By Michael Dowdy
Dowdy argues transnational Latina/o imaginary has emerged based on neoliberalism—the free-market philosophy that underpins what many within the northern hemisphere discuss with as “globalization.” His paintings examines how poets signify the areas which were “broken” through globalization’s political, financial, and environmental upheavals. Broken Souths locates the roots of the hot imaginary in 1968, whilst the Mexican scholar stream crested and the Chicano and Nuyorican activities emerged within the usa. It theorizes that Latina/o poetics negotiates tensions among the past due Sixties’ oppositional, collective identities and the current day’s radical individualisms and discourses of assimilation, together with the “post-colonial,” “post-national,” and “post-revolutionary.” Dowdy is very drawn to how Latina/o poetics reframes debates in cultural experiences and significant geography at the relation among position, area, and nature.
Broken Souths gains discussions of Latina/o writers reminiscent of Victor Hernández Cruz, Martín Espada, Juan Felipe Herrera, Guillermo Verdecchia, Marcos McPeek Villatoro, Maurice Kilwein Guevara, Judith Ortiz Cofer, Jack Agüeros, Marjorie Agosín, Valerie Martínez, and Ariel Dorfman, along discussions of influential Latin American writers, together with Roberto Bolaño, Ernesto Cardenal, David Huerta, José Emilio Pacheco, and Raúl Zurita.
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