Bodies at War: Genealogies of Militarism in Chicana by Belinda Linn Rincón

By Belinda Linn Rincón

In the wake of U.S. army intervention in a foreign country and collapsing household economies, students have became their cognizance to neoliberalism and militarization, ideological and fabric initiatives which are frequently handled as coincident, although no longer interdependent. Bodies at War examines neoliberal militarism, a time period that indicates the complicated ways that neoliberalism and militarism interanimate one another as they naturalize dis/empowering notions of masculinity and femininity, regulate democratic practices, and circumscribe the that means of citizenship and nationwide belonging.

Bodies at War examines the increase of neoliberal militarism from the early Nineteen Seventies to the current and its transformation of political, financial, and social relatives. It charts neoliberal militarism’s effect on democratic practices, fiscal guidelines, notions of citizenship, race family members, and gender norms by means of concentrating on how those alterations impact the Chicana/o group and, extra particularly, on the way it shapes and is formed by way of Chicana our bodies. The booklet increases vital questions about the cultural legacies of conflict and the gendering of violence—topics that stretch throughout a number of disciplinary fields of inquiry, together with cultural and media reports. It attracts cognizance to the connection among warfare and society, to neoliberal militarism’s damaging social impression, and to the way forward for Latina soldiering. via Chicana paintings, activism, and writing, Rincón bargains a visionary starting place for an antiwar feminist politic.

 

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