Latining America: Black-Brown passages and the coloring of Latino/a studies



© 2013 by the University of Georgia Press. All rights reserved. With Latining Americakeeps company with and challenges existent models of Latinidad, demanding a distinct paradigm that puts into question what is understood as Latino and Latina today. Milian conceptually considers how underexplored “Latin” participants––the southern, the black, the dark brown, the Central American—have ushered in a new world of “Latined” signification from the 1920s to the present. Examining not who but what constitutes the Latino and Latina, Milian’s new critical Latinities disentangle the brown logic that marks “Latino/a” subjects. She expands on and deepens insights in transamerican discourses, narratives of passing, popular culture, and contemporary art. This daring and original project uncovers previously ignored and unremarked upon cultural connections and global crossings whereby African Americans and Latinos traverse and reconfigure their racialized classifications.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Milian, C

Published Date

  • January 1, 2013

Start / End Page

  • 1 - 304

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9780820344355

Citation Source

  • Scopus