By Maria Antònia Oliver-Rotger
Of curiosity to proficient readers attentive to mixed textual and cultural techniques to Chicano/a literature and literature typically, Battlegrounds and Crossroads weaves in a variety of severe and theoretical threads to inquire into the connection among intimate and public areas in Chicana literature. with no claiming the borderlands as particular of the Chicana/o mind's eye, this booklet recognizes the significance of this metaphor for bringing to view a extra intercultural usa, permitting it to develop into inflected with the particularity of every textual content. The analyses of Chicana fiction, drama, and autobiography discover the development of identification during the illustration of social area and the transformation of literary area. For dialogue of a diacritical territory this quantity attracts on a interdisciplinary perform that allows the adventure from the main intimate areas to the main public areas of modernity, in order that the classy textual content yields its wisdom of the contingent old situations of its construction in fabric and existential phrases. the plain regionalism and localism of this literature is not anything yet a mirrored image of the connection among the neighborhood and the worldwide, the personal and the general public, the non-public and the political, the classy and the ideological, the subversive and the mainstream. every one textual content stands on its own whereas it additionally reaches out to the sociopolitical imaginary for interpretation via an interdisciplinary technique that's imperative to do justice to a politicized aesthetics.