Agnes Scott College
Writers' Festival 2008
Ruben Martinez ---- Selected Bibliography
( Picture downloaded from http://www.uh.edu/cwp/faculty/martinez.htm 3/4/08)
Ruben Martinez, an Emmy award-winning journalist, and one of America’s most celebrated and distinguished authors and performer, will on March 27 read from his works as part of Agnes Scott 2008 Spring Writers' Festival.
His interests vary widely, and among the topics he examines in his courses are mixed-genre writing, post-colonial literatures and disapora, and the peculiar particulars of Los Angeles (his hometown) and the American West.
Rubén Martínez is the recipient of various awards, and is noted for his dynamic reading performances. His essays, opinions and reportage have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, San Jose Mercury News, Salon, Village Voice, The Nation, Spin, Sojourners, and Mother Jones, among others. As a political commentator, he has appeared on ABC's Nightline and Politically Incorrect, PBS's Frontline, NPR’s All Things Considered, and on CNN. He is an associate editor for Pacific News Service and is a former news editor of the L.A. Weekly.
In conjunction with the public reading, we have compiled a bibliography of selected resources by and about the writer.
Martínez, Rubén. Crossing over: a Mexican family on the migrant trail, New York: Picador; New York: Distributed by Holtzbrinck Publishers, c2001. E184.M5 M388 2001b
Martínez, Rubén. Going up in L.A. In Ulin, David L. (ed.) Writing Los Angeles: a literary anthology, New York: Library of America: Distributed to the trade by Penguin Putnam, 2002. Available through Interlibrary Loan.
Martínez, Rubén. The learning curve. In Miller, Tom (ed.) How I learned English: 55 accomplished Latinos recall lessons in language and life, Washington, D.C.: National Geographic, 2007. Available at DeKalb County Library and through Interlibrary Loan.
Martínez, Rubén. The new Americans, New York: New Press; Distributed by Norton, c2004. JV6456 .M37
Martinez, Ruben. The other side: notes from the new L.A., Mexico City and beyond, New York : Vintage Books, 1993. F869.L89 S756
Martinez, Ruben. The shock of the new, In Darder, Antonia & Torres, Rodolfo D. (eds.) The Latino studies reader: culture, economy, and society, Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers, 1998. E184.S75 L3627.
Martinez, Ruben. Technicolor, In O'Hearn, Claudine C. (ed.) Half and half:
writers on growing up biracial and bicultural, New York: Pantheon Books,
1998. Available at DeKalb County Library and through Interlibrary Loan.
Martinez, Ruben. Origins of Mexican American gangs, In Lloyd, J. D. (ed.) Gangs, San Diego, CA : Greenhaven Press, 2002. Available at DeKalb County Library.
Martinez, Ruben. Cruzando la frontera: la crónica implacable de una familia mexicana que emigra a Estados Unidos, Mexico: Planeta, 2003. Available through Interlibrary Loan.
Martinez, Ruben. The other side: fault lines, guerrilla saints, and the true heart of rock 'n' roll, London; New York: Verso, 1992. Available through Interlibrary Loan.
Martinez, Ruben. The other side: notes from the new L.A., Mexico City, and beyond, New York: Vintage Books, 1993, 1992. Available through Interlibrary Loan.
Martinez, Ruben. Undocumented virgin, In Castillo, Ana (ed.) Goddess of the Americas = La diosa de las Américas: writings on the Virgin of Guadalupe, New York: Riverhead Books, 1997, 1996. Available through Interlibrary Loan.
Martinez, Ruben, Leon, Bill & Corey, Georgia. Minority youth dropouts: personal, social and institutional reasons for leaving school, Colorado Springs, CO: Center for Community Development & Design: University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, 1986. Available through Interlibrary Loan.
Martínez, Rubén & Rodriguez, Joseph. The new Americans: seven families journey to another country, New York: New Press: Distributed by W.W. Norton, 2004. Available through Interlibrary Loan.
Rodriguez, Joseph, Martínez, Rubén & Rodriguez, Luis J. East Side stories:
gang life in East LA, New York: PowerHouse Books, 1998. Available through Interlibrary Loan.
