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Latino Crossings: Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, and the Politics of Race and Citizenship

 
 
 
 
Latino Crossings: Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, and the Politics of Race and Citizenship
Author: Nicholas De Genova - Ana Yolanda Ramos-Zayas
ISBN 13: 9780415934572
ISBN 10: 415934575
Edition: 1
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 2003-09-26
Format: Paperback
Pages: 268
List Price: $49.95
 
 

Despite being lumped together by census data, there are deep divisions between Mexicans and Puerto Ricans living in the United States. Mexicans see Puerto Ricans as deceptive, disagreeable, nervous, rude, violent, and dangerous, while Puerto Ricans see Mexicans as submissive, gullible, naive, and folksy. The distinctly different styles of Spanish each group speaks reinforces racialized class differences. Despite these antagonistic divisions, these two groups do show some form of Latinidad, or a shared sense of Latin American identity. Latino Crossings examines how these constructions of Latino self and otherness interact with America's dominant white/black racial consciousness. Latino Crossings is a striking piece of scholarship that transcends the usually rigid boundary between Chicano/Mexican and Puerto Rican studies.