The Future is Mestizo: Life Where Cultures Meet, Revised Edition

The Future is Mestizo: Life Where Cultures Meet, Revised Edition

University Press of Colorado
136 pages
8.2 x 5.1 x 0.4 inches
Paper ISBN:978-0-87081-576-8

Virgilio Elizondo (1935-2016), Professor of Pastoral and Hispanic Theology; Fellow, Institute for Latino Studies and Kellogg Institute
Notre Dame University

Twelve years after it was first published, The Future is Mestizo is now updated and revised with a new foreword, introduction, and epilogue. This book speaks to the largest demographic change in twentieth-century United States history-the Latinization of music, religion, and culture.


  • Foreword by Sandra Cisneros
  • Preface The Great Border
  • Introduction The Future Is Mestizo: We Are the Shades by David Carrasco
  • 1. A Family of Migrants
    • My City
    • My Family
    • My Neighborhood and Parish
  • 2. Who Am I?
    • Moving into a “Foreign Land”
      vAcceptance, Belonging, and Affirmation
    • Experiences of Non-Being
    • Neither/Nor but Something New
  • 3. A Violated People
    • The Masks of Suffering
    • The Eruption
    • The Eruption Continues
    • Going to the Roots
  • 4. Marginality
    • Festive Breakthrough
    • Institutional Barriers
    • Invisible Mechanisms
  • 5. My People Resurrect at Tepeyac
    • The Dawn of a New Day
    • From Death to New Life
    • First “Evange!ium” of the Americas
    • Beginning of the New Race
  • 6. Galilee of Mestizos
    • Is Human Liberation Possible?
    • Conquest or Birth
    • The Unimagined Liberation
    • From Margination to Unity
  • 7. Toward Universal Mestizaje
    • From Unsuspected Limitations to Unsuspected Richness
    • A New Being: Universal and Local
    • Continued Migrations
    • Threshold of a New Humanity
    • The Ultimate Mestizaje
  • Epilogue: A Reflection Twelve Years Later
    • The Negative
    • The Challenge
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