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“Beyond El Barrio” Symposium and Book Signing, Tuesday, Nov. 16

Tue, November 16, 2010
"Beyond El Barrio" Symposium and Book Signing

Despite the hyper-visibility of Latinos and Latin American immigrants in recent political debates and popular culture, the daily lives of America’s new “majority minority” remain largely invisible and mischaracterized.

Editors Frank Guridy (Department of History, University of Texas at Austin), Gina Pérez (Oberlin College) and Adrian Burgos Jr. (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) assemble a collection of essays in Beyond El Barrio — that together, provide analyses that not only defy stubborn stereotypes, but also present novel narratives of Latina/o communities.

The book has a lot of University of Texas at Austin ties. Four of its 10 scholars who contributed essays are from the university and the cover art is inspired by Rhthmo del Pueblo, a print in the Serie line run by the university’s Center for Mexican American Studies.

The event will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 16, at the San Jacinto Conference Center, Room 207 AB, located on the first floor of the San Jacinto Residence Hall (SJH)

Beyond El Barrio: Everyday Life in Latina/o America (NYU Press, Oct. 2010)

Read more at the ShelfLife blog entry...

By Michelle Bryant, Office of Public Affairs, College of Liberal Arts

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