La Chicana

Autor: Alfredo Mirandé
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226531601
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Maintains that Chicanas must be seen as colonized women who have had no control over the social institutions which shape their lives

La Chicana And The Intersection Of Race Class And Gender

Autor: Irene Isabel Blea
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
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This wide-ranging text focuses on the history of La Chicana, considering her socialization process and the consequences of deviating from gender roles. Current social problems and the evolution of Hispanic women onto the national scene in politics, economics, criminal justice and more are also detailed.

Chicana Feminist Thought

Autor: Alma M. Garcia
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134719817
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Chicana Feminist Thought brings together the voices of Chicana poets, writers, and activists who reflect upon the Chicana Feminist Movement that began in the late 1960s. With energy and passion, this anthology of writings documents the personal and collective political struggles of Chicana feminists.

The Women Of La Raza

Autor: Enriqueta Longeaux y Vásquez
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781533098672
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In The Women of La Raza, Enriqueta Vasquez brings together her long-time political commitments with her marvelous sense of curiosity and wonder to trace the contributions of women in Mexican and Mexican American history through the centuries, starting with Pre-Columbian indigenous ancestors all the way to the present time.

Female Mythologies In Contemporary Chicana Literature

Autor: Nadine Gebhardt
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3638715817
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Thesis (M.A.) from the year 2005 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald, 83 entries in the bibliography, language: English, comment: Diese Magisterarbeit stellt eine kritische Untersuchung weiblicher bzw. feministischer Mythologien und der damit eng zusammenhangenden Gender- und Identitatsproblematik in der zeitgenossischen Literatur der Chicanas, US-amerikanische Staatsburgerinnen mexikanischer Abstammung, dar. Die Arbeit selbst wurde auf Englisch verfasst, eine deutsche Zusammenfassung ist im Anhang zu finden., abstract: In Mexican-American/ Chicano culture, feminine archetypes from the Mexican tradition play an important role for woman's subjectivity. Traditionally, such archetypes epitomize Catholic-patriarchal constructions of womanhood. Idolized by the figures of the Virgin of Guadalupe, La Malinche, and La Llorona, the most prevailing representations of female sexuality and motherhood evolve around the passive virgin, the sinful seductress, and the traitorous mother. Along the lines of Chicana feminism, the traditional definitions of these feminine archetypes can be seen as promoting an image of woman that is detrimental to female subjectivity. Although there are three figures, these archetypes evoke a binary opposition that defines woman as either "good woman" or "bad woman," "virgin" or "whore." As such, they limit and circumscribe the Chicana's development of subjectivity. But these cultural icons may also epitomize feminine power, and hence provide the Chicana with possible feminist role models to back up her emancipation. Chicana feminists have employed creative writing to counter the Catholic-patriarchal discourse on the Virgin of Guadalupe, Malinche, and La Llorona. As they explore these cultural archetypes in their novels, short stories, and poems, Chicana feminists attempt to reveal the mechanisms by which the original images of these mythic figures have been subverted, disempower"