Decolonial Voices: Chicana and Chicano Cultural Studies in the 21st Century

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Arturo J. Aldama, Naomi Qui├▒onez
Indiana University Press, Apr 4, 2002 - Literary Criticism - 432 pages
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The interdisciplinary essays in Decolonial Voices discuss racialized, subaltern, feminist, and diasporic identities and the aesthetic politics of hybrid and mestiza/o cultural productions. This collection represents several key directions in the field: First, it charts how subaltern cultural productions of the US/ Mexico borderlands speak to the intersections of "local," "hemispheric," and "globalized" power relations of the border imaginary. Second, it recovers the Mexican women's and Chicana literary and cultural heritages that have been ignored by Euro-American canons and patriarchal exclusionary practices. It also expands the field in postnationalist directions by creating an interethnic, comparative, and transnational dialogue between Chicana and Chicano, African American, Mexican feminist, and U.S. Native American cultural vocabularies.

Contributors include Norma Alarc├3n, Arturo J. Aldama, Frederick Luis Aldama, Cordelia Ch├ívez Candelaria, Alejandra Elenes, Ram├3n Garcia, Mar├a Herrera-Sobek, Patricia Penn Hilden, Gaye T. M. Johnson, Alberto Ledesma, Pancho McFarland, Amelia Mar├a de la Luz Montes, Laura Elisa P├ęrez, Naomi Qui├▒onez, Sarah Ramirez, Rolando J. Romero, Delberto Dario Ruiz, Vicki Ruiz, Jos├ę David Sald├var, Anna Sandoval, and Jonathan Xavier Inda.

 

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Contents

jPeligro Subversive Subjects Chicana
1
Borders Violence and the Struggle
11
Dresses and Body Ornamentation
30
Film Culture in Chicano Cultural
64
Penalizing Chicanoa Bodies in Edward J Olmoss
78
Biopower Reproduction and the Migrant Womans Body
98
Inscribing Gynetics
113
DISMANTLING COLONIAL
127
Movements in Chicana
223
MAPPING SPACE
243
On the Bad Edge of La Frontera
262
Chicano
297
AfroChicano Interaction and Popular
316
Narratives of Undocumented Mexican Immigration
330
The Alamo Slavery and the Politics of Memory
366
Reflections at the Millennium
378

The Feminist Legacy of Estela
195
Braiding Chicana and Mexicana Subjectivities
208
Contributors
389
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About the author (2002)

Arturo J. Aldama is Associate Professor in the Department of Chicana/o Studies at Arizona State University. He is the author of Disrupting Savagism:Intersecting Chicana/o, Mexicana/o and Native American Struggles for Representation and several articles on Chicana/o and Native American cultural, literary and filmic studies. He is also Director elect for the Chicana and Chicano literary studies executive committee of the Modern Language Association.

Naomi Qui├▒onez is Assistant Professor in the Department of Chicana/o Studies at Cal State Fullerton. She is a widely anthologized poet and the author of Hummingbird Dreams/ Sue├▒o de Colibri; The Smoking Mirror (1998); the editor of Invocation L.A.: Urban Multicultural Poetry. Her scholarly work appears in several anthologies and special issues of top refereed journals.

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