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The Resource Ends of assimilation : the formation of Chicano literature, John Alba Cutler

Ends of assimilation : the formation of Chicano literature, John Alba Cutler

Label
Ends of assimilation : the formation of Chicano literature
Title
Ends of assimilation
Title remainder
the formation of Chicano literature
Statement of responsibility
John Alba Cutler
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Ends of Assimilation examines how Chicano literature imagines the conditions and costs of cultural change, arguing that its thematic preoccupation with assimilation illuminates the function of literature. John Alba Cutler shows how mid-century sociologists advanced a model of assimilation that ignored the interlinking of race, gender, and sexuality and characterized American culture as homogeneous, stable, and exceptional. He demonstrates how Chicano literary works from the postwar period to the present understand culture as dynamic and self-consciously promote literature as a medium for influencing the direction of cultural change. With original analyses of works by canonical and noncanonical writers--from Américo Paredes, Sandra Cisneros, and Jimmy Santiago Baca to Estela Portillo Trambley, Alfredo Véa, and Patricia Santana--Ends of Assimilation demands that we reevaluate assimilation, literature, and the very language we use to talk about culture.--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cutler, John Alba
Dewey number
810.9/86872
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS153.M4
LC item number
C88 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Assimilation (Sociology) in literature
  • American literature
  • Assimilation (Sociology) in literature
Label
Ends of assimilation : the formation of Chicano literature, John Alba Cutler
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: representing race, producing culture: Chicano/a literature and the sociology of assmilation -- Becoming Mexican-American literature -- Quinto Sol, Chicano/a literature, and the long march through institutions -- Cultural capital and the singularity of literature in Hunger Of Memory and The Rain God -- Lyric subjects, cultures of poverty, and Sandra Cisneros's Wicked Wicked Ways -- Segmented assmilation and Jimmy Santiago Baca's Prison Counterpublics -- Disappeared men: Chicano/a authenticity and the American war in Vietnam -- Conclusion
Control code
889666431
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 275 pages
Isbn
9780190210120
Lccn
2014022443
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)889666431
Label
Ends of assimilation : the formation of Chicano literature, John Alba Cutler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: representing race, producing culture: Chicano/a literature and the sociology of assmilation -- Becoming Mexican-American literature -- Quinto Sol, Chicano/a literature, and the long march through institutions -- Cultural capital and the singularity of literature in Hunger Of Memory and The Rain God -- Lyric subjects, cultures of poverty, and Sandra Cisneros's Wicked Wicked Ways -- Segmented assmilation and Jimmy Santiago Baca's Prison Counterpublics -- Disappeared men: Chicano/a authenticity and the American war in Vietnam -- Conclusion
Control code
889666431
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 275 pages
Isbn
9780190210120
Lccn
2014022443
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)889666431

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