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The Resource Intersections of harm : narratives of Latina deviance and defiance, Laura Halperin

Intersections of harm : narratives of Latina deviance and defiance, Laura Halperin

Label
Intersections of harm : narratives of Latina deviance and defiance
Title
Intersections of harm
Title remainder
narratives of Latina deviance and defiance
Statement of responsibility
Laura Halperin
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this innovative new study, Laura Halperin examines literary representations of harm inflicted on Latinas' minds and bodies, and on the places Latinas inhabit, but she also explores how hope can be found amid so much harm. Analyzing contemporary memoirs and novels by Irene Vilar, Loida Maritza Perez, Ana Castillo, Cristina García, and Julia Alvarez, she argues that the individual harm experienced by Latinas needs to be understood in relation to the collective histories of aggression against their communities. Intersections of Harm is more than just a nuanced examination of the intersections among race, ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality. It also explores the intersection between two representations of harm within Latina literature: as a symptom of individual deviance and as an act of communal defiance. Halperin proposes that, ironically, being labeled as a madwoman can be both a source of harm and a means for hope, as it fuels the Latina protagonists' ability to recognize, remember, and resist harm. In this analysis, Halperin broadens the parameters of literary studies of female madness, as she compels us to shift our understanding of where madness lies. She insists that the madness readily attributed to individual Latinas is entwined with the madness of institutional structures of oppression, and she maintains that psychological harm is bound together with physical and geopolitical harm. In her pan-Latina study, from the Caribbean to Mexico to the United States, Halperin shows how each writer's work emerges from a unique set of locales and histories, but she also traces a network of connections among them. Bringing together concepts from feminism, postcolonialism, illness studies, and ecocriticism, Intersections of Harm opens up exciting new avenues for Latina/o studies."--
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1974-
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Halperin, Laura
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
American literatures initiative
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  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Hispanic American women in literature
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Hispanic American women in literature
Label
Intersections of harm : narratives of Latina deviance and defiance, Laura Halperin
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Rape's shadow: seized freedoms in Irene Vilar's The ladies gallery and Impossible motherhood -- Violated bodies and assaulted landscapes in Loida Maritza Pérez's Geographies of home -- Madness's material consequences in Ana Castillo's So far from God -- Artistic aberrance and liminal geographies in Cristina García's Dreaming in Cuban -- Clamped mouths and muted cries: stifled expression in Julia Alvarez's How the García girls lost their accents -- Conclusion: hope in the interstices
Control code
ocn917561210
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 238 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813570389
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
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22573/ctt16ndrpr
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)917561210
Label
Intersections of harm : narratives of Latina deviance and defiance, Laura Halperin
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Rape's shadow: seized freedoms in Irene Vilar's The ladies gallery and Impossible motherhood -- Violated bodies and assaulted landscapes in Loida Maritza Pérez's Geographies of home -- Madness's material consequences in Ana Castillo's So far from God -- Artistic aberrance and liminal geographies in Cristina García's Dreaming in Cuban -- Clamped mouths and muted cries: stifled expression in Julia Alvarez's How the García girls lost their accents -- Conclusion: hope in the interstices
Control code
ocn917561210
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 238 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813570389
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/ctt16ndrpr
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)917561210

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