Latinix urban space identity
  • Dismantling the master's house: the Latinix imaginary and neoliberal multiculturalism.
Summary
"The Latinx revolution in US culture, society, and politics "Latinx" (pronounced "La-teen-ex") is the gender-neutral term that covers the largest racial minority in the United States, 17 percent of the country. This is the fastest-growing sector of American society, containing the most immigrants. It is the poorest ethnic group in the country, whose political empowerment is altering the balance of forces in a growing number of states. And yet, Latins barely figure in America's racial conversation--the US census does not even have a category for "Latino." In this groundbreaking discussion, Ed Morales explains how Latin political identities are tied to a long Latin American history of mestizaje, translatable as "mixedness" or "hybridity", and that this border thinking is both a key to understanding bilingual, bicultural Latin cultures and politics and a challenge to America's infamously black/white racial regime. This searching and long-overdue exploration of a crucial development in American life updates Cornel West's bestselling Race Matters with a Latin inflection"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject headings
Hispanic Americans--Politics and government--21st century.
Hispanic Americans--Social conditions--21st century.
Hispanic Americans--Ethnic identity.
Cultural pluralism--United States.
United States--Ethnic relations.
ISBN
9781784783198 hardcover
1784783196 hardcover
9781784783198 US electronic book
9781784783211 UK electronic book
1784783196
1784783196
1784783218

Holdings

Library
Blmgtn - Herman B Wells Library
Call Number
E184.S75 M666 2018
Location
Checked out Due: 01-30-2021
Library
Kokomo Library
Call Number
E184.S75 M666 2018
Location
Display Case
Floor
1st Floor, Circulation Desk
Note
Hispanic Heritage Month, Lobby, Wall Case;9-18-2020;KO789