Critical Latinx Indigeneities

A paradigm drift

Maria Saldana

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    This essay analyzes the multilayered causes for the recent migration from Honduras of Garífuna mothers and their children in search of political asylum in the United States, including tourist development, dispossession, and drug related violence. Their migration patterns challenge the presumptions and boundaries of three booming research areas in ethnic studies: prison studies, settler colonial studies, and migration studies. Garífuna mothers and children are members of an internationally recognized group of Afro-indigenous peoples, and their detention in the US prison system challenges the identitarian boundaries of each of these research fields in productive ways that help us, as scholars and activists, analyze and confront the multilayered and devastating violence in Central America and expand the basis for the claims for asylum by these most recent immigrants arriving in the United States. Rather than offer yet another new area of study, this essay seeks to integrate ethnic studies in necessary ways.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)1-18
    Number of pages18
    JournalLatino Studies
    DOIs
    StateAccepted/In press - Jun 28 2017

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    paradigm
    correctional institution
    asylum
    violence
    Honduras
    Central America
    field research
    tourist
    immigrant
    drug
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    Paradigm
    Indigeneity
    Group
    Ethnic Studies
    Prison
    Causes
    Tourists
    Dispossession

    Keywords

    • Afro-indigenous
    • Garífuna
    • Migration and detention
    • Prison industrial complex
    • Refugee status
    • Settler colonialism

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Cultural Studies
    • History
    • Sociology and Political Science

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    Critical Latinx Indigeneities : A paradigm drift. / Saldana, Maria.

    In: Latino Studies, 28.06.2017, p. 1-18.

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    Saldana, Maria. / Critical Latinx Indigeneities : A paradigm drift. In: Latino Studies. 2017 ; pp. 1-18.
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