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Spanish and Latin American Cultures & Latinx Studies
Brings together Latinx scholars in Rhetoric and Composition to discuss keywords that have been misused or appropriated by forces working against the interests of students of color. They also theorize new key terms that highlight the importance of Latinx writing and thought to rhetoric and composition studies.
This dictionary covers over 90,000 words and phrases and contains 130,000 translations. It contains words dealing with age, time, countries, sports, business, computing and current affairs, among other topics and themes.
Covers Afro-descended people in the Caribbean and throughout Latin America, including people who spoke and wrote Creole, Dutch, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish. Biographical entries consider philosophers, politicians, activists, entertainers, scholars, poets, scientists, religious figures, kings, and everyday people . Each entry includes a bibliography of sources cited and consulted, with links to search for access via Barnard and Columbia's collections.
explains and contextualizes fifty-four key terms and theories, including some general concepts in cultural studies (e.g., body, deconstruction, ideology, postmodernism, power, queer theory) as they relate to research in Latin America, and some specific to the field of Latin American studies (e.g., anthropophagy, deterritorialization, lettered city). Each entry defines the term in question, explains its usages, discusses its etymology and the intellectuals who have made relevant contributions, and provides a bibliography of essential sources.
Covers 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, including: * Body * Border Theory * Digital Era * Familia * Immigration * Intersectionality * Language * Latinidad/es * Latinofuturism * Narco Cultura * Popular Culture * Sports. Fully cross-referenced and complete with suggestions for further reading.
Over 900 A to Z articles ranging in length from 500 words to 7,500 words written by academics, scholars, writers, artists, and journalists, address such broad topics as identity, art, politics, religion, education, health, and history. Each entry has its own bibliography and cross-references and is signed by its author.