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Extinct Lands, Temporal Geographies: Chicana Literature and the Urgency of Space (Latin America Otherwise) by [Brady, Mary Pat]
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"[A] superb monograph. . . ."
--David William Foster, "Latin American Research Review"

"[A] strong and persuasive work in Chicana and Border studies we should all read."
--Elizabeth Monasterios, "MLN"

"[A]n intelligent and scholarly consideration of the borderlands of the US and Mexico. . . . Brady has filled a real gap. . . . Recommended."
--B. Almon, "Choice"

"Brady successfully moves her project beyond one that simply valorizes Chicanas' discursive resistance ... to one that explores how a new, more just order might be built. . . ."
--Paula M. L. Moya, "American Literary History"

"Brady's efforts demonstrate how dispossessed Chicanas are writing themselves into our larger Mexican-American dispossession, expanding the contours of Southwestern literary space."
--Marco Portales," Journal of the American Studies Association of Texas"

"[A]n important contribution to a growing body of scholarship that addresses the physical world beyond the text. Brady's critique of US imperialism and its capitalist exploitation of natural resources and human labor in Mexico is particularly valuable."
--Robert Azzarello," Isle"

"Brady's study stands out among a new crop of exceptional texts addressing ethnic literature because it offers an innovative and suggestive conceptual framework for considering Chicana writing. The book should be of value not only to those interested in Chicano(a) letters but to any critic engaged in globalization and transnational studies."
--Rafael Perez-Torres, "American Literature"

"One of the strengths of Brady's study is that she broadens spatial considerations to include a range of geographical sites. . . . Brady . . . convincingly demonstrates the 'urgency of space' in Chicano/a literature, as the writers [she] discusses engage in discursive contradictions and reconstructions of spaces important to Chicano/a history and culture."
--Elisabeth Mermann-Jozwiak, "Modern Fiction Studies"

“Nowhere does the critical spatial imagination flourish more creatively than in Chicana literature. And nowhere is it more effectively expressed than in" Extinct Lands, Temporal Geographies. "With her own sense of political and cultural urgency, Mary Pat Brady explores the multiple spatial and sexual borderlands of Chicana life, opening up a passionate and transgressive geography that sizzles with insight.”—Edward W. Soja, author of "Postmetropolis: Critical Studies of Cities and Regions"

""Extinct Lands, Temporal Geographies" is an outstanding work that reveals the connection between Chicana bodies, literary texts, and geopolitical space. It offers a conceptual framework based on theories of spatialization that provide a greater understanding of what Chicana writing does and why it is significant to our understanding of contemporary U.S. culture. Nobody else does what Mary Pat Brady does so well here."—Rafael Pérez-Torres, author of "Movements in Chicano Poetry: Against Myths, Against Margins"

”An important contribution to literary studies and spacial critique. In a masterful weave of spatial memories, "Extinct Lands and Temporal Geographies" unravels the contested national imagery of "la frontera".”—Mary Romero, coeditor of "Latino/a Popular Culture"

""Extinct Lands, Temporal Geographies" is an outstanding work that reveals the connection between Chicana bodies, literary texts, and geopolitical space. It offers a conceptual framework based on theories of spatialization that provide a greater understanding of what Chicana writing does and why it is significant to our understanding of contemporary U.S. culture. Nobody else does what Mary Pat Brady does so well here."--Rafael Perez-Torres, author of "Movements in Chicano Poetry: Against Myths, Against Margins"

"Nowhere does the critical spatial imagination flourish more creatively than in Chicana literature. And nowhere is it more effectively expressed than in Extinct Lands, Temporal Geographies. With her own sense of political and cultural urgency, Mary Pat Brady explores the multiple spatial and sexual borderlands of Chicana life, opening up a passionate and transgressive geography that sizzles with insight."--Edward W. Soja, author of Postmetropolis: Critical Studies of Cities and Regions

"Extinct Lands, Temporal Geographies is an outstanding work that reveals the connection between Chicana bodies, literary texts, and geopolitical space. It offers a conceptual framework based on theories of spatialization that provide a greater understanding of what Chicana writing does and why it is significant to our understanding of contemporary U.S. culture. Nobody else does what Mary Pat Brady does so well here."--Rafael Perez-Torres, author of Movements in Chicano Poetry: Against Myths, Against Margins

"An important contribution to literary studies and spacial critique. In a masterful weave of spatial memories, Extinct Lands and Temporal Geographies unravels the contested national imagery of la frontera."--Mary Romero, coeditor of Latino/a Popular Culture

-Nowhere does the critical spatial imagination flourish more creatively than in Chicana literature. And nowhere is it more effectively expressed than in Extinct Lands, Temporal Geographies. With her own sense of political and cultural urgency, Mary Pat Brady explores the multiple spatial and sexual borderlands of Chicana life, opening up a passionate and transgressive geography that sizzles with insight.---Edward W. Soja, author of Postmetropolis: Critical Studies of Cities and Regions

-Extinct Lands, Temporal Geographies is an outstanding work that reveals the connection between Chicana bodies, literary texts, and geopolitical space. It offers a conceptual framework based on theories of spatialization that provide a greater understanding of what Chicana writing does and why it is significant to our understanding of contemporary U.S. culture. Nobody else does what Mary Pat Brady does so well here.---Rafael Perez-Torres, author of Movements in Chicano Poetry: Against Myths, Against Margins

-An important contribution to literary studies and spacial critique. In a masterful weave of spatial memories, Extinct Lands and Temporal Geographies unravels the contested national imagery of la frontera.---Mary Romero, coeditor of Latino/a Popular Culture

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A train station becomes a police station; lands held sacred by Apaches and Mexicanos are turned into commercial and residential zones; freeway construction hollows out a community; a rancho becomes a retirement community—these are the kinds of spatial transformations that concern Mary Pat Brady in Extinct Lands, Temporal Geographies, a book bringing together Chicana feminism, cultural geography, and literary theory to analyze an unusual mix of Chicana texts through the concept of space. Beginning with nineteenth-century short stories and essays and concluding with contemporary fiction, this book reveals how Chicana literature offers a valuable theoretics of space.

The history of the American Southwest in large part entails the transformation of lived, embodied space into zones of police surveillance, warehouse districts, highway interchanges, and shopping malls—a movement that Chicana writers have contested from its inception. Brady examines this long-standing engagement with space, first in the work of early newspaper essayists and fiction writers who opposed Anglo characterizations of Northern Sonora that were highly detrimental to Mexican Americans, and then in the work of authors who explore border crossing. Through the writing of Sandra Cisneros, Cherríe Moraga, Terri de la Peña, Norma Cantú, Monserrat Fontes, Gloria Anzaldúa, and others, Brady shows how categories such as race, gender, and sexuality are spatially enacted and created—and made to appear natural and unyielding. In a spatial critique of the war on drugs, she reveals how scale—the process by which space is divided, organized, and categorized—has become a crucial tool in the management and policing of the narcotics economy.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
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  • Print Length: 289 pages
  • Publisher: Duke University Press Books (25 October 2002)
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  • Language: English
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