Half a billion people worldwide, from the United States and Latin America, to Spain and the Philippines, supposedly share a common identity, called la hispanidad. But what is la hispanidad, and how unified is Hispanic culture really? In their new book, Ilan Stavans and Iván Jaksic come up with a flexible understanding of the elusive concept, one that transcends borders and cultures.
Ilan Stavans, Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College
Iván Jaksic, Director of the Stanford University Program in Santiago and Professor of History at the Pontifica Universidad Católica in Chile