By Maria Antònia Oliver-Rotger
Of curiosity to proficient readers aware of mixed textual and cultural methods to Chicano/a literature and literature usually, Battlegrounds and Crossroads weaves in numerous serious and theoretical threads to inquire into the connection among intimate and public areas in Chicana literature. with out claiming the borderlands as unique of the Chicana/o mind's eye, this booklet recognizes the significance of this metaphor for bringing to view a extra intercultural usa, permitting it to develop into inflected with the particularity of every textual content. The analyses of Chicana fiction, drama, and autobiography discover the development of identification in the course of the illustration of social house and the transformation of literary area. For dialogue of a diacritical territory this quantity attracts on a interdisciplinary perform that allows the adventure from the main intimate areas to the main public areas of modernity, in order that the cultured textual content yields its wisdom of the contingent historic situations of its construction in fabric and existential phrases. the plain regionalism and localism of this literature is not anything yet a mirrored image of the connection among the neighborhood and the worldwide, the personal and the general public, the private and the political, the classy and the ideological, the subversive and the mainstream. each one textual content stands on its own whereas it additionally reaches out to the sociopolitical imaginary for interpretation via an interdisciplinary method that's imperative to do justice to a politicized aesthetics.
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Era indiferente a muchos valores de mi cultura. No me dejé de los hombres. No fui buena ni obediente. (15) Despite the fact that she has changed, grown more tolerant, and now takes from her culture whatever values are useful to her, she keeps fighting: Ya no sólo paso toda mi vida botando las costumbres y los valores de mi cultura que me traicionan. También recojo las costumbres que por el tiempo se han probado y las costumbres de respeto a las mujeres. But despite my growing tolerance, for this Chicana la guerra de independencia is a constant.
Miles emphasizes the fact that as of 1945 “colour” in Britain became almost synonymous with race. The implications of this emphasis on the “constructedness” of race is that the way in which that concept is understood really depends on power distribution within social and economic relations. 13 In her "re-appropriation" of Aztlán the new mestiza redefines American nationalism and Chicano ethnic nationalism. She stands up against the constitution of the American national imaginary at the expense of ethnic minorities and non-heterosexual people, but she also opposes the Chicano nationalist discourse of the late 1960s that excluded both women and homosexuals.
S. identity politics emerged during the international liberation struggles carried out in various countries of Africa, Asia,and Latin America against colonization, injustice, and poverty. In the 60s Mexican-American and Puerto-Rican communities followed the example of the Black Power movement and placed an emphasis on racial pride, identity, and cultural heritage in order to raise political issues and claim a multicultural society. The main premise of identity politics is that concepts such race, class, language, gender, sexuality, and national origins shape social dynamics.
Battlegrounds and Crossroads: Social and Imaginary Space in Writings by Chicanas by Maria Antònia Oliver-Rotger