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Negotiating LatinidadIntralatina/o Lives in Chicago$
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Frances R. Aparicio

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780252042690

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: May 2020

DOI: 10.5622/illinois/9780252042690.001.0001

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Passing for Mexican

Passing for Mexican

Relational Identities in Latina/o Chicago

(Diana, Milagros, Silvia, Linda)

Chapter:
(p.117) 7. Passing for Mexican
Source:
Negotiating Latinidad
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Frances R. Aparicio

Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252042690.003.0008

This chapter focuses on the relational and situational aspects of Intralatino/a identity constructions in Chicago, examining specific acts of passing as Mexican, the dominant Latino community in this city. Redefining “passing” as “rhetoric” rather than cultural betrayal, I examine the anecdotes of Mexiricans, MexiGuatemalans, and a Salvadoran/Puerto Rican who grew up in a Mexican neighborhood. I identify three forms of Mexicanization in Chicago and discuss the ways in which those who are partially Mexican or not Mexican at all feel pressured to publicly identify as Mexican. I conclude noting that the intimate affective conflicts of each family inform and contradict the public perceptions of Intralatino/as as always already Mexicanized.

Keywords:   passing, Mexicanization, identity

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