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Performing Mexicanidad II: Criminality and La Santa Muerte

Susana Vargas Cervantes

in The Little Old Lady Killer: The Sensationalized Crimes of Mexico's First Female Serial Killer

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479876488
eISBN:
9781479843428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479876488.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter analyzes the notion of mexicanidad in terms of its underlying religious associations and their relation to official discourses on criminality. The construction of what constitutes a ... More


Of Mothers and Revolucionarias: Movement Chicanas Fashioning a Feminism of Their Own

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/9780816670864.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter examines the emergence of early Chicana feminist thought and how feminists of the Chicano movement deployed the mythohistorical to claim cultural citizenship within the Chicana/o ... More


Mythohistorical Interventions: The Chicano Movement and Its Legacies

Lee Bebout

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670864
eISBN:
9781452946917
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670864.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This book explores how myth and history impacted the social struggle of the Chicano movement and the postmovement years. Drawing on archival materials and political speeches as well as music and ... More


The Healing

Stephanie Elizondo Griest

in All the Agents and Saints: Dispatches from the U.S. Borderlands

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631592
eISBN:
9781469631615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631592.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Her continued search for miracles leads the author to the Flores family. Gilbert, the patriarch, is famous in Robstown, Texas, for spotting la Virgen de Guadalupe beneath the pulpit of St. Anthony’s ... More


The Miracle Tree

Stephanie Elizondo Griest

in All the Agents and Saints: Dispatches from the U.S. Borderlands

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631592
eISBN:
9781469631615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631592.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

At the suggestion of artist Santa Barraza, the author travels to Concepcion, Texas, to see a “miracle tree.” According to owner Estella Palacios Garcia, it is a Monte de Los Olivos from Jerusalem. ... More


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