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community

Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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Soccer (Fútbol) in the Americas

Juan Javier Pescador.

in Latino Studies

P ublished online March 2013 .

Article. Subjects: History of the Americas; US Cultural History. 5978 words.

Soccer, association football, or simply “fútbol,” is by and large the most popular sport among Latino communities in the United States. This is particularly true in the Mexican, Guatemalan,...

Theater

Ramón H. Rivera-Servera.

in Latino Studies

P ublished online March 2013 .

Article. Subjects: History of the Americas; US Cultural History. 10664 words.

Latina and Latino theater studies as a scholarly endeavor emerges from a variety of disciplinary queries—in literary studies, anthropology, ethnic studies, performance studies, and theater...

Houston

Tatcho Mindiola.

in Latino Studies

P ublished online April 2015 .

Article. Subjects: History of the Americas; US Cultural History. 7641 words.

The presence of Mexicans in Houston is a 20th-century phenomenon. Thus, unlike other Texas cities like El Paso and San Antonio, there is not an old Mexican town in Houston with a plaza that...

Puerto Ricans

Mérida M. Rúa and Carmen Teresa Whalen.

in Latino Studies

P ublished online January 2016 .

Article. Subjects: History of the Americas; US Cultural History. 15549 words.

This article focuses on the study of Puerto Ricans living in the continental United States and Hawaii, providing an overview of history and contemporary issues as well as of the emergence...

Houston

Tatcho Mindiola.

in Latino Studies

P ublished online April 2015 .

Article. Subjects: History of the Americas; US Cultural History. 7641 words.

The presence of Mexicans in Houston is a 20th-century phenomenon. Thus, unlike other Texas cities like El Paso and San Antonio, there is not an old Mexican town in Houston with a plaza that...

Illinois

Maria Luna-Duarte and Pamela Anne Quiroz.

in Latino Studies

P ublished online October 2018 .

Article. Subjects: History of the Americas; US Cultural History. 3697 words.

The state of Illinois represents a geographic, social, and political intersection of multiple Latino ethnic groups whose pathways converged in both urban (i.e., Chicago) and rural (i.e.,...

Dominican Diaspora

Sarah Aponte.

in Latino Studies

P ublished online November 2017 .

Article. Subjects: History of the Americas; US Cultural History. 8795 words.

The paradoxical interdependence of US Dominicans and their fellow citizens in the Dominican Republic has elicited different ways to describe this population: Dominican Americans,...

America in 1492

Cameron B. Wesson.

in The Oxford Handbook of American Indian History

May 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Article. Subjects: United States History; History of the Americas. 9964 words.

This chapter examines the nature of Native American societies immediately prior to the advent of sustained contacts with Europeans in the late fifteenth century. Touching on the broad...

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Introduction

Frederick E. Hoxie.

in The Oxford Handbook of American Indian History

May 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Article. Subjects: United States History; History of the Americas. 6780 words.

The Oxford Handbook of American Indian History guides readers to major topics and themes in the Native American past and helps them to identify major resources for further...

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Machismo

Juan David Coronado.

in Latino Studies

P ublished online October 2015 .

Article. Subjects: History of the Americas; US Cultural History. 4420 words.

Machismo, the Spanish term for masculinity, has become a pervasive term in the conversation of gender studies in the United States. Whether in scholarly discussions or in everyday...

Machismo

Juan David Coronado.

in Latino Studies

P ublished online October 2015 .

Article. Subjects: History of the Americas; US Cultural History. 4420 words.

Machismo, the Spanish term for masculinity, has become a pervasive term in the conversation of gender studies in the United States. Whether in scholarly discussions or in everyday...

Sports and Consumerism

Jorge Iber.

in Latino Studies

P ublished online April 2014 .

Article. Subjects: History of the Americas; US Cultural History. 9685 words.

In 2001, Arlene Dávila’s book Latinos, Inc. (Berkeley: University of California Press) noted that in the early 21st century, Latinos/Latinas were on the radar of major corporations as...

Dominican Americans

Ramona Hernández.

in Latino Studies

P ublished online March 2013 .

Article. Subjects: History of the Americas; US Cultural History. 9380 words.

Massive emigration from the Dominican Republic to the United States began in 1966. A large contingent of Dominicans left their native land between 1963 and 1965 in the wake of political...

Young Adult Literature

Phillip Serrato.

in Latino Studies

P ublished online March 2013 .

Article. Subjects: History of the Americas; US Cultural History. 9398 words.

Young-adult literature typically refers to texts written for and usually about adolescents. In some cases, a text not specifically written for a young-adult readership might be folded into...

Puerto Rican Diaspora

Edna Acosta-Belén.

in Latino Studies

P ublished online February 2014 .

Article. Subjects: History of the Americas; US Cultural History. 6269 words.

Puerto Rican migration to the United States is an ongoing process that began in relatively small numbers during the second half of the 19th century and increased gradually during the early...

Nuyorican Poets Café

Miranda Martinez.

in Latino Studies

P ublished online February 2016 .

Article. Subjects: History of the Americas; US Cultural History. 5770 words.

The Nuyorican Poets Cafe is a nonprofit spoken-word and performance venue in Manhattan’s East Village. The Nuyorican was founded in 1973, meeting first in the apartment of writer and poet...

Connecticut

Mark Overmyer-Velázquez, Anne Gebelein, Charlie Fuentes and Matthew Perse.

in Latino Studies

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: History of the Americas; US Cultural History. 11675 words.

New England, often imagined as the land of steady habits and racial homogeneity, has never lived up to this mythical narrative. Although the current total number of people of Latin American...

Transnational Politics

Rodolfo O. de la Garza.

in Latino Studies

P ublished online March 2013 .

Article. Subjects: History of the Americas; US Cultural History. 6712 words.

The continuing increase in Latin American immigration to the United States has generated great interest in transnational behaviors—the interactions of Latino immigrants and the native-born...

Cuban Americans

Dario Moreno.

in Latino Studies

P ublished online March 2013 .

Article. Subjects: History of the Americas; US Cultural History. 9089 words.

Cuban American refers to people of Cuban origins who live in the United States. The term can be applied to recent immigrants from the island as well as fifth-generation native-born...

Sleepy Lagoon Murder Trial

Eduardo Obregón Pagán.

in Latino Studies

P ublished online March 2013 .

Article. Subjects: History of the Americas; US Cultural History. 3096 words.

In early August 1942 a fight broke out at a birthday celebration in rural Los Angeles County. In the aftermath, twenty-two-year-old José Díaz, a guest at the party, was found mortally...