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Mexicana Encounters The Making of Social Identities on the Borderlands

ISBN-10: 0520238907
ISBN-13: 9780520238909
Edition: 2003
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 12/4/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 246
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

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 Juaacute;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.

List of Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgments
Toward a Planetary Civil Society
Cross-Border Feminist Solidarities
Gender, Multiculturalism, and the Missionary Position on the Borderlands
The Chicano Familia Romance
Familia Matters
"Fantasy Heritage": Tracking Latina Bloodlines
Haunted by Miscegenation
Ghosts of a Mexican Past
Epilogue
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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