Label Me Latina or Latino

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Kathryn Quinn-Sanchez, NeMLA
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As a nation, we tend to homogenize Hispanics; even the term itself is problematic, due to the fact that it removes the specificity belonging to each Spanish-speaking nation and the cultures within it. As a multicultural nation, there is much to learn from Latinos and as our society expands to include these unique cultures, I hope this panel in Latina/o Studies will do its part in effacing stereotypes and prejudices that sadly, are still common-place today.
Papers that address the languages and/or identities of Latinas/os in literature, theatre, or film are welcome. Suggestions: the diverse histories, cultures, identity politics, migration patterns, or other aspects of Latina/o populations in the United States.
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Deadline: September 30, 2010
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