Profane & Sacred: Latino/a American Writers Reveal the Interplay of the Secular and the Religious

Profane & Sacred: Latino/a American Writers Reveal the Interplay of the Secular and the Religious

by Bridget Kevane
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742543145

ISBN-13: 9780742543140

Pub. Date: 08/29/2007

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Profane & Sacred examines religious discourse in contemporary Latino/a fiction, exploring how religion creates, mediates or changes Latino culture and identity. Much contemporary literary criticism on Latino/a literature has focused on the bilingual and bicultural nature of Latino identity, history and cultural production. But just as the multiplicity of cultures

Overview

Profane & Sacred examines religious discourse in contemporary Latino/a fiction, exploring how religion creates, mediates or changes Latino culture and identity. Much contemporary literary criticism on Latino/a literature has focused on the bilingual and bicultural nature of Latino identity, history and cultural production. But just as the multiplicity of cultures and languages has shaped Latino identity and history, so too has religion. Studying the religious discourse found in fiction can clearly enrich not only our perception of the diversity within the Hispanic communities, but also the diversity between sociologists and creative writers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742543140
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/29/2007
Series:
Celebrating Faith: Explorations in Latino Spirituality and Theology Series
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.66(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Violence, Faith, and Active Miracles in East Los Angeles:Their Dogs Came With Them and The Miraculous Day of Amalia Gomez Chapter 3 The Meaning of Consuelo and Chango's Fire: Latino Puerto Rican Theology Chapter 4 Spiritual Revolutions: God and Trujillo in In the Time of Butterflies and Geographies of Home Chapter 5 The Secret Jew: Days of Awe and A Simple Habana Melody (from when the world was good) Chapter 6 Conclusion

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