Latino Writers and Journalists

Latino Writers and Journalists
Author: Jamie Martinez Wood
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 305
Release: 2007-01-01
Genre: American literature
ISBN: 1438107854

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Provides short biographies of Latino American writers and journalists and information on their works.

Latino a Literature in the Classroom

Latino a Literature in the Classroom
Author: Frederick Luis Aldama
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2015-06-19
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1317933974

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In one of the most rapidly growing areas of literary study, this volume provides the first comprehensive guide to teaching Latino/a literature in all variety of learning environments. Essays by internationally renowned scholars offer an array of approaches and methods to the teaching of the novel, short story, plays, poetry, autobiography, testimonial, comic book, children and young adult literature, film, performance art, and multi-media digital texts, among others. The essays provide conceptual vocabularies and tools to help teachers design courses that pay attention to: Issues of form across a range of storytelling media Issues of content such as theme and character Issues of historical periods, linguistic communities, and regions Issues of institutional classroom settings The volume innovatively adds to and complicates the broader humanities curriculum by offering new possibilities for pedagogical practice.

Latin American Women Writers

Latin American Women Writers
Author: Kathy S. Leonard
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2007-09-19
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9780810866607

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There is a wealth of published literature in English by Latin American women writers, but such material can be difficult to locate due to the lack of available bibliographic resources. In addition, the various types of published narrative (short stories, novels, novellas, autobiographies, and biographies) by Latin American women writers has increased significantly in the last ten to fifteen years. To address the lack of bibliographic resources, Kathy Leonard has compiled Latin American Women Writers: A Resource Guide to Titles in English. This reference includes all forms of narrative-short story, autobiography, novel, novel excerpt, and others-by Latin American women dating from 1898 to 2007. More than 3,000 individual titles are included by more than 500 authors. This includes nearly 200 anthologies, more than 100 autobiographies/biographies or other narrative, and almost 250 novels written by more than 100 authors from 16 different countries. For the purposes of this bibliography, authors who were born in Latin America and either continue to live there or have immigrated to the United States are included. Also, titles of pieces are listed as originally written, in either Spanish or Portuguese. If the book was originally written in English, a phrase to that effect is included, to better reflect the linguistic diversity of narrative currently being published. This volume contains seven indexes: Authors by Country of Origin, Authors/Titles of Work, Titles of Work/Authors, Autobiographies/Biographies and Other Narrative, Anthologies, Novels and Novellas in Alphabetical Order by Author, and Novels and Novellas by Authors' Country of Origin. Reflecting the increase in literary production and the facilitation of materials, this volume contains a comprehensive listing of narrative pieces in English by Latin American women writers not found in any other single volume currently on the market. This work of reference will be of special interest to scholars, students, and instructors interested in narrative works in English by Latin American women authors. It will also help expose new generations of readers to the highly creative and diverse literature being produced by these writers.

Latinas in the United States set

Latinas in the United States  set
Author: Vicki L. Ruiz
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 944
Release: 2006-05-03
Genre: Reference
ISBN: 0253111692

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Latinas in the United States: A Historical Encyclopedia records the contribution of women of Latin American birth or heritage to the economic and cultural development of the United States. The encyclopedia, edited by Vicki L. Ruiz and Virginia Sánchez-Korrol, is the first comprehensive gathering of scholarship on Latinas. This encyclopedia will serve as an essential reference for decades to come. In more than 580 entries, the historical and cultural narratives of Latinas come to life. From mestizo settlement, pioneer life, and diasporic communities, the encyclopedia details the contributions of women as settlers, comadres, and landowners, as organizers and nuns. More than 200 scholars explore the experiences of Latinas during and after EuroAmerican colonization and conquest; the early-19th-century migration of Puerto Ricans and Cubans; 20th-century issues of migration, cultural tradition, labor, gender roles, community organization, and politics; and much more. Individual biographical entries profile women who have left their mark on the historical and cultural landscape. With more than 300 photographs, Latinas in the United States offers a mosaic of historical experiences, detailing how Latinas have shaped their own lives, cultures, and communities through mutual assistance and collective action, while confronting the pressures of colonialism, racism, discrimination, sexism, and poverty. "Meant for scholars and general readers, this is a great resource on Latinas and historical topics connected with them." -- curledup.com

Community Journalism

Community Journalism
Author: Jock Lauterer
Publsiher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2009-11-20
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9780807867754

