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Negotiating Latinidad: Intralatina/o Lives in Chicago

Frances R. Aparicio


While Chicago has been long described as a city of Latinidad, there has been very limited academic attention paid to the lives of second-generation Intralatino/as—MexiRicans, MexiGuatemalans, DominiRicans among other rich combinations—who embody Latinidad in their multiple nationalities and ethnicities. Based on twenty interviews, this book documents the presence of Intralatino/as in Chicago and critically analyzes their everyday negotiations with their multiple national identities within the context of their nuclear and extended family stories. Proposing the concept of “horizontal hierarchies ... More

Keywords: Latinidad, Chicago, MexiRicans, transnationalism, hybridity, identity, interethnicity, ethnicity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780252042690
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252042690.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Frances R. Aparicio, author
Northwestern University