Critical Essays on Chicano Studies

Critical Essays on Chicano Studies

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This book explores the most recent critical and theoretical approaches in the field of Chicano studies from an interdisciplinary perspective. The contributions go back to the 4th International Conference on Chicano Literature which took place in Sevilla in May 2004. They deal with a wide variety of topics and approach the subject from diverse viewpoints. Some examine specific literary texts by major Chicano authors from feminist, comparative and close-reading approaches, others discuss ideological and cultural issues like folklore, ethnicity, identity, sexuality or stereotypes, while yet others focus on artistic manifestations like films and murals. Furthermore, the volume also includes an interview with the Chicana writer Ana Castillo. The main goal of this collection is to find new cultural possibilities and strategies while exploring future dilemmas in the field of Chicano Studies.(1991, 13) In capturing this kind of Mexican masculinity in cinema, the narrative voice of the child invokes the archetype of the romantic hero, the prince charming /caballero, who always exhibits honor and dignity by riding his horse before aanbsp;...

Title:Critical Essays on Chicano Studies
Author: Ramón Espejo
Publisher:Peter Lang - 2007

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