The Latino/a condition : a critical reader / edited by Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic

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Subjects: Hispanic Americans--Social conditions
Hispanic Americans--Politics and government
Racism--United States
United States--Race relations
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: New York : New York University Press, c1998
LC Classification: E
Physical Description: xix, 715 p. ; 26 cm
Table of Contents: Acknowledgments
Introduction / Richard Delgado, Jean Stefancic
Pt. I. The Shape of the Latino Group: Who Are We and What Are We Talking about Anyway? 1
1. Hispanics? That's What They Call Us / Suzanne Oboler 3
2. Welcome to the Old World / Earl Shorris 6
3. Chance, Context, and Choice in the Social Construction of Race / Ian F. Haney Lopez 9
4. Latino/a Identity and Multi-Identity: Community and Culture / Leslie G. Espinoza 17
5. Building Bridges: Latinas and Latinos at the Crossroads / Berta Esperanza Hernandez-Truyol 24
6. Life in the Hyphen / Han Stavans 32
7. Masks and Identity / Margaret E. Montoya 37
8. Who Counts? Title VII and the Hispanic Classification / Alex M. Saragoza, Concepcion R. Juarez, Abel Valenzuela, Jr. [et al.] 44
9. Race, Identity, and "Box Checking": The Hispanic Classification in OMB Directive No. 15 / Luis Angel Toro 52
10. Re-imagining the Latino/a Race / Angel R. Oquendo 60
Pt. II. Conquest and Immigration: How We Got (Get) Here 75
11. Latinos in the United States: Invitation and Exile / Gilbert Paul Carrasco 77
12. Greasers Go Home: Mexican Immigration, the 1920s / Rodolfo Acuna 86
13. How Much Responsibility Does the U.S. Bear for Undocumented Mexican Migration? / Gerald P. Lopez 92
14. Undocumented Immigrants and the National Imagination / Linda S. Bosniak 99
15. Hispanic Children and Their Families / Linda Chavez 106
16. Immigration Politics, Popular Democracy, and California's Proposition 187 / Kevin R. Johnson 110
17. The Racial Politics of Proposition 187 / Ruben J. Garcia 118
18. Natives and Newcomers / Berta Esperanza Hernandez-Truyol 125
19. The Latino Challenge to Civil Rights and Immigration Policy in the 1990s and Beyond / Rachel F. Moran 133
Pt. III. Nativism, Racism, and Our Social Construction as a "Problem" Group: How Once We Were Here, We Were Racialized by the Dominant Culture 147
20. Anglo-Saxons and Mexicans / Reginald Horsman 149
21. "Occupied" Mexico / Ronald Takaki 152
22. Initial Contacts: Niggers, Redskins, and Greasers / Arnoldo De Leon 158
23. The Master Narrative of White Supremacy in California / Tomas Almaguer 165
24. Occupied America / Rodolfo Acuna 171
25. Mexican Americans and Whiteness / George A. Martinez 175
26. Race and Erasure: The Salience of Race to Latinos/as / Ian F. Haney Lopez 180
27. "The Mexican Problem" / Carey McWilliams 196
28. Citizens as "Foreigners" / Kevin R. Johnson 198
Pt. IV. Racial Construction and Demonization in Mass Culture: Media Treatment and Stereotypes 207
29. Racial Depiction in American Law and Culture / Richard Delgado, Jean Stefancic 209
30. Bordertown: From Assimilation Narrative to Social "Problem" / Charles Ramirez Berg 215
31. The Border according to Hollywood: The Three Caballeros, Pancho, and the Latin Senoritas / David R. Maciel 223
32. Born in East L.A.: An Exercise in Cultural Schizophrenia / Alicia Gaspar de Alba 226
33. Lone Star and the Faces of Despair in INS Raids / Elvia R. Arriola 230
34. Big Time Players / Gerald P. Lopez 237
35. Still Looking for America: Beyond the Latino National Political Survey / Luis Fraga, Herman Gallegos, Gerald P. Lopez [et al.] 240
Pt. V. Counterstories: We Begin to Talk Back and "Name Our Own Reality" 251
36. My Grandfather's Stories and Immigration Law / Michael A. Olivas 253
37. Storytelling for Oppositionists and Others / Richard Delgado 259
38. Lay Lawyering / Gerald P. Lopez 271
39. Masks and Resistance / Margaret E. Montoya 276
40. Mexican Americans as a Legally Cognizable Class / Richard Delgado, Vicky Palacios 284
41. American Apocalypse / Richard Delgado 291
Pt. VI. Rebellious Lawyering and Resistance Strategies: We Fight Back 303
42. The Idea of a Constitution in the Chicano Tradition / Gerald P. Lopez 305