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No matter how ambitious they may be, most novice journalists don't get their start at the New York Times. They get their first jobs at smaller local community newspapers that require a different style of reporting than the detached, impersonal approach expected of major international publications. As the primary textbook and sourcebook for the teaching and practice of local journalism and newspaper publishing in the United States, Community Journalism addresses the issues a small-town newspaper writer or publisher is likely to face. Jock Lauterer covers topics ranging from why community journalism is important and distinctive; to hints for reporting and writing with a "community spin"; to design, production, photojournalism, and staff management. This third edition introduces new chapters on adjusting to changing demographics in the community and "best practices" for community papers. Updated with fresh examples throughout and considering the newest technologies in editing and photography, this edition of Community Journalism provides the very latest of what every person working at a small newspaper needs to know.

The Cambridge History of Latina o American Literature

The Cambridge History of Latina o American Literature
Author: John Morán González
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages:
Release: 2018-02-22
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1316872203

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The Cambridge History of Latina/o American Literature emphasizes the importance of understanding Latina/o literature not simply as a US ethnic phenomenon but more broadly as an important element of a trans-American literary imagination. Engaging with the dynamics of migration, linguistic and cultural translation, and the uneven distribution of resources across the Americas that characterize Latina/o literature, the essays in this History provide a critical overview of key texts, authors, themes, and contexts as discussed by leading scholars in the field. This book demonstrates the relevance of Latina/o literature for a world defined by the migration of people, commodities, and cultural expressions.

Journalism and the Development of Spanish American Narrative

Journalism and the Development of Spanish American Narrative
Author: An-ibel Gonz-alez
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 186
Release: 1993-11-26
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9780521414258

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A broad historical panorama of the journalist/narrative interaction, exploring the impact of journalism and journalistic rhetoric on the development of Spanish American narrative.

Day of the Dead in the USA

Day of the Dead in the USA
Author: Regina M Marchi
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2009-06-09
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780813548579

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Honoring relatives by tending graves, building altars, and cooking festive meals has been an honored tradition among Latin Americans for centuries. The tribute, "el Dia de los Muertos," has enjoyed renewed popularity since the 1970s when Latino activists and artists in the United States began expanding "Day of the Dead" north of the border with celebrations of performance art, Aztec danza, art exhibits, and other public expressions. Focusing on the power of ritual to serve as a communication medium, Regina M. Marchi combines a mix of ethnography, historical research, oral history, and critical cultural analysis to explore the manifold and unexpected transformations that occur when the tradition is embraced by the mainstream. A testament to the complex nature of ethnic identity, Day of the Dead in the USA provides insight into the power of ritual to create community, transmit oppositional messages, and advance educational, political, and economic goals.

Latino History and Culture

Latino History and Culture
Author: David J. Leonard
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 700
Release: 2015-03-17
Genre: History
ISBN: 1317466454

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Latinos are the fastest growing population in America today. This two-volume encyclopedia traces the history of Latinos in the United States from colonial times to the present, focusing on their impact on the nation in its historical development and current culture. "Latino History and Culture" covers the myriad ethnic groups that make up the Latino population. It explores issues such as labor, legal and illegal immigration, traditional and immigrant culture, health, education, political activism, art, literature, and family, as well as historical events and developments. A-Z entries cover eras, individuals, organizations and institutions, critical events in U.S. history and the impact of the Latino population, communities and ethnic groups, and key cities and regions. Each entry includes cross references and bibliographic citations, and a comprehensive index and illustrations augment the text.

Christian Writers Market Guide 2008

Christian Writers  Market Guide 2008
Author: Sally Stuart
Publsiher: WaterBrook
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2009-02-25
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 0307499162

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The Resource Guide to Getting Published A unique guide to publishing for Christian readers, the Christian Writers’ Market Guide 2008 offers the most proven and comprehensive collection of ideas, resources, and contact information to the industry. For more than twenty years, the Christian Writers’ Market Guide has delivered indispensable help to Christian writers, from a CD-ROM of the full text of the book so you can easily search for topics, publishers, and other specific names; to up-to-date listings of more than 1,200 markets for books, articles, stories, poetry, and greeting cards, including forty-three new book publishers, fifty-one new periodicals, and fifteen new literary agencies. Perfect for writers in every phase, this is the resource you need to get noticed–and published. “An indispensable tool. The reference you have to buy.” Writers’ Journal “Essential for anyone seeking to be published in the Christian community.” The Midwest Book Review “Stands out from the rest with its wealth of information and helpful hints.” Book Reviews for Church Librarians Completely updated and revised the Guide features more than… 1,200 markets for the written word * 675 periodicals * 405 book publishers * 240 poetry markets * 114 card and specialty markets * 37 e-book publishers * 120 literary agents * 332 photography markets * 98 foreign markets * 98 newspapers * 53 print-on-demand publishers * writers’ conferences and groups * pay rates and submission guidelines * more resources and tools for all types of writing and related topics.

