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Published: 24 June 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822392729-343
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9272-9
Published: 01 September 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394419-017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9441-9
Series: American Encounters/Global Interactions
Published: 01 January 1998
DOI: 10.1215/9780822396352-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9635-2
Published: 30 September 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027195-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2719-5
... This chapter advances the analytics of “legal violence” to capture the normalized but cumulatively injurious effects of the law. It draws on the interrelated arenas of work, family, and school to expose how the criminalization of Central American migrants at the federal, state, and local levels...
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.1215/9780822396796-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9679-6
Published: 01 September 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394419-018
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9441-9
Series: e-Duke books scholarly collection
Published: 27 September 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393139-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9313-9
Published: 30 September 2023
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2719-5
... law immigration violence Central Americans ...
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By Susan Bibler Coutin
Series: Global Insecurities
Published: 06 May 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374176-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7417-6
... This chapter examines the imagined futures that shape U.S.-based interviewees’ present activism. Undocumented and temporarily authorized youth have sought the right to regularize their status, Central American students have founded new transnational campus organizations, and Salvadoran youth...
Published: 04 June 2008
DOI: 10.1215/9780822381174-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8117-4
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374763-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7476-3
... This chapter argues that Junot Díaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao is a central text in an emerging set of dictatorship novels written by Latinos/as. Considering the tradition of the Latin American dictatorship novel within a broader hemispheric framework reveals that Latino/a novelists...
Published: 15 September 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027416-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2741-6
... A small, working-class enclave tucked into south central Los Angeles County, Watts played a leading role in the life of the African American community in 1965, when African Americans took to the streets en masse in response to growing social and economic inequalities. In the years that followed...
Published: 30 September 2023
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2719-5
... advances the analytics of “legal violence” to capture the normalized but cumulatively injurious effects of the law. It draws on the interrelated arenas of work, family, and school to expose how the criminalization of Central American migrants at the federal, state, and local levels is not only exclusionary...
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374763-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7476-3
... This chapter examines the Greater Antillean routes in Díaz’s work to unveil how the Caribbean, a central site of the modern era’s most intense mobility of people, as a point of departure or destination, has given rise to diasporic formations. It places Díaz in relation to his peers...
Published: 12 May 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373209-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7320-9
... as a central node through which to analyze, understand, and critique US empire. This shift foregrounds the structures and fissures of territoriality in the formation and ongoing articulation of empire, drawing attention to how territorialisms have indelibly shaped auto-, intra-, inter-, and transarchipelagic...
Published: 01 January 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7476-3
... of Oscar Wao Latin American cultural studies This chapter argues that Junot Díaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao is a central text in an emerging set of dictatorship novels written by Latinos/as. Considering the tradition of the Latin American dictatorship novel within a broader hemispheric...
Published: 15 September 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027416-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2741-6
... expression of their experiences and evolution as African Americans, aligning themselves with a broad spectrum of political movements, from civil rights activists to revolutionaries. 1960s in South Central L.A. UGMA in the community UGMA House Arthur Blythe ...
Published: 30 January 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027799-008
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2779-9
... faculty. The chapter shares a story about the author’s experiences of exploitation and disposability as an adjunct and argues that adjunctification and its related structures of feeling function as a central form of unwellness in the contemporary academy. The chapter examines the field of Asian American...
Published: 17 August 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375104-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7510-4
... American Civilization —the chapter demonstrates how James managed competing claims to his national, political, and affective inclinations by mediating his attachments through the bodies of performers—particularly West Indian cricketers and American actresses. It demonstrates the centrality of James’s...
Published: 25 February 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375708-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7570-8
... The book concludes with an analysis of girls as race representative from the Civil Rights era to the present, with an anecdote from Daisy Bates, the coordinator of the integration of Little Rock Central High School. The section summarizes the previous four chapters, and it argues that African...