Latin American Womens Writing: Feminist Readings in Theory and Crisis by Anny Brooksbank Jones

Latin American Womens Writing: Feminist Readings in Theory and Crisis

EditorAnny Brooksbank Jones, Catherine Davies

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The twelve essays in this volume on Latin American women's writing are written from an explicitly theoretical and academic feminist perspective. The contributors - leading female academics working in Latin America, the US, and Europe - rethink notions of gendered and cultural identity andexamine the specific discursive practices of a range of female-authored texts.The volume has been designed to appeal to various academic needs. It offers fresh readings of canonized writers, such as Marie Luisa Bombal and Rosario Castellanos; studies of established writers, such as Elena Poniatowska, Griselda Gambaro, Alejandra Pizarnik and Sonia Coutinho; and essays on LatinAmerican, Hispanic Caribbean and Latina writers currently building their literary reputation. The theoretical feminist approaches reflect some of the most influential strands in current Latin American feminist criticism; psychoanalysis, post-structuralist and Marxist approaches are represented withtheir diverse post-colonial and philosophical inflections. The editorial introduction draws out the theoretical assumptions of each essay and relates these to the general aims of the volume.

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Anny Brooksbank Jones is at Nottingham Trent University. Catherine Davies is at Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London.
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Title:Latin American Womens Writing: Feminist Readings in Theory and CrisisFormat:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.59 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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This is the first volume of essays on Latin American women's writing to be written from an explicitly theoretical feminist perspective.

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By the time this review is published, institutional libraries and individuals with a particular interest in Latin-American Feminist studies will already have purchased this volume, recognizing it as an indispensible one. Anny Brooksbank Jones and Catherine Davies are to be most warmlycongratulated on what is in every way (including, in passing the translations done by the two editors) an admirable, polished and truly intelligent collaborative venture from which students and specialists alike will derive stimulus for years to come. - Verity Smith - Bulletin of Hispanic Studies No3. July 1999