Latinx Studies: The Key Concepts is an accessible guide to the central concepts and issues that inform Latinx Studies globally. It summarizes, explains, contextualizes, and assesses key critical concepts, perspectives, developments, and debates in Latinx Studies. At once comprehensive in coverage and detailed and specific in examples analyzed, it provides over 25 key concepts to the field of Latinx Studies as shaped within historical, social, cultural, regional, and global contexts, including:
• Border Theory
• Digital Era
• Narco Cultura
• Popular Culture
Fully cross-referenced and complete with suggestions for further reading, Latinx Studies: The Key Concepts is an essential guide for anyone studying race, ethnicity, gender, class, education, culture, and globalism.
Table of Contents
Introduction, 1. Américas 2. Art 3. Border Theory 4. Body 5. Digital Era 6. Education 7. Empire 8. Familia 9. Food 10. Global 11. Immigration 12. Intersectionality 13. Language 14. Latinidad/es 15. Latinofuturism 16. Media 17. Myths and Monsters 18. Music 19. Narrative 20. Narco Cultura 21. Performance 22. Politics 23. Popular Culture 24. Regionalism 25. Sports 26. Youth Glossary, Index
Frederick Luis Aldama is Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor of English and University Distinguished Scholar at the Ohio State University where he is also founder and director of LASER and the Humanities & Cognitive Sciences High School Summer Institute. He is author, co-author, and editor of over 36 books, including the Routledge Concise History of Latino/a Literature and Latino/a Literature in the Classroom, and recently won an Eisner award for Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics.
Christopher González is Associate Professor of English and Director of the Latinx Cultural Center at Utah State University in Logan, Utah. His research and teaching focus on twentieth- and twenty-first century Latinx literature, film, television, comics, and narrative theory. He is the author of Reading Junot Díaz (2015) and Permissible Narratives: The Promise of Latino/a Literature (2017).