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The Book Borderlands
The Author Gloria Anzaldúa
The Publisher
Release Date1999
Genre Foreign Language Study
Pages 251
ISBN UTEXAS:059172144068934
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Explores life along the Mexican-American border and the experience of being caught between two cultures.


The Book Borderlands
The Author Gloria Anzaldúa
The Publisher
Release Date2007
Genre Literary Collections
Pages 255
ISBN 1879960745
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The Twentieth Anniversary edition of Gloria Anzaldúa's classic exploration of life in the borderlands.


The Book Borderlands
The Author Gloria Anzaldúa
The Publisher
Release Date2012
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 300
ISBN 1879960850
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Rooted in Gloria Anzaldúa's experience as a Chicana, a lesbian, an activist, and a writer, the essays and poems in this volume profoundly challenged, and continue to challenge, how we think about identity.Borderlands / La Frontera remaps our understanding of what a "border" is, presenting it not as a simple divide between here and there, us and them, but as a psychic, social, and cultural terrain that we inhabit, and that inhabits all of us. This twenty-fifth anniversary edition features a new introduction by scholars Norma Cantú (University of Texas at San Antonio) and Aída Hurtado (University of California at Santa Cruz) as well as a revised critical bibliography. Gloria Anzaldúa was a Chicana-tejana-lesbian-feminist poet, theorist, and fiction writer from south Texas. She was the editor of the critical anthologyMaking Face/Making Soul: Haciendo Caras (Aunt Lute Books, 1990), co-editor ofThis Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color, and winner of the Before Columbus Foundation American Book Award. She taught creative writing, Chicano studies, and feminist studies at University of Texas, San Francisco State University, Vermont College of Norwich University, and University of California Santa Cruz. Anzaldúa passed away in 2004 and was honored around the world for shedding visionary light on the Chicana experience by receiving the National Association for Chicano Studies Scholar Award in 2005. Gloria was also posthumously awarded her doctoral degree in literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz. A number of scholarships and book awards, including the Anzaldúa Scholar Activist Award and the Gloria E. Anzaldúa Award for Independent Scholars, are awarded in her name every year.


The Book Feminism on the Border
The Author Sonia Saldívar-Hull
The Publisher Univ of California Press
Release Date2000-05-09
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 214
ISBN 0520207335
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: "Sonia Saldívar-Hull's book proposes two moves that will, no doubt, leave a mark on Chicano/a and Latin American Studies as well as in cultural theory. The first consists in establishing alliances between Chicana and Latin American writers/activists like Gloria Anzaldua and Cherrie Moraga on the one hand and Rigoberta Menchu and Domitilla Barrios de Chungara on her. The second move consists in looking for theories where you can find them, in the non-places of theories such as prefaces, interviews and narratives. By underscoring the non-places of theories, Sonia Saldívar-Hull indirectly shows the geopolitical distribution of knowledge between the place of theory in white feminism and the theoretical non-places of women of color and of third world women. Saldívar-Hull has made a signal contribution to Chicano/a Studies, Latin American Studies and cultural theory." —Walter D. Mignolo, author of Local Histories/Global Designs: Coloniality, Subaltern Knowledges, and Border Thinking "This is a major critical claim for the sociohistorical contextualization of Chicanas who are subject to processes of colonization--our conditions of existence. Through a reading of Anzaldua, Cisneros and Viramontes, Saldívar-Hull asks us to consider how the subalternized text speaks, how and why it is muted? How do testimonio, autobiography and history give shape to the literary where embodied wholeness may be possible. It is a critical de-centering of American Studies and Mexican Studies as usual, as she traces our cross(ed) genealogies, situated on the borders." —Norma Alarcon, Professor of Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley.


