Accessible Citizenships: Disability, Nation, and the by Julie Avril Minich

By Julie Avril Minich

Accessible Citizenships examines Chicana/o cultural representations that conceptualize political neighborhood via photographs of incapacity. operating opposed to the idea that incapacity is a metaphor for social decay or political problem, Julie Avril Minich analyzes literature, movie, and visible artwork post-1980 during which representations of non-normative our bodies paintings to extend our figuring out of what it capability to belong to a political community.

 

Minich exhibits how queer writers like Arturo Islas and Cherríe Moraga have reconceptualized Chicano nationalism via incapacity photos. She extra addresses how the U.S.-Mexico border and disabled our bodies limit freedom and stream. eventually, she confronts the altering position of the countryside within the face of neoliberalism as depicted in novels through Ana Castillo and Cecile Pineda. 

 

Accessible Citizenships illustrates how those works gesture in the direction of much less exclusionary different types of citizenship and nationalism. Minich boldly argues that the corporeal pictures used to depict nationwide belonging have very important effects for the way the rights and advantages of citizenship are understood and distributed.

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