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LINGUIST List 17.862

Tue Mar 21 2006

Books: Discourse Analysis/Socioling: Cantero

Editor for this issue: Maria Moreno-Rollins <marialinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Ulrich Lueders, Language and Identity in Chicano/Latino Discourse: Cantero

Message 1: Language and Identity in Chicano/Latino Discourse: Cantero
Date: 16-Mar-2006
From: Ulrich Lueders <lincom.europat-online.de>
Subject: Language and Identity in Chicano/Latino Discourse: Cantero

Title: Language and Identity in Chicano/Latino Discourse
Subtitle: Lenguaje e identidad en el discurso chicano/latino
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in Language and Culture 01
Published: 2006
Publisher: Lincom GmbH

Author: Monica Cantero, Drew University
Paperback: ISBN: 3895864870 Pages: 200 Price: Europe EURO 62
Paperback: ISBN: 3895864870 Pages: 200 Price: U.S. $ 75.64
Paperback: ISBN: 3895864870 Pages: 200 Price: U.K. £ 43.30

In today's changing and multifaceted society we are being presented with a
variety of new questions that out past may not have adequately prepared us
for; the face of America is no longer, if it ever was, homogenous. As a
result of this realization being reintroduced to our con-sciousness on a
daily basis, we have scrambled to find some sort of new art, a way to
describe ourselves that we have not previously known. In the search new
authors and methodologies of literature have come to the forefront,
offering unique perspectives on ways of being.

One type of literature that offers a particularly relevant point of view to
this problem is the genre of Latina and Chicana literature. Rising from the
singular phenomenon created by the juxta-position of two cultures, these
works speak to the difficulty of creating a self-identity out of fractured
and opposing messages presented by their surrounding culture. Neither fully
American nor Hispanic, the literature deals with the painful problem of
self-determination of identity.

In this paper Monica Cantero examines the questions being dealt with in
this literature: Who am I? What does my history mean to me? Since I am
neither one image my culture presents me nor the other, what am I? Where
does my significance lie? This struggle for a synthesized, whole identity
is one that resonates in all readers, regardless of cultural background.
The resolution decided on by the works is to turn to art, to creation. The
only way to harmonize the discord between the conflicting images offered by
a culture is to take all of the images and embrace them. As a result, only
through incorporating all facets of existence, can a being of true beauty
be created. La Mestiza, or the "mix" then becomes the answer to a fractured
culture. Literature, art, and linguistic choices combine all conflicts in
order to be both benediction and resolution.

For more details see our webshop: www.lincom-europa.com.

CHARLI G VALDEZ Cursing eloquence & Caliban's dialogism

LAURA ARRIBAS-TOMÉ "Flora Tristán precursora": biografía de una abigarrada
y alternativa identidad latinoamericana en proceso de formación

FLORENCIA CORTÉS-CONDE From El Mariachi to Desperado: American success story
for mainstreen identity?

RAÚL ROSALES Ficcionalizando la realidad: Mi querido Rafa y el discurso
testimonial chicano

ELIANA RIVERO Making theory as I speak: reflections on Latina thought today

NANCY NOGUERA Negociaciones de la identidad: el yo y el otro en Silent
Dancing de Judith Ortiz Cofer

MARÍA VICTORIA ACEVEDO Sandra Cisneros y la Casa en Mango Street. Una
literatura menor

LAURA REDRUELLO La presencia de la mujer en el espacio fílmico cubano

ANA FIGUEROA La narrativa de escritoras chicanas. Una búsqueda del espejo
que refleje nuevos mitos nacionales

M. CANTERO & P. STEWART La Mestiza: lengua e identidad en la literatura

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis

Written In: English (eng )

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