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On Latinidad : U.S. Latino literature and the construction of ethnicity

Author: Marta Caminero-Santangelo
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, 2007.
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Addresses the question of how Latino/a literature wrestles with the pan-ethnic and trans-racial implications of the ""Latino"" label. Refusing to take latinidad (Latino-ness) for granted, the author  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marta Caminero-Santangelo
ISBN: 9780813030838 0813030838
OCLC Number: 317460913
Description: x, 296 p.
Contents: Introduction : who are we? Race and ethnicity. "Jason's Indian" : Mexican Americans and the denial of indigenous ethnicity in Rudolfo Anaya's Bless me, Ultima "Puerto Rican Negro" : defining race in Piri Thomas's Down these mean streets Complicating the origins. Speaking for others : problems of representation in the writing of Julia Alvarez Complicating Cubanidad : novels of Achy Obejas and Cristina Garda Difference and the possibilities of panethnicity. "The pleas of the desperate" : magical realism, Latinidad, and (or) collective agency in Ana Castillo's So far from God Dirty girls, German shepherds, and Puerto Rican Independentistas : "the Latino imaginary" and the case of Cuba Imagining identity/seeing difference : Demetria Martinez's Mother tongue Conclusion : the shifting nature of Latinidad
Responsibility: Marta Caminero-Santangelo.
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