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Encyclopedia > Latino Studies

Latino/a Studies is an academic discipline which studies the experience of people of Hispanic ancestory in America. Closely related to other Ethnic Studies disciplines such as African American Studies, Asian American Studies, and Native American Studies, Latino/a Studies critically examines the history, culture, politics, issues, and experiences of Latinos. Drawing from numerous disciplines such as sociology, history, literature, political science, and gender studies, Latino/a Studies scholars consider a variety of perspectives and employ diverse analytical tools in their work. Ethnic studies is an academic discipline dedicated to the study of ethnic minorities. ... African American studies, or Black studies, is an interdisciplinary academic field devoted to the study of the history, culture, and politics of African Americans. ... // Introduction Asian American Studies is an academic discipline which studies the experience of people of Asian ancestory in America. ... Native American Studies is an academic discipline which studies the experience of people of Native American ancestory in America. ... Latino refers to people living in the US of Latin American nationality and their US-born descendants. ... Social interactions of people and their consequences are the subject of sociology studies. ... For other senses of this word, see history (disambiguation). ... Literature is literally acquaintance with letters as in the first sense given in the Oxford English Dictionary (from the Latin littera meaning an individual written character (letter)). The term has generally come to identify a collection of texts, which in Western culture are mainly prose, both fiction and non-fiction... Political science is an academic and research discipline that deals with the theory and practice of politics and the description and analysis of political systems and political behavior. ... Gender studies is a theoretical work in the social sciences or humanities that focuses on issues of sex and gender in language and society, and often addresses related issues including racial and ethnic oppression, postcolonial societies, and globalization. ...



Notable Scholars

Refugio I. Rochin, Founding Director of the Smithsonian Center and Fund for Latino Initiatives and the Smithsonian National Board for Latino Initiatives, 1998-2002, Washington D.C. Author of • Immigration and Ethnic Communities: A Focus on Latinos, 1996, (Editor); The Mexicanization of Rural California, 1999 (with Elaine Allensworth); Voices of a New Chicana/o History, 2000, (Editor with Dionicio “Dennis”. Valdes); U.S. Latino Patriots: From the American Revolution to Iraq-an Overview. 2005 e-Book (with Lionel. Fernandez) http://www.jsri.msu.edu/RandS/books/index.html; “Latinos and the Changing Demographic Fabric of the Rural Midwest,” in Apple Pie and Enchiladas: Latino Newcomers in the Rural Midwest; and, “In the Aftermath of September 11, 2001, and the Homeland Security Act of 2002: Implications for Midwest Latinos.” (pp. 123-138), in La Causa: Civil Rights, Social Justice and the Struggle for Equality in the Midwest. (Univ of Houston, Arte Publico Press, 2004), by Jorge Chapa, Rogelio Saenz, Refugio I. Rochin. (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2004), Refugio I. Rochin and Alex Santana .

Major Programs/Departments

External links

  • National Associaton for Chicana and Chicano Studies



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