Imagined Transnationalism: U.S. Latino/a Literature, Culture, and Identity

Hardcover | October 15, 2009

EditorKevin Concannon, Francisco A. Lomelí, Marc Priewe

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With its focus on Latino and Latina communities in the United States, this book investigates narrative and aesthetic strategies that are employed to represent transnational experiences in literary and cultural texts. Specifically concerned with how real and imagined movements between Latin American countries and the U.S. generate diverse conceptualizations of nationalism and transnationalism, this collection explores notions of identity, citizenship, and belonging in the past, present, and future.

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With its focus on Latino and Latina communities in the United States, this book investigates narrative and aesthetic strategies that are employed to represent transnational experiences in literary and cultural texts. Specifically concerned with how real and imagined movements between Latin American countries and the U.S. generate diver...

Kevin Concannon is Assistant Professor of English at Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi. His areas of specialty include Border Studies, Latino and Latina Studies, and 20th-Century U.S. Ethnic Literatures.Francisco Lomelí is Professor and Chair of Spanish & Portuguese at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He specializes i...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.62 inPublished:October 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230606326

ISBN - 13:9780230606326

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Imagined Transnationalism: Refiguring Latino/a Literature, Culture, and Identity--Kevin Concannon, Francisco Lomelí, and Marc Priewe * Chicano Transnation--Bill Ashcroft * A Schematic Approach to Understanding Latino Transnational Literary Texts--Nicolás Kanellos * Para Español Oprima el Número Dos: Trans-nationalism, Translation, and U.S. Latino/a Literature--Marta Sánchez * Transnational Migrations and Political Mobilizations: The Case of A Day Without a Mexican--María Herrera-Sobek * The Imagined Transnationalism of Gender-Based Violence at the Mexico-U.S. Border--Claudia Sadowski-Smith * Precursors of Hemispheric Writing: Latin America, the Caribbean, and early U.S.-American Identity--Gabriele Pisarz-Ramírez * Slammin’ in Transnational Heterotopia: Words Being Spoken at the Nuyorican Poets Café--Harald Zapf * A Broader and Wiser Revolution’: Refiguring Chicano Nationalist Politics in Latin American Consciousness in Post-Movement Chicana/o Literature--Tim Libretti * Oppositional Consciousness, Travel, and Ethics in Juan Felipe Herrera’s Mayan Drifter--Maria Antónia Oliver * ¿Dónde Estás Vos/z? Performing Salvadoreñidades in Washington D.C.--Ana Patricia Rodríguez * With Bertolt Brecht and the Aztecs Towards an Imagined Transnationalism: A Case Study at the Turn to the 3rd Millenniu--Karen Ikas * The Final Frontier: Imagining Latinos in Guillermo Gómez-Peña and Gustavo Vasquez’s The Great Mojado Invasion (The 2nd US-Mexico War)--Catherine Leen * Writing the Haitian Diaspora: The Trans-National Contexts of Edwidge Danticat’s The Dew Breaker--Ricardo L. Ortíz

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“This book comes at a crucial time of expansion of college and university interdisciplinary programs…The essays focus on a variety of important and current social, cultural, and artistic issues concerning the U.S. and Latin American countries. Nationalism, transnationalism, language, hybridity, transcultural identities, and globalization, to name a few, are principal themes in the essays. The project’s uniqueness is that it deals specifically with Chicano/U.S.-Latino cultures and artistic manifestations. It also brings together many outstanding established scholars and the three editors are exceptional scholars in their own right. They have selected top researchers who have already produced excellent publications. This book is a timely and very useful collection of exceptional articles that complement one another.”--Alejandro Morales, Professor, Department of Chicano/Latino Studies, University of California, Irvine