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June 23, 2003


June Gordon

June Gordon, associate professor of education, recently published the book, Beyond the Classroom Walls: Ethnographic Inquiry as Pedagogy (London, England: RoutledgeFalmer Press, 2002).

Gordon also authored "From Gangs to the Academy: Scholars Emerge by Reaching back through Critical Ethnography," which appeared in New Pedagogies for Social Change, a volume published by the academic journal Social Justice: A Journal of Crime, Conflict and World Order. A review of the article appeared in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Patricia Zavella

Patricia Zavella, professor of Latin American and Latino studies, coedited the new book, Perspectives on Las Americas: A Reader in Culture, History, and Representation (Oxford, England: Blackwell Publishing, 2003).

The book examines the historical, cultural, economic, and political integration of Latina/os across the Americas and demonstrates the limits of neatly demarcating the regions of "Latin America" and the "United States."

The field of area studies has been transformed in recent years as political economies have changed and new theoretical frameworks have gained influence. Zavella and her coeditors compiled a collection designed to challenge the barriers between Latina/o studies and Latin American/Caribbean studies. Perspectives on Las Americas provides a core text that offers instructors, students, and interested readers the theoretical tools and case studies necessary to rethink transnational realities and identities.

Zavella's coeditors are Matthew C. Gutmann, Felix V. Matos Rodriguez, and Lynn Stephen. 

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