José David Saldívar

Trans-Americanity: Subaltern Modernities, Global Coloniality, and the Cultures of Greater Mexico

(First Published)

Main Details
Author José David Saldívar
Publisher Duke University Press
First Published
Identifying Codes
ISBN 13 9780822350835
Format Paperback
Page Count 304 pages
Language English
Chapters Preface: Americanity Otherwise ix

Acknowledgments xxix

1. Unsettling Race, Coloniality, and Caste in Anzaldúa's Borderlands/La Frontera, Martínez's Parrot in the Oven, and Roy's The God of Small Things 1

2. Migratory Locations: Subaltern Modernity and José Martí's Trans-American Cultural Criticism 31

3. Looking Awry at the War of 1898: Theodore Roosevelt versus Miguel Barnet and Esteban Montejo 57

4. In Search of the "Mexican Elvis": Border Matters, Americanity, and Post–State-centric Thinking 75

5. Making U.S. Democracy Surreal: Political Race, Transmodern Realism, and the Miner's Canary 90

6. The Outernational Origins of Chicano/a Literature: Paredes's Asian-Pacific Routes and Hinojosa's Cuban Casa de las Américas Roots 123

7. Transnationalism Contested: On Sandra Cisnero's The House on Mango Street and Caramelo or Puro Cuento 152

Appendix: On the Borderlands of U.S. Empire: The Limitations of Geography, Ideology, and Discipline 183

Notes 213

References 239

Index 257


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