Communal Feminisms: Chicanas, Chilenas, and Cultural Exile by Gabriella Gutierrez Y MuhsCommunal Feminisms: Chicanas, Chilenas, and Cultural Exile by Gabriella Gutierrez Y Muhs

Communal Feminisms: Chicanas, Chilenas, and Cultural Exile

byGabriella Gutierrez Y Muhs

Paperback | December 21, 2009

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Communal Feminisms explores identity and exile from three different perspectives: theory, interviews, and imaginative literature. The first part of this book describes and defines exile within identity; the second part delivers ten interviews and examines the socio-historical construction of exile through feminine Chicano literature and Chilean literature created and circulated during the Pinochet regime; and the third part contains a collection of unpublished, original works from each author interviewed. Including the interviews and creative works in both English and Spanish, Dr. Gabriella Gutierrez y Muhs emphasizes the need to publish bilingual works, without alienating English readers. This uniquely crafted collection will appeal to scholars across disciplines.
Gabriella Gutierrez y Muhs is professor of modern languages and literatures and women's studies at Seattle University.
Title:Communal Feminisms: Chicanas, Chilenas, and Cultural ExileFormat:PaperbackDimensions:354 pages, 9.17 × 6.08 × 1.03 inPublished:December 21, 2009Publisher:Lexington BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0739144596

ISBN - 13:9780739144596


Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Prologue Chapter 3 Introduction: Chinampas/Floating Gardens Part 4 Interviews Chapter 5 Pia Barros Chapter 6 Norma E. Cantu Chapter 7 Susana Sanchez Bravo Chapter 8 Semetria Martinez Chapter 9 Alicia Partnoy Chapter 10 Kathleen Alcala Chapter 11 Alejandra Basualto Chapter 12 Helena Maria Viramontes Chapter 13 Lucha Corpi Chapter 14 Andrea Jeftanovic Chapter 15 Sonya Rosario Chapter 16 Lorna Dees Cervantes Part 17 Creative Pieces Chapter 18 Diva Chapter 19 Se Me Hizo Facil Chapter 20 II. Chapter 21 Bronchitis Chapter 22 Conversation with Veronica De Negri Chapter 23 Surbia Chapter 24 IdentidadDesgarros Chapter 25 Seven Bones of the Foot Arch Chapter 26 Hollow Point at Synapses Chapter 27 Tengo La Misma Edad De PapaMis Palabras Son Un Grito En La Hoja Chapter 28 Coke Bottle Taps (Para Mi Francis)FrancisThe Dreamer Part 29 Appendix I: Original Spanish Interviews Chapter 30 Pia Barros Chapter 31 Susana Sanchez Bravo Chapter 32 Alejandra Basualto Chapter 33 Andrea Jeftanovic

Editorial Reviews

Dr. Gutierrez y Muhs brings a distinctive hermeneutical perspective as a Chicana poet, linguist, and literary critic. Her ability to transcend and make use of intrapsychic epistemological borders gives her an edge and clarity in identifying transportable and non-transportable crossings, whether they are physical, intrapsychic, political or cultural. Her work is exciting, not only for its content but for its methodology. Dr. Gutierrez y Muhs is destined to make a major interdisciplinary contribution to cultural studies, Latin American criticism, ethnographical field work, women's studies and modern thought and history. Dr. Gutierrez y Muhs is not only examining experiences of cultural exile women of the United States and Latin America; she is building bridges, bridges that in a deeply conflicted world are extremely necessary, and hoped for.