Celebremos! : las fiestas de México, Cuba, y Puerto Rico, y su vigencia en los Estados Unidos by Valerie Menard
Call Number: GT4803.M4618 2002
Publication Date: 2002-04-16
Chicano Visions: American painters on the verge by Cheech Marin
Call Number: ND212.C485 2002
Publication Date: 2002-09-23
Christmas in Mexico by Corinne Ross
Call Number: GT4987.16.R67 1991
Publication Date: 1991
Christmas in New Mexico: recipes, traditions, and folklore for the holiday season by Lynn Nusom
Call Number: TX739.2.C45N87 1991
Publication Date: 1991-12-01
Dictionary of Chicano Folklore by Rafaela G. Castro; Tamra Andrews
Call Number: GR111.M49C37 2000
Publication Date: 2000-06-28
Fiesta de Quinceañera : queen for a day by Almudena Ortiz
Call Number: GT2490.O78 1992
Publication Date: 1992
Finding Latinx : in search of the voices redefining Latino identity by Paola Ramos"Young Latinos across the United States are redefining their identities, pushing boundaries, and awakening politically in powerful and surprising ways. Many of them--Afrolatino, indigenous, Muslim, queer and undocumented, living in large cities and small towns--are voices who have been chronically overlooked in how the diverse population of almost sixty million Latinos in the U.S. has been represented. No longer. In this empowering cross-country travelogue, journalist and activist Paola Ramos embarks on a journey to find the communities of people defining the controversial term, "Latinx." She introduces us to the indigenous Oaxacans who rebuilt the main street in a post-industrial town in upstate New York, the "Las Poderosas" who fight for reproductive rights in Texas, the musicians in Milwaukee whose beats reassure others of their belonging, as well as drag queens, environmental activists, farmworkers, and the migrants detained at our border. Drawing on intensive field research as well as her own personal story, Ramos chronicles how "Latinx" has given rise to a sense of collectivity and solidarity among Latinos unseen in this country for decades. A vital and inspiring work of reportage, Finding Latinx calls on all of us to expand our understanding of what it means to be Latino and what it means to be American. The first step towards change, writes Ramos, is for us to recognize who we are"
Call Number: E184.S75 R3616 2020
Publication Date: 2020
Gran Cocina Latina: the food of Latin America by Maricel E. Presilla
Call Number: TX716.A1P74 2012
Publication Date: 2012-10-01
Growing up Chicana/o: An Anthology by Tiffany Ana López; Rudolfo A. Anaya (Foreword by)
Call Number: PS508.M4G76 1993
Publication Date: 1993
Homelands: four friends, two countries, and the fate of the great Mexican-American migration by Alfredo CorchadoWhen Alfredo Corchado moved to Philadelphia in 1987, he felt as if he was the only Mexican in the city. But in a restaurant called Tequilas, he connected with two other Mexican men and one Mexican American, all feeling similarly isolated. Over the next three decades, the four friends continued to meet, coming together over their shared Mexican roots and their love of tequila. One was a radical activist, another a restaurant/tequila entrepreneur, the third a lawyer/politician. Alfredo himself was a young reporter for the Wall Street Journal. Homelands merges the political and the personal, telling the story of the last great Mexican migration through the eyes of four friends at a time when the Mexican population in the United States swelled from 700,000 people during the 1970s to more than 35 million people today. It is the narrative of the United States in a painful economic and political transition. As we move into a divisive, nativist new era of immigration politics, Homelands is a must-read to understand the past and future of the immigrant story in the United States, and the role of Mexicans in shaping America's history. A deeply moving book full of colorful characters searching for home, it is essential reading.
Call Number: E184.M5 C67 2018
Publication Date: 2018-06-05
Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands: Latin America: how to do business in 18 Latin American countries by Terri Morrison; Wayne A. Conaway
Call Number: HF5389.3.L29M67 2007
Publication Date: 2006-11-15
The Labyrinth of Solitude ; The Other Mexico; Return to the Labyrinth of Solitude; Mexico and the United States; The Philanthropic Ogre by Octavio Paz Lozano
Call Number: F1210.P3913 1985
Publication Date: 1985
Latina/os and the Media by Angharad N. Valdivia
Call Number: P94.5.H58V35 2010
Publication Date: 2010-02-23
Latinos and the 2012 Election: the new face of the American voter by Gabriel R. Sanchez (Editor)
Call Number: JK1968 2012.L37 2015
Publication Date: 2015-06-01
Latinos at the Golden Gate: creating community & identity in San Francisco by Tomas F. Summers Sandoval
Call Number: F869.S39S757 2013
Publication Date: 2013-08-01
Latinos in Idaho : celebrando cultura by Robert McCarl
Call Number: F755.S75L38 2003
Publication Date: 2003
Latinx: the new force in American politics and culture by Ed MoralesThe 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
Call Number: E184.S75 M67 2018
Publication Date: 2018-09-25
Mexifornia : a state of becoming by Victor Davis Hanson
Call Number: F870.M5H36 2003
Publication Date: 2003-07-01
The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature by Ilan Stavans; Edna Acosta-Belén (Editor); Harold Augenbraum (Editor); Maria Herrera-Sobek (Editor); Rolando Hinojosa (Editor); Gustavo Peacute;rez-Firmat (Editor)
Call Number: PS508.H57N67 2011
Publication Date: 2010-09-13
Our America: a Hispanic history of the United States by Felipe Fernández-Armesto
Call Number: E184.S75F47 2014
Publication Date: 2014-01-20
Our America: the Latino presence in American art by Carmen Ramos; Tomas Ybarra-Frausto (Introduction by)Is Latino art an integral part of modern American art? Presenting over one hundred major artworks from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Our America seeks to "recalibrate" enduring concepts about American national culture by exploring how one group of artists--those of Latin American descent and heritage--express their relationship to American art, history, and culture.
E. Carmen Ramos addresses the whole issue of the definition of "Latino art" and how this emerged within the context of the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s as American artists of Latino descent (Mexican American, Puerto Rican, Cuban American, and, more recently, Dominican) began to give a tangible face to their culture and history.
Highlights include an installation altar by Amalia Mesa-Bains, the "recycled" films of Raphael Montañez Ortiz, and a 1960 geometric painting by Carmen Herrera. Other notable artists include Olga Albizu, Melesio "Mel" Casas, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Margarita Cabrera, Enrique Chagoya, Teresita Fernández, Ken Gonzales-Day, Luis Jiménez, Ana Mendieta, Pepón Osorio, Sophie Rivera, Freddy Rodríguez, and John M. Valadez, among many others.
Winner of first prize in the Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) award for excellence, 2014
Author and curator E. Carmen Ramos is the Smithsonian American Art Museum's curator of Latino art. She has organized numerous shows, including the fifth biennial at El Museo del Barrio in New York City in 2007.
Tomás Ybarra-Frausto, PhD , the "grandfather" of this subject, and formerly associate director for creativity and culture at the Rockefeller Foundation in New York, has written and published extensively on US/Latino cultural issues.
