Allatson's Key Terms will be useful for any Latino/a studies course, and could be used effectively as a pedagogical starting point for building a class glossary. However, it also provides a timely resource for Latino/cultural and literary studies by engaging current scholarly conversations while also inviting probing questions about what comes next for the field. (Latino Studies, October 2009) "Allatson's Key Terms is un glosario indispensable, una contribucion intelectual unica! He has done for Latino Studies what Raymond Williams' Keywords did for Cultural Studies. Bravo!" Alberto Sandoval-Sanchez, Mount Holyoke College Allatson has prepared a masterful encyclopedic registry of several hundred key terms and concepts. In all cases, his definitions are precise and accurate and grounded in an extensive bibliography of major sources. David William Foster, Arizona State University This book provides a safe path through the minefields of contemporary US Latino/a cultural practices. It is admirably clear, evenhanded, and passionate, with praiseworthy attention given to the nuances of gender and sexual diversity. Debra Castillo, Cornell University "Allatson offers an introduction that differs in content from material in the other works, since he considers the significance of Latino/a studies outside the US context... Concise, well-documented entries in a convenient one-volume work." Choice
"Key Terms in Latino/a Cultural and Literary Studies" is an indispensable reference source comprised of hundreds of key terms central to this important and developing field. This is a one-stop resource for students and teachers working in the rapidly developing fields of Latino/a cultural and literary studies. It is comprised of a glossary of hundreds of terms central to this important field - from 'Americanization', 'AIDS' and 'Cultural Imperialism' to 'Rap and Hip Hop' and 'Zoot-Suit Riots'. It represents and captures the interdisciplinary and international nature of Latino/a Studies. It is an indispensable reference for anyone who needs a helpful guide to this dynamic and flourishing area of study.