Reblog: Latinx Heritage Month 2018, Part II: New & Upcoming Releases

Hispanic Heritage Month or Latin Heritage Month is recognised in the United States from September 15 through October 15.  During this month the importance of the Latino/Hispanic presence in North America is celebrated. One way to celebrate culture is through literature and Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense has created a list of new and upcoming releases […]

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Hispanic and Latino: What’s the difference?

You’ve heard the terms Latin American, Hispanic and Latino.  Some might believe that they’re pretty much the same… they are NOT.  So what is Latin America? And where does the term “Hispanic” fit in? Take a look at this… A Haitian or person of Haitian descent can be called a Latin American.  A Brazilian or […]

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The Gender Constructs of Marianismo and Machismo and the Roles of La Malinche and the Virgen de Guadalupe (Part I)

  One of the topics we cover in Intro to Latin American Studies is Gender in Latin America.  Of course, this is a huge topic, upon which many research studies, books, thesis papers and projects have been based.  To break down the subject matter a little, we usually address four concepts and, around them, fit […]

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