Postnationalism In Chicana/O Literature And Culture

Postnationalism In Chicana/O Literature And Culture

by Ellie D. Hernandez
     
 

ISBN-10: 0292723466

ISBN-13: 9780292723467

Pub. Date: 05/01/2009

Publisher: University of Texas Press

In recent decades, Chicana/o literary and cultural productions have dramatically shifted from a nationalist movement that emphasized unity to one that openly celebrates diverse experiences. Charting this transformation, Postnationalism in Chicana/o Literature and Culture looks to the late 1970s, during a resurgence of global culture, as a crucial

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In recent decades, Chicana/o literary and cultural productions have dramatically shifted from a nationalist movement that emphasized unity to one that openly celebrates diverse experiences. Charting this transformation, Postnationalism in Chicana/o Literature and Culture looks to the late 1970s, during a resurgence of global culture, as a crucial turning point whose reverberations in twenty-first-century late capitalism have been profound.

Arguing for a postnationalism that documents the radical politics and aesthetic processes of the past while embracing contemporary cultural and sociopolitical expressions among Chicana/o peoples, Hernández links the multiple forces at play in these interactions. Reconfiguring text-based analysis, she looks at the comparative development of movements within women's rights and LGBTQI activist circles. Incorporating economic influences, this unique trajectory leads to a new conception of border studies as well, rethinking the effects of a restructured masculinity as a symbol of national cultural transformation. Ultimately positing that globalization has enhanced the emergence of new Chicana/o identities, Hernández cultivates important new understandings of borderlands identities and postnationalism itself.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780292723467
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Publication date:
05/01/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Chapter 1. Postnationalism: Encountering the Global
Chapter 2. Idealized Pasts: Discourses on Chicana Postnationalism
Chapter 3. Cultural Borderlands: The Limits of National Citizenship
Chapter 4. Chicana/o Fashion Codes: The Political Significance of Style
Chapter 5. Performativity in the Chicana/o Autobiography
Chapter 6. Denationalizing Chicana/o Queer Representations
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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