Landscapes of Writing in Chicano Literature

Landscapes of Writing in Chicano Literature

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Adding nuance to a global debate, esteemed scholars from Europe, North America, and Latin America portray the attempts in Chicano literature to provide an answer to the environmental crisis. This volume carefully presents different types of physical, ideological, symbolical, and spiritual landscapes represented in Chicano novels, short stories, drama, poetry, films, and documentaries from diverse ecocritical perspectives. Ultimately, this book bridges a gap between the fields of Chicano Studies and Ecocriticism, and draws parallels between the discrimination Chicanos face and the global attack on the environment.... presence, including the construction of a border wall whose ostensible aim is to keep people without legal papers out of the US territory. ... It is in this world of life under surveillance that I situate my worka€” academic and personal work, including my work with women, ... essay she wrote this way: a€œMay we do work that matters, vale la penaa€ (AnzaldAoa 2005: 102). ... I focus on la franja fronteriza que se extiende desde San Antonio hasta Monterrey, 150 miles on either side of the river.

Title:Landscapes of Writing in Chicano Literature
Author:Imelda Martín-Junquera
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2013-09-12


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