Out of the Margins: Identity Formation in Contemporary Chicana Writings by Ewa AntoszekOut of the Margins: Identity Formation in Contemporary Chicana Writings by Ewa Antoszek

Out of the Margins: Identity Formation in Contemporary Chicana Writings

byEwa Antoszek

Hardcover | August 13, 2012

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The question of identity has been present in Chicana literature since its beginnings and the second part of the 20th century witnessed proliferation of works by Chicanas addressing this issue. Those recent works differ significantly from the earliest representations of Chicana self-definition processes. The aim of this work is to identify and describe novel approaches to Chicana identity and identity formation as presented by Denise Chávez, Sandra Cisneros, and Mona Ruiz. Therefore, the book analyzes both similarities and differences between various representations of this topic. In addition, it examines the dynamics of interaction between multiple factors influencing the processes of Chicana identity formation presented in the analyzed texts, with a particular focus on the spatial valence which has been disregarded for a long time.
Ewa Alicja Antoszek is an Assistant Professor at the Department of American Literature and Culture at the MCSU, Lublin (Poland). She obtained her MA degree in 2002 and her PhD in 2010. She also earned a Diploma in American Studies from Smith College, Northampton, MA (USA) in 2002. Her major interests include ethnic literatures in the U...
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Title:Out of the Margins: Identity Formation in Contemporary Chicana WritingsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:8.27 × 5.83 × 0.98 inPublished:August 13, 2012Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3631633203

ISBN - 13:9783631633205

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Contents: Chicana identity and identity formation – Triple marginalization multiple variables – Reconstruction of the house and home – Nomadic identities – Various borders and borderlands – Contact zones – Barrio and community – Rewriting the public-private dichotomy – Chicana sexuality – Archetypes of female behavior – Marianismo – Malinchismo – La Virgen de Guadalupe – La Malinche.