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Nepantla

Stephanie Elizondo Griest

in All the Agents and Saints: Dispatches from the U.S. Borderlands

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631592
eISBN:
9781469631615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631592.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

After a decade of nomadism, the author returns home to her native South Texas and discovers her homeland has turned into a death valley in her absence, poisoned by petrochemical industries, ravaged ... More


Violentologies: Violence, Identity, and Ideology in Latina/o Literature

B. V. Olguín

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198863090
eISBN:
9780191895623
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198863090.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Violentologies: Violence, Identity, and Ideology in Latina/o Literature explores how various forms of violence undergird a wide range of Latina/o subjectivities, or Latinidades, from 1835 to the ... More


Racialized Bodies and the Limits of the Abstract: María Mena and Daniel Venegas

Marissa K. López

in Chicano Nations: The Hemispheric Origins of Mexican American Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814752616
eISBN:
9780814753293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814752616.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter focuses on María Mena and Daniel Venegas, two authors whose writings cover the Mexican Revolution. Their writing reflects two distinct, diasporic Mexican communities that eventually ... More


Border Patrol as Global Surveillance: Post-9/11 Chicana/o Detective Fiction

Marissa K. López

in Chicano Nations: The Hemispheric Origins of Mexican American Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814752616
eISBN:
9780814753293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814752616.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter presents a reading of four novels—Alicia Gaspar de Alba's Desert Blood (2005), Martín Limón's The Door to Bitterness (2005), and Mario Acevedo's The Nymphos of Rocky Flats (2006) and The ... More


Tenure in the Contact Zone: Spanish Is Our Language, Too

Angie Chabram

in Written/Unwritten: Diversity and the Hidden Truths of Tenure

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469627717
eISBN:
9781469627731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627717.003.0006
Subject:
Education, History of Education

Angie Chambram charts her negotiations of higher education, her own brand of cultural politics, and her interdisciplinary path toward bilingual Chicana/o studies and interdisciplinary cultural ... More


Religious Migrants: The Latina/o Mennonite Quest for Community and Civil Rights

Felipe Hinojosa

in The Latina/o Midwest Reader

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041211
eISBN:
9780252099809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041211.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter follows the stories of Latinas/os who joined the Mennonite Church during the middle part of the twentieth century. While a relatively small Protestant denomination, the Mennonite Church ... More


Introduction

Carlos Kevin Blanton

in George I. Sánchez: The Long Fight for Mexican American Integration

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300190328
eISBN:
9780300210422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300190328.003.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

The field of Chicana/o history is rapidly developing in the study of important figures through biography, a relatively ignored topic until recent years, and in more fully appreciating episodes of ... More


Latinidad Abroad: The Narrative Maps of Sarmiento, Zavala, and Pérez Rosales

Marissa K. López

in Chicano Nations: The Hemispheric Origins of Mexican American Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814752616
eISBN:
9780814753293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814752616.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter analyzes three narratives written by Mexican and Latin American travelers in the U.S. in the early nineteenth century. Mexican politician Lorenzo de Zavala's Viaje a los Estados Unidos ... More


Mexicanidad at Home: Mariano Vallejo’s Chicano Historiography

Marissa K. López

in Chicano Nations: The Hemispheric Origins of Mexican American Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814752616
eISBN:
9780814753293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814752616.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter builds on the context of the Chicana/o literature examined here and explores the literary connection between the historian and publisher Hubert Bancroft and Mariano Vallejo, former ... More


More Life in the Skeleton: Caballero and the Teleology of Race

Marissa K. López

in Chicano Nations: The Hemispheric Origins of Mexican American Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814752616
eISBN:
9780814753293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814752616.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter focuses on the difference between the lived experience of race and the political expediency of racial abstraction. It begins by analyzing two different artistic renderings of a skeleton ... More


Ana Castillo’s “distinct place in the Americas”

Marissa K. López

in Chicano Nations: The Hemispheric Origins of Mexican American Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814752616
eISBN:
9780814753293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814752616.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter looks at two novels by Ana Castillo, who was an a movimiento activist in Chicago, but whose writing challenged movimiento theorizations of history, identity, and narrative, as well as ... More


