Call for Proposals
Working Title: The Latinx Experience: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Contributions are invited for consideration to be published in a collection of essays giving an overview of critical issues in Latinx Studies with a focus on communities and the shifting contours of Latinx identities, focusing on the heterogeneity and complexity of Latinx identities and experiences. While this volume will center on the U.S. context, we seek global, transnational, and international perspectives, as well. We encourage contributions from scholars in the fields of Sociology, Latinx Studies, Ethnic Studies, Communications, History, Anthropology, Immigration and Diaspora Studies, and Education, among others. Drawing from a range of scholarly perspectives, we also seek to capture human stories not only of hardship and challenges, but of success, joy, and resistance. Although there are a plethora of books in Latinx Studies, many have included gender, sexuality, and other salient identity categories as ancillary considerations, this book moves away from this by making intersectional analysis central to the book. As such, all chapters will include intersectional analysis that does away with the compartmentalized approach that has historically been the norm. Although this book is scholarly in nature, it will be broadly accessible to a wide range of audiences and suitable for use in undergraduate courses in community colleges, four-year universities, and perhaps, high school Ethnic Studies courses.
The Latinx Experience: Interdisciplinary Perspectives is under contract with Sage Publishing and is scheduled to be published in the second half of 2022.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to the following:
Racialization of Latinxs
Criminal Justice System
U.S-Mexico border and borderlands
Immigrant rights movements
Media and popular Culture
Health including the COVID-19 pandemic, birthing, community practices, curanderismo, mental health
Environmental and climate justice
Religion & Spirituality
Global Latinxs/ Latinx Diasporas
Politics and leadership
Protest and activism
Culture and resistance
Please submit a no more than two page abstract (approximately 500 words) of a chapter that you wish to be considered for this collection by March 1, 2021, as well as a curriculum vitae. Please send any questions and your abstract for the chapter you wish to be considered to the volume editors, Dr. Maria Joaquina Villaseñor (firstname.lastname@example.org) from CSU Monterey Bay and Dr. Hortencia Jimenez (email@example.com) from Hartnell College.