Telling Identities: The Californio Testimonios

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U of Minnesota Press, 1995 - History - 337 pages
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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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Contents

1 Testimonials as Dependent Production
1
2 The Mission as Heterotopia
50
3 Theoretical Disjunctures and Discourses of Liberalism
96
4 Spaces of ReProduction
142
5 Politics of Gender
188
6 Protonationalism in Alta California
228
7 Constructs of Ethnicity
268
Notes
305
Testimonial References
327
Index
331
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About the author (1995)

Rosaura Sanchez teaches in the Literature Department at the University of California, San Diego.

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