Rodríguez, Joseph, Martínez, Rubén & Meyer, Pedro. Flesh life: sex in Mexico City, Brooklyn, NY: PowerHouse Books, 2006. HQ151.M49 R63
Vasquez, Richard, Martínez, Rubén & Zavala Piñón, Rafael. Chicano: una novela, New York: Rayo, 2005. Available at DeKalb County Library.
Journal , Popular Press Articles and Book Reviews
Adalberto Aguirre Jr, Ruben Martinez. The diversity rationale in higher education: an overview of the contemporary legal context. Social Justice, San Francisco: 2003, 30 (1)
A dirty secret. Mother Jones, Sep/Oct2001, 26 (5)
Anonymous. The border's human face. Hispanic, Washington: Oct 2001. 14 (10)
Aparicio, Frances R. On multiculturalism and privilege: a Latina perspective. American Quarterly, Dec94, 46 (4)
Dukes, Richard L. & Martinez, Ruben. The impact of ethgender on self-esteem among adolescents. Adolescence, Spring94, 29 (113)
Golden,Tim. North of the border: a look at Mexican migrant labor through the eyes of one small town. New York Times Book Review, New York: Mar 10, 2002
McFadyen, Deidre. The migrants will be heard: a 40th anniversary conversation with Rubén Martínez. NACLA Report on the Americas, Mar/Apr2007, 40 (2)
Martinez, Ruben. Beyond borders. NACLA Report on the Americas, Jan/Feb97, 30 (4)
Martinez, Ruben. Churches behind anti-187 vote could be for organizing. National Catholic Reporter, 12/9/94, 31 (7)
Martínez, Rubén. Fortress America. Index on Censorship, Jul2004, 33 (3)
Martínez, Rubén. History won't let Californians `save' state. National Catholic Reporter, 11/4/94, 31 (3)
Martínez, Rubén. The kindness of strangers. New York Times, 12/24/2004, 154 (53073)
Martinez, Ruben. Mexico's search for itself. Nation, 4/28/1997, 264 (16)
Martinez, Ruben. The next chapter. New York Times Magazine, New York: Jul 16, 2000
Martinez, Ruben. Translation nation: American identity in the Spanish-speaking United States. Artforum. New York: Apr/May 2005
Martinez, Ruben & Unnithan, N. Prabha. Book reviews, Social Science Journal, 1997, 34 (3)
Meyer, Pedro & Martinez, Ruben. Truth & fiction. Mother Jones, Nov/Dec93, 18 (6)
Oliver-Rotger, Maria Antônia. Ethnographies of transnational migration in Rubén Martínez's Crossing Over. MELUS, Summer2006, 31 (2)
Ospina, Carmen. Cruzando la frontera: la crónica implacable de una familia mexicana que emigra a Estados Unidos (Book). Criticas, Jul/Aug2003, 3 (4)
Padilla, Raymond V. & Martinez, Rubén. Personal stories, voice and presence in academe: a dialogical response to Aguirre. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), Mar/Apr2005, 18 (2)
Portes, Alejandro. The longest migration. New Republic, 4/26/93, 208 (17)
Rimensnyder, Sara. Porous border. Reason, Mar2002, 33
Rips, Geoff. Getting by. American Prospect, 1/28/2003, 13 (2)
Sex Death and God in LA. / The Other Side. / After Henry. Economist, 8/22/92, 324 (7773)
Smith, Geri. The grapes of wrath, Mexican-style. Business Week, 12/31/2001 3764
Perspective: the mother's eye by Rubén Martínez - http://zonezero.com/exposiciones/fotografos/rodriguez/rubenmtz.html
Ruben Martinez - http://www.uh.edu/cwp/faculty/martinez.htm
Ruben Martinez Interview with Robert Birnbaum - http://www.identitytheory.com/people/birnbaum31.html
Savvy Traveler - Interview: Crossing Over With Ruben Martinez - http://savvytraveler.publicradio.org/show/features/2002/20020222/interview2.shtml