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Extinct Lands, Temporal Geographies [electronic resource] : Chicana Literature and the Urgency of Space

By: Brady, Mary Pat.
Contributor(s): Mignolo, Walter D | Silverblatt, Irene | Saldívar-Hull, Sonia.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Latin America Otherwise: Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2002Description: 1 online resource (289 p.).ISBN: 9780822383864.Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Extinct Lands, Temporal Geographies : Chicana Literature and the Urgency of SpaceDDC classification: 810.9/9287/0896872 LOC classification: PS153.M4.B69 2002Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Razing Arizona; 2 Double-Crossing la Frontera Nómada; 3 Intermarginalia: Chicana/a Spatiality and Sexuality in the Work of Gloria Anzaldúa and Terri de la Peña; 4 Sandra Cisneros's Contrapuntal ''Geographyof Scars''; 5 ''Against the Nostalgia for the Whole and the One'': Cherríe Moraga, Aztlán, and the Spatiality of Memory; 6 ''War Again, or Somesuch'': Narrating the Scaleand Scope of Narcospatiality; Conclusion: Spelunking through the Interstices; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary: Examines how Chicana literature -- its narrative techniques, stylistic conventions, plot dilemmas and resolutions -- interrogate the multiple ways space and social relations constitute each other.
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Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Razing Arizona; 2 Double-Crossing la Frontera Nómada; 3 Intermarginalia: Chicana/a Spatiality and Sexuality in the Work of Gloria Anzaldúa and Terri de la Peña; 4 Sandra Cisneros's Contrapuntal ''Geographyof Scars''; 5 ''Against the Nostalgia for the Whole and the One'': Cherríe Moraga, Aztlán, and the Spatiality of Memory; 6 ''War Again, or Somesuch'': Narrating the Scaleand Scope of Narcospatiality; Conclusion: Spelunking through the Interstices; Notes; Bibliography; Index

Examines how Chicana literature -- its narrative techniques, stylistic conventions, plot dilemmas and resolutions -- interrogate the multiple ways space and social relations constitute each other.

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CHOICE Review

Brady (Cornell Univ.) offers an intelligent and scholarly consideration of the borderlands of the US and Mexico. Her personal experience of Douglas, Arizona, is put to good use in this examination of the role of space, body, and memory in Mexican American writing. Brady, who has an excellent theoretical background, uses the work of Henri Lefebvre on space and Gloria Anzaldua on borderlands in her analysis of literary texts. Besides Anzaldua, she discusses authors such as Cherrie Moraga, Sandra Cisneros, and Terri de la Pe^D na. Theory never overshadows text in this study, and Grady uses her good historical understanding of occurrences like the Gadsden Purchase, a deal that used a mapping mistake as the basis for the appropriation of southern Arizona at a low price, to supplement theory. Chicana/o scholars have had little to say about Arizona, which means that Brady has filled a real gap. Her book is a fine complement to Miguel R. Lopez's study of Ricardo Sanchez in Chicano Timespace (CH, Jul'01) and to Arturo J. Aldama and Naomi H. Qui^D nonez's collection, Decolonial Voices (CH, Nov'02). She provides extensive documentation, including interesting footnotes and a long bibliography. A strong addition to Chicana/o studies. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through faculty. B. Almon University of Alberta

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<p>Mary Pat Brady is Assistant Professor of English at Cornell University.</p>

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