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ENGL 1111:Writing Across Cultures, Latinx Literature: Encyclopedias, Handbooks, Readers...

General and Comparative

Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States
Suzanne Oboler and Deena J. González, editors in chief
New York: Oxford University Press, 2005
Olin Library Reference E 184 .S75 O97 2005 + and online

Four volumes draw together the diverse historical and contemporary experiences of U.S. Latinos and Latinas from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Central America, South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Over 900 A to Z articles ranging in length from 500 words to 7,500 words written by academics, scholars, writers, artists, and journalists, address such broad topics as identity, art, politics, religion, education, health, and history. Each entry has its own bibliography and cross-references and is signed by its author.

Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture
Jay Kinsbruner, editor in chief ; Erick D. Langer, senior editor.
Detroit: Gale, 2008

Olin Library Reference F1406 .E53 2008  and online

Provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary view of Latin American history and culture from prehistoric times to the present. Covers cultural issues and includes numerous biographical profiles of important figures in politics, letters and the arts.

Encyclopedia Latina: History, Culture, and Society in the United States
edited by Ilan Stavans
Danbury, CT: Grolier Academic Reference, 2005
Olin Library Stacks E 184 .S75 E587 2005 +

Interdisciplinary reference book that chronicles Latino contributions in the United States. In its four volumes, 650 entries, 2000 pages and 1.2 million words, Encyclopedia Latina explores every aspect of Latino life in America from a myriad of perspectives, spanning the arts, media, cuisine, government and politics, science and technology, business, health, and sports, among others.

Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in Contempory Politics, Law and Social Movements
Suzanne Oboler and Deena J. González, editors in chief
New York: Oxford University Press, 2016
Olin Library Reference E 184 .S75 O968 2015 + and online

This encyclopedia provides a comprehensive source of information on the diverse historical and contemporary experiences of Latinos and Latinas in the United States. This publication addresses the significant ways in which this population has shaped political, legal and social institutions of the United States. 

Encyclopedia of Latino Popular Culture
Cordelia Chávez Candelaria, executive editor
Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2004
Olin Library Reference E 184 .S75 E53 2004 +

U.S. culture has been profoundly impacted by contributions from Mexico and the rest of Central America, South America, and the Spanish Caribbean. These contributions and their adaptations in the United States are showcased in nearly 500 essay entries on noted people, festivities, items, terms, movements, sports, food, events, places, visual and performing arts, film, institutions, fashion, literature, organizations, the media, and much more.

Latino Encyclopedia
editors, Richard Chabrán and Rafael Chabrán
New York: M. Cavendish, 1996
Olin Library Stacks E 184 .S75 L357x 1996 +

Presents articles that offer a view of the Latino experience in the United States. The collection covers major aspects of Latino life, including culture & history, family life, education & academic achievement, paths towards citizenship, Latinos & politics, and Latinos in the labor force. Six volumes, includes index.

The Latino Studies Reader: Culture, Economy & Society
edited by Antonia Darder and Rodolfo D. Torres
Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers, 1998
Olin Library Stacks E 184 .S75 L3627x 1998 +

Recent work from Latino scholars and social critics. To reflect the diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds of Latinos living throughout the United States, this reader draws on the experiences of Chicanos, Puerto Ricans, Cubanos, Caribbeans, Central and South Americans in a comparative perspective. Organized around four major themes: 1) culture, history, and society; 2) politics; 3) gender, sexuality, and power; 3) and labor and the global economy. All entries include extensive bibliographies.

Sourcebook of Hispanic Culture in the United States
edited by David William Foster
Chicago: American Library Association, 1982
Olin Library Stacks Z 1361 .S7 S72

Focusing on Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, and Cuban Americans, this bibliography begins each section with an introductory essay that discusses issues in specific discipline (history, anthropology, sociology, literature, art) as they relate or are relevant to a specific Hispanic American group. The essays are supplemented with an annotated bibliography of scholarly works on the topic.