Accompanies an exhibition with the following venues:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC, October 25, 2013-March 2, 2014
The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University in Miami, FL,March 28, 2014-June 22, 2014
Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, CA, September 21, 2014-January 11, 2015
Utah Museum of Fine Arts in Salt Lake City, UT, February 6, 2015-May 17, 2015
Arkansas Art Center in Little Rock, AR, October 16, 2015-January 17, 2016
Delaware Museum of Art in Wilmington, DE, March 5, 2016-May 29, 2016
Call Number: N6538.H58S65 2014
Publication Date: 2014-03-25
Quinceanera: celebrating fifteen by Elizabeth King
Call Number: GT2490.K56 1998
Publication Date: 1998-08-01
Sagrado: a photopoetics across the Chicano homeland by Spencer R. Herrera; Robert Kaiser (Photographer); Levi Romero; Luis Valdez (Foreword by)
Call Number: F787.S24 2013
Publication Date: 2013-10-30
The U. S. Latino Community by Margaret Haerens
Call Number: E184.S75U25 2011
Publication Date: 2011-04-01
Voces Sin Fronteras : antología Vintage español de literatura mexicana y chicana contemporánea by Cristina García
Call Number: PQ7237.E5B6718 2007
Publication Date: 2007-04-10
Voices of the U. S. Latino Experience by Rodolfo F. Acuna (Editor); Guadalupe Compean (Editor);
Call Number: E184.S75V65 2008
Publication Date: 2008-08-30
La voz urgente : antología de literatura chicana en español by Manuel M. Martin-Rodriguez
Border Brokers : Children of Mexican Immigrants Navigating U. S. Society, Laws, and Politics by Christina GetrichSome 16.6 million people nationwide live in mixed-status families, containing a combination of U.S. citizens, residents, and undocumented immigrants. U.S. immigration governance has become an almost daily news headline. Yet even in the absence of federal immigration reform over the last twenty years, existing policies and practices have already been profoundly impacting these family units. Based on ethnographic fieldwork in San Diego over more than a decade, Border Brokers documents the continuing deleterious effects of U.S. immigration policies and enforcement practices on a group of now young adults and their families. In the first book-length longitudinal study of mixed-status families, Christina M. Getrich provides an on-the-ground portrayal of these young adults' lives from their own perspectives and in their own words. More importantly, Getrich identifies how these individuals have developed resiliency and agency beginning in their teens to improve circumstances for immigrant communities. Despite the significant constraints their families face, these children have emerged into adulthood as grounded and skilled brokers who effectively use their local knowledge bases, life skills honed in their families, and transborder competencies. Refuting the notion of their failure to assimilate, she highlights the mature, engaged citizenship they model as they transition to adulthood to be perhaps their most enduring contribution to creating a better U.S. society. An accessible ethnography rooted in the everyday, this book portrays the complexity of life in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. It offers important insights for anthropologists, educators, policy-makers, and activists working on immigration and social justice issues.
Five Generations of a Mexican American Family in Los Angeles by Christina ChavezDespite their citizenship and English monolingualism, Mexican Americans have long been known to remain largely working class, which, academically, has meant that they tend to be mostly high school graduates, with low rates of college attendance and completion. Attempting to understand this phenomenon, Five Generations of a Mexican American Family in Los Angeles chronicles the home, work and school lives of the author's multigenerational family throughout the twentieth century. Using oral histories of 33 members across five generations, the Fuentes story illuminates the interaction between race, ethnicity and class at home, in the labor market and in schools, which circumscribe the opportunity and resources (or lack thereof) for academic success. Generally, findings show that these factors work together to reproduce the family's social standing over generations. Equally important, the analysis reveals how the persistence and strength of the Fuentes' heritage cultural values (buena educaci-n and familism) have insulated them from the continued threat of racial discrimination and economic hardship in American life. The Fuentes story provides the reader with a keen view of the process by which Fuentes' moved from immigrants to ethnic Americans, and shows how they have gracefully survived the harsh and unpredictable nature of being of a racial minority and the working class.
Janitors, Street Vendors, and Activists : The Lives of Mexican Immigrants in Silicon Valley by Christian ZlolniskiThis highly accessible, engagingly written book exposes the underbelly of California's Silicon Valley, the most successful high-technology region in the world, in a vivid ethnographic study of Mexican immigrants employed in Silicon Valley's low-wage jobs. Christian Zlolniski's on-the-ground investigation demonstrates how global forces have incorporated these workers as an integral part of the economy through subcontracting and other flexible labor practices and explores how these labor practices have in turn affected working conditions and workers' daily lives. In Zlolniski's analysis, these immigrants do not emerge merely as victims of a harsh economy; despite the obstacles they face, they are transforming labor and community politics, infusing new blood into labor unions, and challenging exclusionary notions of civic and political membership. This richly textured and complex portrait of one community opens a window onto the future of Mexican and other Latino immigrants in the new U.S. economy.
