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Published: 23 March 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393856-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9385-6
... being held hostage in the image, seemingly awaiting execution. Both images pose the queer Mexican and Chicana body in relation to symbols of Mexican and U.S. nationalism, suggesting, among other things, the terms and conditions for queer intelligibility in Mexican and Chicana/o cultures...
Published: 11 June 1991
DOI: 10.1215/9780822382355-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8235-5
... Part II Representations of the Chicana/o Subject: Race, Class, and Gender Genaro Padilla Imprisoned Narrative? Or Lies, Secrets, and Silence in New Mexico Women's Autobiography Prefigurations What I wish to consider in this essay is the...
Published: 10 March 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374923-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7492-3
... This chapter argues the Chicana/o geography of Aztlán is produced at the crossing of the U.S. and Mexican geographies in the Southwest and as an effect of the profound psychic loss suffered by a melancholic Mexican American population forced to renounce indigenous ancestry. The chapter examines...
Published: 01 January 2008
DOI: 10.1215/9780822381228-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8122-8
... experience with the eerie woman dressed in white. For the Chicana writers, La Llorona is featured as a character or theme in stories, poems, and plays representing the anguish and anger of a betrayed and battered Chicana or as an indige- nous goddess o√ering solace and support. In each instance of La...
Published: 10 October 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822388326-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8832-6
...Brown Power to Brown People: Radical Ethnic Nationalism, the Black Panthers, and Latino Radicalism, 1967–1973 jeffrey o. g. ogbar he activists of the late 1960s and early 1970s, though by no means Treflecting the majority opinion of their generation, were the...
Published: 27 August 2008
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391432-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9143-2
... P A R T T W O nation memory history 4 An Essay on Calendar Atom Egoyan he idea of nation is something which fascinates me. If we are to...
Published: 01 January 1995
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9948-3
... discussion of the slippery distinctions between sexuality and gender, see Eve Kosotsky Sedgwick's Epistemology o/the Closet 27-35. 13 The fact that the repressive community in this story is a black one could be interpreted by some readers as a stereotyping gesture on the part of Sanchez. I would...
Published: 09 November 2004
DOI: 10.1215/9780822386278-013
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8627-8
... country could eventually zap between two national channels. An enterprising group of local televi- sion enthusiasts in the northwest part of Sweden’s most southern prov- ince, Scania (Sk˚ane), even organized public shows in a barn in a hilly village at a time when they could o√er only Danish...
Published: 01 January 2009
DOI: 10.1215/9780822388647-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8864-7
... nation for (male) rebels and warriors. Chicanas were expected to participate in the so-called revolution by maintaining the status quo and extant intraracial gender relations rather than altering or overturning them. As the sociologist Alfredo Mirandé asserted in his es­ say “The Chicano Family...
Published: 11 October 2004
DOI: 10.1215/9780822386322-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8632-2
...—still exerts enormous power over the scholarly imagi- nation. This may be an effect of residual political boundaries between Chicana/o and borderlands history (i.e., dividing a ‘‘Spanish’’ past from twentieth-century ethnic relations), but it is also because borderland nar- ratives remain...
Published: 01 September 2011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9449-5
... twentieth in the belief that a well-chosen set of empirical moments of violence in Chicana/o, U.S. and Mexican national imaginaries can reveal more about the unspeakable, historical change, and continuity over time and space than a wide-ranging atemporal survey. My secondary aim has been to model a kind...
Published: 01 January 1994
DOI: 10.1215/9780822399278-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9927-8
... GuUlermo Gomez-Pena The Multicultural Paradigm: An Open Letter to the National Ans Community o THE PARADIGM SHIFT Today in this troubled continent aCcidentally called America a...
Published: 27 September 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387091-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8709-1
...- sions with ‘‘authenticity’’ and ‘‘purity as well as preoccupations with the conquest of territory, in favor of reconceptualizations of Chicana/o iden- tity in terms of the inescapable hybridity (mestizaje) associated with the social conditions of life in cultural and political ‘‘borderlands...
Published: 18 June 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384359-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8435-9
... organizing model and a metaphor for the Chicano movement. The articulation of a Chicana/o political subjectivity through constructions of gender led early Chicano movement discourse to encounter problems building a coherent political space for women. For example, the discourse of nationalism created a...
Published: 18 June 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384359-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8435-9
... terms of Chicana/o national history and culture. The specific colonial/national experience renders the sexuality of gays and lesbians as a central mediat- ing ideological factor that exposes the gender power dynamics in Chicana/o history. Pérez suggests that Chicana/o gays and lesbians are caught...
Published: 01 June 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822389880-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8988-0
... family structures and ethnic and gendered hierarchical orderings within the United States, Mexico, and the Chicana/o ‘‘nation’’ (A. García 1997; Ruíz 1998; E. Pérez 1999). In addition to fomenting criticism of the received, the legacy of countercultural and civil rights struggles has led to the...
Published: 18 June 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384359-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8435-9
... Mexican origin in New Mexico prefer the term Spanish or Hispana/o (Zavella 1996). We use the term Chicana to convey the politicized nature of our project. But regardless of whether one uses Chicana, Mexicana, Tejana, or another term, heterogeneity is critical to understanding the overall Chicana...
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By Debra J. Blake
Published: 01 January 2008
DOI: 10.1215/9780822381228-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8122-8
... influence perceptions of Chicanas and U.S. Mexicanas speaks to the power of repre- sentation. Her e√orts to expose circumscribing images and false histo- ries, along with those of other Chicana writers and artists, constitute one element in the struggle for individual and community definition. Another...
Published: 23 March 2011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9385-6
... in Her Hand: Read- ing Chicana Lesbians. Ramón García is an associate professor of Chicana and Chicano studies at California State University, Northridge. He has published essays on literary, visual, and cultural studies in collections such as The Chicana/o Cultural Studies Reader and poetry...
Published: 01 September 2011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9449-5
... Indian, Mexican American and Chicana/o subjectivities. While mindful of the foundational explorations of mestizaje o√ered by Anzaldúa and other scholars, Guidotti- Hernández deploys a meticulously historicized and theorized methodology that opens up a counter-nationalist argument against merely...