Chica Lit: Popular Latina Fiction and Americanization in the by Tace Hedrick

By Tace Hedrick

Winner, 2016 ALA-Choice notable educational Title

In Chica Lit: renowned Latina Fiction and Americanization within the Twenty-First Century, Tace Hedrick illuminates how discourses of Americanization, ethnicity, gender, type, and commodification form the style of “chica lit,” renowned fiction written via Latina authors with Latina characters. She argues that chica lit is produced and advertised within the similar methods as modern romance and chick lit fiction, and geared toward an viewers of twenty- to thirty-something upwardly cellular Latina readers. Its tales approximately younger women’s ethnic type mobility and gendered romantic luck are inclined to have fun twenty-first century neoliberal narratives approximately Americanization, exertions, and person luck. even though, Hedrick emphasizes, its concentrate on Latina characters unavoidably inflects this celebratory mode: the elusiveness of that means in its use of the very time period “Latina” empties out the diversities between and among Latina/o and Chicano/a teams within the usa. Of necessity, chica lit additionally struggles with questions about the particular social and monetary “place” of Latinas and Chicanas during this similar neoliberal panorama; those questions unsettle its reliance at the tried-and-true formulation of chick lit and romance writing. chica lit’s market-driven representations of distinction, poverty, and Americanization, Hedrick indicates how this writing services in the greater enviornment of struggles over well known illustration of Latinas and Chicanas.

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