The Book Confrontational Citizenship
The Author William W. Sokoloff
The Publisher SUNY Press
Release Date2017-11-14
Genre POLITICAL SCIENCE
Pages 258
ISBN 9781438467832
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Defends confrontational modes of citizenship as a means to reinvigorate democratic participation and regime accountability. A growing number of people are enraged about the quality and direction of public life, despise politicians, and are desperate for real political change. How can the contemporary neoliberal global political order be challenged and rebuilt in an egalitarian and humanitarian manner? What type of political agency and new political institutions are needed for this? In order to answer these questions, Confrontational Citizenship draws on a broad base of perspectives to articulate the concept of confrontational citizenship. William W. Sokoloff defends extra-institutional and confrontational modes of political activity along with new ways of conceiving political institutions as a way to create political orders accountable to the people. In contrast to many forms of democratic theory, Sokoloff argues that confrontational modes of citizenship (e.g., protest) are good because they increase the accountability of a regime to the people, increase the legitimacy of regimes, lead to improvements in a political order, and serve as a means to vent frustration. The goal is to make the word citizen relevant and dangerous to the settled and closed practices that structure our political world and to provide a hopeful vision of what it means to be politically progressive today.


The Book Cultura al otro lado de la frontera
The Author David Maciel
The Publisher Siglo XXI
Release Date1999
Genre Mexican Americans
Pages 323
ISBN 9682322065
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Primer libro dedicado al análisis de las manifestaciones culturales de la inmigración mexicana en Estados Unidos: arte, literatura, cine, canciones, humor. Muestra cómo los inmigrantes mexicanos han sido y son pintados, y cómo los artistas, escritores e intelectuales, chicanos y otros han utilizado los medios artísticos para protestar contra el injusto tratamiento que reciben por parte de las autoridades de Estados Unidos.


The Book Contemporary Hispanic Quotations
The Author Daniel E. Stanton
The Publisher Greenwood Publishing Group
Release Date2003
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 251
ISBN 0313314640
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Includes over one thousand quotations from such Hispanic figures as writers, artists, educators, and soldiers.


The Book Mestizaje
The Author Nestor Medina
The Publisher Orbis Books
Release Date2014-07-30
Genre Religion
Pages
ISBN 9781608333615
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Grenz berschreitungen in Gloria Anzald as Borderlands La Frontera The New Mestiza
The Author Katharina Heyne
The Publisher GRIN Verlag
Release Date2008-07-03
Genre Literary Collections
Pages 103
ISBN 9783638072465
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Magisterarbeit aus dem Jahr 2007 im Fachbereich Amerikanistik - Literatur, Note: 1,5, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (Universität), 72 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Warum schreibt jemand seine Autobiographie? Welche Ziele verfolgt er wohl dabei? Im Vordergrund steht sicherlich der Wunsch, sich seiner Umwelt aus seiner eigenen Sicht zu präsentieren, um ein möglichst authentisches Bild von sich zu liefern. [...] Gloria Anzaldúa hebt sich mit ihrem Buch „Borderlands / La Frontera – The New Mestiza“1 von vielen anderen Autobiographen ab. So beschreibt sie nicht nur ihr eigenes Leben, sondern auch das ihrer Familie und ihrer ethnischen Gruppe. Hierbei geht sie historisch sehr weit zurück bis zu den Ursprüngen ihrer ethnischen Gruppe, den Azteken. Zudem wählt sie eine neue Literaturform, indem sie nicht einfach ihr Leben niederschreibt, sondern zunächst eine Darstellung in Form von Prosa vornimmt, dem sich ein zweiter Teil in Form von Gedichten anschließt. Der erste Teil dieser Arbeit wird sich also mit der Gattung der Autobiographie befassen, wobei ich die verschiedenen Ausprägungen darstellen möchte, um später erörtern zu können, in welcher literarischen Tradition Anzaldúa letztlich steht. Dazu werde ich auch auf die Chicana-Literatur eingehen, welche eine eigene Gattung im Kanon der US-amerikanischen Literatur darstellt. Dem schließt sich dann eine eingehende Analyse von Borderlands an, in der ich auf die diversen Grenzen (literarische, spirituelle, sexuelle, sprachliche Grenzen), die Anzaldúa in ihrem Werk überschreitet eingehen werde. Um Anzaldúas Vorgehen anschaulicher nachvollziehen zu können, werde ich bei meiner Analyse noch auf andere Chicana- bzw. Latina-Autorinnen eingehen, die die entsprechenden Themen in ihren Werken verarbeitet haben und versuchen Gemeinsamkeiten als auch Unterschiede darzustellen.


