Made in the Margins

Made in the Margins

Latina/o Constructions of US Religious History

New Perspectives on Latina/o Religion

by Hjamil A. Martínez-Vázquez

Imprint: Baylor University Press

200 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.00 in

  • Paperback
  • 9781602581999
  • Published: March 2013



Though the writing of US religious history has become increasingly open to new voices, Hjamil A. Martínez-Vázquez argues that those voices have yet to challenge effectively the dominant Eurocentric historical perspective. In this first Latina/o American religious historiography, Martínez-Vázquez critiques the traditional narrative not for what it says, but for what it does not say. Made in the Margins considers the ways in which traditional historiography has favored a specific understanding of US religious history and offers a new method of constructing Latina/o histories as "subaltern." And, in so doing, Made in the Margins ably begins the necessary conversation about truly doing history from within previously marginalized communities and disciplines.