Feminism, Nation and Myth: La Malinche (Google eBook)

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Arte Publico Press, Jan 1, 2005 - Ethnicity - 190 pages
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Feminism, Nation and Myth explores the scholarship of La Malinche, the indigenous woman who is said to have led Cortés and his troops to the Aztec city of Tenochtitlán. The figure of La Malinche has generated intense debate among literature and cultural studies scholars. Drawing from the humanities and the social sciences, feminist studies, queer studies, Chicana/o studies, and Latina/o studies, critics and theorists in this volume analyze the interaction and interdependence of race, class, and gender. Studies of La Malinche demand that scholars disassemble and reconstruct concepts of nation, community, agency, subjectivity, and social activism.

This volume originated in the 1999 "U.S. Latina/Latino Perspectives on la Malinche" conference that brought together scholars from across the nation. Filmmaker Dan Banda interviewed many of the presenters for his documentary, Indigenous Always: The Legend of La Malinche and the Conquest of Mexico.

Contributors include Alfred Arteaga, Antonia Castañeda, Debra Castillo, Alicia Gaspar de Alba, Deena González, María Herrera Sobek, Guisela Latorre, Luis Leal, Sandra Messinger Cypess, Franco Mondini-Ruiz, Amanda Nolacea Harris, Rolando J. Romero, and Tere Romo. These academic essays are complemented by the creative work of Alicia Gaspar de Alba and José Emilio Pacheco, both of whom evoke the figure of La Malinche in their work.
  

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Contents

Post Scriptum and SelfCritique
2
Dona Marina
3
Malinchista A Myth Reused
4
Malinche Triangulated Historically Speaking
6
Malinche and Gendered Histories
13
Mother Malinche and Allegories of Gender Ethnicity and National Identity in Mexico
14
MalincheGuadalupe in Contemporary Mexican and ChicanaChicano Culture
28
Malinches Revenge
44
Of Myths Monsters and Embodied History
82
Malinchismo and the Chicanao Artist
98
Malinche Myth and Metaphor
111
Pictorial Representations of a MythoHistorical Figure
112
The Evolutionof a Myth Luis Leal
134
La Malinche as Metaphor
139
Conclusion Malinche cest moi
153
One Gay Latinos Perspective
154

Malinche Cuerpo de Mujer
59
Aesthetics of Sex and Race
60
Gaspar de Albas Malinche
67
Malinche et al
81
Living in Tongues
158
Contributors
160
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