The Book Changing Plant Life of La Frontera
The Author Grady Linder Webster
The Publisher UNM Press
Release Date2001
Genre Nature
Pages 260
ISBN 0826322395
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Presenting the work of a group of biologists, environmentalists, and climatologists from the U.S. and Mexico, this volume focuses on historic cross-border changes in vegetation stemming from disparate land-use practices in the U.S./Mexico border region, a 100 km strip on either side of the international boundary. Approaches include fire histories, pollen studies, repeat aerial and ground photographic analyses, botanical surveys, biogeography, and paleoecology, among others.


The Book Border Fictions
The Author Claudia Sadowski-Smith
The Publisher University of Virginia Press
Release Date2008
Genre Art
Pages 187
ISBN 0813926785
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Border Fictions offers the first comparative analysis of multiethnic and transnational cultural representations about the United States' borders with Mexico and Canada. Blending textual analysis with theories of globalization and empire, Claudia Sadowski-Smith forges a new model of inter-American studies. Border Fictions places into dialogue a variety of hemispheric perspectives from Chicana/o, Asian American, American Indian, Latin American, and Canadian studies. Each chapter examines fiction that ranges widely, from celebrated authors such as Carlos Fuentes, Leslie Marmon Silko, and Alberto Ríos to writers whose contributions to border literature have not yet been fully appreciated, including Karen Tei Yamashita, Thomas King, Janette Turner Hospital, and emerging Chicana/o writers of the U.S.-Mexico border. Proposing a diverse and geographically expansive view of border and inter-American studies, Border Fictions links the work of these and numerous other authors to civil rights movements, environmental justice activism, struggles for land and border-crossing rights, as well as to anti-imperialist forms of nationalism in the United States’ neighboring countries. The book forces us to take into account the ways in which shifts in the nature of global relations affect literary production, especially in its hemispheric manifestations.


The Book In Other Words Literature by Latinas of the United States
The Author Roberta Fernández
The Publisher Arte Publico Press
Release Date1994
Genre American literature
Pages 554
ISBN 1611921821
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Reconfigured Spheres
The Author Margaret R. Higonnet
The Publisher Univ of Massachusetts Press
Release Date1994
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 212
ISBN 0870239384
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This collection of essays looks at literary representations of space--physical, psychological, political, and cultural. The book examines the relationship between gender and geography in a broad array of texts and contexts, from the early novel to contemporary Caribbean and Chicana literature. The contributors explore the changing definitions of "woman's place" through such themes as exile and exclusion, property and territoriality, and the body as interface between individual and communal identities. They also show how maps of gender overlap with maps of status.


The Book Leading Ladies
The Author Yvonne Fuentes
The Publisher LSU Press
Release Date2006
Genre Literary Collections
Pages 204
ISBN 9780807130827
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Written by Hispanic and non-Hispanic scholars, these twelve essays -- six in English and six in Spanish -- disclose how over the past four centuries static and formulaic images of women in Hispanic art and literature have given way to lively and original portrayals. The leading ladies explored in this volume include women who are objects of the male gaze, women who gaze upon the male body, women who are characters, and women who are writers, painters, and filmmakers. The essayists offer a panorama that stimulates the senses and challenges assumptions as they reveal strategies used by both male and female writers and artists to unmask conventions, identify spaces, and remake paradigms. Marina Mayoral's introduction traces the representation of the beloved woman in Spanish lyric poetry from the Middle Ages to the present. The contributors and topics that follow include Amy Robinson on the silencing of female voices such as those of Cecilia Valdés and Carmen; Vilma Navarro-Daniels on the writer and historian Carmen Martín Gaite; Lynn Walford's analysis of Mario Vargas Llosa's leading ladies; Katherine Ford's exploration of Chicana writer Gloria Anzaldúa's Borderlands/La Frontera; Julia Carroll on Puerto Rican writer Giannina Braschi; George Thomas on the poetry of the seventeenth-century Mexican poet Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz; Alison Tatum-Davis on Carmen Laforet's Nada; Mónica Jato's examination of three female characters from Alfonso Sastre's trilogy Los crímenes extraños; Caryn Connelly on the collaborations of Mexican scriptwriter Paz Alicia Garcíadiego and film director Arturo Ripstein; Sharon Keefe Ugalde on cinema gender referents in the work of certain Spanish women poets; Carmen García de la Rasilla's study of female surrealist artists; and Mayte de Lama on three short-story characters of the fiction writer Marina Mayoral. Covering numerous genres, reaching across three continents, and using a variety of critical strategies, Leading Ladies presents a dazzling array of artistic endeavors in which women are of central importance.