The Adventures of Don Chipote or When Parrots Breast Feed

The Adventures of Don Chipote or  When Parrots Breast Feed
Author: Daniel Venegas
Publsiher: Arte Publico Press
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2000-04-30
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781611920567

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Originally published in 1928, and written by journalist Daniel Venegas, Las aventuras de Don Chipote is an unknown classic of American literature, dealing with the phenomenon that has made this nation great: immigration. It is the bittersweet tale of a greenhorn who abandons his plot of land (and a shack full of children) in Mexico to come to the United States and sweep the gold up from the streets. Together with his faithful companions, a tramp named Policarpo and a dog called Skinenbones. Don Chipote (whose name means "bump on the head") stumbles from one misadventure to another. Along the way, we learn what the Southwest was like during the 1920s: how Mexican laborers were treated like beasts of burden, and how they became targets for every shyster and lowlife looking to make a quick buck. The author, himself a former immigrant laborer, spins his tale using the Chicano vernacular of the time. Full of folklore and local color, Don Chipote is a must-read for scholars, students, and all who would become acquainted with the historical and economic roots, as well as with the humor, of the Southwestern Hispanic community. Ethriam Cash Brammer, a young poet and scholar, provides a faithful English translation, while Dr. Nicolás Kanellos offers an accessible, well-documented introduction to this important novel in 1984.

From Macho to Mariposa

From Macho to Mariposa
Author: Charles Rice-González
Publsiher: Lethe Press
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2011
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 159021241X

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Prepare yourself to dance in a disco in Silver Lake, check out papis in Orchard Beach, cross the border from Guatemala to Mexico on your way to the U.S., see a puro macho bathe in a river in Puerto Rico, make love under a full moon in the Dominican Republic, sigh at a tender moment in an orange grove in Lindsay, visit a panaderia in Kansas, see a full blown birthday party in Juarez, and be seduced by a young artist in the South Bronx. These are some of the stories in this collection of thirty gay Latino writers from around the United States. There are "don't mess with me" divas, alluring bad boys, and sexy teenagers, but also empowered youth for whom being queer is not a question and a family that grows wings on their heads. The infectious rhythms of House music in New York City are adjacent to cumbia in Mexico, next to reggaeton in Puerto Rico, alongside Latin pop in L.A. and merengue in an east coast city. But the spectrum of experiences and emotions that inhabit our days gives these stories dimension and gay/queer Latinos a common ground. The stories are vibrantly varied and clearly connected in this "era of lost signals" in which we live.

Latin American Mystery Writers

Latin American Mystery Writers
Author: Darrell B. Lockhart
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2004
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9780313305542

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Alphabetically arranged entries cover the lives and works of 54 Latin American mystery writers.

Brown Eyes on the Web

Brown Eyes on the Web
Author: Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 117
Release: 2003
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780415945073

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This book explores to what degree the World Wide Web, touted early on as leveling the playing field for small, underfinanced news operations, has fulfilled that promise, as it examines the case of an alternative Southern California Latino newspaper.

Uncovering Race

Uncovering Race
Author: Amy Alexander
Publsiher: Beacon Press
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2015-06-16
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 0807061026

