Disrupting Savagism: Intersecting Chicana/o, Mexican Immigrant, and Native American Struggles for Self-Representation

Disrupting Savagism: Intersecting Chicana/o, Mexican Immigrant, and Native American Struggles for Self-Representation

Disrupting Savagism Intersecting Chicana o Mexican Immigrant and Native American Struggles for Self Representation Colonial discourse in the United States has tended to criminalize pathologize and depict as savage not only Native Americans but Mexican immigrants indigenous peoples in Mexico and Chicanas os as

  • Title: Disrupting Savagism: Intersecting Chicana/o, Mexican Immigrant, and Native American Struggles for Self-Representation
  • Author: Arturo J. Aldama
  • ISBN: 9780822327486
  • Page: 170
  • Format: Paperback
  • Colonial discourse in the United States has tended to criminalize, pathologize, and depict as savage not only Native Americans but Mexican immigrants, indigenous peoples in Mexico, and Chicanas os as well While postcolonial studies of the past few decades have focused on how these ethnicities have been constructed by others, Disrupting Savagism reveals how each group, inColonial discourse in the United States has tended to criminalize, pathologize, and depict as savage not only Native Americans but Mexican immigrants, indigenous peoples in Mexico, and Chicanas os as well While postcolonial studies of the past few decades have focused on how these ethnicities have been constructed by others, Disrupting Savagism reveals how each group, in turn, has actively attempted to create for itself a social and textual space in which certain negative prevailing discourses are neutralized and rendered ineffective Arturo J Aldama begins by presenting a genealogy of the term savage, looking in particular at the work of American ethnologist Lewis Henry Morgan and a sixteenth century debate between Juan Gin s de Sep lveda and Bartolom de las Casas Aldama then turns to contemporary narratives, examining ethnography, fiction, autobiography, and film to illuminate the historical ideologies and ethnic perspectives that contributed to identity formation over the centuries These works include anthropologist Manuel Gamio s The Mexican Immigrant His Life Story, Leslie Marmon Silko s Ceremony, Gloria Anzald a s Borderlands La Frontera, and Miguel Arteta s film Star Maps By using these varied genres to investigate the complex politics of racialized, subaltern, feminist, and diasporic identities, Aldama reveals the unique epistemic logic of hybrid and mestiza o cultural productions The transcultural perspective of Disrupting Savagism will interest scholars of feminist postcolonial processes in the United States, as well as students of Latin American, Native American, and literary studies.

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    Academically rigorous and well written. This text is a great primer in approaching the intersections of Native American and Chicana feminism. Though not geared to the beginner in the field of Chicana feminism and Southwestern Latino culture, it is worth the effort.

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