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Chicana Narrative Beyond the Borderlands

Transnational and Transcultural American Studies are interested in dynamics that do not simply propel contact between geographical and cultural spaces but transcend conceptual boundaries and physical borders in a globalized world. Firmly positioned within these theoretical fields, this book suggests a reading of Chicana Narrative that goes beyond established scholarly particularizations such as "ethnic minority writing." Instead, in a creative application of Ken Plummer's vision of a "Sociology of Stories," it makes a case for flexible, unfinalizable narrative chains that link  human stories across genres, times and spaces. Narrowing this global scope to Chicana Narrative outlines a chain of narrative resistance that begins with Gloria Anzaldúa's seminal text Borderlands/La Frontera. This book contents that motifs introduced by Anzaldúa in 1987 continue to be featured in works by Chicana authors Ana Castillo, Sandra Cisneros and Michele Serros, and are ultimately addressed at communities of support worldwide.

Volume 13 of the series Inter-American Studies/Estudios Interamericanos copublished by Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier and Bilingual Press/Editorial Bilingüe.

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About the series Inter-American Studies/Estudios Interamericanos

Copublished by WVT Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier and Bilingual Press in collaboration with the International Association of Inter-American Studies, this interdisciplinary series creates a forum for a critical academic dialogue between North and South on the cultures, societies, and histories of the Americas, promoting an inter-American paradigm that shifts the scholarly focus from methodological nationalism to the wider context of the Western Hemisphere.


Julia Andres
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