AOC: The Fearless Rise and Powerful Resonance of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

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Seventeen 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 DC. 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 why men are so threatened by her power, 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.

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Seventeen 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 DC. 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 why men are so threatened by her power, 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:

 

Publisher: St Martin’s Press

Hardback

2020

ISBN: 9781250257413