Madre: Perilous Journeys with a Spanish Noun

Madre: Perilous Journeys with a Spanish Noun

by Liza Bakewell

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ISBN-13: 9780826351760
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Publication date: 02/15/2012
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author


Liza Bakewell is a linguistic anthropologist at Brown University.

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Madre: Perilous Journeys with a Spanish Noun 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
ReadingBooksRocks More than 1 year ago
This is both a hilarious and intelligently written book, apt to bounce you along with its animated, poetic and conversational prose. One does not have to speak Spanish to enjoy this book, but love language and enjoy pondering the way language works in our lives, it's relationship to reality, and how we see the world. Much of the book deals with gender and language, how culture and society "gender-ize" the language and what impact that has on speakers' perceptions. The book is a journey through the Spanish language, especially in Mexico, although it goes into other areas as well. The intriguing part of the book is to discover that in Mexico "madre" the word for mother is a swear word, to be uttered very, very carefully, if at all. That struck me as amazing. All in all, a great read, and also short, just over 200 pages, something I appreciate because I have kids and commitments and like to read books in one sitting if possible,or big chunks of them that way. Fit in my purse. I gave it to my mom when I finished. And I bought a number to give away for the holidays. The cover is perfect, coincidentally perfect for the holidays, too.
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