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Translocalities⁄Translocalidades:

Feminist Politics of Translation in the Latin/a Américas
Sonia E. Alvarez, Claudia de Lima Costa, Verónica Feliu, Rebecca J. Hester, Norma Klahn, Millie Thaye, Translocalities⁄Translocalidades: Feminist Politics of Translation in the Latin/a Américas, Duke University Press, 2014, 496 p., ISBN : 978-0-8223-5632-5.
Notice publiée le 27 mai 2014

Présentation de l'éditeur

Translocalities/Translocalidades is a path-breaking collection of essays on Latin American, Caribbean, and United States–based Latina feminisms and their multiple translations and cross-pollinations. The contributors come from countries throughout the Américas and are based in diverse disciplines, including media studies, literature, Chicana/o studies, and political science. Together, they advocate a hemispheric politics based on the knowledge that today, many sorts of Latin/o-americanidades—Afro, queer, indigenous, feminist, and so on—are constructed through processes of translocation. Latinidad in the South, North and Caribbean "middle" of the Américas, is constituted out of the intersections of the intensified cross-border, transcultural, and translocal flows that characterize contemporary transmigration throughout the hemisphere, from La Paz to Buenos Aires to Chicago and back again. Rather than immigrating and assimilating, many people in the Latin/a Américas increasingly move back and forth between localities, between historically situated and culturally specific, though increasingly porous, places, across multiple borders, and not just between nations. The contributors deem these multidirectional crossings and movements, and the positionalities engendered, translocalities/translocalidades.

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Auteurs

Sonia E. Alvarez

Sonia E. Alvarez is Leonard J. Horowitz Professor of Latin American Politics and Studies and Director of the Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Claudia de Lima Costa

Claudia de Lima Costa teaches literary theory, feminist theories, and cultural studies at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, in Florianópolis, Brazil. Verónica Feliu is a Spanish instructor at City College of San Francisco.

Verónica Feliu

Verónica Feliu is a Spanish instructor at City College of San Francisco.

Rebecca J. Hester

 Rebecca J. Hester, a political scientist, is Assistant Professor of Social Medicine in the Institute for the Medical Humanities at the University of Texas Medical Branch.

Norma Klahn

Norma Klahn is Professor of Literature at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Millie Thaye

Millie Thayer is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where she is affiliated with the Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies.

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