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Conclusion: Interrelationality

  • Juan Velasco
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Part of the Literatures of the Americas book series (LOA)

Abstract

This chapter, addresses why the study of Chicana/o autobiography is important for the twenty-first century. By ending the book with Reyna Grande’s The Distance between Us: A Memoir, readers will understand the way automitografias help to illuminate the past, the way cultures move from one place to another, and the creation of a new space of representation that questions the effects of invisibility in our everyday lives and future.

The multiple associations created around self-representation, postnationalism, transnation, and trans-Americanity, and its interconnections with communal expression and identity, allow for new cultural expressions where Chicana/o automitografia becomes a source for empowerment in the new century.

Keywords

Umbilical Cord National Identity Child Labor Unnatural Boundary Sexist Double Standard 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Juan Velasco
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  1. 1.Santa Clara UniversitySanta ClaraUSA

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