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Chicana/o and Latina/o Fiction: The New Memory of Latinidad

Ylce Irizarry


This book moves beyond literature that prioritizes assimilation to examine how contemporary fiction depicts being Cuban, Dominican, Mexican, or Puerto Rican within Chicana/o and Latina/o America. The book establishes four dominant categories of narrative—loss, reclamation, fracture, and new memory—that address immigration, gender and sexuality, cultural nationalisms, and neocolonialism. As it shows, narrative concerns have moved away from the weathered notions of arrival and assimilation. Contemporary Chicana/o and Latina/o literatures instead tell stories that have little, if anything, to do ... More

Keywords: contemporary fiction, Cuban, Dominican, Mexican, Puerto Rican, immigration, gender, sexuality, cultural nationalisms, neo-colonialism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780252039911
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252039911.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ylce Irizarry, author
University of South Florida