Chicana Leadership: The Frontiers Reader by Yolanda Flores NiemannChicana Leadership: The Frontiers Reader by Yolanda Flores Niemann

Chicana Leadership: The Frontiers Reader

EditorYolanda Flores Niemann, Susan Armitage, Patricia Hart

Paperback | December 1, 2002

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Chicana Leadership: The "Frontiers" Reader breaks the stereotypes of Mexican American women and shows how these women shape their lives and communities. This collection looks beyond the frequently held perception of Chicanas as passive and submissive and instead examines their roles as dynamic community leaders, activists, and scholars.

Chicana Leadership features fifteen essays from the notable women's journal Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies that demonstrate the strength and diversity of Chicanas as well as their continuing struggle to have their voices heard. Noted scholars discuss issues ranging from the feminist prototype La Malinche to Chicana writers and national ideology, from gender and identity to ideas of culture and romance, and from tokenism to the diversity within the Chicana community. The essays provide an introduction to an evolving understanding of this diverse community of women and how they interact among themselves, with their community, and with the world around them.

Yolanda Flores Niemann is an associate professor of comparative American cultures and the director of Latino/Latina Outreach at Washington State University, Tri-Cities. Susan H. Armitage is a professor of history at Washington State University and the editor of Frontiers. Patricia Hart and Karen Weather-mon are managing editors of Fron...
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Title:Chicana Leadership: The Frontiers ReaderFormat:PaperbackDimensions:331 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:December 1, 2002Publisher:UNP - Nebraska PaperbackLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0803283822

ISBN - 13:9780803283824

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"Chicana Leadership is a significant resource both for general readers and students of Chicana/o studies, women's studies, sociology, history, literature, and political science."—Maria Cuevas, Washington State Magazine
- Maria Cuevas - Washington State Magazine