The Trouble(s) with Unity: Performative Latinidades Between Culture and Politics

  • Ricardo L. OrtizEmail author
Part of the Literatures of the Americas book series (LOA)


Using work published over the first decade of the twenty-first century by scholars John Beverley and Cristina Beltrán, “The Trouble(s) with Unity” opens the larger discussion by accounting for US latinidad as a demographic, historical, political, and cultural formation, one better characterized by fluidity, heterogeneity, unevenness, and nonidentity than by any more conventional, categorical, essentialist or in any other way fixed identitarian logics.


Latinidad Latinx Latinamericanism Identity Performativity Politics 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EnglishGeorgetown UniversityGeorgetownUSA

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