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Post-Borderlandia : Chicana Literature and Gender Variant Critique - by T. Jackie Cuevas (Hardcover)

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Bringing Chicana/o studies into conversation with queer theory and transgender studies, Post-Borderlandia examines why gender variance is such a core theme in contemporary Chicana and Chicanx narratives. It considers how Chicana butch lesbians and Chicanx trans people are not only challenging heteropatriarchal norms, but also departing from mainstream conceptions of queerness and gender identification.  

Expanding on Gloria Anzaldúa’s classic formulation of the Chicana as transformer of the “borderlands,” Jackie Cuevas explores how a new generation of Chicanx writers, performers, and filmmakers are imagining a “post-borderlands” subjectivity, where shifting national, racial, class, sexual, and gender identifications produce complex power dynamics. In addition, Cuevas offers fresh archival analysis of the Chicana feminist canon to reveal how queer gender variance has always been crucial to this literary tradition. 
Number of Pages: 169
Genre: Literary Criticism, Social Science
Series Title: Latinidad: Transnational Cultures in the United States
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Rutgers Univ Pr
Author: T. Jackie Cuevas
Language: English
Street Date: March 28, 2018
TCIN: 53473860
UPC: 9780813594538
Item Number (DPCI): 248-71-6923
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