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Introduction: Who Are We?

Marta Caminero-Santangelo

in On Latinidad: U.S. Latino Literature and the Construction of Ethnicity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813030838
eISBN:
9780813039213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813030838.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This introductory chapter discusses the possibility of a single, identifiable “Latino” identity. It looks at the role of Latino literature in helping with the understanding of the multitude of ways ... More


Introduction: Bilingual Personhood and the Cultural Politics of Asian American and Latino Literature

Jeehyun Lim

in Bilingual Brokers: Race, Literature, and Language as Human Capital

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780823275304
eISBN:
9780823277032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823275304.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Based on the premise that the growth of bilingualism in the United States in the second half of the twentieth century is a consequence of post-1965 immigration, the chapter presents the book’s dual ... More


Bilingual Brokers: Race, Literature, and Language as Human Capital

Jeehyun Lim

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780823275304
eISBN:
9780823277032
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823275304.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Bilingual Brokers examines bilingual personhood in Asian American and Latino literature through social debates on bilingualism. Instead of arguing for or against bilingualism this study focuses on ... More


Narratives of Loss: Tracing Migrations

Ylce Irizarry

in Chicana/o and Latina/o Fiction: The New Memory of Latinidad

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039911
eISBN:
9780252098079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039911.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter outlines the development of nineteenth-century Chicana/o and Latina/o literature. Despite the critical success of the arrival text, writers engaged issues within Chicana/o and Latina/o ... More


An Ethics of Betrayal: The Politics of Otherness in Emergent U.S. Literatures and Culture

Crystal Parikh

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230426
eISBN:
9780823235070
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230426.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book investigates the theme and tropes of betrayal and treason in Asian American and Chicano/Latino literary and cultural narratives. In considering betrayal from an ethical perspective, one ... More


Neocolonialism’s Bounty: From to New Memory

Ylce Irizarry

in Chicana/o and Latina/o Fiction: The New Memory of Latinidad

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039911
eISBN:
9780252098079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039911.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introductory chapter provides a background of Chicana/o and Latina/o literature. Chicana/o and Latina/o literature particularly demonstrate the increasing focus on empowerment—economic, ... More


Complicating Cubanidad: Novels of Achy Obejas and Cristina García

Marta Caminero-Santangelo

in On Latinidad: U.S. Latino Literature and the Construction of Ethnicity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813030838
eISBN:
9780813039213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813030838.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter discusses the dominant Cuban exile narrative of cubanidad or Cubanness. The U.S. Latino/Latina literature has very recently begun to address directly, and challenge, the element of ... More


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