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A new conceptual lexicon challenges the colonizing discourses that traditionally represent Latinas/os.

Synopsis:

Tropicalization, as the editors define it, "means to trope, to imbue a particular space, geography, group, or nation with a set of traits, images, and values" that are circulated and perpetuated through official texts, history, literature, and the media. With bold strokes, this collection outlines how dominant Anglo cultures have, through traditional colonizing discourses, constructed Latin American and Latinas/os in the US. It also examines how Latina/o writers and artists have internalized, appropriated, and transformed these hegemonic definitions. Focusing on literary and aesthetic production, essays explore topics such as the imbalance of power in the trans-cultural relationship, gender-based myths about Latin America and Latina/o sexuality, tensions inherent in contact zones between cultures, and the tropicalization of Cuba from within the US.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780874518177
Editor:
Aparicio, Francis R.
Editor:
Chavez-Silverman, Susana
Editor:
Aparicio, Francis R.
Editor:
Chavez-Silverman, Susana
Author:
Aparicio, Francis R.
Publisher:
Dartmouth
Location:
Hanover, NH :
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Latin america
Subject:
Ethnic Studies
Subject:
Ethnicity
Subject:
Tropics
Subject:
Acculturation
Subject:
Latin americans
Subject:
Latin Americans -- Cultural assimilation.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - General
Subject:
Latin America - General
Subject:
Ethnicity -- Latin America.
Subject:
Latin Americans -- Ethnic identity.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references.
Series:
Reencounters with colonialism--new perspectives on the Americas
Series Volume:
104-795
Publication Date:
19970531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
238
Dimensions:
8.94x5.99x.73 in. .79 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Tropicalization, as the editors define it, "means to trope, to imbue a particular space, geography, group, or nation with a set of traits, images, and values" that are circulated and perpetuated through official texts, history, literature, and the media. With bold strokes, this collection outlines how dominant Anglo cultures have, through traditional colonizing discourses, constructed Latin American and Latinas/os in the US. It also examines how Latina/o writers and artists have internalized, appropriated, and transformed these hegemonic definitions. Focusing on literary and aesthetic production, essays explore topics such as the imbalance of power in the trans-cultural relationship, gender-based myths about Latin America and Latina/o sexuality, tensions inherent in contact zones between cultures, and the tropicalization of Cuba from within the US.
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