The Other Latinos: Central and South Americans in the United States

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  • Copyright: 2008-02-28
  • Publisher: Harvard Univ Pr
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The Other Latinos addresses an important topic: the presence in the United States of Latin American and Caribbean immigrants from countries other than Mexico, Cuba, and Puerto Rico. Focusing on the Andes, Central America, and Brazil, the book brings together essays by a number of accomplished scholars.Michael Jones-Correa's chapter is a lucid study of the complex issues in posing "established" and "other," and "old" and "new" in the discussion of Latino immigrant groups. Helen B. Marrow follows with general observations that bring out the many facets of race, ethnicity, and identity. Claret Vargas analyzes the poetry of Eduardo Mitre, followed by Edmundo Paz Soldaacute;n's reflections on Bolivians' "obsessive signs of identity." Nestor Rodriguez discusses the tensions between Mexican and Central American immigrants, while Arturo Arias's piece on Central Americans moves brilliantly between the literary (and the cinematic), the historical, and the material. Four Brazilian chapters complete the work.The editors hope that this introductory work will inspire others to continue these initial inquiries so as to construct a more complete understanding of the realities of Latin American migration into the United States.

Table of Contents

About the Contributorsp. v
Introductionp. 1
General Aspects of the Other Latino Immigration
Swimming in the Latino Sea: The Other Latinos and Politicsp. 21
Who Are the Other Latinos, and Why?p. 39
Recent Mexican and Central American Immigration
Comparing Mexicans and Central Americans in the Present Wave of U.S. Immigrationp. 81
Central American Americans: Invisibility, Power, and Representationp. 101
Andean Immigration
Mapping the Andean Cultural Archipelago in the United Statesp. 125
The Persistence of Distance in the Poetry of Eduardo Mitrep. 141
Obsessive Signs of Identity: Bolivians in the United Statesp. 165
"Te has desmaterializado ya?" Gonzalez Viana's Los suenos de Americap. 177
Brazilian Immigration
Second-generation Brazilian Immigrants in the United Statesp. 195
Becoming Brazucas: Brazilian Identity in the United Statesp. 213
"Neither Hispanic, nor Black: We're Brazilian"p. 231
Is There a Brazilian American Cinema? Aesthetics and Identity in A Fronteira and Nailed!p. 257
Indexp. 287
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