Latino comics

Javier Hernandez’s El Muerto as an allegory of chicano identity

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Abstract

If identity is one of the recurring themes in the cultural production of virtually all societies, those societies that have been historically marginalized and persecuted see their cultural work as a reflex of larger social concerns, particularly permeated by issues of identity. Certainly, it is a matter of historical identities, and issues of language, religion, sexuality, race-ethnicity in all sorts of combinations may be involved. While movement politics may seek to establish and congeal certain structures of identity, the flux of lived historical experience is likely to present more nuanced and contradictory patterns of identity, whereby a particular individual may move in and out of certain identity formations, may experience them in contradictory fashion, or may strategically (for pragmatic or other reasons) adopt a contestational stance toward them. The semantics of the possessive syntagm "I am," as in Rodolfo Corky Gonzáles’s Yo soy Joaquín (1967), is crucial to identity politics and, as such, is fraught, with unresolved positions vis-á-vis sociohistorical reality.2.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLatinos and Narrative Media: Participation and Portrayal
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Pages225-240
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781137361783
ISBN (Print)9781137366450
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

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Foster, D. (2013). Latino comics: Javier Hernandez’s El Muerto as an allegory of chicano identity. In Latinos and Narrative Media: Participation and Portrayal (pp. 225-240). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137361783_15

Latino comics : Javier Hernandez’s El Muerto as an allegory of chicano identity. / Foster, David.

Latinos and Narrative Media: Participation and Portrayal. Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. p. 225-240.

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Foster, D 2013, Latino comics: Javier Hernandez’s El Muerto as an allegory of chicano identity. in Latinos and Narrative Media: Participation and Portrayal. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 225-240. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137361783_15
Foster D. Latino comics: Javier Hernandez’s El Muerto as an allegory of chicano identity. In Latinos and Narrative Media: Participation and Portrayal. Palgrave Macmillan. 2013. p. 225-240 https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137361783_15
Foster, David. / Latino comics : Javier Hernandez’s El Muerto as an allegory of chicano identity. Latinos and Narrative Media: Participation and Portrayal. Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. pp. 225-240
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