Translated Woman: Crossing the Border with Esperanza's Story / Edition 2

Translated Woman: Crossing the Border with Esperanza's Story / Edition 2

by Ruth Behar
     
 

Translated Woman tells the story of an unforgettable encounter between Ruth Behar, a Cuban-American feminist anthropologist, and Esperanza Hernández, a Mexican street peddler. The tale of Esperanza's extraordinary life yields unexpected and profound reflections on the mutual desires that bind together anthropologists and their "subjects."See more details below

Overview

Translated Woman tells the story of an unforgettable encounter between Ruth Behar, a Cuban-American feminist anthropologist, and Esperanza Hernández, a Mexican street peddler. The tale of Esperanza's extraordinary life yields unexpected and profound reflections on the mutual desires that bind together anthropologists and their "subjects."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807046470
Publisher:
Beacon Press
Publication date:
05/21/2003
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
5.95(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: The Talking Serpent1
Pt. 1Coraje/Rage23
1The Mother in the Daughter27
2The Cross of the White Wedding Dress53
3The Rage of a Woman87
4The Daughter in the Mother108
5Con el perdon suyo, comadre, no vaya a ser que el diablo tenga cuernos - "With Your Pardon, Comadre, Doesn't the Devil Have Horns?"126
6Mi hija, amarrate las faldas - "My Daughter, Tie Up Your Skirts"156
Pt. 2Esperanza/Redemption167
7The Pig in the Stream171
8The Stolen Eggs179
9Angelitos - Little Angels189
10Una vieja orgullosa - A Proud Woman194
11[actual symbol not reproducible]Viva General Francisco Villa!203
Pt. 3Literary Wetback225
12Literary Wetback231
13Gringa Sings the Blues247
14Ya sabe que estarnos vendidos a sus personas - "Now You Know That We've Been Sold to You"257
Pt. 4Reflejos/Reflections267
15Translated Woman275
16In the Labyrinth of the General and His History303
17The Biography in the Shadow320
Notes345
Chronology371

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