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Trans-Americanity : subaltern modernities, global coloniality, and the cultures of greater Mexico

Author: José David Saldívar
Publisher: Durham [N.C.] : Duke University Press, 2012.
Series: New Americanists.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Saldivar is one of the founders of border studies and one of the most respected senior scholars in American Studies. In this work he introduces the term trans-Americanity as a frame for thinking  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: José David Saldívar
ISBN: 9780822350644 0822350645 9780822350835 0822350831
OCLC Number: 727610647
Description: xxxii, 265 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Unsettling race, coloniality, and caste in Anzaldúa's Borderlands/la frontera, Martínez's Parrot in the oven, and Roy's The god of small things --
Migratory locations : subaltern modernity and José Martís trans-American cultural criticism --
Looking awry at the war of 1898 : Theodore Roosevelt versus Miguel Barnet and Esteban Montejo --
In search of the "Mexican Elvis" : border matters, Americanity, and post state-centric thinking --
Making US democracy surreal : political race, transmodern realism, and the miner's canary --
The outernational origins of Chicano/a literature : Paredes's Asian-Pacific routes and Hinojosa's Cuban Casa de las Américas roots --
Transnationalism contested : on Sandra Cisneros's The house on Mango street and Caramelo or Puro Cuento --
Appendix: On the borderlands of U.S. empire : the limitations of geography, ideology, and disciplinarity.
Series Title: New Americanists.
Other Titles: Subaltern modernities, global coloniality, and the cultures of greater Mexico
Responsibility: José David Saldívar.

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