By Julie Avril Minich
A quantity within the American Literatures Initiative
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These gendered and racialized hallucinations, which overtake her mind as her life draws to a close, demonstrate the hatred she feels for her own body. The “monster” that she births—which represents a horror of the body that sustains misogyny, heteronormativity, and the oppression of people with disabilities—appears to Miguel Chico in a dream before Mama Chona’s deathbed scene (but after her death chronologically). The monster “put his velvet paw in Miguel Chico’s hand and forced him to hold it tightly against his gut right below the appliance at his side” (159), urging Miguel Chico to jump off a bridge.
These texts depict return journeys from the United States to Mexico, making visible the political interventions of what Schmidt Camacho calls migrant melancholia through the representation of masculine-gendered bodies in the process of aging. The final section, Beyond Citizenship, engages with texts that confront the changing role of the nation-state in the face of neoliberalism. These include two Chicana novels that look beyond nationalism, attempting to imagine forms of political belonging that go beyond citizenship in a world in which citizenship remains the only guarantee of rights.
Davidson describes the current post-NAFTA reality as one “in which the illusion of mobility and expanded communication masks the re-consolidation of wealth and the containment of resistance within a totalized surveillance regime” (“On the Outskirts” 737–38). The texts discussed in this section, which include both pre- and post-NAFTA works, reveal how the situation Davidson describes extends throughout the Americas, including areas not directly included in NAFTA, and came into being before the official beginning of NAFTA.