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Two Narratives of Memories Between Borders: The Flourishing of a Transnational Identity

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Abstract

The formation of an identity in the imaginary and physical space of the Borderlands for years has been defined as ‘bicultural.’ However, nowadays identity cannot be explained within a dualist connotation, but in ‘pluricultural’ meaningfulness. The continuous exchanges and interactions of spaces and ideologies that globalization and modernity entail allow the creation of new spaces and subjectivities where identity is now known as transnational which in turn permits us to analyze hegemonic texts through new perceptions of identities and social realities. This article illustrates how Francisco Jiménez and Elia Hatfield, newer Chicano/Latino authors, present the development of new multifaceted transnational practices along the Borderlands.

Keywords

Identity/ies Borderlands Pluricultural Globalization Modernity Social realities Multifaceted transnational 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.California State University San MarcosSan MarcosUSA

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