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Finding Latinx: in search of the voices redefining Latino identity / Paola Ramos.

Ramos, Paola, 1987- (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Wayne/Pike Local Consortium.

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Milford Library 305.868 RAM (Text) 30352101260331 New Book Available -

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  • ISBN: 1984899090
  • ISBN: 9781984899095
  • Physical Description: 325 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Vintage, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, [2020]

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"A Vintage Books Original"--Title page verso.
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Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.:
"Young Latinos across the United States are redefining their identities, pushing boundaries, and awakening politically in powerful and surprising ways. Many of them--Afrolatino, indigenous, Muslim, queer and undocumented, living in large cities and small towns--are voices who have been chronically overlooked in how the diverse population of almost sixty million Latinos in the U.S. has been represented. No longer. In this empowering cross-country travelogue, journalist and activist Paola Ramos embarks on a journey to find the communities of people defining the controversial term, "Latinx." She introduces us to the indigenous Oaxacans who rebuilt the main street in a post-industrial town in upstate New York, the "Las Poderosas" who fight for reproductive rights in Texas, the musicians in Milwaukee whose beats reassure others of their belonging, as well as drag queens, environmental activists, farmworkers, and the migrants detained at our border. Drawing on intensive field research as well as her own personal story, Ramos chronicles how "Latinx" has given rise to a sense of collectivity and solidarity among Latinos unseen in this country for decades. A vital and inspiring work of reportage, Finding Latinx calls on all of us to expand our understanding of what it means to be Latino and what it means to be American. The first step towards change, writes Ramos, is for us to recognize who we are" --
Subject: Hispanic Americans > Ethnic identity.
Hispanic Americans > Cultural assimilation.
Hispanic Americans > Social conditions.
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