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The Resource Home girls : Chicana literary voices, Alvina E. Quintana

Home girls : Chicana literary voices, Alvina E. Quintana

Label
Home girls : Chicana literary voices
Title
Home girls
Title remainder
Chicana literary voices
Statement of responsibility
Alvina E. Quintana
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
""Home Girls makes an original, bold, and significant contribution to feminist studies, Chicana/o studies, and literature. Quintana accomplishes what few critics in Chicana/o studies have done: she applies different interpretive paradigms to her reading of Chicana texts, blending ethnography with literary criticism, ideological analysis with semiotics. Her reading of literary texts is rich in texture and detail."--Rosa Linda Fregoso, author of Bronze Screen: Chicana and Chicano Film CultureChicana writers in the United States write to inspire social change, to challenge a patriarchal and homophobic culture, to redefine traditional gender roles, to influence the future. Alvina E. Quintana examines how Chicana writers engage literary convention through fiction, poetry, drama, and autobiography as a means of addressing these motives. Her analysis of the writings of Gloria Anzaldua, Ana Castillo, Denise Chavez, Sandra Cisneros, and Cherrie Moraga addresses a multitude of issues: the social and political forces that influenced the Chicana aesthetic; Chicana efforts to open a dialogue about the limitation of both Anglo-American feminism and Chicano nationalism; experimentations with content and form; the relationship between imaginative writing and self-reflexive ethnography; and performance, domesticity, and sexuality. Employing anthropological, feminist, historical, and literary sources, Quintana explores the continuity found among Chicanas writing across varied genres--a drive to write themselves into being."--Publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Quintana, Alvina E.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Women and literature
  • American literature
  • Mexican American women
  • Mexican American women in literature
  • Mexican Americans in literature
  • Littérature américaine
  • Femmes et littérature
  • Littérature américaine
  • Américaines d'origine mexicaine
  • Américaines d'origine mexicaine dans la littérature
  • Américains d'origine mexicaine dans la littérature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Mexican American women in literature
  • Mexican American women
  • Mexican Americans in literature
  • Women and literature
  • United States
  • Mexicaanse Amerikanen
  • Vrouwelijke auteurs
  • Frauenliteratur
  • Chicanos
  • Hispanos
Label
Home girls : Chicana literary voices, Alvina E. Quintana
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-159) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : testimonio as biotheory -- Politics, representation, and emergence of Chicana aesthetics -- Classical rifts : the fugue and Chicana poetics -- The House on Mango Street : an appropriation of words, space, and sign -- Shades of the indigenous ethnographer : Ana Castillo's Mixquiahuala letters -- Orality, tradition, and culture : Denise Chavez's Novena narrativas and The Last of the menu girls -- New visions : culture, sexuality, and autobiography
Control code
ocn646816244
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 165 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781439903636
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt141q3qx
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)646816244
Label
Home girls : Chicana literary voices, Alvina E. Quintana
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-159) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : testimonio as biotheory -- Politics, representation, and emergence of Chicana aesthetics -- Classical rifts : the fugue and Chicana poetics -- The House on Mango Street : an appropriation of words, space, and sign -- Shades of the indigenous ethnographer : Ana Castillo's Mixquiahuala letters -- Orality, tradition, and culture : Denise Chavez's Novena narrativas and The Last of the menu girls -- New visions : culture, sexuality, and autobiography
Control code
ocn646816244
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 165 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781439903636
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt141q3qx
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)646816244

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