As the Latino/a World Turns: The Literary and Cultural Production of Transnational Latinidades

  • Ana Patricia Rodríguez

Focusing on what has been called and critiqued as the Latino/a cultural and literary “boom,” this chapter explores the transnationalization of the Latino cultural imaginary and the production of more diverse Latinidades in the United States in the watershed decades of the 1980s and 1990s. Particular attention is paid to the intervention and impact of texts associated with the U.S. Latino/a cultural boom, whose condition of possibility was predicated and grounded in the context of increasing Latino immigration from Latin America and massive demographic shifts in the United States. These factors contributed not only to making Latinos/as one of the largest and most diverse ethnic populations in the United States but also to the cultural reconfiguration and expansion of Latino/a identities in the 20th and 21st centuries.


Cultural Production Social Inequity Publisher Weekly Latin American Immigrant Culture Clash 
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  • Ana Patricia Rodríguez
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  1. 1.Department of Spanish and PortugueseUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA

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