Sophia A. McClennen, Alexandra Schultheis Moore, and Luz Angélica Kirschner
Luz Angélica Kirschner is a contributing author, "Human Rights and Minority Rights: Argentine and German Perspectives.”
Book description: The Routledge Companion to Literature and Human Rights provides a comprehensive, transnational, and interdisciplinary map to this emerging field, offering a broad overview of human rights and literature while providing innovative readings on key topics. The first of its kind, this volume covers essential issues and themes, necessarily crossing disciplines between the social sciences and humanities.
Expanding Latinidad: An Inter-American Perspective (Inter-American Studies: Cultures-Societies-History
Luz Angélica Kirschner
Luz Angélica Kirschner is editor and a contributing author, “Expanding Latinidad: An Introduction.”
Book description: atinas and Latinos/Hispanics constitute the largest and fastest-growing minority in the United States. Constructions of an illegal and disorderly latinidad are common in public discourse, but the difficulty in pigeonholing Latinos/Hispanics according to binary American racial categories and the allegedly low levels of race conflict in the otherwise politically and socioeconomically convoluted Latin American region have led some intellectuals to hail US latinidad as a revolutionary force that may change the way the United States talks and thinks about race. This volume engages with the idea of latinidad as a redemptive agent and proposes that liberatory latinidad, whether in the United States or Latin America, is not as inherently inclusive or democratic as some suggest. Deeply ingrained ideologies of race, religion, gender, sexuality, and limpieza de sangre (purity of blood) still linger and continue to have an impact on Latino/Hispanic as well as Latin American identities. Expanding Latinidad does not merely focus on the ambivalent impact of U.S. latinidad or Latin American mestizaje/mestiçagem on race and ethnic relations; it also addresses how south-to-north migration on the American continent has had positive effects on the way people perceive themselves in their new environment. This collection of essays illustrates how an expanded latinidad, a latinidad in the flesh, may hold great potential for reimagining the race and ethnic relations of the miscellaneous communities it embraces.
Nach Amerika nämlich! - Jüdische Migrationen in die Amerikas im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert. (“To America!” Jewish Migrations to the Americas in the 19th and 20th Centuries)
Ulla Kriebernegg, Gerald Lamprecht, Roberta Maierhofer, Andrea Strutz, and Luz Angélica Kirschner
Luz Angélica Kirschner is a contributing author, “Cecilia Absatz’s Los años pares or the Challenges of Reevaluating Autochthonous Latinamericanism.”
How make migrants their respective new social environment, and how changes the identity? Since their discovery in the late 15th century North and South America are real and imagined refuge and hope for people from all over the world. Especially as a universal historical phenomenon but migration is very closely linked to the Jewish history of the last centuries.
The contributions of the collection do not only ask the triggering factors for migrations and the gradients of the same, but also after arising from migration cultural exchange.
Maureen Ihrie, Salvador A. Oropesa, and Luz Angélica Kirschner
Luz Angélica Kirschner is a contributing author “Latinos and Latinas in the United States: History, Culture and Literature,” 2: 551-54. “Puerto Rico: History, Culture and Literature,” 2: 811-14. “Puerto Rico: Generación del treinta (1930s Generation)," 2: 809-11. “Ilan Stavans,” 3: 936-37. “Tato Laviera,” 2: 557-58.
Book description: Containing roughly 850 entries about Spanish-language literature throughout the world, this expansive work provides coverage of the varied countries, ethnicities, time periods, literary movements, and genres of these writings.
Maria Claudia Andre, Eva Paulino Bueno, and Luz Angélica Kirschner
Luz Angélica Kirschner is a contributing author, “Elisa Lerner,” 273-75. “Angelina Muñiz-Huberman,” 355-57. “Reina Roffé,” 452-54.
Book description: Latin American Women Writers: An Encyclopedia presents the lives and critical works of over 170 women writers in Latin America between the sixteenth and twentieth centuries. This features thematic entries as well as biographies of female writers whose works were originally published in Spanish or Portuguese, and who have had an impact on literary, political, and social studies.