International Perspectives on Chicana/o Studies

International Perspectives on Chicana/o Studies

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This volume examines how the field of Chicana/o studies has developed to become an area of interest to scholars far beyond the United States and Spain. For this reason, the volume includes contributions by a range of international scholars and takes the concept of place as a unifying paradigm. As a way of overcoming borders that are both physical and metaphorical, it seeks to reflect the diversity and range of current scholarship in Chicana/o studies while simultaneously highlighting the diverse and constantly evolving nature of Chicana/o identities and cultures. Various critical and theoretical approaches are evident, from eco-criticism and autoethnography in the first section, to the role of fiction and visual art in exposing injustice in section two, to the discussion of transnational and transcultural exchange with reference to issues as diverse as the teaching of Chicana/o studies in Russia and the relevance of AnzaldAoaa€™s writings to post 9/11 U.S. society.In Zia Summer (1995) Anaya incorporates his realistic view of New Mexican reality, provides a romantic vision of history, ... which has led to the development of mastera#39;s and PhD programs under the rubric of American literary studies open to aanbsp;...

Title:International Perspectives on Chicana/o Studies
Author:Catherine Leen, Niamh Thornton
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-10-15


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