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Author Román-Odio, Clara, 1960- author

Title Sacred iconographies in Chicana cultural productions / Clara Román-Odio
Published Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 192 pages) : illustrations
Series Comparative feminist studies
Comparative feminist studies series.
Contents Introduction: On the Treachery and Emancipatory Power of Chicana Iconographies -- 1. Chicana Theory in the Flesh: A Bridgefor the Transnational Feminist Movement -- 2. "Nepantlismo", Chicana Approach to Colonial Ideology -- 3. Spiritualities of Dissent and Storytelling in Chicana Literature -- 4. Globalization and Chicana Politics of Representation -- 5. Queering the Sacred: Love as Oppositional Social Action -- Conclusion
Summary This book examines the iconography of the Virgin of Guadalupe as a force for social justice and feminist emancipation within Chicana cultural productions from 1975 to 2010. In these productions the Virgin serves as a paradigm to unlock the histories of conquest and colonization, racism, gender, and sexual oppression in the U.S.-Mexico borderland and beyond, and as a means to negotiate new social relations through spiritual mestizaje
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Guadalupe, Our Lady of.
Idols and images in art.
Idols and images in literature.
Mexican American women -- Mexican-American Border Region -- Ethnic identity.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0230340008
1137077719 (electronic bk.)
9781137077714 (electronic bk.)