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AOC : the fearless rise and powerful resonance of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Title:
AOC : the fearless rise and powerful resonance of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : St. Martin's Press, an imprint of St. Martin's Publishing Group, 2020.

©2020
ISBN:
9781250257413
Physical Description:
xiii, 218 pages ; 22 cm
Language:
English
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
General Note:
Includes bibliographic references.
Contents:
Introduction: The Meaning of AOC / Lynda Lopez -- An Open Letter to Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez / Jennine Capó Crucet -- Women Like Me Aren't Supposed to Run for Office / Andrea González-Ramírez -- "The First Latina to . . ." / Patricia Reynoso -- "Pa'lante!": The Long History of Puerto Rican Activism in New York City / Pedro Regalado -- In No Uncertain Terms / Natalia Sylvester -- The Imagined Threat of a Woman Who Governs Like a Man / Rebecca Traister -- The Center Will Not Hold. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Counting on It / Erin Aubry Kaplan -- A Just Society / Tracey Ross -- Latinas Are So Money / Carmen Rita Wong -- AOC the Influencer / Mariana Atencio -- What AOC and I Learned at Standing Rock / Wendy Carrillo -- The Democratic Socialism of AOC / Nathan J. Robinson -- The Green New Deal [TK] / Elizabeth C. Yeampierre -- For Women Who Are Hard to Love / Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodriguez -- The Hustle / Maria Cristina "MC" González Noguera.
Abstract:
"In the vein of Notorious RBG, fifteen writers explore the multiple meanings of a young Latina politician who has already made history. From the moment Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez beat a ten-term incumbent in the primary election for New York's 14th, her journey to the national, if not world, stage, was fast-tracked. Six months later, as the youngest Congresswoman ever elected, AOC became one of a handful of Latina politicians in Washington, D.C. Just thirty, she represents her generation, the millennials, in many groundbreaking ways: proudly working class, Democratic Socialist, of Puerto Rican descent, master of social media, not to mention of the Bronx, feminist-and a great dancer. AOC investigates her symbolic and personal significance for so many, from her willingness to use her imperfect bi-lingualism, to the threat she poses by governing like a man, to the long history of Puerto Rican activism that she joins. Contributors span a wide range of voices and ages, from media to the arts and politics; they include Rebecca Traister, Jennine Capo Crucet, Andrea Gonzalez-Ramirez, Patricia Reynoso, Pedro Regalado, Natalia Sylvester, Carmen Rita Wong, Tracey Ross, Erin Aubry Kaplan, Mariana Atencio, Wendy Carrillo, Nathan J. Robinson, Elizabeth Yeampierre, Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodriguez, and Maria Cristina "MC" Gonzalez Noguera."-- Provided by publisher.
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