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November/December 2018
Volume 
46
Issue 
5

Beyond Deportability: Latinx Resilience and the Production of Belonging in the U.S.

Beyond Deportability: Latinx Resilience and the Production of Belonging in the U.S. We invite submissions of abstracts (maximum 500 words) for a co-edited tentatively titled book that we will be submitting to the University of Arizona Press. The collection will bring together research that places Latinx agency at the center of critical inquiry to analyze the ways in which diverse groups of Latinx people (both immigrant and non-immigrant) lay claims to belonging, place, and inclusion in different institutional settings and across geographic contexts. Our methodology conceptualizes ‘belonging’ as actively produced, not bestowed, and deeply contoured by intersecting power structures of gender, race, sexuality, and class as well as by the effects of immigration policies and the pronounced social disinvestment in vulnerable communities that has accompanied neoliberal, global capitalism (Yuval-Davis 2006). We envision contributions that focus on the diverse experiences of groups and communities including, but not limited to: LGBTQ communities, Afro-Latinxs, Indigenous people, Puerto Ricans, the aging, fathers, and laborers. Abstracts and a short bio are due January 5, 2019. We do not yet have a contract with UAP, but early communications with editors have been extremely encouraging. Contact: Natalia Deeb-Sossa at (530) 220-5582 or at ndeebsossa@ucdavis.edu; or Jennifer Bickham-Mendez at (757) 254-8989 or jbmend@wm.edu.

January 5, 2019