Technofuturos: Critical Interventions in Latina/o Studies

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Overview

Technofuturos offers a critical and innovative exploration of the forms of representation found in Latina/o studies. The editors, Nancy Raquel Mirabal and Agustin Laó-Montes, challenge conventional notions of Latina/o identities, histories, and cultures by historicizing and differentiating the multiple discourses of Latinidad. The essays examine the temporality and spatiality of socio-historical processes, the multiple and varied constellations of power, and the complicated geographies of desire. By analyzing the discursive, performative, and aesthetic dimensions of knowledge, this book contests and reconstructs Latina/o studies. Technofuturos is a captivating and sophisticated read that will appeal to scholars of Latina/o studies and those interested in postcolonial critique.

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Editorial Reviews

Gabriela F. Arredondo
This thoughtful and exciting collection of essays provides a terrific place to explore the multiplicities and complexities of Latina/o Studies. Through sharp, insightful analysis, the essays actively destabilize even as they help to redefine our understandings of critical issues in Latinidades including the workings of silence, the politics of possibility, and the historical geographies of location and self, Reflecting impressive intellectual dexterity, they are able to capture variability and the ever-changing cartographies of this field while effectively situating these technologies of knowledge historically. This volume captures the best of the state-of-the field today.
Juana María Rodríguez
Charted through encounters with familiar and unseen histories, technologies, diasporas, sexualities, geographies, and intimacies, Technofuturos redefines how Latin@ studies is imagined. These writers are reconceptualizing latinidad as a theoretical method for digging into the cracks between disciplines, temporalities and geographies to unsettle staid discourses of identity, ethnicity and nation. This text, itself an act of producing 'historical futures' represents the fullest potential of what Latin@ studies can become, and all that it has been.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780739125786
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • Publication date: 11/13/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 430
  • Product dimensions: 6.11 (w) x 9.09 (h) x 1.29 (d)

Meet the Author

Nancy Raquel Mirabal is associate professor for the Raza Studies Department at San Francisco State University. Agustin Laó-Montes is assistant professor of sociology at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Historical Futures Chapter 2 Latin, Latino, American: Split States and the Global Imaginary Chapter 3 Reading Violence, Making Chicana Subjectivities Chapter 4 Becoming a Man in Yndias: The Mediations of Catalina De Erauso, The Lieutenant Nun Chapter 5 Afro-Latinas: Bridging Blackness and Latinidad Chapter 6 Technologies: Transculturations of Race, Gender, and Ethnicity in Arturo A. Schomburg's Masonic Writings Part 7 Globality Chapter 8 Transfeminismos en el mundo zurdo: Trajectories of U.S. Third World Feminisms Chapter 9 Central American Diasporas: Transnational Gangs and the Transformation of Latina/o Identity in the United States Chapter 10 The Best of Care: Latinas and the Discourse of Care Chapter 11 Segmentation, Migration, and Reciprocities: Cultural Policy and the Growth of Spanish-language Media in the US Chapter 12 Transmigrant Identities: The Closet and Other Tales by Colombian Immigrants in New York Chapter 13 "Ochero.com": Circimscribing Transnational Spiritualism Through the Aesthetics of Internet Botanicas Chapter 14 The Salsa Dancing Body On and Off Stage: A Locus of Agency and Transculturation Part 15 Writing Self Chapter 16 An AIDS Testimonial: It's a Broken Record: Ese disco se ray- Chapter 17 Guayaquileña (in)documentada: One Way Ticket to My Diaspora(s): A Testimonio Chapter 18 Accent on José: Technological Choice and the Spanish Option in Post 911 America Chapter 19 A Bridge to Brown: The Politics of Latina Reading Chapter 20 Mambo No. 5: Montage of the Other Woman

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