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Latinx : The New Force in American Politics and Culture - by Ed Morales (Hardcover)

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The Latinx revolution in US culture, society, and politics

“Latinx” (pronounced “La-teen-ex”) is the gender-neutral term that covers one of the largest and fastest growing minorities in the United States, accounting for 17 percent of the country. Over 58 million Americans belong to the category, including a sizable part of the country’s working class, both foreign and native-born. Their political empowerment is altering the balance of forces in a growing number of states. And yet Latinx barely figure in America’s ongoing conversation about race and ethnicity. Remarkably, the US census does not even have a racial category for “Latino.”

In this groundbreaking discussion, Ed Morales explains how Latinx political identities are tied to a long Latin American history of mestizaje—“mixedness” or “hybridity”—and that this border thinking is both a key to understanding bilingual, bicultural Latin cultures and politics and a challenge to America’s infamously black–white racial regime. This searching and long-overdue exploration of the meaning of race in American life reimagines Cornel West’s bestselling Race Matters with a unique Latinx inflection.

Number of Pages: 358 pages :
Genre: Social Science, Political Science
Sub-Genre: Ethnic Studies, Anthropology
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Random House Inc
Book theme: Cultural & Social, Hispanic American Studies, Campaigns & Elections
Author: Ed Morales
Language: English
Street Date: September 25, 2018
TCIN: 52142517
UPC: 9781784783198
Item Number (DPCI): 248-41-7696
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