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From an award-winning black journalist, a tough-minded look at the treatment of ethnic minorities both in newsrooms and in the reporting that comes out of them, within the changing media landscape. From the Rodney King riots to the racial inequities of the new digital media, Amy Alexander has chronicled the biggest race and class stories of the modern era in American journalism. Beginning in the bare-knuckled newsrooms of 1980s San Francisco, her career spans a period of industry-wide economic collapse and tremendous national demographic changes. Despite reporting in some of the country’s most diverse cities, including San Francisco, Boston, and Miami, Alexander consistently encountered a stubbornly white, male press corps and a surprising lack of news concerning the ethnic communities in these multicultural metropolises. Driven to shed light on the race and class struggles taking place in the United States, Alexander embarked on a rollercoaster career marked by cultural conflicts within newsrooms. Along the way, her identity as a black woman journalist changed dramatically, an evolution that coincided with sweeping changes in the media industry and the advent of the Internet. Armed with census data and news-industry demographic research, Alexander explains how the so-called New Media is reenacting Old Media’s biases. She argues that the idea of newsroom diversity—at best an afterthought in good economic times—has all but fallen off the table as the industry fights for its economic life, a dynamic that will ultimately speed the demise of venerable news outlets. Moreover, for the shrinking number of journalists of color who currently work at big news organizations, the lingering ethos of having to be “twice as good” as their white counterparts continues; it is a reality that threatens to stifle another generation of practitioners from “non-traditional” backgrounds. In this hard-hitting account, Alexander evaluates her own career in the context of the continually evolving story of America’s growing ethnic populations and the homogenous newsrooms producing our nation’s too often monochromatic coverage. This veteran journalist examines the major news stories that were entrenched in the great race debate of the past three decades, stories like those of Elián González, Janet Cooke, Jayson Blair, Tavis Smiley, the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina, and the election of Barack Obama. Uncovering Race offers sharp analysis of how race, gender, and class come to bear on newsrooms, and takes aim at mainstream media’s failure to successfully cover a browner, younger nation—a failure that Alexander argues is speeding news organizations’ demise faster than the Internet.

Blood Calls to Blood

Blood Calls to Blood
Author: Oscar Villalon
Publsiher: Byliner, Inc
Total Pages:
Release: 2012-07-01
Genre: Literary Collections
ISBN: 1614520321

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Here in America, we know that the drug war is tearing Mexico apart, but it feels distant, removed from our day-to-day lives. What is it really like to live on the front lines? Featuring original work from award-winning Mexican writers, "Blood Calls to Blood" presents a gripping yet intimate account of a crisis that has brutally claimed at least 50,000 people since December 2006. With stunning first-person testimony and insightful commentary, this book collects writing from ZYZZYVAthe acclaimed San Francisco literary journal dedicated since 1985 to publishing the best work from West Coast writers, poets, translators, and artists. Among the nonfiction and fiction in this volume, you will find reportage from Diego Enrique Osorno, who tries to puzzle together what exactly happened when the Zetas and the Gulf Cartel clashed in the border town of Ciudad Mier, and from Marcela Turati, who visits a morgue in northeastern Mexico and talks to the desperate people who have long been searching for their missing loved ones.There are short stories from the late, internationally lauded fiction writer Daniel Sada (about three heads discovered in an ice chest during a drug cartel's party) and from emerging writer Mauro Gallardo (on a night of joyriding with a young narco). An introductory essay by John Gibler, author of "To Die in Mexico: Dispatches from Inside the Drug War," provides a primer on what's truly at stake in Mexico's drug war, and a lyrical meditation from novelist and columnist Cristina Rivera Garza explores the reasons for continuing to write amid the mayhem. "Blood Calls to Blood" is an important record of a catastrophe that continues to unfold and greatly affects not just all of Mexico, but all of the Americas.

Chicano Nations

Chicano Nations
Author: Marissa K. Lopez
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 269
Release: 2011-10-01
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 0814752632

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Part of the American Literatures Initiative Series Chicano Nations argues that the transnationalism that is central to Chicano identity originated in the global, postcolonial moment at the turn of the nineteenth century rather than as an effect of contemporary economic conditions, which began in the mid nineteenth century and primarily affected the laboring classes. The Spanish empire then began to implode, and colonists in the “new world” debated the national contours of the viceroyalties. This is where Marissa K. López locates the origins of Chicano literature, which is now and always has been “postnational,” encompassing the wealthy, the poor, the white, and the mestizo. Tracing its long history and the diversity of subject positions it encompasses, Chicano Nations explores the shifting literary forms authors have used to write the nation from the nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries. López argues that while national and global tensions lie at the historical heart of Chicana/o narratives of the nation, there should be alternative ways to imagine the significance of Chicano literature other than as a reflection of national identity. In a nuanced analysis, the book provides a way to think of early writers as a meaningful part of Chicano literary history, and, in looking at the nation, rather than the particularities of identity, as that which connects Chicano literature over time, it engages the emerging hemispheric scholarship on U.S. literature.