Gente Decente: A Borderlands Response to the Rhetoric of Dominance

Gente Decente: A Borderlands Response to the Rhetoric of Dominance

by Garza-Falc

Hardcover(1 ED)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780292728066
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 01/28/1998
Edition description: 1 ED
Pages: 327
Product dimensions: 6.29(w) x 9.26(h) x 1.05(d)

Table of Contents

PREFACE IX(2)
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS XI
INTRODUCTION 1(21)
1. HISTORY AS NARRATIVE
22(14)
2. WALTER PRESCOTT WEBB'S The Great Plains AND The Texas Rangers: The Dissolution of History in Narrative
36(38)
3. THE HISTORICAL FICTION OF JOVITA GONZALEZ: Complex and Competing Class Identities
74(59)
4. MARIA CRISTINA MENA'S ELITE, FERMINA GUERRA'S "FOLK": The Struggles of Their Distinct and Converging Worlds
133(23)
5. AMERICO PAREDES'S NARRATIVES OF RESISTANCE: Property, Labor, Education, Gender, and Class Relations
156(42)
6. MEDIA REPORTAGE AS "HISTORY-IN-THE-MAKING": Two Short Stories by Helena Maria Viramontes
198(17)
7. THE TEXAS HISTORY OF BEATRIZ DE LA GARZA'S NARRATIVES: Sustaining Women, Hispanic Heroes, and a Sense of Place
215(24)
EPILOGUE 239(12)
APPENDIX A: SHANNON'S APPRAISAL 251(7)
APPENDIX B: BIOGRAPHICAL OUTLINE OF JOVITA GONZALEZ'S LIFE 258(5)
NOTES 263(18)
BIBLIOGRAPHY 281(12)
INDEX 293
ILLUSTRATIONS
FOLLOW PAGE xii

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