Decolonial Voices: Chicana and Chicano Cultural Studies in by Arturo J. Aldama, Naomi Quinonez

By Arturo J. Aldama, Naomi Quinonez

The interdisciplinary essays in Decolonial Voices speak about racialized, subaltern, feminist, and diasporic identities and the cultured politics of hybrid and mestiza/o cultural productions. This assortment represents a number of key instructions within the box: First, it charts how subaltern cultural productions of the US/ Mexico borderlands converse to the intersections of "local," "hemispheric," and "globalized" energy family of the border imaginary. moment, it recovers the Mexican women's and Chicana literary and cultural heritages which were overlooked through Euro-American canons and patriarchal exclusionary practices. It additionally expands the box in postnationalist instructions via growing an interethnic, comparative, and transnational discussion among Chicana and Chicano, African American, Mexican feminist, and U.S. local American cultural vocabularies. members contain Norma Alarc?n, Arturo J. Aldama, Frederick Luis Aldama, Cordelia Ch?vez Candelaria, Alejandra Elenes, Ram?n Garcia, Mar?a Herrera-Sobek, Patricia Penn Hilden, Gaye T. M. Johnson, Alberto Ledesma, Pancho McFarland, Amelia Mar?a de l. a. Luz Montes, Laura Elisa P?rez, Naomi Qui?onez, Sarah Ramirez, Rolando J. Romero, Delberto Dario Ruiz, Vicki Ruiz, Jos? David Sald?var, Anna Sandoval, and Jonathan Xavier Inda.

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19 The Conquest of America: The Question of the Other (1984), by Bulgarian linguist and critic Tzvetan Todorov, is a landmark study of the ideological justi¤cations and methods of the conquest of the Américas which resulted in the horri¤c genocide of over 90 percent of the indigenous populations: Over seventy million died between 1500 and 1650 due to direct murder and warfare, slavery and work conditions, and the “microbe shock” of diseases unknown in the Americas, smallpox, syphilis, and cholera (133–137).

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Powers of Horror: An Essay on Abjection (1982), by the proli¤c psychoanalytic feminist scholar Julia Kristeva, argues that abjection, the most extreme form of otherization, is the process that expulses, then mutilates, de¤les, and desecrates anything that is deemed alien and opposed to the “I” of the Self: “Abjection, on the other hand, is immoral, sinister, scheming and shady: a terror that dissembles, a hatred that smiles, a passion that uses the body for barter instead of in®aming it, a debtor who sells you up, a friend who stabs you” (4).

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