Movements in Chicano Poetry: Against Myths, against Margins / Edition 1

Movements in Chicano Poetry: Against Myths, against Margins / Edition 1

by Rafael Perez-Torres
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521478030

ISBN-13: 9780521478038

Pub. Date: 10/28/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Interpreting specific poems by some of the best known Chicano writers, this book studies the central aesthetic and thematic concerns recent Chicano poetry addresses. Drawing on current theories of postmodernity and postcoloniality, it places a "minority" literature within the central concerns of contemporary literary and cultural studies. The book addresses the

Overview

Interpreting specific poems by some of the best known Chicano writers, this book studies the central aesthetic and thematic concerns recent Chicano poetry addresses. Drawing on current theories of postmodernity and postcoloniality, it places a "minority" literature within the central concerns of contemporary literary and cultural studies. The book addresses the most important issues related to Chicano identity, especially focusing on the contribution women writers and thinkers have made in articulating this identity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521478038
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Series:
Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture Series, #88
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: movements in a 'minority' literature; Part I: The Postcolonial: 2. Four or five worlds - Chicano: a literary criticism as postcolonial discourse; 3. From the homeland to the borderlands, the reformation of 'Aztlán'; 4. Locality, locotes and the politics of displacement; Part II. The Postmodern: 5. Migratory readings: Chicana/o literary criticism and the postmodern; 6. Mythic 'memory' and cultural construction; 7. Mouthing off - polyglossia and radical mestizaje; Part III. Confluences: 8. Between worlds.

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