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date: 21 November 2019

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This essay examines possible directions in evaluating the recent performances of racialized ethnic identities in American drama from the mid 1960s. It focuses on Puerto Rican, Chicana/o, Latina/o, Asian American, and Native American drama and provides a historical and aesthetic context the dramatic texts and performances that have emerged from these groups in the last four decades. This essay argues that post-war ethnic drama engages with the shifting concept of ethnicity itself, often functioning as an overt rejection of assimilationism and declarations of the need for “potential social liberation.”

Keywords: ethnic identities, Chicana/o, Latina/o, Asian American, Native American, drama, ethnic, anti-assimilation, social liberation

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