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Latinx Literature Unbound: Undoing Ethnic Expectation

Ralph E. Rodriguez

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823279234
eISBN:
9780823281442
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279234.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Since the 1990s, there has been unparalleled growth in the literary output from an ever more diverse group of Latinx writers. The extant criticism, however, has yet to catch up with the diversity of ... More


Inland Shift: Race, Space, and Capital in Southern California

Juan D. De Lara

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520289581
eISBN:
9780520964181
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520289581.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book uses Southern California to explore a series of questions about the relationship between globalization, race, space, and class. It begins with an analysis of how growing consumer demand, ... More


In Praise of Latin Night at the Queer Club

Justin Torres

in Queer Dance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780199377329
eISBN:
9780199377350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199377329.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Dance

This short essay, originally published in The Washington Post only days after the 2016 shooting in the Orlando gay club PULSE, highlights the range of lives and practices that find their space, find ... More


What We Talk about When We Talk about Latinx Literature

Ralph E. Rodriguez

in Latinx Literature Unbound: Undoing Ethnic Expectation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823279234
eISBN:
9780823281442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279234.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter considers the rise of Latinx as an umbrella identity term and its attendant impact on organizing literary production. It reviews the criteria that have been used to define Latinx ... More


Brown Like Me? The Author-Function, Proper Names, and the Rise of Fictional Nobodies

Ralph E. Rodriguez

in Latinx Literature Unbound: Undoing Ethnic Expectation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823279234
eISBN:
9780823281442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279234.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter demonstrates the ways in which the two principal criteria for defining Latinx literature—identity and theme—are insufficient in making sense of this body of writing. It looks at three ... More


Confounding the Mimetic: The Metafictional Challenge to Representation

Ralph E. Rodriguez

in Latinx Literature Unbound: Undoing Ethnic Expectation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823279234
eISBN:
9780823281442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279234.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter considers the one-to-one correspondence between fiction and the world many readers of realist fiction expect and even desire. More specifically, this chapter examines Salvador ... More


The Lyric, or, a Radical Singularity in Latinx Verse

Ralph E. Rodriguez

in Latinx Literature Unbound: Undoing Ethnic Expectation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823279234
eISBN:
9780823281442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279234.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Latinx, especially Chicana/o and Nuyorican, poetry has long been known for its political leanings and its employment in numerous social movements, particularly in the 1960s and 1970s. At the ... More


Thinking beyond Limits

Ralph E. Rodriguez

in Latinx Literature Unbound: Undoing Ethnic Expectation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823279234
eISBN:
9780823281442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279234.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter draws to a close the arguments in the preceding chapters to underscore why Latinx is wanting as a taxonomic rubric for understanding literature. It maintains that leaning less heavily on ... More


Mapping the American Dream

Juan D. De Lara

in Inland Shift: Race, Space, and Capital in Southern California

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520289581
eISBN:
9780520964181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520289581.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The chapter begins by describing the landscape of the Inland Empire and by examining the role that it has played as a development region for metropolitan Los Angeles. It also shows how the Kaiser ... More


Latinx Frontiers

Juan D. De Lara

in Inland Shift: Race, Space, and Capital in Southern California

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520289581
eISBN:
9780520964181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520289581.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the final chapter, the book considers how the region’s emerging Latinx majority has confronted and transformed inland California’s old geographies of race and class. It examines how key elected ... More


They Sure Will Be of Minority Groups: Interreligious, Interracial, Multiethnic Jewish Families

Samira K. Mehta

in Beyond Chrismukkah: The Christian-Jewish Interfaith Family in the United States

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469636368
eISBN:
9781469636382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636368.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Interfaith families that are also interracial are less able to seamlessly fit into “mainstream” American Jewish life, which is dominated by Ashkenazi culture and racially coded as white. On the one ... More


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