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Decolonial Voices : Chicana and Chicano Cultural Studies in the 21st Century

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The interdisciplinary essays in Decolonial Voices discuss racialized, subaltern, feminist, and diasporic identities and the aesthetic politics of hybrid and mestiza/o cultural productions. This collection represents several key directions in the field: First, it charts how subaltern cultural productions of the US/ Mexico borderlands speak to the intersections of "local," "hemispheric," and "globalized" power relations of the border imaginary. Second, it recovers the Mexican women's and Chicana literary and cultural heritages that have been ignored by Euro-American canons and patriarchal exclusionary practices. It also expands the field in postnationalist directions by creating an interethnic, comparative, and transnational dialogue between Chicana and Chicano, African American, Mexican feminist, and U.S. Native American cultural vocabularies. Contributors include Norma Alarcon, Arturo J. Aldama, Frederick Luis Aldama, Cordelia Chavez Candelaria, Alejandra Elenes, Ramon Garcia, Maria Herrera-Sobek, Patricia Penn Hilden, Gaye T. M. Johnson, Alberto Ledesma, Pancho McFarland, Amelia Maria de la Luz Montes, Laura Elisa Perez, Naomi Quinonez, Sarah Ramirez, Rolando J. Romero, Delberto Dario Ruiz, Vicki Ruiz, Jose David Saldivar, Anna Sandoval, and Jonathan Xavier Inda.show more

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  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 167.64 x 228.6 x 22.86mm | 612.35g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 22 b&w photos, 1 index
  • 0253214920
  • 9780253214928

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Aldama (Arizona State Univ.) and Quinones (California State Univ., Fullerton) have assembled a remarkable range of essays on topics ranging from dresses and body art, film, popular music (including Chicano rap), and literary works to race, nationalism, and gender. . . . This essential work cuts across disciplinary boundaries and illuminates many aspects of contemporary Chicana/o life.November 2002 * Choice *show more

About Arturo J Aldama

Arturo J. Aldama is Associate Professor in the Department of Chicana/o Studies at Arizona State University. He is the author of Disrupting Savagism:Intersecting Chicana/o, Mexicana/o and Native American Struggles for Representation and several articles on Chicana/o and Native American cultural, literary and filmic studies. He is also Director elect for the Chicana and Chicano literary studies executive committee of the Modern Language Association.Naomi Quinonez is Assistant Professor in the Department of Chicana/o Studies at Cal State Fullerton. She is a widely anthologized poet and the author of Hummingbird Dreams/ Sueno de Colibri; The Smoking Mirror (1998); the editor of Invocation L.A.: Urban Multicultural Poetry. Her scholarly work appears in several anthologies and special issues of top refereed journals.show more

Table of contents

ContentsAcknowledgmentsForeword by Maria Herrera-SobekIntroduction: Peligro! Subversive Subjects: Chicana and Chicano Cultural Studies in the 21st Century." Arturo J. Aldama and Naomi Quinonez. PART I: DANGEROUS BODIES1. Arturo J. Aldama, "Borders, Violence and the Struggles for Chicana/o Subjectivity." 2. Laura Perez, "Dresses and Body Decoration in Contemporary Chicana Art." 3. Ramon Garcia, "New Iconographies: Film Culture in Chicano Cultural Production." 4. Frederick Luis Aldama, "New Millennia Chicano/a Bodies in Edward J. Olmos' American Me." 5. Jonathan Xavier Inda, "Biopower, Reproduction, and the Migrant Woman's Body."6. Norma Alarcon, "Anzaldua's Frontera: Inscribing Gynetics."PART II: DISMANTLING COLONIAL/ PATRIARCHAL LEGACIES7. Naomi Quinonez, "Hijas de La Malinche: Re-Writing Postcolonial Discourse Through theLiterature of First Wave Chicana Writers." 8. Patricia Penn Hilden, "How the Border Lies: Some Historical Reflections." 9. Amelia Maria de la Luz Montes, "How I am Received": Nationalism, Race and Gender in Who Would Have Thought It?" 10. Cordelia Candelaria, "Engendering Re/Solutions: The (Feminist) Legacy of Estela Portillo Trambley (1926-1998)." 11. Anna Sandoval, "Unir Los Lazos: Toward a Comparative Study of Chicana and Mexicana Literature." 12. Sarah Ramirez, "Borders, Feminism and Spirituality: Movements in Chicana Artistic Revisioning." PART III: MAPPING SPACE AND RECLAIMING PLACE 13. Alejandra Elenes, "Border/Transformative Pedagogies at the End of the Millennium: Chicana/o Cultural Studies and Education." 14. Jose David Saldivar, "On the Bad Edge of La Frontera." 15. Pancho McFarland, "`Here is Something You Can't Understand': Chicano Rap and the Critique of Globalization." 16. Gaye T. M Johnson, "A Sifting of Centuries: Afro-Chicana/o Interaction and Popular Musical Culture."show more

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