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201 Notes Preface 1. Cherríe L. Moraga, The Hungry Woman (Albuquerque, N.Mex.: West End Press, 2001). I refer here to the 2006 immigration reform protests. 2. Cherríe L. Moraga, The Last Generation: Prose and Poetry by Cherríe Moraga (Boston: South End Press, 1993), 145–­ 74. 3. Alexandra Bernson, En Las Manos de la Muerte, produced at the Rites and Reason Theatre, Brown University, Providence, R.I., October 27–­ November 1, 2010. 4.  Tiffany Ana López, “Violent Inscriptions: Writing the Body and Making Community in Four Plays by Migdalia Cruz,” Theatre Journal 52, no. 1 (2000): 51–­66. 5. When this term proves unwieldy, I defer to Latino/a to deemphasize the naturalization of the male pronoun as a neutral as it is often used in the Spanish language. 6. Lila Abu-​ Lughod uses the term halfie in her essay “Writing against Culture,” in Recapturing Anthropology: Working in the Present, ed. Richard Fox (Santa Fe, N.Mex.: School of American Research Press, 1991). Abu-​ Lughod attributes the term to Kiran Narayan. 7. See Lindsay Goss,“Tactical Acting Jane Fonda, GI Resistance, and the FTA” (Ph.D. diss., Brown University, 2014), for an excellent theorization of solidarity. Dr. Goss was my advisee. 8. See, for example, Spencer Golub, Infinity (Stage) (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2001); Bert O. States, Great Reckonings in Little Rooms: On the Phenomenology of Theater (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1987); Alice Rayner, Ghosts: Death’s Double and the Phenomena of Theatre (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2006); Herbert Blau, Take Up the Bodies: Theater at the Vanishing Point (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1982). Critical Introduction 1. Jon D. Rossini and Patricia Ybarra, “Neoliberalism, Historiography, Identity Politics, Toward a New Historiography of Latino Theatre,” Radical History Review, 112 (Winter 2012): 163. 2. For a debate about these terms, and in particular how we might think of the post-​ neoliberal coming after neoliberalism, see Laura MacDonald and Arne Ruckert, eds., Post-​ Neoliberalization in the Americas (Houndmills, U.K.: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009); John Burdick, Philip Oxhorn, and Kenneth M. Roberts, eds., Beyond Neoliberalism in Latin America? Society and Politics at the Crossroads (Houndmills, U.K.: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009); and Richard Snyder, Mexican Politics after Neoliberalism (Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 2006). 202 Notes to Pages 3–8 3. Rossini and Ybarra, “Neoliberalism, Historiography, Identity Politics.” 4. As I will argue more fully in chapter 1, this postrevolutionary feeling is especially felt in Moraga, The Last Generation. 5. Walter Mignolo, The Idea of Latin America (London: Blackwell, 2005), 1–­50. 6. See Michel Foucault, The Birth of Biopolitics: Lectures at the Collège de France 1978–­1979 (Houndmills, U.K.: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008); and Wendy Brown,“Neoliberalism and the End of Liberal Democracy,” Theory and Event 7, no. 1 (2003), doi: 10​ .1353/tae​ .2003​ .0020. 7. Foucault, The Birth of Biopolitics, 217–­18; 225–­26. 8. See F.  A. Hayek, The Road to Serfdom, ed. Bruce Caldwell (1944; repr. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007); Gary Becker, Human Capital: A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis, with Special Reference to Education (Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1964); and Milton Friedman, Capitalism and Freedom (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1962). 9. Juan Gabriel Valdés, Pinochet’s Economists: The Chicago School in Chile (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1995). 10. Naomi Klein, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism (New York: Henry Holt, 2008). 11. Klein, The Shock Doctrine, 86–­87. 12. Ibid., 89–­ 94. 13. For an excellent critique of China’s enterprise zones see Aihwa Ong, Neoliberalism as Exception: Mutations in Citizenship and Sovereignty (Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2006), 97–­ 120. 14. For more on this periodization, see David Harvey, A Brief History of Neoliberalism (London: Oxford University Press, 2005). Despite the timeline within, the photographs of ’80s leaders on the front cover of the paperback edition marks the transition with these leaders rather than with earlier policies. 15. See Lara D. Nielsen, “Introduction: Heterotopic Transformations: The (Il) liberal Neoliberal,” in Neoliberalism and Global Theatres: Performance Permutations , ed. Lara D. Nielsen and Patricia Ybarra (Houndmills, U.K.: Palgrave Macmillan: 2012), 1–­ 24. 16. See, for example, Peter Andreas, Border Games: Policing the U.S.-​ Mexico Divide (Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 2000), 74–­ 84. 17. See, for example, Mark Cameron Edberg, El Narcotraficante, Narcocorridos and the Construction of a Cultural Persona on the U.S.-​ Mexico Border (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2004); Elijah Wald, Narcocorrido: A Journey into...


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