Postnationalism in Chicana/o Literature and Culture by Ellie D. HernándezPostnationalism in Chicana/o Literature and Culture by Ellie D. Hernández

Postnationalism in Chicana/o Literature and Culture

byEllie D. Hernández

Paperback | May 1, 2010

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In recent decades, Chicana/o literary and cultural productions have dramatically shifted from a nationalist movement that emphasized unity to one that openly celebrates diverse experiences. Charting this transformation, Postnationalism in Chicana/o Literature and Culture looks to the late 1970s, during a resurgence of global culture, as a crucial turning point whose reverberations in twenty-first-century late capitalism have been profound.

Arguing for a postnationalism that documents the radical politics and aesthetic processes of the past while embracing contemporary cultural and sociopolitical expressions among Chicana/o peoples, Hernández links the multiple forces at play in these interactions. Reconfiguring text-based analysis, she looks at the comparative development of movements within women's rights and LGBTQI activist circles. Incorporating economic influences, this unique trajectory leads to a new conception of border studies as well, rethinking the effects of a restructured masculinity as a symbol of national cultural transformation. Ultimately positing that globalization has enhanced the emergence of new Chicana/o identities, Hernández cultivates important new understandings of borderlands identities and postnationalism itself.

ELLIE HERNÁNDEZ is Associate Professor of Women’s Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, specializing in gender, sexuality, and globalization.
Title:Postnationalism in Chicana/o Literature and CultureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:255 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:May 1, 2010Publisher:University Of Texas PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0292723466

ISBN - 13:9780292723467

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Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1. Postnationalism: Encountering the Global
  • Chapter 2. Idealized Pasts: Discourses on Chicana Postnationalism
  • Chapter 3. Cultural Borderlands: The Limits of National Citizenship
  • Chapter 4. Chicana/o Fashion Codes: The Political Significance of Style
  • Chapter 5. Performativity in the Chicana/o Autobiography
  • Chapter 6. Denationalizing Chicana/o Queer Representations
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index