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Triangulations: Narrative Strategies for Navigating Latino Identity

David J. Vázquez


Just as mariners use triangulation, mapping an imaginary triangle between two known positions and an unknown location, so, this text contends, Latino authors in late twentieth-century America employed the coordinates of familiar ideas of self to find their way to new, complex identities. Through this metaphor, the book reveals how Latino autobiographical texts, written after the rise of cultural nationalism in the 1960s, challenge mainstream notions of individual identity and national belonging in the United States. In a traditional autobiographical work, the protagonist frequently opts out of ... More

Keywords: Latino autobiographical texts, cultural nationalism, individual identity, collective groups, social movements, sexual problematics, gender

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780816673261
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816673261.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David J. Vázquez, author
Assistant Professor, English, U of Oregon