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The Resource The other Latin@ : writing against a singular identity, edited by Blas Falconer and Lorraine M. López

The other Latin@ : writing against a singular identity, edited by Blas Falconer and Lorraine M. López

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The other Latin@ : writing against a singular identity
Title
The other Latin@
Title remainder
writing against a singular identity
Statement of responsibility
edited by Blas Falconer and Lorraine M. López
Title variation
  • Other Latino
  • Other Latina
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • ""The stereotype spells death to the imagination by shrinking all possibilities to one. Generalizations encourage us to stop considering what can be."-- from the Introduction. The sheer number of different ethnic groups and cultures in the United States makes it tempting to classify them according to broad stereotypes, ignoring their unique and changing identities. Because of their growing diversity within the United States, Latinas and Latinos face this problem in their everyday lives. With cultural roots in Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, or a variety of other locales, Hispanic-origin people in the United States are too often consigned to a single category. With this book Blas Falconer and Lorraine M. López set out to change this. The other Latino is a diverse collection of essays written by some of the best emerging and established contemporary writers of Latin origin to help answer the question: How can we treat U.S. Latina and Latino literature as a definable whole while acknowledging the many shifting identities within their cultures? By telling their own stories, these authors illuminate the richness of their cultural backgrounds while adding a unique perspective to Latina and Latino literature. This book sheds light on the dangers of abandoning identity by accepting cultural stereotypes and ignoring diversity within diversity. These contributors caution against judging literature based on the race of the author and lament the use of the term Hispanic to erase individuality. Honestly addressing difficult issues, this book will greatly contribute to a better understanding of Latina and Latino literature and identity"--
  • ""The stereotype spells death to the imagination by shrinking all possibilities to one. Generalizations encourage us to stop considering what can be."--The Introduction The sheer number of different ethnic groups and cultures in the United States makes it tempting to classify them according to broad stereotypes, ignoring their unique and changing identities. Because of their growing diversity within the United States, Latinas and Latinos face this problem in their everyday lives. With cultural roots in Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, or a variety of other locales, Hispanic-origin people in the United States are too often consigned to a single category. With this book Blas Falconer and Lorraine M. López set out to change this. The other Latino is a diverse collection of essays written by some of the best emerging and established contemporary writers of Latin origin to help answer the question: How can we treat U.S. Latina and Latino literature as a definable whole while acknowledging the many shifting identities within their cultures? By telling their own stories, these authors illuminate the richness of their cultural backgrounds while adding a unique perspective to Latina and Latino literature. This book sheds light on the dangers of abandoning identity by accepting cultural stereotypes and ignoring diversity within diversity. These contributors caution against judging literature based on the race of the author and lament the use of the term Hispanic to erase individuality. Honestly addressing difficult issues, this book will greatly contribute to a better understanding of Latina and Latino literature and identity"--
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DLC
Dewey number
810.9/868073
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS153.H56
LC item number
O74 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1956-
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  • Falconer, Blas
  • López, Lorraine
Series statement
Camino del sol
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  • American literature
  • Identity (Philosophical concept) in literature
  • Stereotypes (Social psychology) in literature
  • Characters and characteristics in literature
  • Hispanic Americans
Label
The other Latin@ : writing against a singular identity, edited by Blas Falconer and Lorraine M. López
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Stephanie Elizondo Griest
  • Love, prejudice, and Latinidad
  • Carla Trujillo
  • Coyotes
  • Alex Espinoza
  • A Latinidad litmus test
  • Teresa Dovalpage
  • When we were Spanish
  • Lorraine M. López
  • My word hunger
  • Foreword
  • Judith Ortiz Cofer
  • Jotonovela
  • Erasmo Guerra
  • Island of bones
  • Joy Castro
  • Aesthetics and theme : time and place (with an afterword on polemics)
  • Steven Cordova
  • What we write about when we write about gangs
  • Daniel Chacón
  • Latte no! Notes on a (late) Latino awakening
  • William Luis
  • Urayoán Noel
  • "I don't write about Cuba"
  • Helena Mesa
  • The child in the house
  • Gina Franco
  • A meditation on the experience and aesthetics of the other Rican
  • Blas Falconer
  • Curative poetics
  • Maria Melendez
  • Chola de los hinterlands
  • Introduction
  • Carmen Giménez Smith
  • My Emily Gore : Freudian obsessions, biculturalism, and autobiographical poetry
  • Peter Ramos
  • Fringe poetics
  • Gabe Gomez
  • La página roja
  • Lucha Corpi
  • Afterword
  • William Luis
  • Blas Falconer,
  • Lorraine M. López
  • The long road home
  • Lisa D. Chávez
  • Latina enough
Control code
ocn713192629
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 161 pages
Isbn
9780816528677
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011034940
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(Sirsi) 1477704
Label
The other Latin@ : writing against a singular identity, edited by Blas Falconer and Lorraine M. López
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Stephanie Elizondo Griest
  • Love, prejudice, and Latinidad
  • Carla Trujillo
  • Coyotes
  • Alex Espinoza
  • A Latinidad litmus test
  • Teresa Dovalpage
  • When we were Spanish
  • Lorraine M. López
  • My word hunger
  • Foreword
  • Judith Ortiz Cofer
  • Jotonovela
  • Erasmo Guerra
  • Island of bones
  • Joy Castro
  • Aesthetics and theme : time and place (with an afterword on polemics)
  • Steven Cordova
  • What we write about when we write about gangs
  • Daniel Chacón
  • Latte no! Notes on a (late) Latino awakening
  • William Luis
  • Urayoán Noel
  • "I don't write about Cuba"
  • Helena Mesa
  • The child in the house
  • Gina Franco
  • A meditation on the experience and aesthetics of the other Rican
  • Blas Falconer
  • Curative poetics
  • Maria Melendez
  • Chola de los hinterlands
  • Introduction
  • Carmen Giménez Smith
  • My Emily Gore : Freudian obsessions, biculturalism, and autobiographical poetry
  • Peter Ramos
  • Fringe poetics
  • Gabe Gomez
  • La página roja
  • Lucha Corpi
  • Afterword
  • William Luis
  • Blas Falconer,
  • Lorraine M. López
  • The long road home
  • Lisa D. Chávez
  • Latina enough
Control code
ocn713192629
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 161 pages
Isbn
9780816528677
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011034940
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(Sirsi) 1477704

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