9781934819654-1934819654-Beast Meridian

Beast Meridian

ISBN-13: 9781934819654
ISBN-10: 1934819654
Author: Villarreal, Vanessa Angelica
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: Noemi Press
Format: Paperback 100 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781934819654
ISBN-10: 1934819654
Author: Villarreal, Vanessa Angelica
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: Noemi Press
Format: Paperback 100 pages

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Acknowledged authors Villarreal, Vanessa Angelica wrote Beast Meridian comprising 100 pages back in 2017. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1934819654 and 9781934819654. Since then Beast Meridian textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.98 or rent at the marketplace.

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Poetry. Latino/Latina Studies. LGBTQIA Studies. Women's Studies. BEAST MERIDIAN narrates the first- generation Mexican American girl, tracking the experiences of cultural displacement, the inheritance of generational trauma, sexist and racist violence, sexual assault, economic struggle, and institutional racism and sexism that disproportionately punishes brown girls in crisis. Narrated by a speaker in mourning marked as an at- risk juvenile, psychologically troubled, an offender, expelled and sent to alternative school for adolescents with behavioral issues, and eventually, a psychiatric hospital, it survives the school to prison pipeline, the immigrant working class condition, grueling low- pay service jobs, conservative classism against Latinxs in Texas, queerness, assimilation, and life wrapped up in frivolous citations, fines, and penalties. The traumatic catalyst for the long line of trouble begins with the death of a beloved young grandmother from preventable cervical cancer—another violence of systemic racism and sexism that prevents regular reproductive and sexual health care to poor immigrant communities—and the subsequent deaths of other immigrant family members who are mourned in the dissociative states amidst the depressive trauma that opens the book. The dissociative states that mark the middle—a surreal kind of shadowland where the narrator encounters her animal self and ancestors imagined as animals faces brutal surreal challenges on the way back to life beyond trauma—is a kind of mictlan, reimagined as a state of constant mourning that challenges American notions of "healing" from trauma, and rather acknowledges sadness, mourning, and memory as a necessary state of constant awareness to forge a "way back" toward a broader healing of earth, time, body, history.

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