The Gloria Anzaldúa Reader


Author: Gloria Anzaldua
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822391279
Category: Social Science
Page: 375
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Born in the Río Grande Valley of south Texas, independent scholar and creative writer Gloria Anzaldúa was an internationally acclaimed cultural theorist. As the author of Borderlands / La Frontera: The New Mestiza, Anzaldúa played a major role in shaping contemporary Chicano/a and lesbian/queer theories and identities. As an editor of three anthologies, including the groundbreaking This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color, she played an equally vital role in developing an inclusionary, multicultural feminist movement. A versatile author, Anzaldúa published poetry, theoretical essays, short stories, autobiographical narratives, interviews, and children’s books. Her work, which has been included in more than 100 anthologies to date, has helped to transform academic fields including American, Chicano/a, composition, ethnic, literary, and women’s studies. This reader—which provides a representative sample of the poetry, prose, fiction, and experimental autobiographical writing that Anzaldúa produced during her thirty-year career—demonstrates the breadth and philosophical depth of her work. While the reader contains much of Anzaldúa’s published writing (including several pieces now out of print), more than half the material has never before been published. This newly available work offers fresh insights into crucial aspects of Anzaldúa’s life and career, including her upbringing, education, teaching experiences, writing practice and aesthetics, lifelong health struggles, and interest in visual art, as well as her theories of disability, multiculturalism, pedagogy, and spiritual activism. The pieces are arranged chronologically; each one is preceded by a brief introduction. The collection includes a glossary of Anzaldúa’s key terms and concepts, a timeline of her life, primary and secondary bibliographies, and a detailed index.

Mothering, Public Leadership, and Women’s Life Writing

Explorations in Spirituality Studies and Practical Theology
Author: Claire Wolfteich
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004350675
Category: Religion
Page: 218
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Chicana/o and Latina/o Fiction

The New Memory of Latinidad
Author: Ylce Irizarry
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252098072
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 280
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In this new study, Ylce Irizarry moves beyond literature that prioritizes assimilation to examine how contemporary fiction depicts being Cuban, Dominican, Mexican, or Puerto Rican within Chicana/o and Latina/o America. Irizarry establishes four dominant categories of narrative--loss, reclamation, fracture, and new memory--that address immigration, gender and sexuality, cultural nationalisms, and neocolonialism. As she shows, narrative concerns have moved away from the weathered notions of arrival and assimilation. Contemporary Chicana/o and Latina/o literatures instead tell stories that have little, if anything, to do with integration into the Anglo-American world. The result is the creation of new memory. This reformulation of cultural membership unmasks the neocolonial story and charts the conscious engagement of cultural memory. It outlines the ways contemporary Chicana/o and Latina/o communities create belonging and memory of their ethnic origins. An engaging contribution to an important literary tradition, Chicana/o and Latina/o Fiction privileges the stories Chicanas/os and Latinas/os remember about themselves rather than the stories of those subjugating them.

Women and Migration in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

A Reader
Author: Denise A. Segura,Patricia Zavella
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822341185
Category: Social Science
Page: 595
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Seminal essays on how women adapt to the structural transformations caused by the large migration from Mexico to the U.S.A., how they create or contest representations of their identities in light of their marginality, and give voice to their own agency.

Light in the Dark/Luz en lo Oscuro

Rewriting Identity, Spirituality, Reality
Author: Gloria Anzaldúa
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822375036
Category: Social Science
Page: 312
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Light in the Dark is the culmination of Gloria E. Anzaldúa's mature thought and the most comprehensive presentation of her philosophy. Focusing on aesthetics, ontology, epistemology, and ethics, it contains several developments in her many important theoretical contributions.

Disrupting Savagism

Intersecting Chicana/o, Mexican Immigrant, and Native American Struggles for Self-Representation
Author: Arturo J. Aldama
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822327486
Category: History
Page: 186
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DIVComparative study through discourses by Gaimo, Silko, Anzaldua and others examining the disruption of the boundaries of class, gender, race, ethnicity, and sexuality in Chicano, Mexican and Native American immigrants in the Americas./div

Gegen den Krieg


Author: Mo Ti
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783737410182
Category:
Page: 192
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Colonial Latin American Historical Review

CLAHR.
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Latin America
Page: N.A
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Chicana Sexuality and Gender

