Download e-book for iPad: Movements in Chicano Poetry: Against Myths, against Margins by Rafael Pèrez-Torres

By Rafael Pèrez-Torres

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Studying particular poems by means of the superior identified Chicano writers, this e-book stories the critical aesthetic and thematic issues fresh Chicano poetry addresses. Drawing on present theories of postmodernity and postcoloniality, it locations a "minority" literature in the imperative matters of latest literary and cultural reports. The ebook addresses crucial concerns with regards to Chicano identification, particularly targeting the contribution ladies writers and thinkers have made in articulating this identification.

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In varying degrees, the work of all these critics expresses a sense that Chicano culture perpetually negotiates two worlds: the (colonizing) North American and the (colonized) Mexican-American. In actuality, one could argue that Chicano culture bridges three worlds, taking into account the mestizaje of Mexican culture, comprised of the (colonizing) Spanish and (colonized) indigenous identities. One might expand this to four worlds by acknowledging the Spanish colonial age, the historical bridge to European culture and a residual living presence in the language and lifestyle of various regions of the contemporary American Southwest.

From Allan Bloom to Dinesh D'Souza to Roger Kimball, the tearing of hair and rending of clothes over the demise of academic integrity and rigor is by now a common enough sight. The demand for a curriculum less vested in celebrating the supremacy or centrality of Western culture has come under attack by these three (and others), who imply that curricular changes over the past two decades are part of an irrational, hysterical, and political ploy for power within the hallowed halls of academia. ) This neoconservative reaction to enemies perceived and real forms one bloc greeting Chicano culture within academia.

Lomeli, Rodriguez del Pino, Gonzales, Ortego y Gasca, and Leal all attempt to valorize Chicano literature by claiming for it the status of the "universal," insisting for it a place in the pantheon of timeless literature. ) Clearly, this emphasis upon eternal verities reflects an anxiety about how others will perceive the quality of Chicano poetry. The pernicious question of aesthetic judgment is a perpetually vexing one for critics of multicultural literature. 27 Yet as we have seen with Leal, Pino, and Lomeli, early critics of Chicano literature ponder directly or indirectly the question of its quality, worth, and place.

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