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Latinx Literature UnboundUndoing Ethnic Expectation$
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Ralph E. Rodriguez

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780823279234

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823279234.001.0001

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Thinking beyond Limits

Thinking beyond Limits

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(p.127) Conclusion: Thinking beyond Limits
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Latinx Literature Unbound
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Ralph E. Rodriguez

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823279234.003.0006

This chapter draws to a close the arguments in the preceding chapters to underscore why Latinx is wanting as a taxonomic rubric for understanding literature. It maintains that leaning less heavily on the identity category in creating literary taxonomies and moving away from a unitary notion of Latinx identities would help us better understand the literary output of subjects identified and self-identified as Latinx and would open up broader avenues for writing about this literature. To that end, it proposes that we let our projects and arguments, not pre-constituted identity categories, drive the principle of selection for the texts we analyze.

Keywords:   identity, Latinx, literature, projects, taxonomy

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