This dissertation examines how contemporary ideologies of race and “colorblind” discourse are reproduced, deployed, and reimagined in Mexican American literature. It demonstrates that the selected narratives foreground inconsistencies in colorblind ideologies and problematize the instability and perennial reformulation of race definitions in the United States. This study also contributes to the discussion of racial formation in Mexican American literary studies from 1970 to 2010. Chapter One provides the critical and literary context of Mexican American literature from 1970 to 2010.
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- Literature, Modern
- Hispanic American Studies
- Ethnic Studies
- Chicano/a Literature
- Mexican American Literature
- Race Identity Formation
- Speculative Fiction
- Mexican American literature (Spanish)
- Race in literature
- American literature--Mexican American authors.
- Racism--United States.
- Partial requirement for: Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2017Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-292)Note typebibliography
- Spanish and EnglishNote typelanguage
- Field of study: International letters and cultures