Publication Date: 2006-02-07
Latina Lives in Milwaukee by Theresa DelgadilloMilwaukee's small but vibrant Mexican and Mexican American community of the 1920s grew over succeeding decades to incorporate Mexican, Mexican American, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central American, and Caribbean migration to the city. Drawing on years of interviews and collaboration with interviewees, Theresa Delgadillo offers a set of narratives that explore the fascinating family, community, work, and career experiences of Milwaukee's Latinas during this time of transformation. Through the stories of these women, Delgadillo caringly provides access to a wide variety of Latina experiences: early Mexican settlers entering careers as secretaries and entrepreneurs; Salvadoran and Puerto Rican women who sought educational opportunity in the U.S., sometimes in flight from political conflicts; Mexican women becoming leather workers and drill press operators; and second-generation Latinas entering the professional classes. These women show how members of diverse generations, ethnicities, and occupations embraced interethnic collaboration and coalition but also negotiated ethnic and racial discrimination, domestic violence, workplace hostilities, and family separations. A one-of-a-kind collection, Latina Lives in Milwaukee sheds light on the journeys undertaken then and now by Latinas in the region, and lays the foundation for the further study of the Latina experience in the Midwest. With contributions from Ramona Arsiniega, María Monreal Cameron, Daisy Cubías, Elvira Sandoval Denk, Rosemary Sandoval Le Moine, Antonia Morales, Carmen Murguia, Gloria Sandoval Rozman, Margarita Sandoval Skare, Olga Valcourt Schwartz, and Olivia Villarreal.
Latino City : Immigration and Urban Crisis in Lawrence, Massachusetts, 1945-2000 by Llana BarberLatino City explores the transformation of Lawrence, Massachusetts, into New England's first Latino-majority city. Like many industrial cities, Lawrence entered a downward economic spiral in the decades after World War II due to deindustrialization and suburbanization. The arrival of tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans and Dominicans in the late twentieth century brought new life to the struggling city, but settling in Lawrence was fraught with challenges. Facing hostility from their neighbors, exclusion from local governance, inadequate city services, and limited job prospects, Latinos fought and organized for the right to make a home in the city. In this book, Llana Barber interweaves the histories of urban crisis in U.S. cities and imperial migration from Latin America. Pushed to migrate by political and economic circumstances shaped by the long history of U.S. intervention in Latin America, poor and working-class Latinos then had to reckon with the segregation, joblessness, disinvestment, and profound stigma that plagued U.S. cities during the crisis era, particularly in the Rust Belt. For many Puerto Ricans and Dominicans, there was no "American Dream" awaiting them in Lawrence; instead, Latinos struggled to build lives for themselves in the ruins of industrial America.
Publication Date: 2017-05-08
Latino Leaders Speak: Personal Stories of Struggle and Triumph by Mickey Ibarra (Editor); María Pérez-Brown (Editor)“People do not define you,” Soledad O’Brien’s Cuban mother repeatedly told her. “You define yourself.” And so this mixed-race, first-generation Latina American would go on to succeed in her field, ultimately becoming an anchor for CNN. O’Brien’s remarks, like the others included in this volume, reflect on what it means to be Latino in the United States. For her, “It’s succeeding, fulfilling the dream and then turning around and grabbing everybody else and making it happen for them too.” The importance of education is a common refrain in the lives of the leaders represented here. Many reference one particular teacher or mentor who made a difference. The late Reverend Father Virgilio Elizondo, a professor at the University of Notre Dame, said his fifth-grade teacher changed his life. She taught him to love school and learning. Others remember the sacrifices made by parents so that their children could have more opportunities for a better life. In all, these writings are both a testament to perseverance and a guide to life, for readers of all backgrounds. Originally presented at the Latino Leaders Luncheon Series in Washington, DC, and other major cities, the personal stories included in this book are all by successful Latinos involved in a variety of occupations. Contributors include former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and former general manager of the New York Mets, Omar Minaya. Their words will inspire readers to follow their dreams and help those less fortunate.
