Latining America: Black-Brown Passages and the Coloring of Latino/a Studies by Claudia MilianLatining America: Black-Brown Passages and the Coloring of Latino/a Studies by Claudia Milian

Latining America: Black-Brown Passages and the Coloring of Latino/a Studies

byClaudia Milian

Paperback | February 1, 2013

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With Latining America, Claudia Milian proposes that the economies of blackness, brownness, and dark brownness summon a new grammar for Latino/a studies that she names ?Latinities.? Milian’s innovative study argues that this ensnared economy of meaning startles the typical reading practices deployed for brown Latino/a embodiment.

Latining America keeps company with and challenges existent models of Latinidad, demanding a distinct paradigm that puts into question what is understood as Latino and Latina today. Milian conceptually considers how underexplored ?Latin? participants—the southern, the black, the dark brown, the Central American—have ushered in a new world of ?Latined? signification from the 1920s to the present.

Examining not who but what constitutes the Latino and Latina, Milian’s new critical Latinities disentangle the brown logic that marks ?Latino/a? subjects. She expands on and deepens insights in transamerican discourses, narratives of passing, popular culture, and contemporary art. This daring and original project uncovers previously ignored and unremarked upon cultural connections and global crossings whereby African Americans and Latinos traverse and reconfigure their racialized classifications.

JON SMITH is an associate professor of English at Simon Fraser University. He is coeditor of Look Away! The U.S. South in New World Studies and is coeditor with Riché Richardson of The New Southern Studies series. RICHÉ RICHARDSON is an associate professor of English at the University of California, Davis.
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Title:Latining America: Black-Brown Passages and the Coloring of Latino/a StudiesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.85 inPublished:February 1, 2013Publisher:University of Georgia PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0820344362

ISBN - 13:9780820344362

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction
The Copiousness of Latin 1

Chapter One
Southern Latinities 25

Chapter Two
Passing Latinities 59

Chapter Three
Indigent Latinities 93

Chapter Four
Disorienting Latinities 123

Epilogue 151

Notes 159
Works cited 259
Index 289

Editorial Reviews

?The ideas and arguments developed throughout Latining America are extremely provocative. . . . The work reveals how Latina/o studies theorizes and makes sense of social life and the everyday beyond the confines of disciplinary boundaries to create new forms of knowledge.? - Arlene Torres - Latino Studies