Crossed out by LatinX: Gender neutrality and genderblind sexism

  title={Crossed out by LatinX: Gender neutrality and genderblind sexism},
  author={Nicole Trujillo-Pag{\'a}n},
  journal={Latino Studies},
Under the Trump administration, with its claims about “fake news,” speaking truth to power has become simultaneously more pressing and more difficult. “LatinX” has emerged in this context and become a symbol online and in academia for a new collective identity. This paper argues LatinX is deployed to replace, rather than complement, long-standing struggles to recognize gendered identities. This replacement silences the gendered political subject, erodes the basis for posing group claims and… 

Contrapunteo 2: Embrace the Messiness

This essay seeks to delve into the nuanced arguments for and against the terms “Latinx” and “Latine,” while also examining how all labels fall short in adequately encapsulating the people of this

Latino Criminology: Unfucking Colonial Frameworks in “Latinos and Crime” Scholarship

  • K. León
  • Law, History
    Critical Criminology
  • 2021
To “unfuck” is to correct a situation, or yourself, if necessary, and in a timely manner. There is an enduring need to audit and deconstruct the colonial features of criminological theory and

Asserting difference: Racialized expressions of Colombianidades in Philadelphia

Intra-Latina/o/x dynamics are fundamental to the negotiation of Latina/o/x identity, especially as Latina/o/xs communities in US cities become increasingly diverse. How Latina/o/xs try to

Who Identifies as “Latinx”? The Generational Politics of Ethnoracial Labels

Over the past 5 years, the “Latinx” label has become increasingly popular within academia, politics, and social media. Yet, little is known about who has adopted the term at this relatively early

Latina feminist moments of recognition: Contesting the boundaries of gendered US Colombianidad in Bomba Estéreo’s “Soy yo”

Interwoven with a textual analysis of Colombian electronica band Bomba Estereo’s viral music video “Soy yo” (2016), here I offer an autoethnographic perspective on the experience of Latina feminist

“America’s Scapegoats”

In the 1970s and 1980s, Puerto Rican and Chicana/o/x radicals from across the United States developed a sophisticated theory of fascism as part of a broader effort to defend themselves against

What do we mean when we say “Latinx?”: Definitional power, the limits of inclusivity, and the (un/re)constitution of an identity category

  • E. C. Dame-Griff
  • Sociology
    Journal of International and Intercultural Communication
  • 2021
ABSTRACT This article examines the trajectory of “Latinx” as a discursive marker of inclusivity and diversity within spaces that value recognition as inclusive, sensitive to diversity, and engaged

Ratchet-Rasquache Activism: Aesthetic and Discursive Frames within Chicago-Based Women-of-Color Activism

Extending the rich literature about women-of-color activism, this article analyzes the ways Chicago-based Chicanas and Black women maintain, build, and expand low-income residents’ access to and

Sentipensando Latina/o/x Theoethics

Taking the work of decolonial scholar Arturo Escobar, this article explores the notion of sentipensar (lit. thinking-feeling) and its possible intersections and implications for Latina/o/x

Linked fate, cumulative discrimination, and panethnic identification: awareness and use of ‘Latinx’ among a nationally representative sample of Hispanics/Latinos

ABSTRACT ‘Latinx’ – a gender neutral variation of ‘Latino’, is increasingly used to describe individuals of Latin American origin in the United States. Drawing on data from the 2019 National Survey



X marks the spot

This essay critically assesses the shift from Latina/o to Latinx to articulate new formations of language, history, and cultural politics. Taking cue from Suzanne Oboler’s foundational 1995 book

Ethnic Labels, Latino Lives: Identity and the Politics of (Re) Presentation in the United States

The ethnic labels latino lives identity and the politics of representation in the united states that we provide for you will be ultimate to give preference. This reading book is your chosen book to

Feminist meanings and the (de)politicization of the lexicon

ABSTRACT In arguing for the necessity of gender-based language reform, feminist theorists have generally assumed that language is not a neutral and transparent means of representing reality. Rather,

Visible Identities: Race, Gender, and the Self

In the heated debates over identity politics, few theorists have looked carefully at the conceptualizations of identity assumed by all sides. Visible Identities fills this gap. Drawing on both

Mapping and recontextualizing the evolution of the term Latinx: An environmental scanning in higher education

ABSTRACT The term Latinx emerged recently as a gender-neutral label for Latino/a and Latin@. The purpose of this paper is to examine ways in which Latinx is used within the higher education context,

Chicana Feminisms: A Critical Reader

"Chicana Feminisms" presents new essays on Chicana feminist thought by scholars, creative writers, and artists. Destined to become a classic, this volume moves the field of Chicana feminist theory

Latinx: ¡Estamos aquí!, or being “Latinx” at UNC-Chapel Hill

This essay theorizes the specific use of the term “Latinx” at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during 2016–2017, which emanated in the context of the Tar Heel State’s election year

A Xicana Codex of Changing Consciousness: Writings, 2000-2010

A Xicana Codex of Changing Consciousness features essays and poems by Cherrie L. Moraga, one of the most influential figures in Chicana/o, feminist, queer, and indigenous activism and scholarship.

Affective communities and millennial desires: Latinx, or why my computer won’t recognize Latina/o

There is a tremendous shift in public digital discourse and the academy more broadly, about the use of Latinx, one that may appear, on the surface, as an uncritical, hip way to shift how we talk

Hannah Arendt, James Baldwin, and the Politics of Love

Does love have a place in the inherently conflictual realm of democratic politics, particularly in a racialized democracy? This article engages the question of love’s politics by way of Hannah