Diálogos Latinoamericanos

The journal publishes work on Latin American cultural studies from historical or critical perspectives. It especially welcomes papers that offer comparative studies of nations, social classes, culture, race, gender, sexuality and identity in Latin America, and aims to bring together scholars working within the fields of History, Sociology, Anthropology and Literature.

Articles

No. 16, 2009

Where Are 'We' in Transnational US Latino/a Studies?
The article considers various disciplinary, methodological, theoretical and ethical questions resulting from conducting transnational US Latino/a studies in practice. Drawing from research with a community of Latino prizefighters in Austin, Texas, it...
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New People, New Historical Narratives When the Mexican-Americans Came to Gonzales, Texas at the Turn of the 20th Century1
At the turn of the 20th century, the small central Texas town of Gonzales saw an impressive population increase consisting primarily of Anglo Americans from other parts of the United States and of Mexican Americans. The latter constituted a new ethnic...
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Negotiating Latina/o Ethnicity in NYC: Social Interactions and Ethnic Self-Presentation
Today, an increasing number of people regularly switch from ethnicity to ethnicity in normal discourse, in an attempt to maximize their economic and political interests. This paper focuses specifically on ethnic flexibility among Latina/os in New York...
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Chicano Identity and Discourses of Supplementarity on Mexican Cinema: From 'The Man without a Fatherland' (Contreras Torres, 1922) to 'Under the Same Moon' (Riggen, 2008)
A radical change took place in Mexican narratives of belonging during the 1990s, when NAFTA was first negotiated. Narratives of migration drastically changed the status of Mexican migrants to the US, formerly derided as 'pochos', presenting them as model...
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Mexican Hometown Associations in the U.S.: Motives for Transnational Engagement
Most of the literature on Mexican hometown associations (HTAs) has focused on their role as development agents and often emphasized the rapprochement carried out by the Mexican state in order to attract remittances. Although the Mexican state plays an...
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Church, State, and Society during the Nicaraguan Revolution
The course of the Church's history in Nicaragua had changed from an institution led by a martyred Bishop protecting Indian rights before Rome and the Spanish King to one largely concerned with protecting its own interests following Nicaragua's independence...
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No. 14, 2008

Negotiating Membership in a Mexican Transnational Community. A Study of North American Immigrants in a Mexican Border Town
This article seeks to shed light on new formations of citizenship and political transnationalism in a Mexican town in the Mexican - US border region. We analyze how a North American immigrant group as a new actor forms part of the civil society and the...
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No. 13, 2008

Brazil's Two Africas, or Which Africa to Find in What Brazil?
The article investigates the idea of Africa as central to the imagining of the Brazilian nation. It agues that the popular beliefs and the black movement differ significantly in their views of Brazil as well as the images of Africa they each use to explain...
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No. 10, 2005

Gastronomy and Conquest in the Mexican-American War: Food in the Diary of Susan Magoffin
The Mexican-American war has never been analyzed from the perspective of gastronomy and eyewitness reports focus on military aspects as well as on the exotic side -and the "colorful" mores- of the invaded population. Since the late 1980s, the New Historians...
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Urban Reforms and the Birth of City Planning in Rio De Janeiro and Recife (1904-1945)
IntroductionCapitalism, for its reproduction, must always shape the built environment according to its needs.1 Capital earns time through urban modernization, reducing distances and accelerating the speed of the circulation of commodities, putting up...
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No. 9, 2004

Values, Culture and the Economic Integration of Latin America and North America: An Empirical Perspective on Culturalist Approaches*
IntroductionOver the past two decades Latin American countries have changed considerably. Accompanying the economic liberalization of Latin American countries- "all but one of which have become members of the World Trade Organization" (Gaviria, 2001:...
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No. 8, 2003

Culture, Art and Politics in an Authoritarian Context Brazil, Brasília: 1967 - 1979
"Talk about art in Brasília is to talk about art inside art."Frederico MoraisThe transition from the 1960s to 1970s in Brazil is very relevant to the field of the arts and particularly to visual arts. Time had come to surpass the abstract vs. realism...
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