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Encyclopedia of Latino Issues Today, Greenwood Press/ABC-CLIO 

 

Edited by Felipe de Ortego y Gasca, Magdaleno Manzanarez,

Gilda Baeza Ortego, Alexandra Neves, J.J. Wilson

 

Editorial Advisory Board

Mario Garcia, UC Santa Barbara; Carlos Vasquez, National Hispanic Cultural Institute; Maria Caminero Santangelo, University of Kansas; Jose B. Gonzalez, U.S. Coast Guard Academy; Roberto Calderon, University of North Texas
 

Greenwood Press/ABC--CLIO is calling for submissions for its Encyclopedia of Latino Issues Today, a 2 volume set scheduled for publication in September 2011. The Encyclopedia will cover 100 of the most pressing Latino issues today organized alphabetically. Targeting high school and university students and the general public, this valuable resource will focus on different aspects of the Latino experience in the U.S. such as: education, health, lifestyles, history, politics, immigration, literature, and the arts. The Encyclopedia will feature short articles (1,000-1,500 words) authored by experts and emerging scholars offering an in-depth description of key issues, concepts, terms and trends facing Latinos today. Numerous sidebars will also appear with biographies of selected individuals, profiles, and other documents.
 

If you are interested in writing an entry for the Encyclopedia of Latino Issues Today, please send an email to latino.issues@gmail.com with “Encyclopedia of Latino Issues Today” in the subject line. Include brief biographical data in the body of your email. We will then send you a list of entries available and entry guidelines. 

Gracias, 

Felipe de Ortego y Gasca, Ph.D. (English), Scholar in Residence

Chair, Department of Chicana/Chicano and Hemispheric Studies

Western New Mexico University

Editor-in-Chief, Encyclopedia of Latino Issues Today

 
 

THE GREENWOOD ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LATINO ISSUES TODAY
List of topics

ARTS, MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT

1. Entertainment

2. Leisure

3. Latinos in news media *

4. Literature (1)—towards a Latino literary canon *

5. Latino literature (2)—Latinos in the mainstream presses *

6. Latino athletes in sports *

7. Latino music

8. Latinos in film—the Latino Boom

9. Latinos on TV

10. Art community—Latino representation

11. Media—Latinos and representation, e.g., U. S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, NALIP

12. The digital divide: animation & digital entertainment*

CIVIL RIGHTS & HUMAN RIGHTS

13. Civil rights

14. Affirmative action

15. The re-emergence of anti-Latino terminology

16. Profiling *

17. Prejudice and discrimination*

CRIME, VIOLENCE, PRISONS & LAW ENFORCEMENT

18. Criminal justice system—Latino overrepresentation in prisons *

19. Law enforcement—crimes committed against Latinos/anti-Latino hate crimes

20. Crime: Latinos and public violence

21. Violence—violence against Latinos due to anti-immigration policies, the rhetoric of hate

22. Border vigilantes—Minutemen

23. Latinos & the juvenile criminal justice system

CULTURE & COMMUNITY

24. Culture and values

25. Latino assimilation into the U.S. mainstream culture

26. Community *

27. Brown flight & the Latino exodus from the barrio

28. Diversity among Latinos: acceptance and integration

29. Community-based organizations

30. Latinos and environmental consciousness *

DEMOGRAPHY

31. Demography—Latinos and the demographic shift from minority to majority status *

32. The browning of American cities: causes and consequences

33. Sub-categorization of Latinos as White

DOMESTIC POLITICS & FOREIGN POLICY

34. Politics—including Cuba embargo*

35. The entry of Latinos into high-profile positions— e.g., Alberto Gonzales.

36. Puerto Rico and the debate re. status

37. Latino gangs—e.g., terrorization of border areas

38. Latino presence in Congress/Senate

39. The Latino vote

40. Border crossing metaphors and the euphemisms of trans-border trade, e.g., NAFTA

41. Latinos and other minorities: political alliances

EDUCATION: PRE-K TO THE UNIVERSITY

42. Education (Bilingualism) *

43. Bilingual education*

44. The rise of dual language education*

45. Latinos and the dropout rate *

46. Leadership training for Latinos *

47. Latinos and the achievement gap

48. History—invisibility of Latinos in the literature

(Revisionism---Texas textbook massacre)*

49. The digital divide and the Latino (a) community*

EMPLOYMENT & ORGANIZED LABOR

50. Employment—Latinos and unemployment rates

51. Latinos and Labor—the American Labor Movement, wage rates

52. Migrant farm workers—the obstacles they face *

53. Professions—the dearth of Latinos in the professions*

54. Latino business—the growing Latino market

ETHNICITY, RACE & IDENTITY

55. Race classification—who’s Latino?*

56. Identity formation *

57. Self-determination—e.g., Puerto Rican statehood, Cuban independence

58. The Wise Latina

59. Cuba and the definition of Cuban Americans

60. Racially mixed (blended) Latinos: issues of identity


61. Indigenous people of the Americas

62. Brazilian identity—Brazilians as Latinos in the USA

63. Latinos from non-Spanish speaking countries—issues of identity

64. Cross-racial relationships—dating and marriage

65. Latino teens and issues of identity

66. The role of myth in Latino identity formation

FAMILY

67. Family—extended family and erosion of Latino family values

68. Family connections

69. Family separation and reunification

FINANCE, ECONOMICS & CONSUMPTION

70. Economics and Latino struggle

71. Consumerism—Latino spending habits, use of food stamps, brand loyalty

72. Latinos and economic development

73. Home ownership

GENDER, SEXUALITY & FEMINISM

74. Gender—politicization of Latina women

75. Suicide rate of Latina teens*

76. Latinas and feminism *

77. LGBT community and Latinos

78. Homophobia and Latinos

79. Sexuality and Latino traditions

80. Machismo and Latinos today

HEALTH

81. Health—Latinos and health issues

82. Health care and Latinos, e.g. insurance

83. Disability issues in the Latino community

84. Alcoholism and substance abuse*

85. Domestic violence

LANGUAGE

86. Spanish or English? Latino attitudes towards bilingualism

87. Spanglish and border identity and the politics of linguistic purity*

88. English Only issues*

MIGRATION

89. Remesas—how the economic slump affects sums of money sent home by Latino immigrants

90. Immigration

91. Migration

92. Borders—border crossing and open border issues *

93. Repatriation/Deportation

94. ICE Raids against undocumented immigrants, e.g., New Haven

MILITARY SERVICE

95. U. S. military: the role of Latinos

96. Latino soldiers—death rates

POVERTY

97. Poverty—the rise of Latino poverty

98. Homelessness and Latinos

99. Latinos and activism: developing a liberation of consciousness*

RELIGION

100. Religion (1)—the increase of apostasy among Latinos *

101. Religion (2)—growth in number of Latinos choosing Protestant denominations

102. Abortion and the Catholic Church

*These entries have been assigned.