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Postmodern ethnography is the model of the Humanities I trace in order interrelate the inheritance of the erasure mark by contemporary Chicana and Chicano writers. These writers write under erasure because they are aware that too much politics can spoil the story but so can not enough aesthetics. Steering between the exigencies of politics and aesthetics, these contemporary writers are producing a literary discourse that contests Anglo America's narrow understanding of the Chicano/a experience: its attempts to distance itself from the socioeconomic and linguistic reality the Chicano/a experience presents and represents to it, not to mention its historical complicity in the geographical formation of the latter.

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