Black in Print: Plotting the Coordinates of Blackness in Central America (Hardcover)

Black in Print: Plotting the Coordinates of Blackness in Central America By Jennifer Carolina Gómez Menjívar Cover Image
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Black in Print examines the role of narrative, from traditional writing to new media, in conversations about race and belonging in the isthmus. It argues that the production, circulation, and consumption of stories has led to a trans-isthmian imaginary that splits the region along racial and geographic lines into a white-mestizo Pacific coast, an Indigenous core, and a Black Caribbean. Across five chapters, Jennifer Carolina G mez Menj var identifies a series of key moments in the history of the development of this imaginary: Independence, Intervention, Cold-War, Post-Revolutionary, and Digital Age. G mez Menj var's analysis ranges from literary beacons such as Rub n Dar o and Miguel ngel Asturias to less studied intellectuals such as Wingston Gonz lez and Carl Rigby. The result is a fresh approach to race, the region, and its literature. Black in Print understands Central American Blackness as a set of shifting coordinates plotted on the axes of language, geography, and time as it moves through print media.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781438492810
ISBN-10: 1438492812
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication Date: May 1st, 2023
Pages: 294
Language: English