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La Chicana: The Mexican-American Woman
by Alfredo Mirandé and Evangelina Enríquez
University of Chicago Press, 1981
Cloth: 978-0-226-53159-5 | Paper: 978-0-226-53160-1
Library of Congress Classification E184.M5M55
Dewey Decimal Classification 301.4120973

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
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.

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