43. Early Chicano Activism: Zoot Suits, Sleepy Lagoon, and the Road to Delano / Rodolfo Acuna 309
44. "Breaking the Law" on Principle / Michael A. Olivas 320
45. Life in the Trenches / Oscar 332
46. The Work We Know So Little About / Gerald P. Lopez 339
47. Revolutionary Art and Artists / Margaret E. Montoya 347
Pt. VII. Revisionist Law: Does the Legal System Work for Us? 353
48. The Mexican-American Litigation Experience: 1930-1980 / George A. Martinez 355
49. The Black/White Binary Paradigm of Race / Juan F. Perea 359
50. The Black/White Binary: How Does It Work? / Richard Delgado 369
51. The Intersection of Immigration Status, Ethnicity, Gender, and Class / Kevin R. Johnson 376
52. Bringing International Human Rights Home / Berta Esperanza Hernandez-Truyol 381
53. Chicano Indianism / Martha Menchaca 387
54. Rodrigo's Chronicle / Richard Delgado 396
55. Choosing the Future / Ian F. Haney Lopez 404
56. The Well-Defended Academic Identity / Gerald P. Lopez 408
Pt. VIII. Assimilationism: Maybe Our Best Strategy Is Just to Duck? 417
57. A Scholarship Boy / Richard Rodriguez 419
58. LULAC and the Assimilationist Perspective / David G. Gutierrez 421
59. Melting Pot or Ring of Fire? / Kevin R. Johnson 427
60. Out of the Barrio / Linda Chavez 431
61. Masks and Acculturation / Margaret E. Montoya 435
62. Straddling Separate Worlds / Ruben Navarrette, Jr. 442
63. Neither Here nor There / Earl Shorris 444
64. Harvard Homeboy / Ruben Navarrette, Jr. 448
Pt. IX. Splits and Tensions within the Civil Rights Community 455
65. Origins of Black/Brown Conflict / Bill Piatt 457
66. Beyond Black/White: The Racisms of Our Time / Elizabeth Martinez 466
67. It's Not Just Black and White Anymore / Deborah A. Ramirez 478
68. Tensions and Differences within the Latino Community / Kevin R. Johnson 488
69. A Long-Standing Commitment / Linda Chavez 491
Pt. X. Sex, Gender, and Class: Sure I'm a Latino, but I'm Still Different from You - How about It? 497
70. Mexican Gender Ideology / Adelaida R. Del Castillo 499
71. Domestic Violence against Latinas by Latino Males / Jenny Rivera 501
72. Maternal Power and the Deconstruction of Male Supremacy / Elizabeth M. Iglesias 508
73. What's in a Name? Retention and Loss of the Maternal Surname / Yvonne M. Cherena Pacheco 516
74. A Chicana Perspective on Feminism / Beatriz M. Pesquera, Denise A. Segura 523
75. Three Perspectives on Workplace Harassment of Women of Color / Maria L. Ontiveros 531
76. Culture and Economic Violence / Berta Esperanza Hernandez-Truyol 536
77. Gendered Inequality / Elvia R. Arriola 539
78. Notes on the Conflation of Sex, Gender, and Sexual Orientation: A QueerCrit and LatCrit Perspective / Francisco Valdes 543
Pt. XI. English-Only, Bilingualism, Interpreters: You Mean I Can't Speak Spanish? 557
79. Hold Your Tongue / James Crawford 559
80. A Bilingual-Education Initiative as a Prop. 187 in Disguise? / Ruben Navarrette, Jr. 563
81. American Languages, Cultural Pluralism, and Official English / Juan F. Perea 566
82. Law and Language(s) / Margaret E. Montoya 574
83. How the Garcia Cousins Lost Their Accents / Christopher David Ruiz Cameron 579
84. Death by English / Juan E. Perea 583
85. Lawyers, Linguists, Story-Tellers, and Limited English-Speaking Witnesses / Miguel A. Mendez 596
86. Hernandez: The Wrong Message at the Wrong Time / Miguel A. Mendez 602
87. Attorney as Interpreter / Bill Piatt 605
88. The Politics of Discretion: Federal Intervention in Bilingual Education / Rachel F. Moran 610
Pt. XII. The Border as Metaphor: What Border Theory Tells Us about Culture 625
89. Borderlands / Gloria Anzaldua 627
90. Surveying Law and Borders / Renato Rosaldo 631
91. Border Crossings / Margaret E. Montoya 639
92. Sandra Cisneros: The Fading of the Warrior Hero / Renato Rosaldo 644
93. Voices/Voces in the Borderlands / Melissa Harrison, Margaret E. Montoya 649
94. Street Vendors: The Battle over Cultural Interpretation / David R. Diaz 661
Bibliography 669
Contributors 695
Index 705
Alternate Titles: Latino condition
Latina condition
Additional Authors: Delgado, Richard
Stefancic, Jean
Notes: LCCN: 98013514
ISBN: 0814718949 (acid-free paper)
ISBN: 0814718957 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 667-693) and index
OCLC Number: 38521475
ISBN/ISSN: 0814718949
0814718957