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meXicana Encounters: The Making of Social Identities on the Borderlands

Rosa Linda Fregoso


This book charts the dynamic and contradictory representation of Mexicanas and Chicanas in culture. This book's analysis of the cultural practices and symbolic forms that shape social identities takes the reader across a wide and varied terrain. Among the subjects the book considers are the recent murders and disappearances of women in Ciudad Juárez; transborder feminist texts that deal with private, domestic forms of violence; how films like John Sayles's Lone Starre-center white masculinity; and the significance of la familia to the identity of the Chicanas and how they can subordinate gende ... More

Keywords: Mexicanas, Chicanas, cultural practices, symbolic forms, social identities, Ciudad Juárez, Lone Star, la familia, gender, masculinity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780520229976
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520229976.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rosa Linda Fregoso, author