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Cover for Pleasure, Reading: Literacy, Sexuality and Empowerment in Queer Chicano Narrative
dc.contributor.advisorOrtiz, Ricardoen
dc.creatoren
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-08T20:00:30Zen
dc.date.available2015-01-08T20:00:30Zen
dc.date.created2014en
dc.date.issueden
dc.date.submitted01/01/2014en
dc.identifier.otherAPT-BAG: georgetown.edu.10822_712434.tar;APT-ETAG: 732de83f5a86cc84b21b3b393c42e66cen
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dc.descriptionM.A.en
dc.description.abstractThe theme of reading and writing resonates through the works of Arturo Islas, Richard Rodríguez, and Rigoberto González. The very idea of engaging in the production of literature in the form of a novel, a memoir, or an autobiography is already speaking in its own way about a kind of exposing, revealing, or reclaiming. This project seeks to engage the three texts in a critical, theoretically informed conversation guided by the following themes: reading as a pleasurable, voyeuristic act with the intent of escape; family politics and the tensions between the overarching, oppressive notions of masculinity in the problematic context of Chicano culture; and the queer identity of our writers as notions of homosexuality and outness are manifested in the text. While this analysis attempts to answer questions about childhood, language, and sexuality within their works through the lens of psychoanalysis, it also seeks to engage queer, Chicano theorists directly writing to and from this cultural, historical moment.en
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dc.format.extent64 leavesen
dc.languageenen
dc.publisherGeorgetown Universityen
dc.sourceGeorgetown University-Graduate School of Arts & Sciencesen
dc.sourceEnglishen
dc.subjectChicanoen
dc.subjectGonzalezen
dc.subjectIslasen
dc.subjectMexicanen
dc.subjectQueeren
dc.subjectRodriguezen
dc.subject.lcshHispanic Americans; Researchen
dc.subject.lcshGender Identityen
dc.subject.lcshUnited States; Researchen
dc.subject.otherHispanic American studiesen
dc.subject.otherGender studiesen
dc.subject.otherAmerican studiesen
dc.titlePleasure, Reading: Literacy, Sexuality and Empowerment in Queer Chicano Narrativeen
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