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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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Performing the National Other

Performing the National Other

Visual and Sonic Passing

(Paco, Ignacio)

(p.135) 8. Performing the National Other
Negotiating Latinidad

Frances R. Aparicio

University of Illinois Press

Expanding on chapter 7’s discussion of passing as “rhetoric”, this chapter analyzes the strategic performances of Puerto Ricanness within dominant Mexican communities. Focusing on the anecdotes of two MexiRicans who resisted the pressure to Mexicanize through self-differentiation, as well as on the public celebrations of Latino ethnicities in Chicago, I argue for the productive meanings of identity as performance. Examining the visual and sonic aspects that inform the performance of the Puerto Rican minor nationality within Mexican communities, the chapter evinces how performing a national identity can also be strategic and a gesture of resistance to the dominant Mexican community in Latino Chicago.

Keywords:   identity, performance, clothing, body, reggaeton, othering

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