The Latino Body: Crisis Identities in American Literary and Cultural Memory (Sexual Cultures #15) (Paperback)

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The Latino Body tells the story of the United States Latino body politic and its relation to the state: how the state configures Latino subjects and how Latino subjects have in turn altered the state. L zaro Lima charts the interrelated groups that define themselves as Latinos and examines how these groups have responded to calls for unity and nationally shared conceptions of American cultural identity. He contends that their responses, in times of cultural or political crisis, have given rise to profound cultural transformations, enabling the so-called "Latino subject" to emerge.
Analyzing a variety of cultural, literary, artistic, and popular texts from the nineteenth century to the present, Lima dissects the ways in which the Latino body has been imagined, dismembered, and reimagined anew, providing one of the first comprehensive accounts of the construction of Latino cultural identity in the United States.

About the Author


Lazaro Lima is Associate Professor of Spanish and Latino studies at Bryn Mawr College. His website can be found at www.lazarolima.com.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780814752159
ISBN-10: 0814752152
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication Date: August 1st, 2007
Pages: 231
Language: English
Series: Sexual Cultures