Pinta Chicana/o Prisoner Literature, Culture, and Politics

ISBN-10: 0292719612
ISBN-13: 9780292719613
Edition: 2009
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List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 1/15/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

B. V. OLGU�N is Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He is a poet and co-translator, with Omar Vasquez Barboza, of Cantos de Adolescencia/Songs of Youth by Am�rico Paredes.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: La Pinta: History, Culture, and Ideology in Chicana/o Convict Discourse
Land and Liberty
Toward a Materialist History of Chicana/o Criminality: Modesta Avila as Paradigmatic Pinta
Chicana/o Archetypes: Jimmy Santiago Baca and the Pinto Picaresque
Embodied Discourses
Declamatory Pinto Poetry: The Masculinist Poetics and Materialist Politics of Ricardo S�nchez's
The Pinto Political Unconscious: Tattoos, Abjection, and Agency in Ra�l Salinas's Convict Body Altars
Crime and Commodification
Hollywood Placas: Semiotics, Spectatorship, and Ideology in American Me
The Pinto as Palimpsest: Fred G�mez Carrasco and the South Texas Culture Wars
Storming the Tower
Judy Lucero's Gynocritical Prison Poetics and Materialist Chicana Politics
Writing Resistance? Academic Institutions, Ideology, and "Prison Work"
Conclusion: Pinta/os, Human Rights Regimes, and a New Paradigm for U.S. Prisoner Rights Activism
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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