The Mexican Revolution in Chicago : Immigration Politics from the Early Twentieth Century to the Cold War by John H. FloresFew realize that long before the political activism of the 1960s, there existed a broad social movement in the United States spearheaded by a generation of Mexican immigrants inspired by the revolution in their homeland. Many revolutionaries eschewed U.S. citizenship and have thus far been lost to history, though they have much to teach us about the increasingly international world of today. John H. Flores follows this revolutionary generation of Mexican immigrants and the transnational movements they created in the United States. Through a careful, detailed study of Chicagoland, the area in and around Chicago, Flores examines how competing immigrant organizations raised funds, joined labor unions and churches, engaged the Spanish-language media, and appealed in their own ways to the dignity and unity of other Mexicans. Painting portraits of liberals and radicals, who drew support from the Mexican government, and conservatives, who found a homegrown American ally in the Roman Catholic Church, Flores recovers a complex and little known political world shaped by events south of the U.S border.
Publication Date: 2018-03-21
"Mi Raza Primero!" : Nationalism, Identity, and Insurgency in the Chicano Movement in Los Angeles, 1966-1978 by Ernesto Chávez¡Mi Raza Primero! is the first book to examine the Chicano movement's development in one locale--in this case Los Angeles, home of the largest population of people of Mexican descent outside of Mexico City. Ernesto Chávez focuses on four organizations that constituted the heart of the movement: The Brown Berets, the Chicano Moratorium Committee, La Raza Unida Party, and the Centro de Acción Social Autónomo, commonly known as CASA. Chávez examines and chronicles the ideas and tactics of the insurgency's leaders and their followers who, while differing in their goals and tactics, nonetheless came together as Chicanos and reformers. Deftly combining personal recollection and interviews of movement participants with an array of archival, newspaper, and secondary sources, Chávez provides an absorbing account of the events that constituted the Los Angeles-based Chicano movement. At the same time he offers insights into the emergence and the fate of the movement elsewhere. He presents a critical analysis of the concept of Chicano nationalism, an idea shared by all leaders of the insurgency, and places it within a larger global and comparative framework. Examining such variables as gender, class, age, and power relationships, this book offers a sophisticated consideration of how ethnic nationalism and identity functioned in the United States during the 1960s and 1970s.
Village of Immigrants : Latinos in an Emerging America by Diana R. GordonGreenport, New York, a village on the North Fork of Long Island, has become an exemplar of a little-noted national trend--immigrants spreading beyond the big coastal cities, driving much of rural population growth nationally. In Village of Immigrants, Diana R. Gordon illustrates how small-town America has been revitalized by the arrival of these immigrants in Greenport, where she lives. Greenport today boasts a population that is one-third Hispanic. Gordon contends that these immigrants have effectively saved the town's economy by taking low-skill jobs, increasing the tax base, filling local schools, and patronizing local businesses. Greenport's seaside beauty still attracts summer tourists, but it is only with the support of the local Latino workforce that elegant restaurants and bed-and-breakfasts are able to serve these visitors. For Gordon the picture is complex, because the wave of immigrants also presents the town with challenges to its services and institutions. Gordon's portraits of local immigrants capture the positive and the negative, with a cast of characters ranging from a Guatemalan mother of three, including one child who is profoundly disabled, to a Colombian house painter with a successful business who cannot become licensed because he remains undocumented. Village of Immigrants weaves together these people's stories, fears, and dreams to reveal an environment plagued by threats of deportation, debts owed to coyotes, low wages, and the other bleak realities that shape the immigrant experience--even in the charming seaport town of Greenport. A timely contribution to the national dialogue on immigration, Gordon's book shows the pivotal role the American small town plays in the ongoing American immigrant story--as well as how this booming population is shaping and reviving rural communities.