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Chicana, La : Mexican-American Woman - Alfredo Mirande

Chicana, La

Mexican-American Woman

Paperback Published: 1st January 1979
ISBN: 9780226531601
Number Of Pages: 296

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"La Chicana" is the story of a marginal group in society, neither fully Mexican or fully American, who suffer under triple oppression: as women, as members of a colonized culture, and as victims of a cultural heritage dominated by the cult of "machismo." Tracing the role of Chicanas from pre-Columbian society to the present, the authors reveal the antecedents and roots of contemporary cultural expectations in Aztec, colonial, and revolutionary Mexican historical periods. A discussion of the contribution of modern Chicanas to their community and to feminism and a look at literary stereotypes and the emergence of Chicana literature to counter them round out this perceptive and sympathetic analysis.

ISBN: 9780226531601
ISBN-10: 0226531600
Series: Mexican-American Woman
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 1st January 1979
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.0  x 1.73
Weight (kg): 0.42
Edition Type: New edition