Ignacio López-Calvo

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Japanese Brazilian Saudades

Diasporic Identities and Cultural Production

University Press of Colorado

Explores the self-definition of Nikkei discourse in Portuguese-language cultural production by Brazilian authors of Japanese ancestry and suggests an alternative model of postcoloniality, particularly as it pertains to the post–World War II experience of Nikkei people in Brazil.

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Imagining Asia in the Americas

Rutgers University Press

Imagining Asia in the Americas investigates the myriad ways that Asians throughout North and South America use language, literature, religion, commerce, and other practices to establish a sense of community and negotiate between their native and adopted cultural identities. Drawing from a rich array of source materials, including texts in Spanish, Portuguese, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, and Gujarati that have never before been translated into English, this groundbreaking work opens up a conversation between various Asian communities within the Americas and beyond.

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Imagining Asia in the Americas

Rutgers University Press

Imagining Asia in the Americas investigates the myriad ways that Asians throughout North and South America use language, literature, religion, commerce, and other practices to establish a sense of community and negotiate between their native and adopted cultural identities. Drawing from a rich array of source materials, including texts in Spanish, Portuguese, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, and Gujarati that have never before been translated into English, this groundbreaking work opens up a conversation between various Asian communities within the Americas and beyond.

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Dragons in the Land of the Condor

Writing Tusán in Peru

The University of Arizona Press

Dragons in the Land of the Condor studies the influence of a Chinese ethnic background in the writing of several twentieth- and twenty-first-century Sino-Peruvian authors. Ignacio López-Calvo considers the different strategies used by Chinese Peruvian writers to claim either their belonging in the Peruvian national project or their difference as a minority ethnic group.

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Latino Los Angeles in Film and Fiction

The Cultural Production of Social Anxiety

The University of Arizona Press

A much-needed contribution to the fields of urban theory, race critical theory, Chicana/o–Latina/o studies, and Los Angeles writing and film, López-Calvo offers multiple theoretical perspectives—including urban theory, ecocriticism, ethnic studies, gender studies, and cultural studies—contextualized with notions of transnationalism and post-nationalism.

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The Affinity of the Eye

Writing Nikkei in Peru

The University of Arizona Press

López-Calvo uses contemporary Nikkei texts such as fiction, testimonies, and poetry to construct an account of the cultural formation of Japanese migrant communities, and in so doing challenges fixed notions of Japanese Peruvian identity.

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God and Trujillo

Literary and Cultural Representations of the Dominican Dictator

University Press of Florida
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