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Accessible Citizenships: Disability, Nation, and the Cultural Politics of Greater Mexico (Hardback)

Julie Avril Minich

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ISBN 10: 1439910693 / ISBN 13: 9781439910696
Edité par Temple University Press,U.S., United States, 2013
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Language: English . Brand New Book. Accessible Citizenships examines Chicana/o cultural representations that conceptualize political community through images of disability. Working against the assumption that disability is a metaphor for social decay or political crisis, Julie Avril Minich analyzes literature, film, and visual art post-1980 in which representations of non-normative bodies work to expand our understanding of what it means to belong to a political community. Minich shows how queer writers like Arturo Islas and Cherr u00ede Moraga have reconceptualized Chicano nationalism through disability images. She further addresses how the U.S.-Mexico border and disabled bodies restrict freedom and movement. Finally, she confronts the changing role of the nation-state in the face of neoliberalism as depicted in novels by Ana Castillo and Cecile Pineda. Accessible Citizenships illustrates how these works gesture towards less exclusionary forms of citizenship and nationalism. Minich boldly argues that the corporeal images used to depict national belonging have important consequences for how the rights and benefits of citizenship are understood and distributed. A volume in the American Literatures Initiative. N° de réf. du libraire AAJ9781439910696

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Accessible Citizenships examines Chicana/o cultural representations that conceptualize political community through images of disability. Working against the assumption that disability is a metaphor for social decay or political crisis, Julie Avril Minich analyzes literature, film, and visual art post-1980 in which representations of non-normative bodies work to expand our understanding of what it means to belong to a political community.   Minich shows how queer writers like Arturo Islas and Cherríe Moraga have reconceptualized Chicano nationalism through disability images. She further addresses how the U.S.-Mexico border and disabled bodies restrict freedom and movement. Finally, she confronts the changing role of the nation-state in the face of neoliberalism as depicted in novels by Ana Castillo and Cecile Pineda.    Accessible Citizenships illustrates how these works gesture towards less exclusionary forms of citizenship and nationalism. Minich boldly argues that the corporeal images used to depict national belonging have important consequences for how the rights and benefits of citizenship are understood and distributed.

A volume in the American Literatures Initiative

A propos de l'auteur: Julie Avril Minich is Assistant Professor of English, with concurrent appointments in the Center for Mexican American Studies and the Center for Women and Gender Studies, at the University of Texas at Austin.

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Titre : Accessible Citizenships: Disability, Nation,...

Éditeur : Temple University Press,U.S., United States

Date d'édition : 2013

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre : New

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