Imagined Transnationalism: U.S. Latino/A Literature, Culture, and Identity

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Dezember 2009



With its focus on Latina/o communities in the United States, this collection of essays identifies and investigates the salient narrative and aesthetic strategies with which an individual or a collective represents transnational experiences and identities in literary and cultural texts.


Introduction: Imagined Transnationalism: Refiguring Latino/a Literature, Culture, and Identity;
K.Concannon, F.Lomelí  &
M.Priewe Chicano Transnation;
B.Ashcroft A Schematic Approach to Understanding Latino Transnational Literary Texts;
N.Kanellos Para Español Oprima el Número Dos: Trans-nationalism, Translation, and U.S. Latino/a Literature;
M.Sánchez Transnational Migrations and Political Mobilizations: The Case of A Day Without a Mexican;
M.Herrera-Sobek The Imagined Transnationalism of Gender-Based Violence at the Mexico-U.S. Border;
C.Sadowski-Smith Precursors of Hemispheric Writing: Latin America, the Caribbean, and Early U.S.-American Identity;
G.Pisarz-Ramírez Slammin' in Transnational Heterotopia: Words Being Spoken at the Nuyorican Poets Café;
H.Zapf A Broader and Wiser Revolution: Refiguring Chicano Nationalist Politics in Latin American Consciousness in Post-Movement Chicana/o Literature;
T.Libretti Oppositional Consciousness, Travel, and Ethics in Juan Felipe Herrera's Mayan Drifter;
M.A.Oliver ¿Dónde Estás Vos/z ? Performing Salvadoreñidades in Washington D.C.;
A.P.Rodríguez With Bertolt Brecht and the Aztecs Towards an Imagined Transnationalism: A Case Study at the Turn to the 3rd Millenniu;
K.Ikas The Final Frontier: Imagining Latinos in Guillermo Gómez-Peña and Gustavo Vasquez's The Great Mojado Invasion (The 2nd US-Mexico War);
C.Leen Writing the Haitian Diaspora: The Trans-National Contexts of Edwidge Danticat's The Dew Breaker;


KEVIN CONCANNON is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin, Platteville, USA.   FRANCISCO LOMELÍ is Professor of Spanish and Portuguese, and Chair of Chicano Studies at UC Santa Barbara, California, USA.    MARC PRIEWE is Professor of American Studies at the University of Potsdam, Germany.


"This book comes at a crucial time of expansion of college and university interdisciplinary programs . . .The essays focus on a variety of important and current social, cultural, and artistic issues concerning the U.S. and Latin American countries. Nationalism, transnationalism, language, hybridity, transcultural identities, and globalization, to name a few, are principal themes in the essays. The project s uniqueness is that it deals specifically with Chicano/U.S.-Latino cultures and artistic manifestations. It also brings together many outstanding established scholars and the three editors are exceptional scholars in their own right. They have selected top researchers who have already produced excellent publications. This book is a timely and very useful collection of exceptional articles that complement one another." - Alejandro Morales, Professor, Department of Chicano/Latino Studies, University of California, Irvine
EAN: 9780230606326
ISBN: 0230606326
Untertitel: U. S. Latino/a Literature, Culture, and Identity. 2009. Auflage. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2009
Seitenanzahl: 266 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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