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The Other Latinos

The Other Latinos

Edited by José Luis Falconi and José Antonio Mazzotti

ISBN 9780674025899

Publication date: 02/28/2008

The Other Latinos addresses an important topic: the presence in the United States of Latin American and Caribbean immigrants from countries other than Mexico, Cuba, and Puerto Rico. Focusing on the Andes, Central America, and Brazil, the book brings together essays by a number of accomplished scholars.

Michael Jones-Correa's chapter is a lucid study of the complex issues in posing "established" and "other," and "old" and "new" in the discussion of Latino immigrant groups. Helen B. Marrow follows with general observations that bring out the many facets of race, ethnicity, and identity. Claret Vargas analyzes the poetry of Eduardo Mitre, followed by Edmundo Paz Soldán's reflections on Bolivians' "obsessive signs of identity." Nestor Rodriguez discusses the tensions between Mexican and Central American immigrants, while Arturo Arias's piece on Central Americans moves brilliantly between the literary (and the cinematic), the historical, and the material. Four Brazilian chapters complete the work.

The editors hope that this introductory work will inspire others to continue these initial inquiries so as to construct a more complete understanding of the realities of Latin American migration into the United States.


  • Editors Falconi and Mazzotti have assembled a most impressive cadre of authoritative scholars in editing this collection focusing on Central Americans, Andeans, and Brazilians.

    —A. A. Sisneros, Choice


  • José Luis Falconi is Lecturer of Latin American Art and Architecture in the Department of History of Art and Architecture at Brandeis University.
  • José Antonio Mazzotti is Professor and Chair of Romance Languages and Literatures, Tufts University.

Book Details

  • 313 pages
  • 6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches
  • David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies