Download Dangerous Border Crossers by Guillermo Gómez-Peña PDF

By Guillermo Gómez-Peña

A self-described migrant provocateur with a ''hyper-Mexican mustache and loungy sideburns,'' Guillermo Gomez-Pena plays as he lives and travels -- from the United States via Europe, Asia, and North Africa -- making his border crossings and crosscultural misencounters into artwork. He displays in Spanish, English, and Spanglish, searching out Mexican and Chicano groups, retracing the roots of his history, and revisiting the numerous overlapping cultures to which he belongs: diasporic Latin american citizens, humans at the margins of society, the hybrids, the renegades.

In harmful Border Crossers, he interweaves poems, functionality chronicles, essays, radio scripts, and reflections on tradition, politics, and id, from his existence at the highway. His landmark items -- comparable to his interlude as an ''endangered species'' inside of a Plexiglas field and his disarming confessions -- set the tone: by means of turns stunning, facetious, erotic, political, and pressing. Passionate, myth-breaking, emotionally resonant, and electrifying, risky Border Crossers connects a striking diversity of topics, revealing what is going into the making of functionality artwork, and constructing Gomez-Pena as certainly one of this century's so much persuasive voices for a without borders destiny.

Show description

Read Online or Download Dangerous Border Crossers PDF

Best minority studies books

White on Arrival: Italians, Race, Color, and Power in Chicago, 1890-1945

Taking the mass Italian immigration of the past due nineteenth century as his start line and drawing on dozens of oral histories and a various array of fundamental assets in English and Italian, Guglielmo makes a speciality of how perceptions of Italians' race and colour have been formed in a single of America's nice facilities of immigration and hard work, Chicago.

Continuities in Cultural Evolution

Margaret Mead as soon as acknowledged, "I have spent such a lot of my lifestyles learning the lives of different peoples-faraway peoples-so that americans may possibly greater comprehend themselves. " Continuities in Cultural Evolution is facts of this devotion. All of Mead's efforts have been meant to aid others know about themselves and paintings towards a extra humane and socially in charge society.

Helping Ourselves to Power. A Handbook for Women on the Skills of Public Life

A self-help guide for girls within the abilities of coming into politics, the purpose of that is to motivate girls to go into the sector of public lifestyles and to supply them with the speculation and instruments for perform to extend their self belief. the recommendation given can be of large use to girls all over the place, starting from the very useful - the best way to write a statement or continue to exist talking in public - to certain dialogue of ways a political get together convention could be geared up.

Race, Colonialism, and Social Transformation in Latin America and the Caribbean

This choice of essays deals a finished evaluation of colonial legacies of racial and social inequality in Latin the US and the Caribbean. wealthy in theoretical framework and shut textual research, those essays provide new paradigms and methods to either interpreting and resolving the opposing forces of race, classification, and the ability of states.

Additional resources for Dangerous Border Crossers

Sample text

Do you have some of this shit on disc? GGP No. I no longer have a laptop. I am a Neo-Luddite. RS A luddite with a mechanical wheelchair? GGP Yes. RS You fuckin’ ro-man-tico! Shift 348X-13 Trivialize race. Go! GGP OJ was a cyborg constructed by your own fears & desires. RS But was he guilty? ”)…cause he is a…a…a…black cyborg. (Pause) GGP I didn’t say it. You did!! RS These are the issues that truly matter GGP Sure…in a time & place where nothing significant truly matters. RS What you consider trivia is my raison d’être.

Go! GGP Fear is the foundation of your identity (he points at someone in audience). RS What a fuckin’ assumption. GGP To be Mexican is a felony not a misdemeanor… RS Hey better, chido, punchy. GGP versus ser pocho es still una afrenta binacional. RS You are using Spanish unnecessarily. Shift accent. GGP (Texan accent) I’m fully aware that your ears are tired of listening to so many foreign languages (He speaks in “gringo tongues,” interspersed with recognizable English words) RS Stop! Next dialect!

In early 1998, after we had been immersed for some time in this multifaceted process of creative investigation, my collaborators and I felt that it was time for the ethnocyborgs to be given voice. In dialogue with Roberto and Sara, I wrote a proscenium piece titled BORDERscape 2000, which incorporates the personae of the ethno-cyborgs, providing them with texts delivered in a range of computer-processed voices. The soundscape for the piece, a montage created by Rona Michele, combines prerecorded rap and rock en español with live arias by opera singers.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.80 of 5 – based on 40 votes