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The Resource Constituting Central American-Americans : transnational identities and the politics of dislocation, Maritza E. Cardenas

Constituting Central American-Americans : transnational identities and the politics of dislocation, Maritza E. Cardenas

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Constituting Central American-Americans : transnational identities and the politics of dislocation
Title
Constituting Central American-Americans
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transnational identities and the politics of dislocation
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Maritza E. Cardenas
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Language
eng
Summary
"Central Americans are the third largest and fastest growing Latino population in the US. And yet, despite their demographic presence, there has been little scholarship focused on Central Americans in the US. Constituting Central American-Americans is an exploration of the historical and disciplinary conditions that have structured US Central American identity and of the ways in which this identity challenges the way we frame current discussions of Latina/o, American ethnic, and diasporic identities. In focusing on the formation of Central American identity in the U.S., and specifically within the city of Los Angeles, this book challenges us to think about Central America and its diaspora in relation to other US ethno-racial identities. By calling attention to Central America(n) as an important discursive category of analysis, Martiza Cárdenas unsettles not only scholarship that promotes the Latina/o dyad but also the binary nature of hemispheric studies that parcels the world into east/west and north/south, which in turn excludes the important role the isthmus has played in global events. In addition, studying Central America and US Central Americans further disrupts US American constructions of seeing this geopolitical space as America's "backyard" (a space outside of the confines of the US political landscape) and Central Americans as peripheral to the American body politic"--
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Cardenas, Maritza E.,
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E184.C34
LC item number
C37 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Latinidad: transnational cultures in the United States
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  • Central American Americans
  • Central Americans
  • Hispanic Americans
  • Hispanic Americans
  • United States
  • HISTORY
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Constituting Central American-Americans : transnational identities and the politics of dislocation, Maritza E. Cardenas
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Remembering La Patria Grande: locating the nation in Central American history -- Constructing the Central American national imaginary -- Performing Centralamericanismo: heterotopias and transnational identities at the Cofeca Parade -- Subjects in passing: Central American-Americans, Latinidad, and the politics of dislocation -- Epilogue: La Bestia and beyond: migration and the politics of mourning
Control code
1007561056
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 197 pages
Isbn
9780813592831
Lccn
2017035055
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1007561056
Label
Constituting Central American-Americans : transnational identities and the politics of dislocation, Maritza E. Cardenas
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Remembering La Patria Grande: locating the nation in Central American history -- Constructing the Central American national imaginary -- Performing Centralamericanismo: heterotopias and transnational identities at the Cofeca Parade -- Subjects in passing: Central American-Americans, Latinidad, and the politics of dislocation -- Epilogue: La Bestia and beyond: migration and the politics of mourning
Control code
1007561056
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 197 pages
Isbn
9780813592831
Lccn
2017035055
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1007561056

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