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Mourning Migrants across Borders: ‘Mestiza’ Consciousness and Transmodernity in Tim Z. Hernández’s Novel

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dc.contributor.author Oliver Rotger, Maria Antonia
dc.contributor.other Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Departament de Ciències Polítiques i Socials
dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-27T09:54:53Z
dc.date.available 2019-02-27T09:54:53Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/36683
dc.description.abstract In his latest documentary novel All They Will Call You (2017) Tim Z. Hernández merges factual evidence, testimony, fiction, poetry, and Western and Mesoamerican knowledge to pursue and convey the unknown truth of lives shaped by immigration and deportation referred to in Woody Guthrie’s song ‘Plane Crash at Los Gatos Canyon’ (1961). The novel establishes connections between identity, history, and memory in a specific spatio-temporal context by including and conversing with multiple ignored others, thus creating epistemological, phenomenological frameworks that may be related to Gloria Anzaldúa’s ‘mestiza consciousness,’ Enrique Dussel’s ‘transmodernity,’ and Walter Mignolo’s ‘border thinking.’ Hernández’s poetics relies on listening to both subaltern and non-subaltern others, on intertwining multiple approaches to the truth, and on incorporating multidimensional memory. These poetics destabilize a ‘hierarchy of mourning’ grounded on ethnicity, race and legal status and construct a ‘pluriversal’ community beyond the political, emotional boundaries established by the nation state.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartofseries GRITIM Working Paper Series;39
dc.rights This work is licensed under the Creative Commons AttributionNonCommercial 4.0 International License.
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
dc.title Mourning Migrants across Borders: ‘Mestiza’ Consciousness and Transmodernity in Tim Z. Hernández’s Novel
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/workingPaper
dc.subject.keyword Testimonial fiction
dc.subject.keyword History
dc.subject.keyword Immigration
dc.subject.keyword Transmodernity
dc.subject.keyword Mestiza consciousness
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