The Book The Queer Renaissance
The Author Robert McRuer
The Publisher NYU Press
Release Date1997-06-01
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 257
ISBN 0814755542
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 2013 Honorable Mention, Asian American Studies Association's prize in Literary Studies Part of the American Literatures Initiative Series Why do black characters appear so frequently in Asian American literary works and Asian characters appear in African American literary works in the early twentieth century?Interracial Encounters attempts to answer this rather straightforward literary question, arguing that scenes depicting Black-Asian interactions, relationships, and conflicts capture the constitution of African American and Asian American identities as each group struggled to negotiate the racially exclusionary nature of American identity. In this nuanced study, Julia H. Lee argues that the diversity and ambiguity that characterize these textual moments radically undermine the popular notion that the history of Afro-Asian relations can be reduced to a monolithic, media-friendly narrative, whether of cooperation or antagonism. Drawing on works by Charles Chesnutt, Wu Tingfang, Edith and Winnifred Eaton, Nella Larsen, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Younghill Kang, Interracial Encounters foregrounds how these reciprocal representations emerged from the nation’s pervasive pairing of the figure of the “Negro” and the “Asiatic” in oppositional, overlapping, or analogous relationships within a wide variety of popular, scientific, legal, and cultural discourses. Historicizing these interracial encounters within a national and global context highlights how multiple racial groups shaped the narrative of race and national identity in the early twentieth century, as well as how early twentieth century American literature emerged from that multiracial political context.


The Book Writing on the Body
The Author Katie Conboy
The Publisher Columbia University Press
Release Date1997-01
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 430
ISBN 0231105452
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Representative works are interpreted in light of the two great political movements of the nineteenth century: the abolition of slavery and the women's rights movement. By reexamining Emerson, Poe, Melville, Douglass, Walt Whitman, Chopin, and Faulkner and others, Rowe assesses the degree to which major writers' attitudes toward race, class, and gender contribute to specific political reforms in nineteenth and twentieth-century American culture.


The Book La Frontera de Cristo
The Author Erin L. Raffety
The Publisher
Release Date2004
Genre Presbyterian Church
Pages 248
ISBN OCLC:722334209
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Conversant Essays
The Author James McCorkle
The Publisher Wayne State University Press
Release Date1990
Genre Poetry
Pages 596
ISBN 0814321003
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Investigating La Frontera
The Author Gabriela Nuñez
The Publisher
Release Date2007
Genre Detective and mystery stories, American
Pages 358
ISBN UCSD:31822009474545
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Transforming Borders
The Author Alejandra C. Elenes
The Publisher Lexington Books
Release Date2010-11-15
Genre Social Science
Pages 240
ISBN 9780739147818
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Transforming Borders: Chicana/o Popular Culture and Pedagogy situates Chicana feminists' re-imagining of La Llorona, the Virgin of Guadalupe, and Malintzin/Malinche as sources of border/transformative pedagogies. In doing so, C. Alejandra Elenes contributes to the scholarship on transformative pedagogies by adding the voices of Chicana feminist pedagogies, epistemologies, and ontologies. Linking the relationship between cultural practices, knowledge, and teaching in everyday life, Elenes develops h er conceptualization of border/transformative pedagogies.