Feminism, Nation and Myth: La Malinche
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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Post Scriptum and SelfCritique
Malinchista A Myth Reused
Malinche Triangulated Historically Speaking
Malinche and Gendered Histories
Mother Malinche and Allegories of Gender Ethnicity and National Identity in Mexico
MalincheGuadalupe in Contemporary Mexican and ChicanaChicano Culture
Of Myths Monsters and Embodied History
Malinchismo and the Chicanao Artist
Malinche Myth and Metaphor
Pictorial Representations of a MythoHistorical Figure
The Evolutionof a Myth Luis Leal
La Malinche as Metaphor
Conclusion Malinche cest moi
One Gay Latinos Perspective
Malinche Cuerpo de Mujer
Aesthetics of Sex and Race
Gaspar de Albas Malinche
Malinche et al
Living in Tongues
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