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Center for Mexican American Studies Hosts Symposium, Book Signing for "Beyond El Barrio"

Tuesday November 16, 2010
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM • San Jacinto Conference Center, first floor of the San Jacinto Residence Hall (SJH)

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The Center for Mexican American Studies presents a symposium and book signing for the new anthology, "Beyond El Barrio: Everyday Life in Latina/o America."

"Beyond El Barrio: Everyday Life in Latina/o America" features new scholarship that critically interrogates how Latinos are portrayed in media, public policy and popular culture, as well as the material conditions in which different Latina/o groups build meaningful communities both within and across national affiliations. Drawing from history, media studies, cultural studies, and anthropology, the contributors illustrate how despite the hypervisibility 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.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Refreshments will be provided.

The sympoisium will feature a panel consisting of Gina Pérez, professor, Oberlin College; Frank Guridy, editor of "Beyond El Barrio," and associate professor of history, University of Texas at Austin; and co-authors of the anthology Cary Cordova, assitant professor of American Studies, University of Texas at Austin; John Mcklernan-Gonzalez, associate professor of English, University of Texas at Austin; Deborah Paredez, Deborah Paredez, associate professor of Theatre and Dance/Center for Mexican American Studies, University of Texas at Austin.

The event is co-sponsored by the Department of American Studies and the Department of History.

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