MeXicana Encounters: The Making of Social Identities on the Borderlands

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University of California Press, 2003 - 219 páginas
meXicana Encounters charts the dynamic and contradictory representation of Mexicanas and Chicanas in culture. Rosa Linda Fregoso's deft analysis of the cultural practices and symbolic forms that shape social identities takes her across a wide and varied terrain. Among the subjects she considers are the recent murders and disappearances of women in Ciudad Ju rez; transborder feminist texts that deal with private, domestic forms of violence; how films like John Sayles's Lone Star re-center white masculinity; and the significance of la familia to the identity of Chicanas/os and how it can subordinate gender and sexuality to masculinity and heterosexual roles. Fregoso's self-reflexive approach to cultural politics embraces the movement for social justice and offers new insights into the ways that racial and gender differences are inscribed in cultural practices.
 

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Contenido

Toward a Planetary Civil Society
1
Black cross painted on telephone pole in Ciudad Juarez
21
Burials on the Border conference poster
28
CrossBorder Feminist Solidarities
30
Actors portraying Paulina at ages eighteen and thirteen
41
Actor portraying Paulina at age eight
43
Graphic depiction from Paulina of the young Paulinas psychic fragmentation
45
Paulina Cruz Suarez at age fiftyfive
47
Beatriz Michelena
107
Myrtle Gonzalez crossing the color line
109
Lupe Velez circa 1930
115
Composite shot of Lupe Velez 1941
124
Haunted by Miscegenation
126
Ghosts of a Mexican Past
148
Angelita Garza Orea in one of the Garza grocery stores
152
Epilogue
169

Gender Multiculturalism and the Missionary Position
48
The Chicano Familia Romance
71
Familia Matters
91
Tracking Latina Bloodlines
103

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Acerca del autor (2003)

Rosa Linda Fregoso is Professor of Latin American/Latino Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is the editor of The Devil Never Sleeps and Other Films by Lourdes Portillo (2001), and the author of The Bronze Screen: Chicana and Chicano Film Culture (1993).

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