Perspectives on Las Américas: A Reader in Culture, History, & Representation

Perspectives on Las Américas: A Reader in Culture, History, & Representation

Editor(s): Matthew C. Gutmann, Félix V. Matos Rodríguez, Lynn Stephen, Patricia Zavella

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

Print ISBN: 9780631222958

Online ISBN: 9780470753538

DOI: 10.1002/9780470753538

About this Book

Perspectives on Las Américas: A Reader in Culture, History, and Representation charts new territory by demonstrating the limits of neatly demarcating the regions of 'Latin America' and the 'United States'. This landmark volume presents key readings that collectively examine the historical, cultural, economic, and political integration of Latina/os across the Americas, thereby challenging the barriers between Latina/o Studies and Latin American/Caribbean Studies.


  • Brings together key readings that collectively examine the historical, cultural, economic, and political integration of Latina/os across the Americas.
  • Charts new territory by demonstrating the limits of neatly demarcating the regions of 'Latin America' and the 'United States'.
  • Challenges the barriers between Latina/o Studies and Latin American/Caribbean Studies as approached by anthropologists, historians, and other scholars.
  • Offers instructors, students, and interested readers both the theoretical tools and case studies necessary to rethink transnational realities and identities.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Colonialism and Resistance

  2. Part II: Global Political Economy

  3. Part III: Identities, Practices, Hybridities

  4. Part IV: Popular Cultures

  5. Part V: Regional, National, and Transnational Political Cultures

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