CU Scholars featured in two books in Chicana/o and Indigenous Studies

"Performing" book jacket

Arturo J. Aldama of CU-Boulder's ethnic studies department recently held editorial roles in the publication of two University Press books in the Chicana/o and Indigenous studies arena.

The books, Performing the US Latina and Latino Borderlands and Comparative Indigeneities of the Américas: Towards a Hemispheric Approach, were published by Indiana University Press and the University of Arizona Press, respectively. Both feature the work of CU scholars, the former including Brenda Romero, Lila Downs and Penny Kelsey.
 
In Performing the US Latina and Latino Borderlands, contributors analyze the expression of Latina/o cultural identity through performance. With music theater, dance, visual arts, body art, spoken word, performance activism, fashion, and street theater as points of entry, contributors discuss cultural practices and the fashoning of identity in Latino/a communities throughout the US.
 
Comparative Indigeneities of the Américas highlights intersecting themes such as indigenísmo, mestizaje, migration, displacement, autonomy, sovereignty, borders, spirituality, and healing that have historically shaped the experiences of Native peoples across the Américas. In doing so, it promotes a broader understanding of the relationships between Native communities in the United States and Canada and those in Latin America and the Caribbean and invites a hemispheric understanding of the relationships between Native and mestiza/o peoples.
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