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Postmodern Cross-Culturalism and Politicization in U.S. Latina Literature

From Ana Castillo to Julia Alvarez

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Fatima Mujcinovic

Employing a comparative and cross-ethnic approach, this book provides a sophisticated literary and cultural analysis of texts by Mexican American, Puerto Rican, Cuban American, and Dominican American women writers. As she engages contemporary feminist, political, postcolonial, and psychoanalytic theory, Fatima Mujčinović investigates how selected U.S. Latina narratives have proposed a rethinking of minority subject positioning under the postmodern conditions of cultural hybridization, gender objectification, political oppression, and geographic displacement. In its emphasis on gendered, diasporic, exilic, and geopolitical identities, this book specifically examines works by Ana Castillo, Cristina García, Graciela Limón, Demetria Martínez, Rosario Morales, Aurora Levins Morales, Judith Ortiz Cofer, Helena María Viramontes, and Julia Alvarez.