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Central Americans are the third largest and fastest growing Latino population in the United States. And yet, despite their demographic presence, there has been little scholarship focused on this group. Constituting Central American-Americans is an exploration of the historical and disciplinary conditions that have structured U.S. Central American identity and of the ways in which this identity challenges how we frame current discussions of Latina/o, American ethnic, and diasporic identities. By focusing on the formation of Central American identity in the U.S., Maritza E. Cárdenas challenges us to think about Central America and its diaspora in relation to other U.S. ethno-racial identities.  

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page, Series Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-20
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  1. Part 1. The Isthmus Imaginary: La Patria Grande Centroaméricana
  1. 1. Remembering La Patria Grande: Locating the Nation in Central American History
  2. pp. 23-48
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  1. 2. Constructing the Central American National Imaginary
  2. pp. 49-76
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  1. Part 2. The U.S. Diaspora: Little Central America
  1. 3. Performing Centralaméricanismo: Heterotopia and Transnational Identities at the COFECA Parade
  2. pp. 79-110
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  1. 4. Subjects in Paassing: Central American–Americans, Latinidad, and the Politics of Dislocation
  2. pp. 111-138
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  1. Epilogue. La Bestia and Beyond: Migration and the Politics of Mourning
  2. pp. 139-148
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 149-154
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 155-178
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 179-192
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 193-198
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  1. About the Author
  2. pp. 199-202
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780813592862
Related ISBN
9780813592831
MARC Record
OCLC
1040694636
Pages
198
Launched on MUSE
2018-06-24
Language
English
Open Access
No
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