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Critical Latin American and Latino Studies

2003

Juan Poblete, editor

Critical Latin American and Latino Studies

Situates these dynamic disciplines within debates around globalization

Critical Latin American and Latino Studies identifies the challenges and possibilities of more politically engaged and theoretically critical modes of scholarly practice.

Contributors: Juan Zevallos Aguilar, Tomás Almaguer, Frances R. Aparicio, John Beverley, Angie Chabram-Dernersesian, Román de la Campa, Juan Flores, Walter D. Mignolo, Giorgio Perissinotto, Kirsten Silva Gruesz, Stefano Varese, George Yúdice.

In Critical Latin American and Latino Studies, Poblete advocates a ‘multicultural and multilingual multiculturalism’ in which new immigrants help U.S. Latinos to reinforce their roots.

Latin American Research Review

This book brings together some of the most prominent scholars working across the spectrum of Latin American and Latino studies to explore their changing intellectual undertaking in relation to global processes of change. Critical Latin American and Latino Studies identifies the challenges and possibilities of more politically engaged and theoretically critical modes of scholarly practice.

One objective is to provide a brief critical history of the study of various Latin American cultures—Latino, Chicano, Puerto Rican, among others. But these essays also serve to assess the roles of ethnic and area studies in light of changing scholarly trends, from emphases on gender and sexuality to a focus on postcoloniality and globalization. The result is an important contribution to current debates on the conditions of contemporary knowledge production.

Contributors: Tomás Almaguer, San Francisco State U; Frances R. Aparicio, U of Illinois, Chicago; John Beverley, U of Pittsburgh; Angie Chabram-Dernersesian, U of California, Davis; Román de la Campa, SUNY, Stony Brook; Juan Flores, Hunter College and CUNY; Walter D. Mignolo, Duke U; Giorgio Perissinotto, U of California, Santa Barbara; Kirsten Silva Gruesz, U of California, Santa Cruz; Stefano Varese, U of California, Davis; George Yúdice, NYU; Juan Zevallos Aguilar, Villanova U.


Critical Latin American and Latino Studies

Juan Poblete is assistant professor of Latin American literature at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Critical Latin American and Latino Studies

In Critical Latin American and Latino Studies, Poblete advocates a ‘multicultural and multilingual multiculturalism’ in which new immigrants help U.S. Latinos to reinforce their roots.

Latin American Research Review

Critical Latin American and Latino Studies

Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction Juan Poblete

Part I. On the History of Area and Ethnic Studies

1. Latino Cultural Studies Frances R. Aparicio (interviewed by Juan Zevallos Aguilar)
2. Capitalism and Geopolitics of Knowledge: Latin American Social Thought and Latino/a American Studies Walter D. Mignolo
3. Rethinking Area and Ethnic Studies in the Context of Economic and Political Restructuring George Yúdice

Part II. Different Knowledges and the Knowledge of Difference: Gender, Ethnicity, Race, and Language

4. Latina/o: Another Site of Struggle, Another Site of Accountability Angie Chabram-Dernersesian
5. The Occluded History of Transamerican Literature Kirsten Silva Gruesz
6. Indigenous Epistemologies in the Age of Globalization Stefano Varese
7. Deconstruction, Cultural Studies, and Global Capitalism: Implications for Latin America Román de la Campa
8. Linguistic Constraints, Programmatic Fit, and Political Correctness: The Case of Spanish in the United States Giorgio Perissinotto

Part III. The Critique of the Future and the Future of Critique

9. Latino Studies: New Contexts, New Concepts Juan Flores
10. At the Crossroads of Race: Latino/a Studies and Race Making in the United States Tomás Almaguer
11. Multiculturalism and Hegemony John Beverley

Contributors