Conclusion: “ … Walking in the Dark Forest of the Twenty-First Century”

Marissa K. López

in Chicano Nations: The Hemispheric Origins of Mexican American Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814752616
eISBN:
9780814753293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814752616.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This concluding chapter argues that the fight against racism and injustice is a global, historical struggle, and that everyone—Chicanas/os, Anglos, world citizens—is involved in a global network ... More


Introduction: Nuevas Fronteras / New Frontiers

Marissa K. López

in Chicano Nations: The Hemispheric Origins of Mexican American Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814752616
eISBN:
9780814753293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814752616.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This introductory chapter presents the book's rationale: to explore the convergence of race, space, and nation, as well as how the geopolitical divisions of the early nineteenth century—the period ... More


The Miracle Tree

Stephanie Elizondo Griest

in All the Agents and Saints: Dispatches from the U.S. Borderlands

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631592
eISBN:
9781469631615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631592.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

At the suggestion of artist Santa Barraza, the author travels to Concepcion, Texas, to see a “miracle tree.” According to owner Estella Palacios Garcia, it is a Monte de Los Olivos from Jerusalem. ... More


Jovita Gonzalez Stakes a Claim in Tejas History

Karen R. Roybal

in Archives of Dispossession: Recovering the Testimonios of Mexican American Herederas, 1848-1960

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469633824
eISBN:
9781469633848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633824.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the short story, "Shades of the Tenth Muses," the novel, Caballero: A Historical Novel, and a master's thesis – each narrative written by Tejana folklorist and author, Jovita ... More


{ Introduction }: Violentologies Violence, Ideology, and Supra-Latina/o Ontologies

B. V. Olguín

in Violentologies: Violence, Identity, and Ideology in Latina/o Literature

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198863090
eISBN:
9780191895623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198863090.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The introduction uses the 2005 memoir of a Mexican American volunteer in the French Foreign Legion, along with accounts of other Latina/o soldiers who fought in France during WWI and WWII, to ... More


Caballeros and Indians: Land, War, and the Indian Question in Latina/o Autobiography, Historical Fiction, and Popular Culture

B. V. Olguín

in Violentologies: Violence, Identity, and Ideology in Latina/o Literature

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198863090
eISBN:
9780191895623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198863090.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Chapter 1 examines Latina/o encounters with and reclamations of indigeneity from the eighteenth century to the present. Deploying violentologies as a heuristic device and hermeneutic prism, it ... More


Macho Man: Homosocial Soldiering and Ideological Dissensus in Mexican American Wwii Memoir, Theater, and Film

B. V. Olguín

in Violentologies: Violence, Identity, and Ideology in Latina/o Literature

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198863090
eISBN:
9780191895623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198863090.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Chapter 2 is devoted to the WWII-Soldado Razo archetype that anchors Latina/o civic and cultural citizenship models, transnational mestizaje and hybridity paradigms, and hypermasculinist warrior hero ... More


Latina/o-Asian Encounters: Transversal Syntheses in Asia, the “Orient,” and the Ummah in Latina/o Wartime Narrative, Travelogue, Spoken Word, and Hip Hop

B. V. Olguín

in Violentologies: Violence, Identity, and Ideology in Latina/o Literature

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198863090
eISBN:
9780191895623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198863090.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Chapter 3 commences the recovery of an expansive plurality of globalized supra-Latinidades by exploring Latina/o-Asian wartime encounters in life-writing genres, wartime cinema, and performative ... More


Violence and the Transnational Question: Regionalism, Nationalism, and Internationalism in Latina/o War Literature

B. V. Olguín

in Violentologies: Violence, Identity, and Ideology in Latina/o Literature

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198863090
eISBN:
9780191895623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198863090.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Chapter 4 disentangles the distinct ideologies often conflated under the expansive and notoriously vague rubric of Latina/o “transnationalism.” It first interrogates the limits of Radical Regionalism ... More


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