Collective Identity and Cultural Resistance in Contemporary Chicana/o Autobiography

  • Juan Velasco

Part of the Literatures of the Americas book series (LOA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Juan Velasco
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  3. Juan Velasco
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 207-236

About this book


The first book length study of this genre, Collective Identity and Cultural Resistance in Contemporary Chicana/o Autobiography facilitates new understandings of how people and cultures are displaced and reinvent themselves. Through the examination of visual arts and literature, Juan Velasco analyzes the space for self-expression that gave way to a new paradigm in contemporary Chicana/o autobiography. By bringing together self-representation with complex theoretical work around culture, ethnicity, race, gender, sex, and nationality, this work is at the crossroads of intersectional analysis and engages with scholarship on the creation of cross-border communities, the liberatory dimensions of cultural survival, and the reclaiming of new art fashioned against the mechanisms of violence that Mexican-Americans have endured.


1 Chicano/a studies 2 Latino/a studies 3 Autobiography 4 Ethnic literature 5 Border studies America arts cross-border fiction history of literature literature North America twentieth century visual arts World Literature

Authors and affiliations

  • Juan Velasco
    • 1
  1. 1.Santa Clara University Santa ClaraUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Literature, Cultural and Media Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-59771-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-59540-9
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