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Founding CLLAS Director Publishes New Book on Elena Poniatowska

Faculty Publication

Founding Director and member of the CLLAS Executive Board, Lynn Stephen (Anthropology), has published a new book on Mexican intellectual and author, Elena Poniatowska.

From Duke University Press:

From covering the massacre of students at Tlatelolco in 1968 and the 1985 earthquake to the Zapatista rebellion in 1994 and the disappearance of forty-three students in 2014, Elena Poniatowska has been one of the most important chroniclers of Mexican social, cultural, and political life. In Stories That Make History, Lynn Stephen examines Poniatowska’s writing, activism, and political participation, using them as a lens through which to understand critical moments in contemporary Mexican history. In her crónicas—narrative journalism written in a literary style featuring firsthand testimonies—Poniatowska told the stories of Mexico’s most marginalized people. Throughout, Stephen shows how Poniatowska helped shape Mexican politics and forge a multigenerational political community committed to social justice. In so doing, she presents a biographical and intellectual history of one of Mexico’s most cherished writers and a unique history of modern Mexico.

https://www.dukeupress.edu/stories-that-make-history

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Friday, January 14th, 2022 Advisory Board, Books, Publications No Comments

The Sound of Exclusion: NPR and the Latinx Public

Faculty Publication

CLLAS Director Chris Christopher Chávez has published, “The Sound of Exclusion: NPR and the Latinx Public;” it is forthcoming.

From the publisher, the University of Arizona Press:

As a network that claims to represent the nation, NPR asserts unique claims about what it means to be American. In The Sound of Exclusion, Christopher Chávez critically examines how National Public Radio conceptualizes the Latinx listener, arguing that NPR employs a number of industry practices that secure its position as a white public space while relegating Latinx listeners to the periphery. These practices are tied to a larger cultural logic. Latinx identity is differentiated from national identity, which can be heard through NPR’s cultivation of an idealized dialect, situating whiteness at its center. Pushing Latinx listeners to the edges of public radio has crucial implications for Latinx participation in civic discourses, as identifying who to include in the “public” audience necessarily involves a process of exclusion.

See more here: https://uapress.arizona.edu/book/the-sound-of-exclusion

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Thursday, December 9th, 2021 Books, People, Publications No Comments

Carlos Aguirre coedits new book of essays on the history of libraries in Latin America

Bibliotecas y cultura letrada en América Latina. Siglos XIX y XX
coedited by Carlos Aguirre and Ricardo D. Salvatore

(Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica, 2018

Bibliotecas y cultura letrada en América Latina. Siglos XIX y XX—a new volume of essays coedited by UO history professor Carlos Aguirre—has just been published in Lima.

The essays in this volume shed light on the history of various types of libraries in Latin America and, in particular, their role in social and cultural conflicts, processes of nation-state formation, efforts towards bringing education and literacy to different types of populations, and the accumulation of cultural and symbolic capital. This volume seeks to contribute to the cultural and political history of libraries and lettered culture in the region and to open lines of conversation with other disciplines and forms of knowledge interested in the preservation of cultural patrimony, the circulation of knowledge, and the tensions and debates they generate. For more, go to Fondo Editorial

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Tuesday, July 10th, 2018 Advisory Board, Books, Research No Comments

“Cuentos para Dormir” — Bedtime Stories by Deported Parents

May 3, 2016
3:00 pmto4:00 pm

Cuentos-para-dormir-poster180 Prince Lucien Campbell Hall (PLC)
1415 Kincaid St.
UO campus

UO Department of Education Studies (COE) presents: Guest lecture by Sophia Sobko

“Cuentos para Dormir” — Bedtime Stories by Deported Parents (DREAMers Moms USA/Tijuana A.C.)

Public lecture, display of books, binational book reading with DREAMers Moms and students from El Colegio de la Frontera Norte.

Cuentos para Dormir (Bedtime stories by deported parents) is an original book series of children’s books written by deported Mexican parents living in Tijuana, BC, Mexico. All the books in the series are original books written by the parents for their children. The books describe the first hand experiences of deportation and family separation, as experienced by the parents. The books are beautifully illustrated and tell very poignant stories of parents yearning to be reunited with their children.

Cosponsors􀀂: Division of Equity and Inclusion • UO Libraries • College of Education • Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS) • Educational Methodology, Policy, and Leadership (EMPL) • Department of Ethnic Studies • English Department • Latin American Studies Program

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