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TriangulationsNarrative Strategies for Navigating Latino Identity$
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David J. Vázquez

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780816673261

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816673261.001.0001

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New Millennial Triangulations

New Millennial Triangulations

(p.171) Conclusion New Millennial Triangulations

David J. Vázquez

University of Minnesota Press

This concluding chapter studies how new millennial Latina/o authors constitute forms of opposition that mediate the imagined community of the nation with forms of transnationalism. It focuses on how first-person personal narratives from the twenty-first century such as Junot Díaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (2007), Salvador Plascencia’s The People of Paper (2005), and Sandra Cisnero’s Caramelo (2002a) reinvent narrative forms to accommodate their visions of political, social, and racial justice. New millennial authors’ narrative strategies utilize the imagined community as one of a number of competing political modes that composes a field of opposition to persistent and intractable forms of racism and social inequality.

Keywords:   Latina authors, Latino authors, forms of opposition, imagined community, transnationalism, first-person personal narratives, Junot Díaz, Salvador Plascencia, Sandra Cisnero

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