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Ana Y. Ramos-Zayas and Mérida M. Rúa

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9781479805198

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: January 2022

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479805198.001.0001

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Love, Drugs, and the Remaking of Hispano Inheritance

(p.411) 31 Regeneration
Critical Dialogues in Latinx Studies

Angela Garcia

NYU Press

This chapter explores how Hispano families in northern New Mexico have reworked the traditional application of inheritance, referring to property passed down the generations, to conceive of heroin addiction as “inherited.” It shows how this emerging formation of inheritance is shaped by, and speaks to, past configurations of property and belonging. It also reflects on intergenerational addiction as a modality of connection and continuity, but one that is entangled with experiences of cultural dispossession and loss.

Keywords:   New Mexico, inheritance, dispossession, addiction

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