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By Frederick Luis Aldama

Common conceptions permeating U.S. ethnic queer concept are likely to confuse aesthetics with real-world acts and politics. frequently Chicano/a representations of homosexual and lesbian stories in literature and movie are analyzed easily as propaganda. The cognitive, emotional, and narrational materials (that is, the subject material and the formal characteristics) of these representations are usually diminished to a priori agendas that emphasize a politics of difference.

In this ebook, Frederick Luis Aldama follows a completely varied procedure. He investigates the ways that race and gay/lesbian sexuality intersect and function in Chicano/a literature and picture whereas taking into complete account their creative nature and for this reason the categorical type of paintings invested in them. additionally, Aldama frames his analyses inside of brand new higher (globalized) context of postcolonial literary and filmic canons that search to normalize heterosexual identification and event. during the publication, Aldama applies his leading edge method of throw new mild at the paintings of authors Arturo Islas, Richard Rodriguez, John Rechy, Ana Castillo, and Sheila Ortiz Taylor, in addition to that of movie director Edward James Olmos. In doing so, Aldama goals to combine and deepen Chicano literary and filmic experiences inside of a comparative point of view. Aldama's strange juxtapositions of narrative fabrics and cultural personae, and his premise that literature and movie produce fictional examples of a social and historic truth interested by ethnic and sexual concerns principally unresolved, make this e-book suitable to quite a lot of readers.

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