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Chicana Feminisms presents new essays on Chicana feminist thought by scholars, creative writers, and artists. This volume moves the field of Chicana feminist theory forward by examining feminist creative expression, the politics of representation, and the realities of Chicana life. Drawing on anthropology, folklore, history, literature, and psychology, the distinguished contributors combine scholarly analysis, personal observations, interviews, letters, visual art, and poetry. The collection is structured as a series of dynamic dialogues: each of the main pieces is followed by an essay responding to or elaborating on its claims. The broad range of perspectives included here highlights the diversity of Chicana experience, particularly the ways it is made more complex by differences in class, age, sexual orientation, language, and region. Together the essayists enact the contentious, passionate conversations that define Chicana feminisms.

The contributors contemplate a number of facets of Chicana experience: life on the Mexico-U.S. border, bilingualism, the problems posed by a culture of repressive sexuality, the ranchera song, and domesticana artistic production. They also look at Chicana feminism in the 1960s and 1970s, the history of Chicanas in the larger Chicano movement, autobiographical writing, and the interplay between gender and ethnicity in the movie Lone Star. Some of the essays are expansive; others—such as Norma Cantú’s discussion of the writing of her fictionalized memoir Canícula—are intimate. All are committed to the transformative powers of critical inquiry and feminist theory.

Contributors. Norma Alarcón, Gabriela F. Arredondo, Ruth Behar, Maylei Blackwell, Norma E. Cantú, Sergio de la Mora, Ann duCille, Michelle Fine, Rosa Linda Fregoso, Rebecca M. Gámez, Jennifer González, Ellie Hernández, Aída Hurtado, Claire Joysmith, Norma Klahn, Amalia Mesa-Bains, Olga Nájera-Ramírez, Anna Nieto Gomez, Renato Rosaldo, Elba Rosario Sánchez, Marcia Stephenson, Jose Manuel Valenzuela, Patricia Zavella

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An anthology of original essays from Chicana feminists which explores the complexities of life experiences of the Chicanas, such as class, generation, sexual orientation, age, language use, etc.

Synopsis:

The contributors contemplate a number of facets of Chicana experience: life on the Mexico-U.S. border, bilingualism, the problems posed by a culture of repressive sexuality, the "ranchera" song, and "domesticana" artistic production. They also look at Chicana feminism in the 1960s and 1970s, the history of Chicanas in the larger Chicano movement, autobiographical writing, and the interplay between gender and ethnicity in the movie "Lone Star". Some of the essays are expansive; others - such as Norma Cantu's discussion of the writing of her fictionalized memoir Canicula - are intimate. All are committed to the transformative powers of critical inquiry and feminist theory.

About the Author

Gabriela F. Arredondo is Assistant Professor of Latin American and Latina/o Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Aída Hurtado is Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz and author of Voicing Chicana Feminisms: Young Women Speak Out on Sexuality and Identity.

Norma Klahn is Professor of Literature at the University of California, Santa Cruz and coeditor of Las Nuevas Fronteras del Siglo XXI/New Frontiers of the 21st Century.

Olga Nájera-Ramírez is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Cruz and coeditor of Chicana Traditions: Continuity and Change.

Patricia Zavella is Professor of Latin American and Latina/o Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz and coauthor of Telling to Live: Latina Feminist Testimonios, published by Duke University Press.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780822331056
Editor:
Arredondo, Gabriela F.
Editor:
Hurtado, Aida
Editor:
Arredondo, Gabriela F.
Editor:
Hurtado, Aida
Editor:
Klahn, Norma
Author:
Arredondo, Gabriela F.
Author:
Zavella, Patricia
Author:
Hurtado, Aida
Author:
Fish, Stanley
Author:
Najera-Ramirez, Olga
Author:
Arredondo
Author:
Klahn, Norma
Editor:
Klahn, Norma
Publisher:
Duke University Press
Subject:
Feminism & Feminist Theory
Subject:
Feminism
Subject:
Feminist theory
Subject:
Mexican American women -- Social conditions.
Subject:
Feminism -- United States.
Subject:
Feminist Studies-General
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Post-Contemporary Interventions
Publication Date:
20030731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 illus.
Pages:
408
Dimensions:
9.56x6.38x1.20 in. 1.60 lbs.

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An anthology of original essays from Chicana feminists which explores the complexities of life experiences of the Chicanas, such as class, generation, sexual orientation, age, language use, etc.
"Synopsis" by , The contributors contemplate a number of facets of Chicana experience: life on the Mexico-U.S. border, bilingualism, the problems posed by a culture of repressive sexuality, the "ranchera" song, and "domesticana" artistic production. They also look at Chicana feminism in the 1960s and 1970s, the history of Chicanas in the larger Chicano movement, autobiographical writing, and the interplay between gender and ethnicity in the movie "Lone Star". Some of the essays are expansive; others - such as Norma Cantu's discussion of the writing of her fictionalized memoir Canicula - are intimate. All are committed to the transformative powers of critical inquiry and feminist theory.
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