© 2010

Inside the Latin@ Experience

A Latin@ Studies Reader

  • Editors
  • Norma E. Cantú
  • María E. Fránquiz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Historical Roots and Contemporary Realities

  3. Popular and Traditional Cultural Expressions

  4. Performance Arts and Literature

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 235-265

About this book


Latinos comprise the fastest growing ethnic group in the United States, and this interdisciplinary anthology gathers the scholarship of both early career and senior Latina/o scholars whose work explores the varied and unique latinidades, or Latino cultural identities, of this group.


culture identity migration Nation participation political participation politics Tradition

About the authors

NORMA E. CANTÚ is Professor of English and U.S. Latina/o Literatures at the University of Texas at San Antonio, USA.

MARIA E. FRÁNQUIZ is Associate Professor of Bilingual-Bicultural Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Texas at San Antonio, USA.

Bibliographic information


"This interdisciplinary project reflects the contemporary, transnational experiences of many Latinas/os and would prove an important addition to our understanding of Latin culture and experience in the United States. The collection explores a number of interesting areas, some of which have only had only cursory attention by scholars in the past. This broad focus is clearly one of the collections strengths, since it allows one to create connections across different disciplines and to recognize, for instance, the ways in which the twentieth century legal challenges faced by Latinas/os inform our understanding of the ways in which Latinas/os are marginalized from positions of power in the U.S. military. The book will appeal to undergraduates and graduates as well as scholars in the field." - Kevin Concannon, Assistant Professor of English at Texas A&M - Corpus Christi