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- DescriptionThis book examines the ways in which recent U.S. Latina literature challenges popular definitions of nationhood and national identity. It explores a group of feminist texts that are representative of the U.S. Latina literary boom of the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s, when an emerging group of writers gained prominence in mainstream and academic circles. Through close readings of select contemporary Mexican American, Puerto Rican, and Cuban American works, Maya Socolovsky argues that these narratives are remapping the United States so that it is fully integrated within a larger, hemispheric Americas. Looking at such concerns as nation, place, trauma, and storytelling, writers Denise Chavez, Sandra Cisneros, Esmeralda Santiago, Ana Castillo, Himilce Novas, and Judith Ortiz Cofer challenge popular views of Lati cultural unbelonging and make strong cases for the legitimate presence of Latinas/os within the United States. In this way, they also counter much of today s anti-immigration rhetoric. Imagining the U.S. as part of a broader Americas, these writings trouble imperialist tions of nationhood, in which political borders and a long history of intervention and colonization beyond those borders have come to shape and determine the dominant culture's writing and the defining of all Latis as other to the nation.
- Author BiographyMAYA SOCOLOVSKY is an assistant professor of English at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte.
- Author(s)Maya Socolovsky
- PublisherRutgers University Press
- Date of Publication26/06/2013
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Series TitleLatinidad: Transnational Cultures in the United States
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintRutgers University Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight517 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine19 mm
- Format DetailsSewn,Cloth over boards
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