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Movement: Ana Castillo's Shape-Shifting Identities

Suzanne Bost

in Encarnacion: Illness and Body Politics in Chicana Feminist Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823230846
eISBN:
9780823241101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823230846.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Movement traces the ways in which fluid bodies actually move through the world. A composite image of the one legged trickster god from the few and brief allusions to Mesoamerican culture in ... More


Fun with Death and Dismemberment: Irony, Farce, and Nationalist Memorialization

Grace Kyungwon Hong

in Death Beyond Disavowal: The Impossible Politics of Difference

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816695263
eISBN:
9781452952352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695263.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter starts by situating radical and revolutionary movements and their contradictory relationship to the life/death binary inherent to liberal modernity. It provides a genealogy of Chicana ... More


“The Pleas of the Desperate”: Magical Realism, Latinidad, and (or) Collective Agency in Ana Castillo's So Far From God

Marta Caminero-Santangelo

in On Latinidad: U.S. Latino Literature and the Construction of Ethnicity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813030838
eISBN:
9780813039213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813030838.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter discusses an argument in Ana Castillo's novel, So Far from God, in which she challenges the ubiquitous critical ascription of magical realism to texts by Latinos/Latinas. It also looks ... More


Encarnacion: Illness and Body Politics in Chicana Feminist Literature

Suzanne Bost

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823230846
eISBN:
9780823241101
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823230846.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This book takes a new look at identity. Following the contemporary movement away from the fixed categories of identity politics toward a more fluid conception of the intersections between identities ... More


Intensive Narration: Ana Castillo’s The Mixquiahuala Letters

Ridvan Askin

in Narrative and Becoming

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474414562
eISBN:
9781474426947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414562.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The first chapter provides a close reading of Ana Castillo’s 1986 debut novel. Against the well-established view of the novel as staging a search for Chicana identity the chapter shows that The ... More


Ana Castillo’s “distinct place in the Americas”

Marissa K. López

in Chicano Nations: The Hemispheric Origins of Mexican American Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814752616
eISBN:
9780814753293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814752616.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter looks at two novels by Ana Castillo, who was an a movimiento activist in Chicago, but whose writing challenged movimiento theorizations of history, identity, and narrative, as well as ... More


The Lost Ones: Post-Gatekeeper Border Fictions and the Construction of Cultural Trauma

Marta Caminero-Santangelo

in Documenting the Undocumented: Latino/a Narratives and Social Justice in the Era of Operation Gatekeeper

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062594
eISBN:
9780813051611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062594.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter considers novels including The Guardians by Ana Castillo, Across a Hundred Mountains by Reyna Grande, and Highwire Moon by Susan Straight, which represent border crossing deaths and ... More


Echoes of El Movimiento and Other Mythohistorical Interventions

Lee Bebout

in Mythohistorical Interventions: The Chicano Movement and Its Legacies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670864
eISBN:
9781452946917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670864.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This concluding chapter examines how and why the Chicana/o mythohistorical has moved beyond the Chicana/o community in recent years. More specifically, it considers the two ways in which the ... More


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