Dr. Hortencia Jiménez second book project will be an undergraduate book on Latinxs, an interdisciplinary collaboration with Dr. Maria Joaquina Villaseñor, professor of Chicanx-Latinx Studies at California State University, Monterey Bay. Latinxs at the Intersections: An Interdisciplinary Reader gives an overview of critical issues in Latinx Studies with a focus on communities and the shifting contours of Latinx identities. While this volume centers primarily on the U.S. context, it includes global, transnational, and international perspectives. We employ an interdisciplinary perspective to examine the myryad, and complex experiences of Latinxs. The chapters from this book draws from scholars in the fields of Sociology, Latinx Studies, Ethnic Studies, Communications, History, Anthropology, Immigration and Disapora Studies, and Education. Although this book is scholarly in nature, it is broadly accessible to a wide range of audiences. We highlight the heterogeneity and complexity of Latinx identities and experiences. In order to do so, we draw from a range of scholarly perspectives, as well as capturing human stories not only of hardship and challenges, but of success, joy, and resistance. Although there are a plethora of books in Latinx Studies, many have included gender, sexuality, and other salient identity categories as ancillary considerations, this book moves away from this by making intersectional analysis central to the book. As such, all chapters include intersectional analysis that does away with the compartmentalized approach that has historically been the norm.
Latinxs at the Intersections will be of particular interest to scholars in the field of Latinx Studies, Sociology, Ethnic Studies, Legal Studies, and History. Equally, Latinxs at the Intersections will be useful for professors teaching undergraduate lower and upper division courses on Latinxs. The breadth of the book makes it appropriate for undergraduate survey courses, and practitioners working with Latinx communities.