LatinX has neither country nor fixed geography. LatinX, according to Claudia Milian, is the most powerful conceptual tool of the Latino/a present, an itinerary whose analytic routes incorporate the Global South and ecological devastation. Milian’s trailblazing study deploys the indeterminate but thunderous “X” as intellectual armor, a speculative springboard, and a question for our times that never stops being asked. LatinX sorts out and addresses issues about the unknowability of social realities that exceed our present knowledge.
Portions of this book appeared in a different form as “Extremely Latin, XOXO: Notes on LatinX,” in Cultural Dynamics 29, no. 3 (August 2017): 8–24, https://doi.org/10.1177/0921374017727850; and as “Crisis Management and the LatinX Child,” in English Language Notes 56, no. 2 (October 2018): 121–40; copyright 2018, The Regents of the University of Colorado, a body corporate, all rights reserved, republished by permission of the copyright holder, and the present publisher, Duke University Press, www.dukeupress.edu.
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