Latinas/os on the East Coast: A Critical Reader provides a comprehensive overview of established and contemporary research and essays written about communities that represent the Latina/o diaspora on the East Coast of the United States. Collectively, it contributes to the historical, cultural, political, and economic dynamics that affect the Latinas/os' lived experience of the country. Analyzed through an interdisciplinary lens, this reader offers a critical examination of the policies and the practices that affect the following current and emerging themes and topics: History; Ethnicity and culture; Immigration, transnationalism, and civil rights; Education; Health; Women's studies; Film and media studies; Queer studies; Literature; Visual and performing arts. This book is an indispensable resource for scholars, researchers, educators, undergraduate and graduate students, as well as any individual, group, or organization interested in issues that affect Latinas/os in the United States in current times.
Yolanda "Jolie" Medina holds a PhD in cultural studies in education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and is an associate professor at Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY and the founder of the Santo Rico Kids Cultural Center, a nonprofit organization in Spanish Harlem that provides Latin dance instructions to children. She is the author of Critical Aesthetic Pedagogy: Toward a Theory of Self and Social Empowerment and has also published on critical pedagogy, art education, cultural studies, and social justice. Angeles Donoso Macaya holds a PhD in Hispanic languages and literatures from Washington University in St. Louis and is an assistant professor at Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY. Her research pays special attention to the meanings and methods of collaborative practices between artistic media and their audiences. She has published articles on contemporary Latin American literature, queer studies, animal studies, visual studies, and photography.
Contents: Angeles Donoso Macaya: Latina/o Studies: The Emergence and Transformation of a Field - Siro del Castillo: A Plea to Destigmatize Mariel - Gabriel Haslip-Viera: The Evolution of the Latino Community in New York City - Ramona Hernandez: The Great Exodus: Its Roots - Kaity Modesto: Our Heights' Story: Exploring the Dominican Community in Washington Heights from 1992 to 2013 - Ana Cristina Braga Martes (translated by Allan Vidigal): "Neither Hispanic, nor Black: We're Brazilian" - David Carey, Jr.: Situating Latino Voices in a New England Community - Katherine M. Conway/Alyse C. Hachey/Claire Wladis: A New Diaspora: Latina/os in the Online Environment - Rebecca Garte: The Family in the Classroom: How a Culturally Valid Learning Community Transforms the Identity of Latina/o College Students - Donna M. Harris/Judy Marquez Kiyama: Making Visible the Invisible: Latina/o Students' Insights about the Resources for and Barriers to High School Persistence - Dina Lopez: Immigrant Identities in Transnational Contexts: The Figured World of a New York City English Literacy and Civics Education Classroom - Stanton Wortham/Katherine Clonan-Roy/Holly Link/Carlos Martinez: The New Latino Diaspora - Luisa N. Borrell/Clara Rodriguez: The Implications and Impact of Race on the Health of Hispanic/Latino Males - Anahi Viladrich: Botanicas in America's Backyard: Uncovering the World of Latino Healers' Herb-healing Practices in New York City - Yolanda Prieto: Women Leave Home for the Factory: Gender, Work, and Family - Rosie M. Soy/Stefan Bosworth: Dominican Women Across Three Generations: Educational Dreams, Goals and Hopes - Ginetta E.B. Candelario: "They Are Taken into Account for Their Opinions": Making Community and Displaying Identity at a Dominican Beauty Shop in New York City - Luis Aponte-Pares: Outside/In: Crossing Queer and Latino Boundaries - Carlos Ulises Decena: Tacit Subjects - Ramon H. Rivera-Servera: Building Home: Arthur Aviles's Choreography of the Public Sphere - Lillian Jimenez: From the Margin to the Center: Puerto Rican Cinema in New York - Isabel Molina Guzman: Policing the Latina/o Other: Latinidad in Prime-Time News Coverage of the Elian Gonzalez Story - Frank M. Figueroa: New York's Latin Music Landmarks - Sydney Hutchinson: Merengue Tipico in New York City: A History - Frances Negron-Mutaner: The Writing on the Wall: The Life and Passion of Jean-Michel Basquiat - Miriam DeCosta-Willis: Sandra Maria Esteves's Nuyorican Poetics: The Signifying Difference - Aitor Ibarrola-Armendariz: Dominican-American Auto-Ethnographies: Considering the Boundaries of Self-Representation in Julia Alvarez and Junot Diaz - Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes: Women's Bodies, Lesbian Passions.