Omi and Winant

Typing lifted from Wikipedia, but good choice of quotation: “Becoming a citizen of this society is the process of learning to see race – that is, to ascribe social meanings and qualities to otherwise meaningless biological features. And in turn, race consciousness figures centrally in the building of a collective body of knowledge without which … More Omi and Winant

Lisa Marie Cacho

Social Death. It is in our library! JV6456 .C33 2012 There is a chapter in it, “The violence of value,” on the concept of unpayable debt. REM is another of the books that raises the idea of race and drops it. A form of evoke-and-elide is described at the link above: “Yet, the U.S., to … More Lisa Marie Cacho

Newly cut from the magical realism piece

I will put something like this back in later. Ironically enough, the enthusiasm for magical realism was fueled not only by the fact that the “Boom” novels associated with it were so widely circulated, but by the vicissitudes of Hispanism in the United States. After Angel Flores’ 1955 article “Magical Realism in Spanish American Fiction,” … More Newly cut from the magical realism piece


This post has to do with the magical realism piece, and in it is a link to a very nice piece on Morel–a novel(la) I will read and teach. Axé.

CUT from the magical realism piece

But there will be a longer version. Magical Realism The resolution of contradiction, or the apparent conciliation of dissonant epistemologies, that we know as magical realism has been celebrated, especially in the English-speaking world, as a decolonizing strategy that affirms realities beyond Western knowledge. In the Hispanic world and among Hispanists, on the other hand, … More CUT from the magical realism piece