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ISBN-10: 0822370638

ISBN-13: 9780822370635

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In Abject Performances Leticia Alvarado attracts out the irreverent, disruptive aesthetic concepts utilized by Latino artists and cultural manufacturers who shun criteria of respectability which are generally used to conjure concrete minority identities. instead of works imbued with satisfaction, redemption, or get together, artists similar to Ana Mendieta, Nao Bustamante, and the Chicano artwork collective referred to as Asco hire adverse affects—shame, disgust, and unbelonging—to seize studies that lie on the fringe of the mainstream, inspirational Latino-centered social justice struggles. Drawing from a various expressive archive that levels from functionality artwork to performative tales of private faith-based subjection, Alvarado illuminates modes of neighborhood formation and social critique outlined by means of a refusal of identitarian coherence that still coalesce into Latino association and possibility.

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