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By Sheila Marie Contreras

Runner-up, glossy Language organization Prize in usa Latina and Latino and Chicana and Chicano Literary and Cultural experiences, 2009

Blood strains: fantasy, Indigenism, and Chicana/o Literature examines a wide array of texts that experience contributed to the formation of an indigenous strand of Chicano cultural politics. particularly, this ebook exposes the ethnographic and poetic discourses that formed the aesthetics and stylistics of Chicano nationalism and Chicana feminism. Contreras bargains unique views on writers starting from Alurista and Gloria Anzaldúa to Lorna Dee Cervantes and Alma Luz Villanueva, successfully marking the invocation of a Chicano indigeneity whose foundations and formulations could be associated with U.S. and British modernist writing.

By highlighting intertextualities comparable to these among Anzaldúa and D. H. Lawrence, Contreras opinions the resilience of primitivism within the Mexican borderlands. She questions validated cultural views on "the native," which mockingly problem and reaffirm racialized representations of Indians within the Americas. In doing so, Blood Lines brings a brand new realizing to the contradictory and richly textured literary courting that hyperlinks the initiatives of eu modernism and Anglo-American authors, at the one hand, and the imaginary of the post-revolutionary Mexican country and Chicano/a writers, at the different hand.

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