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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Milian proposes that the economies of blackness, brownness, and dark brownness summon a new grammar for Latino/a studies that she names ?Latinities.? Her innovative study argues that this ensnared economy of meaning startles the typical reading practices deployed for brown Latino/a embodiment.
Claudia Milian is an assistant professor of romance studies at Duke University.
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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

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With probing insight and a deep sense of humanity, Claudia Milian shows us not who but how Latinos are. Reading across an impressive range of twentieth-century literature, she shows how the rhetoric of Latino brownness responds less to white than to black and 'dark-brown' racial imaginaries. Authoritative without being programmatic, finely detailed yet well paced, Latining America is a foundational work that sets a future course for Latina and Latino studies. - Kirsten Silva Gruesz - author of Ambassadors of Culture: The Transamerican Origins of Latino Writing