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Author Goodwin, Matthew David, author.

Title The Latinx files : race, migration, and space aliens / Matthew David Goodwin ; foreword by Frederick Luis Aldama.

Publication Info. New Brunswick : Rutgers University Press, [2021]


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Description 1 online resource (xv, 146 pages) : illustrations.
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Series Global media and race
Global media and race.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Foreword / Why the Space of the Latinx Speculative Matters by Frederick Luis Aldama -- Introduction: A brief survey of Latinx science fiction -- On space aliens -- Gloria Anzaldúa and the making of an alien consciousness -- Reclaiming the space alien -- Aliens in a strange land -- The unbearable enlightenment of the space alien -- Space aliens and the discovery of horror -- La conciencia chupacabras -- Conclusion: Fight the future.
Summary "In science fiction and popular culture, Latinxs and Latinx immigrants are often correlated with invading space aliens. At times serious, at other times a farce, this correlation is typically meant in a derogatory way to portray Latinxs as foreign and threatening the nation. In The Latinx Files, Matthew David Goodwin traces how Latinx science fiction writers are reclaiming the space alien from its xenophobic legacy in the science fiction genre. The book argues that the space alien is a vital Latinx figure which is preserving Latinx cultures by activating the myriad possible constructions of the space alien to represent race and migration in the popular imagination. The works discussed in this book, including those of H.G. Wells, Gloria Anzaldúa, Junot Diaz, André M. Carrington, and many others, often explicitly reject the derogatory correlation of the space alien and Latinxs, while at other times, they contain space aliens that function as a source of either enlightenment or horror for Latinx communities. Throughout this nuanced analysis, The Latinx Files demonstrates how the character of the space alien has been significant to Latinx communities and has great potential for future writers and artists"-- Provided by publisher.
Note Print version record.
Subject Science fiction, Latin American -- History and criticism.
Extraterrestrial beings in literature.
Literature and race.
Extraterrestrial beings in literature. (OCoLC)fst01903184
Literature and race. (OCoLC)fst02002518
Science fiction, Latin American. (OCoLC)fst01108695
Added Author Aldama, Frederick Luis, 1969- writer of foreword.
Other Form: Print version: Goodwin, Matthew David. Latinx files. New Brunswick : Rutgers University Press, [2021] 9781978815100 (DLC) 2020035573 (OCoLC)1193123215
ISBN 9781978815124 (electronic book)
1978815123 (electronic book)
9781978815148 (electronic book)
197881514X (electronic book)
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