Cultural Refiguring in Literature, Oral History, and Art
Author: Debra J. Blake
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822381222
Category: Social Science
Page: 312
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Since the 1980s Chicana writers including Gloria Anzaldúa, Cherríe Moraga, Sandra Cisneros, Ana Castillo, and Alma Luz Villanueva have reworked iconic Mexican cultural symbols such as mother earth goddesses and La Llorona (the Wailing Woman of Mexican folklore), re-imagining them as powerful female figures. After reading the works of Chicana writers who created bold, powerful, and openly sexual female characters, Debra J. Blake wondered how everyday Mexican American women would characterize their own lives in relation to the writers’ radical reconfigurations of female sexuality and gender roles. To find out, Blake gathered oral histories from working-class and semiprofessional U.S. Mexicanas. In Chicana Sexuality and Gender, she compares the self-representations of these women with fictional and artistic representations by academic-affiliated, professional intellectual Chicana writers and visual artists, including Alma M. López and Yolanda López. Blake looks at how the Chicana professional intellectuals and the U.S. Mexicana women refigure confining and demeaning constructions of female gender roles and racial, ethnic, and sexual identities. She organizes her analysis around re-imaginings of La Virgen de Guadalupe, La Llorona, indigenous Mexica goddesses, and La Malinche, the indigenous interpreter for Hernán Cortés during the Spanish conquest. In doing so, Blake reveals how the professional intellectuals and the working-class and semiprofessional women rework or invoke the female icons to confront the repression of female sexuality, limiting gender roles, inequality in male and female relationships, and violence against women. While the representational strategies of the two groups of women are significantly different and the U.S. Mexicanas would not necessarily call themselves feminists, Blake nonetheless illuminates a continuum of Chicana feminist thinking, showing how both groups of women expand lifestyle choices and promote the health and well-being of women of Mexican origin or descent.

American Studies International


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Educational exchange
Page: N.A
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The Latin American subaltern studies reader


Author: Ileana Rodríguez
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 459
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Argues for the saliency of the category of the subaltern over that of class.

Gender politics in Latin America

debates in theory and practice
Author: Elizabeth Dore
Publisher: Monthly Review Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 251
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The essays analyze the gendered politics of state power, language, culture, history, social movements, human rights, and knowledge.

Coloniality at large

Latin America and the postcolonial debate
Author: Mabel Moraña,Enrique D. Dussel,Carlos A. Jáuregui
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 628
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A state-of-the-art anthology of postcolonial theory and practice in the Latin American context.

Grenzen der Macht - Macht der Grenzen

Lateinamerika im globalen Kontext
Author: Marianne Braig
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Latin America
Page: 238
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Through the Cultural Looking Glass

American Studies in Transcultural Perspective
Author: Hans Krabbendam,J. Verheul,Hans Bak
Publisher: Vu University Press
ISBN: 9789053836248
Category: Social Science
Page: 294
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The essays in this volume discuss past, recent and future developments within American Studies as manifested in the United States and in various Western and Eastern European countries. Central is the question how different cultural backgrounds and traditions informed varying approaches to the discipline. Is American Studies a form of cultural self-reflection? This volume pursues this theme from a variety of angles.

Courses of Study


Author: Cornell University
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education
Page: N.A
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Spiritual Mestizaje

Religion, Gender, Race, and Nation in Contemporary Chicana Narrative
Author: Theresa Delgadillo
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822350467
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 275
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Gloria Anzaldúa's narrative innovations and theoretical contributions, particularly her concept of mestiza consciousness, have influenced thinking about colonialism, gender, history, language, religion, sexuality, spirituality, and subjectivity. Yet, as Theresa Delgadillo argues, in spite of this widespread attention, Anzaldúa's theory of spiritual mestizaje has remained under-examined. Delgadillo contends that spiritual mestizaje was central to the queer feminist Chicana theorist's life and thought, and that it provides a critical framework for interpreting contemporary Chicana narratives. First mentioned in Anzaldúa's pioneering bookBorderlands/La Frontera, spiritual mestizaje is a transformative process involving a radical, sustained critique of oppression, and the cultivation of a life engaged with the sacred. Delgadillo analyzes the concept in Anzaldúa's work and in relation to other forms of spirituality and theories of oppression. Demonstrating how contemporary Chicana narratives build on Anzaldúa's theories of spirituality, she interprets novels by Denise Chávez, Demetria Martínez, and Kathleen Alcalá; Norma Cantú's memoirCanícula; and the documentariesFlowers for Guadalupe/Flores para GuadalupeandSeñorita Extraviada. In these powerful cultural critiques, Chicanas offer alternative visions of spirituality as they challenge normative categories of gender, sexuality, nation, and race.

Meridians


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Feminism
Page: N.A
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Cornell University Announcements. Courses of Study


Author: Cornell University
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education
Page: N.A
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Journal of Hispanic/Latino Theology

2002-03
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Hispanic Americans
Page: N.A
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