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Barrios and Borderlands : Cultures of Latinos and Latinas in the United States - Denis Lynn Daly Heyck

Barrios and Borderlands

Cultures of Latinos and Latinas in the United States

By: Denis Lynn Daly Heyck (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st April 1994
ISBN: 9780415903950
Number Of Pages: 707
For Ages: 18 years old

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"Barrios and Borderlands" paints a portrait of the complex and fascinating mixture of Latino cultures in the United States today. This unique anthology embraces a broad range of genres, disciplines and ethnicities. It highlights the diversity of Latino cultural expressions and points out the distinctive features of the three major Latino populations: Mexican, Puerto Rican and Cuban.
The book is organized around six central cultural themes: family, religion, community, the arts, (im)migration and exile, and cultural identity. Each chapter focuses on a particular theme by presenting readings from a variety of genres, including short stories, poems, essays, excerpts from novels, a play, photographs, even a few songs and recipes. These materials allow readers to approach Latino cultures from a multiplicity of perspectives.
The anthology also presents interviews and oral histories of Latinos from diverse walks of life and geographic regions. A migrant worker from the orange groves of Florida, an ethnomusicologist from northern New Mexico, a community organizer in the "maquiladoras" that line the border, a refugee from Central America, a muralist from Los Angeles, a museum director from Chicago, and a Spanish-language television executive from Chile--these are some of the people whose stories enrich the anthology. Their voices provide authenticity, immediacy, drama and inspiration. The interviews draw readers into the subject in an intensely personal way and weave together the various thematic strands of the book.
"Barrios and Borderlands" tells the valuable story of Latino cultures in this country and integrates that story into the larger framework of United States cultural history. Avoiding a chronological approach, it offers a dynamic and integrated way to look at Latino cultures which allows readers to draw comparisons with mainstream culture and with their own personal experiences. The book includes an introduction and a timeline reviewing the history of Latinos in the United States as well as a glossary of Spanish terms.

"A veritable everything-but-the-kitchen-sink compendium of modern Latino prose and speech, this volume gives voice to the underappreciated work and art of Mexicans, Puerto Ricans and Mexican-Americans." -"Publishers Weekly ""Barrios and Borderlands: Cultures of Latinos and Latinas in the United States by Denis Lynn Daly Heyck, is, in a nutshell, just plain fun reading...Heyck has made an important contribution to the understanding from without and self-reflection from within of the Latino community. As a latino myself I felt enriched by "Barrios and Borderlands. I can imagine non-Latinos coming away from this book ....feeling kindred in spirit in this adventure called "America" - at least I hope they do." -Raul Nino, "Hungry Mind Review ..."The work is balanced with contributions from many groups and contains a statistical appendix about Latins in the United States....Since Latins are moving everywhere-though sometimes they are not visible, they are there-this book belongs in every library." -Rene Perez-Lopez, ibrary Journal

Preface
Acknowledgements
A Chronology of Latino Events
Introduction: Latinos, Past and Presentp. 1
The Ties That Bind: La Familiap. 16
From Rain of Goldp. 22
"Sweet Fifteen"p. 34
Interviewp. 38
From The House on Mango Streetp. 48
Interviewp. 52
From Family Installmentsp. 56
Interviewp. 70
From Famous All Over Townp. 76
"After Calling"p. 84
"Raining Backwards"p. 86
Buenos Dias, Mi Dios: La Religionp. 92
"Filomena"p. 96
"Coyote Sun"p. 112
Interviewp. 116
Interview: "Buenos Dias, Mi Dios"p. 126
Interview: "Alarru, Chiquito"p. 127
From Y no se lo trago la tierra . . . And the Earth Did Not Devour Himp. 128
"The Future of the Hispanic Church"p. 134
"In Search of Unconventional Women: Histories of Puerto Rican Women in Religious Vocations Before Midcentury"p. 140
From The Liberating Spirit: Toward a Hispanic American Pentecostal Social Ethicp. 152
All for One and One for All: La Comunidadp. 160
Savingsp. 164
Interviewp. 204
Interviewp. 214
Interviewp. 230
Interviewp. 240
We Come Bearing Gifts: Las Artesp. 252
"The Show Does Go On"p. 256
"Puerto Rican Writers in the United States, Puerto Rican Writers in Puerto Rico: A Separation Beyond Language"p. 264
"An Oral History"p. 270
"Bumbun and the Beginnings of Plena Music"p. 276
Interviewp. 284
Interviewp. 302
Interviewp. 312
In the Belly of the Beast: (Im)migration and Exilep. 316
Interviewp. 322
"Arrival," "Birthplace"p. 328
Interviewp. 332
"Border Towns," "Super Freak"p. 340
Interviewp. 344
"Something Must Be Happening to My Antennas," "Prologue: That Deafening Noise is the Garbage Truck"p. 350
"Ragdale Evenings"p. 354
"Garage Sale People"p. 356
"Sugarcane"p. 362
"Dear Tia"p. 366
"Elena"p. 368
"My Roots Are Not Mine Alone": La Identidad Culturalp. 370
"Dedication"p. 374
Interviewp. 376
From Bless Me, Ultimap. 382
"Senora X No More," "A Voice"p. 390
Interview and recipesp. 394
"Finding Home"p. 398
"To live in the Borderlands means you . . ."p. 400
From "With a Pistol in His Hand": A Border Ballad and Its Herop. 404
Interviewp. 414
Interviewp. 424
"Double Dutch: Reflections of a Hispanic North American on Multicultural Religious Education"p. 430
From The Future is Mestizo: Life Where Cultures Meetp. 440
"Puertoricanness," "Child of the Americas"p. 444
"I Am What I Am"p. 448
Appendixp. 450
Bibliographyp. 454
Notesp. 457
Glossaryp. 465
Indexp. 476
Permissionsp. 482
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ISBN: 9780415903950
ISBN-10: 0415903955
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
For Ages: 18 years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 707
Published: 1st April 1994
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.87
Edition Number: 1