Chicano Nations The Hemispheric Origins of Mexican American Literature
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Publisher: New York University Press
Binding: Trade Cloth
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Chicano Nationsargues that the transnationalism that is central to Chicano identity originated in the global, postcolonial moment at the turn of the nineteenth century rather than as an effect of contemporary economic conditions, which began in the mid nineteenth century and primarily affected the laboring classes. The Spanish empire then began to implode, and colonists in the "new world" debated the national contours of the viceroyalties. This is where Marissa K. Lopez locates the origins of Chicano literature, which is now and always has been "postnational," encompassing the wealthy, the poor, the white, and the mestizo. Tracing its long history and the diversity of subject positions it More...
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