Title page for ETD etd-05092009-101215
|Type of Document
||Que soy de aqui, Que soy de allá: Conciencia Nómada y (Re)contrucción cultural de la nacionalidad en la narrativa y el teatro hispano escrito en los Estados Unidos
||Doctor of Philosophy
||Modern Languages, Department of
- Transnational Communities
|Date of Defense
This dissertation explores the various discursive and representational strategies that Cuban American artists create to reproduce the issue of displacement and deterritorialization among the diasporic communities in the United States.
Female writers such as Achy Obejas and her novel Memory Mambo, Loving Che by Ana Menendez and Alina Troyano and her play Leche de Amnesia reconstruct multiple connections between the Caribbean and specifically Cuba and United States. Such connections go beyond national boundaries to become a transnational imaginary configured under the ideas of multiculturalism and hybridity
These writers redefine traditional conceptions of identity, gender, culture and representation by opening a discursive space for themselves within hegemonic discourses. Through this process they move from politics of identity to politics of representation. These topics are examined from a Cultural Studies standpoint giving special interest to issues related to gender studies and performance.
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