Mothers And Daughters In Post Revolutionary Mexican Literature
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📒Mothers And Daughters In Post Revolutionary Mexican Literature ✍ Teresa M. Hurley
✏Mothers and Daughters in Post revolutionary Mexican Literature Book Summary : How women, and the generally 'other', are treated in the fiction of four Mexican women writers of the early 20th century.
📒A Companion To Mexican Studies ✍ Peter Standish
✏A Companion to Mexican Studies Book Summary : A comprehensive guide to the evolution of the major creative aspects of Mexican culture from pre-Columbian times to the present.
📒Contemporary Chicana Literature Re Writing The Maternal Script ✍ Cristina Herrera
✏Contemporary Chicana Literature Re Writing the Maternal Script Book Summary : Despite the growing literary scholarship on Chicana writers, few, if any, studies have exhaustively explored themes of motherhood, maternity, and mother-daughter relationships in their novels. When discussions of motherhood and mother-daughter relationships do occur in literary scholarship, they tend to mostly be a backdrop to a larger conversation on themes such as identity, space, and sexuality, for example. Mother-daughter relationships have been ignored in much literary criticism, but this book reveals that maternal relationships are crucial to the study of Chicana literature; more precisely, examining maternal relationships provides insight to Chicana writers' rejection of intersecting power structures that otherwise silence Chicanas and women of color. This book advances the field of Chicana literary scholarship through a discussion of Chicana writers' efforts to re-write the script of maternity outside of existing discourses that situate Chicana mothers as silent and passive and the subsequent mother-daughter relationship as a source of tension and angst. Chicana writers are actively engaged in the process of re-writing motherhood that resists the image of the static, disempowered Chicana mother; on the other hand, these same writers engage in broad representations of Chicana mother-daughter relationships that are not merely a source of conflict but also a means in which both mothers and daughters may achieve subjectivity. While some of the texts studied do present often conflicted relationships between mothers and their daughters, the novels do not comfortably accept this script as the rule; rather, the writers included in this study are highly invested in re-writing Chicana motherhood as a source of empowerment even as their works present strained maternal relationships. Chicana writers have challenged the pervasiveness of the problematic virgin/whore binary which has been the motif on which Chicana womanhood/motherhood has been defined, and they resist the construction of maternity on such narrow terms. Many of the novels included in this study actively foreground a conscious resistance to the limiting binaries of motherhood symbolized in the virgin/whore split. The writers critically call for a rethinking of motherhood beyond this scope as a means to explore the empowering possibilities of maternal relationships. This book is an important contribution to the fields of Chicana/Latina and American literary scholarship.
📒Remembering Maternal Bodies ✍ B. Trigo
✏Remembering Maternal Bodies Book Summary : Remembering Maternal Bodies is a collection of essays about the writings of several Latina and Latin American women writers who remember their mothers, and/or challenge our commonly held beliefs about motherhood and maternity, in an effort to stop depression and melancholy. It suggests that the widespread violent depression and sometimes suicidal melancholy that haunts our culture and society is the result of a terrible fantasy about the way we become ourselves. This fantasy has a matricide at its core, and this matricide will continue to have its depressing effect on us as long as it remains in place and invisible. The authors showcased in this book make visible this fantasy and change it in their works in an effort to bring us out of our depression and melancholy.
✏Notable Latino Writers Book Summary : Provides critical analysis of the works of Latino novelists, poets, and dramatists of the Western Hemisphere.
✏British Bulletin of Publications on Latin America the Caribbean Portugal and Spain Book Summary :
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✏Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century Latin American and Caribbean Literature 1900 2003 Book Summary : The Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Latin American and Caribbean Literature, 1900–2003 draws together entries on all aspects of literature including authors, critics, major works, magazines, genres, schools and movements in these regions from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present day. With more than 200 entries written by a team of international contributors, this Encyclopedia successfully covers the popular to the esoteric. The Encyclopedia is an invaluable reference resource for those studying Latin American and/or Caribbean literature as well as being of huge interest to those folowing Spanish or Portuguese language courses.
📒Forthcoming Books ✍ Rose Arny
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📒A Literary And Political History Of Post Revolutionary Mexico ✍ Kathryn Quinn-Sánchez
✏A Literary and Political History of Post revolutionary Mexico Book Summary : This study demonstrates how the original, exclusive portrayals of the ideal nation and its ideal citizens are carried into the Post-Revolutionary era, whereby authors, such as Roasrio Castellanos, Carlos Fuentes, Octavio Paz, Samuel Ramos, Rodolfo Usigli, and Xavier Villaurrutia view their society as a system that has segregated rather than unified individuals into one nation.