Body Signs: The Latino/a Body in Cultural Production

By Astrid M Fellner

This collection of scholarly articles as well as creative writings by leading Chicano/a writers and critics focus on the primacy of the body as the site and means of enunciation in U.S. Latino/a culture. Exploring the multiple forms of how the body is written, performed, and represented, the essays address a series of questions such as: In what ways is the body depicted as the site where representations of difference and identity are inscribed? By considering how cultural signifiers, practices, and discourses have been creatively reconfigured, this volume asserts the significance of the body in Latino/a cultural production.


240 pages

Publication Date: 12/28/2011
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643901828