Brown on Brown: Chicano/a Representations of Gender, by Frederick Luis Aldama

By Frederick Luis Aldama

Common conceptions permeating U.S. ethnic queer conception are likely to confuse aesthetics with real-world acts and politics. usually Chicano/a representations of homosexual and lesbian stories in literature and movie are analyzed easily as propaganda. The cognitive, emotional, and narrational parts (that is, the subject material and the formal qualities) 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 diversified process. He investigates the ways that race and gay/lesbian sexuality intersect and function in Chicano/a literature and movie whereas taking into complete account their creative nature and as a result the categorical form of paintings invested in them. additionally, Aldama frames his analyses inside of brand new greater (globalized) context of postcolonial literary and filmic canons that search to normalize heterosexual id and adventure. through the e-book, 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 stories 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 occupied with ethnic and sexual concerns principally unresolved, make this e-book appropriate to a variety of readers.

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