Latina Outsiders—sneak peek!

I am *so* hyped for this book (and to be part of it)!

Sneak peak of the cover. It comes out in June.

Table of Contents

Introduction, Grisel Y. Acosta

I. Ideology and Class

1. “Punks and Hipsters: Latina Outsiders Remaking Latina Identity,” Grisel Y. Acosta

2. “The child is bewitched”: Syncretism and Self-Making in Cristina García’s Dreaming in Cuban,” Alexander Lalama

3. “Coritos for Las de Afuera,” Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros

4. “The Journey of a Sexy Nerd—Antes Muerte Que Sencilla,” Connie Pertuz

5. “Just for Standing Out,” Toni Plummer

6. “Activism is Not a Phase: Testimonio of a Radical Xicana Ph.D.,” Irene M. Sánchez

7. “Playing Chola: The Discourse of Subjects and Subject-Selves,” Veronica Sandoval

8. “Caravan” Grisel Y. Acosta

9. “Ruidosas to the Front: Alice Bag and the Construction of Violence Girl,” Sarah Dowman

II. Gender/Sexuality

10. “Loving Latinas: When Questioning Sexuality Means Questioning Latinidad,” Sarah Paruolo

11. “Returning to the Bronx: Gender Fluidity and Coming of Age in Juliet Takes a Breath,” Grisel Y. Acosta

12. “Separación,” Luis Lopez-Maldonado

13. “Catcalls to My Brain,” Nancy Mercado

14. “Between and Beyond the Mediated and the Material in Teatro Luna’s Generation Sex,” Melissa Huerta

15. “Permission,” Stephanie Jimenez

16. “The Lunasole Class,” Stephanie Laterza

17. “Parts of an Autobiography,” Carmen Giménez Smith

18. “Every woman keeps a flame against the wind,” Kristen Millares Young

III. Race/Ethnicity

19. “Dear Barbara T. y Gloria E.: Found Auto-ethnographic Letters to Afro-Latinx Nepantla Acrobats,” Monique Guishard

20. “Haciendo Caras: The Alter-Native Illuminations of Laura Varela and Vaago Weiland’s Enlight-Tent,” Cathryn Merla-Watson

21. “On the Threshold: A Latina English Professor,” M. Soledad Caballero

22. “My English Victorian Dating Troubles,” Analicia Sotelo

23. “What was the passion fruit named before the Europeans renamed it?,” and “Excused Absences” Aline Mello

24. “Inlaws, Outlaws,” Anna Padilla-Davis

25. “Yo Soy Boricua Feminista, Pa’que Tu Lo Sepas!: Notes from a DiaspoRican on Performing Outsider Identity,” Jessica Pabón-Colón 

IV. Disability

26. “Latina Liberation: A Conversation of Soul, Sacred Well-Being & Wholeness,” Gloria Rodriguez

27. “Pa’Que Sepan,” Vanessa Alviso

28. “The Symbology of the Derailed Mind,” Angela Gonzalez-Gartelman

29. “Poison and Monsters,” Jiovanna Pérez

30. “Stroke,” Nova Gutierrez

31. “You Either See Me or You Don’t,” Joanmaris Cuello

V. Loneliness, Solitude, and the Unspeakable

32. “My Mother as the Voice of Frida Kahlo,” Analicia Sotelo

33. “Sounding La Raza Cósmica,” Veronica Salinas

34. “Why a Girl Becomes a Hardcore Chica” Grisel Y. Acosta

35. “Dropping Dimes,” Diana Díaz

36. “Good Enough,” Nancy Méndez-Booth

37. “Tracing Elaine Summer’s Dance and Performance Lineage: Performance Notes,” Jane Gabriels

38. “Belonging, Chaos, Blood, and Tissues: Assumptions about Latina Writers in Academia,” Naida Saavedra

39. “Write Like a Girl,” Claudia Rodriguez

40. Conclusion, Grisel Y. Acosta

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