Telling Identities: The Californio Testimonios
Sánchez offers the first historical and literary analysis of thirty 1870s testimonios from the original Spanish-speaking settlers of Alta California. Telling Identities scrutinizes the role of gender, class, race, language, and ethnicity in group identity formation as it looks into history to help articulate the cultural politics of contemporary Chicano and Latino culture in the United States.
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2 The Mission as Heterotopia
3 Theoretical Disjunctures and Discourses of Liberalism
4 Spaces of ReProduction
5 Politics of Gender
6 Protonationalism in Alta California
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