Spatial and Discursive Violence in the Us Southwest (Paperback)

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In Spatial and Discursive Violence in the US Southwest Rosaura S nchez and Beatrice Pita examine literary representations of settler colonial land enclosure and dispossession in the history of New Mexico, Texas, and Oklahoma. S nchez and Pita analyze a range of Chicano/a and Native American novels, films, short stories and other cultural artifacts from the eighteenth century to the present, showing how Chicano/a works often celebrate an idealized colonial Spanish past as a way to counter stereotypes of Mexican and Indigenous racial and ethnic inferiority. As they demonstrate, these texts often erase the participation of Spanish and Mexican settlers in the dispossession of Indigenous lands. Foregrounding the relationship between literature and settler colonialism, they consider how literary representations of land are manipulated and redefined in ways that point to the changing practices of dispossession. In so doing, S nchez and Pita prompt critics to reconsider the role of settler colonialism in the deep history of the United States and how spatial and discursive violence are always correlated.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781478011736
ISBN-10: 1478011734
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication Date: April 16th, 2021
Pages: 272
Language: English