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Author Hedrick, Tace, 1954- author.

Title Chica lit : popular Latina fiction and Americanization in the twenty-first century / Tace Hedrick.

Publication Info. Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, [2015]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  860.99287 H359c 2015    ---  Available
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Description xiv, 139 pages ; 22 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Latino and Latin American profiles
Latino and Latin American profiles.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 129-135) and index.
Contents What's a girl to do when ...? -- A regular American life -- Genre and the romance industry -- Class and taste : is it the poverty? -- Latinization and authenticity -- Not even the Mexicans.
Summary "Chica Lit illuminates how discourses of Americanization, ethnicity, gender, class, and commodification shape the genre of 'chica lit, ' popular fiction written by Latina authors with Latina characters. Tace Hedrick argues that its stories about ethnic class mobility and gendered romantic success tend to celebrate neoliberal narratives of hard work and individual success. However, its focus on Latina characters necessarily inflects this celebratory mode. Chica lit also struggles with questions about the actual social and economic place of Latinas in this same neoliberal landscape; these questions unsettle its reliance on the formulas of chick lit and romance writing. Looking at chica lit's market-driven representations of difference, poverty, and Americanization, Hedrick shows how this writing functions within the larger arena of struggles over popular representation of Latinas and Chicanas."--Page 4 of cover.
Subject Latin American literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
Identity (Psychology) in literature.
Ethnicity in literature.
Americanization. (OCoLC)fst00807485
Ethnicity in literature. (OCoLC)fst00916067
Identity (Psychology) in literature. (OCoLC)fst00966910
Latin American literature -- Women authors. (OCoLC)fst00993047
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
ISBN 9780822963653 (paperback)
0822963655 (paperback)

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