Accessible Citizenships: Disability, Nation, and the by Julie Avril Minich

By Julie Avril Minich

Accessible Citizenships examines Chicana/o cultural representations that conceptualize political neighborhood via photographs of incapacity. operating opposed to the belief that incapacity is a metaphor for social decay or political difficulty, Julie Avril Minich analyzes literature, movie, and visible paintings post-1980 within which representations of non-normative our bodies paintings to extend our figuring out of what it skill to belong to a political community.

 

Minich exhibits how queer writers like Arturo Islas and Cherríe Moraga have reconceptualized Chicano nationalism via incapacity photographs. She additional addresses how the U.S.-Mexico border and disabled our bodies limit freedom and flow. eventually, she confronts the altering position of the geographical region within the face of neoliberalism as depicted in novels through Ana Castillo and Cecile Pineda. 

 

Accessible Citizenships illustrates how those works gesture in the direction of much less exclusionary types of citizenship and nationalism. Minich boldly argues that the corporeal pictures used to depict nationwide belonging have vital effects for the way the rights and advantages of citizenship are understood and distributed.

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