Literatures of the Americas

The Un/Making of Latina/o Citizenship

Culture, Politics, and Aesthetics

Editors: Hernández, E., Gibson, E. Rodriguez y, Rodriguez y Gibson, Eliza (Eds.)

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Examining a wide range of source material including popular culture, literature, photography, television, and visual art, this collection of essays sheds light on the misrepresentations of Latina/os in the mass media.

About the authors

Alicia Gaspar de Alba, University of California, Los Angeles, USA Peter J. García, California State University, Northridge, USA Chela Sandoval, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA Juan D. Mah y Busch, Loyola Marymount University, USA Kristie Soares, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA Araceli Esparza, California State University, Long Beach, USA Cathryn Josefina Merla-Watson, University of Texas , San Antonio, USA Ella Maria Diaz, Cornell University, USA William A. Calvo, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA Irene Mata, Wellesley College, USA

Reviews

"In their very readable collection The Un/Making of Latina/o Citizenship: Culture, Politics and Aesthetics, Hernandez and Rodriguez y Gibson have compiled a list of scholars who are innovative thinkers, insightful academicians, and passionate writers unafraid to examine, to rethink the shifting and fluidity of what is meant, or not, by Latinidad. They discuss our complicated cultural currency from past to potential, traveling from the academic theory to everyday politics, from literature to media, holding together complete oppositions while reexamining their useful convergences. As an artist, I feel I can finally read theoretical frameworks that make sense to me, that excite me, that discomfort me, that reclaim a language ripe with metaphor and realm of cultural power. This collection should be on the bookshelf of every scholar and artist whose has been given the task - whether in art as in theory - to decolonize the imaginary, one word at a time." - Helena María Viramontes, Professor of English, Cornell University, USA


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Hernández, Ellie D. (et al.)

    Pages 1-10

  • Dyad or Dialectic? Deconstructing Chicana/Latina Identity Politics

    Gaspar de Alba, Alicia

    Pages 11-37

  • Drag Racing the Neoliberal Circuit: Latina/o Camp and the Contingencies of Resistance

    Rodriguez y Gibson, Eliza

    Pages 39-62

  • Decolonial New Mexican@ Travels: Music, Weaving, Melancholia, and Redemption Or, “This is Where the Peasants Rise Up!”

    Sandoval, Chela (et al.)

    Pages 63-95

  • The Importance of the Heart in Chicana Artistry: Aesthetic Struggle, Aisthesis, “Freedom”

    Mah y Busch, Juan D.

    Pages 97-119

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Un/Making of Latina/o Citizenship
Book Subtitle
Culture, Politics, and Aesthetics
Editors
  • E. Hernández
  • E. Rodriguez y Gibson
  • Eliza Rodriguez y Gibson
Series Title
Literatures of the Americas
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-43108-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137431080
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-43107-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-49223-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 273
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