Movements in Chicano Poetry: Against Myths, against Margins by Rafael Pèrez-TorresMovements in Chicano Poetry: Against Myths, against Margins by Rafael Pèrez-Torres

Movements in Chicano Poetry: Against Myths, against Margins

byRafael Pèrez-TorresEditorAlbert Gelpi

Paperback | January 27, 1995

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Interpreting specific poems by some of the best known Chicano writers, this book studies the central aesthetic and thematic concerns recent Chicano poetry addresses. Drawing on current theories of postmodernity and postcoloniality, it places a "minority" literature within the central concerns of contemporary literary and cultural studies. The book addresses the most important issues related to Chicano identity, especially focusing on the contribution women writers and thinkers have made in articulating this identity.
Title:Movements in Chicano Poetry: Against Myths, against MarginsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.79 inPublished:January 27, 1995Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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ISBN - 10:0521478030

ISBN - 13:9780521478038

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: movements in a 'minority' literature; Part I: The Postcolonial: 2. Four or five worlds - Chicano: a literary criticism as postcolonial discourse; 3. From the homeland to the borderlands, the reformation of 'Aztlán'; 4. Locality, locotes and the politics of displacement; Part II. The Postmodern: 5. Migratory readings: Chicana/o literary criticism and the postmodern; 6. Mythic 'memory' and cultural construction; 7. Mouthing off - polyglossia and radical mestizaje; Part III. Confluences: 8. Between worlds.