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

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

About the Author:
Bridget Kevane is associate professor of modern languages and literatures at Montana State University and is chair of the department

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


Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction     1
Violence, Faith, and Active Miracles in East Los Angeles: Their Dogs Came with Them and The Miraculous Day of Amalia Gomez     11
The Meaning of Consuelo and Chango's Fire: Latino Puerto Rican Theology     43
Spiritual Revolutions: God and Trujillo in In the Time of the Butterflies and Geographies of Home     75
The Secret Jew: Days of Awe and A Simple Habana Melody (from when the world was good)     105
Conclusion     137
Index     145
About the Author     151

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