Chicano | Critical Essay by Maria Antònia Oliver-Rotger

This literature criticism consists of approximately 28 pages of analysis & critique of Chicano.
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Critical Essay by Maria Antònia Oliver-Rotger

SOURCE: Oliver-Rotger, Maria Antònia. Introduction to Battlegrounds and Crossroads: Social and Imaginary Space in Writings by Chicanas, pp. 21-62. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2003.

In the following excerpt, Oliver-Rotger interprets Anzaldúa's Borderlands in light of postmodern critical theory, especially that of Jacques Derrida, noting Anzaldúa's seminal role in illuminating Chicana marginalization.

The border is the border, and it would not make any sense to divide it into sides. It is the place that it is, the country that it is, because of the influence and the inbreeding of the Mexican and the North American cultures.

Alicia Gaspar de Alba

assimilated? qué assimilated, brother, yo soy asimilao 

Tato Laviera

Gloria Anzaldúa has stated that “the Borderlands are physically present wherever...

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