meXicana Encounters: The Making of Social Identities on the Borderlands / Edition 1

meXicana Encounters: The Making of Social Identities on the Borderlands / Edition 1

by Rosa Linda Fregoso
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0520238907

ISBN-13: 9780520238909

Pub. Date: 12/04/2003

Publisher: University of California Press


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

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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 Juárez; 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520238909
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
12/04/2003
Series:
American Crossroads Series, #12
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
238
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents


List of Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgments

1. Toward a Planetary Civil Society
2. Cross-Border Feminist Solidarities
3. Gender, Multiculturalism, and the Missionary Position on the Borderlands
4. The Chicano Familia Romance
5. Familia Matters
6. "Fantasy Heritage": Tracking Latina Bloodlines
7. Haunted by Miscegenation
8. Ghosts of a Mexican Past

Epilogue
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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