Voicing Chicana Feminisms: Young Women Speak Out on Sexuality and Identity / Edition 1

Voicing Chicana Feminisms: Young Women Speak Out on Sexuality and Identity / Edition 1

by Aida Hurtado, Martin Conway
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814735746

ISBN-13: 9780814735749

Pub. Date: 01/01/2003

Publisher: New York University Press

Chicana voices are missing from the psychology of women. Though “Chicana feminisms” have only recently been enumerated, a feminist perspective has long existed in Chicano communities without ever having been explicitly named. Grounded in specific aspects of Chicano culture such as the contested role of La Malinche and the complexities of Marianismo, the

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Chicana voices are missing from the psychology of women. Though “Chicana feminisms” have only recently been enumerated, a feminist perspective has long existed in Chicano communities without ever having been explicitly named. Grounded in specific aspects of Chicano culture such as the contested role of La Malinche and the complexities of Marianismo, the distinguishing feature of Chicana feminisms has been their embrace of diversity. Chicanas readily acribe to many feminisms and do not expect there to be only one.

Focusing on young women between the ages of 20 and 30, Chicanas Speak Feminisms explores the relationship between Chicana feminism and the lived experiences of Chicanas. What do they see as their day-to-day manifestation of feminist consciousness? What is the relationship between what Chicana feminists propose and their lived experiences as women and as members of other significant social groups? Including rich ethnographic testimony based on questionnaires, in-depth interviews, and shadowing, Hurtado allows the women to speak in their own terms about how they see their femininity, sexuality, gender identity, ethnic/racial identity, and ties to other feminisms and political struggles.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814735749
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
01/01/2003
Series:
Qualitative Studies in Psychology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
361
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

1. The Research Context
Part I: The Development of Self: Existing within a Family
2. Growing up Female
3. Becoming Family: Women’s Relationships to Their Parents
Review of Part I: Implications for Feminist Theorizing
Part II: Multiple Group Identities: Existing in the World
4. Believers
5. Workers
6. Lovers
Review of Part II: Implications for Feminist Theorizing
Part III: Living and Speaking Feminisms
7. Negotiating the Color Line
8. Chicanas Speak Feminisms
9. Political Understandings
Review of Part III: Implications for Feminist Theorizing
10. Conclusions and Ruminations

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