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Published: 03 August 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394075-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9407-5
... ∞≠ Grace Kyungwon Hong Fun with Death and Dismemberment Irony, Farce, and the Limits of Nationalism in Oscar Zeta Acosta’s The Revolt of the Cockroach People and Ana Castillo’s So Far from God na Castillo’s novel So Far from God (1993, 19) begins: A‘‘La Loca was only three years...
Published: 10 March 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374923-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7492-3
... minorities. The defense, lead by Oscar Zeta Acosta, summoned Mexican Americans into being as Chicana/os. The chapter analyzes Acosta's The Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo to show how Chicano identity was predicated on the melancholic incorporation of the banished indio bárbaro of the borderlands. By...
Published: 15 July 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394310-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9431-0
... C h A P t e r n I n e Venezuela’s Telenovela Polarization and Political Discourse in Cosita Rica Carolina Acosta- Alzuru From September 2003 to August 2004, two melodramas intertwined reality and fiction as they shared the heated Venezuelan stage: the rocky road to the re...
Published: 01 January 2008
DOI: 10.1215/9780822388951-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8895-1
... Oscar Zeta Acosta, Raul Salinas, and Edu- ardo Quevedo Jr. to fight for civil rights and change inside and outside of the church. Quevedo Jr. wrote an essay entitled “The Catholic Church in America.” In this essay, Quevedo although never specifically referring to liberation theology—which was at...
Published: 11 June 1991
DOI: 10.1215/9780822382355-022
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8235-5
..., Northrop Frye's theory of genres, and Wolfgang Iser's theory of aesthetic response with particular attention to romance in Rudolfo Anaya's Bless Me, Ultima and satire in Oscar Zeta Acosta's Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo. Candelaria, Cordelia. Chicano Poetry: A Critical Introduction...
Published: 01 January 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822386865-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8686-5
... mounted. During the 1960s, lawyers had more choices than they do today. One could be a people’s lawyer, practicing in a storefront co-op with like- minded colleagues, or a revolutionary like Oscar ‘‘Zeta’’ Acosta, or a reformer like Thurgood Marshall and his colleagues at the naacp. One...
Published: 11 June 1991
DOI: 10.1215/9780822382355-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8235-5
... Zeta Acosta illustrates, it has for the most part overlooked issues that revolve around female gender identification. The Mixquiahuala Letters (1986) is a postmodernist, Chicana feminist novel that reflects the historical forces of the eighties, as well as an incred• ible diversity of...
Published: 01 January 2008
DOI: 10.1215/9780822388951-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8895-1
Published: 02 November 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387299-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8729-9
...- ured the new politics of racial identity: among politicos Stokely Carmichael himself or Eldridge Cleaver, in the domain of literature Amiri Baraka, Frank Chin, or Oscar Zeta Acosta, and Muhammed Ali or James Brown in pop culture. Likewise, political organizations such as the Black Panthers and the...
Published: 01 January 1994
DOI: 10.1215/9780822399278-018
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9927-8
... Nineteenth Centuries concerning the Slaves, their Manners, and Customs in the British West Indies. New Haven: Yale UP, 1983. Achebe, Chinua. Anthills ofthe Savannah. New York: Anchor/ Doubleday, 1987. Acosta, Oscar Zeta. "The Revolt of the Cockroach People:' Los Angeles in Fiction. Ed. David...
Published: 03 August 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394075-015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9407-5
...References Aarim-Heriot, Najia. 2003. Chinese Immigrants, African Americans, and Racial Anxiety in the United States, 1848–82. Urbana: Univer- sity of Illinois Press. Acosta, Oscar Zeta. 1989. The Revolt of the Cockroach People. New York: Vintage Books. Agamben, Giorgio. 1993. The...
Published: 03 August 2011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9407-5
Published: 11 June 1991
DOI: 10.1215/9780822382355-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8235-5
... does not dwell on these elements of individualistic writings as do other writers like Villarreal in Pocho, Oscar Zeta Acosta in Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo (1972), and Rudolfo A. Anaya in Bless Me, Ultima (1972). And while Rivera's protagonist is an exemplary figure guiding the reader...
Published: 03 August 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394075-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9407-5
Published: 18 July 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394365-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9436-5
..., citizenship, civil rights, class, race, and gender.45 Works such as John Rechy’s City of Night (1963), Raymond Barrio’s The Plum Plum Pickers (1969), Tomás Rivera’s . . . y no se lo tragó la tierra (1971), José Antonio Villarreal’s Pocho (1959), Oscar Zeta Acosta’s The Revolt of the Cockroach People...
Published: 01 January 2009
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391135-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9113-5
...-Novoa’s “Homosexuality and the Chicano Novel” (1986) initiated Carnal Knowledge  •  137 critical conversation about gay male sexuality in Chicano literature, spe- cifically in the work of José Antonio Villarreal, Rechy, Floyd Salas, OscarZetaAcosta, and...
Published: 23 March 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393856-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9385-6
...-No­ voa’s “Homosexuality and the Chicano Novel” initiated a critical conversation about gay male sexuality in Chi- Carnal Knowledge 115 cano literature, specifically in the work of José Antonio Villarreal, John Rechy, Floyd Salas, OscarZeta...
Published: 11 June 1991
DOI: 10.1215/9780822382355-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8235-5
Published: 01 January 2005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8686-5
Book Chapter

By Fred Moten
Published: 13 October 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822372226-028
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7222-6
...; abstraction, 82–83 Eu­ropean­ diaspora and, 98; music/ Acosta, Oscar Zeta, 212–13 musicians and, 87, 92, 96, 115, 295n4; addressability, 241–42 tradition, 2 Adorno, Theodor, 28, 52, 53, 58, 63; Agamben, Giorgio, 139–40, 172...