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Literatures of the Americas

Mythological Constructs of Mexican Femininity

Authors: Melero, Pilar

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Mexican figures like La Virgen de Guadalupe, la Malinche, la Llorona, and la Chingada reflect different myths of motherhood in Mexican culture. For the first time, Melero examines these instances of portrayed motherhood as a discursive space in the political, cultural, and literary context of early twentieth century Mexico.

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Pilar Melero is Associate Professor of Spanish, Chican@ and U.S. Latin@ Literature at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, USA.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction: Motherhood as a Feminist Discursive Space

    Pages 1-34

    Melero, Pilar

  • Desde las faldas de la madre/From Underneath Mother’s Skirt: Nellie Campobello (Re)Claims (Single) Motherhood and Mothers as Historians

    Pages 35-60

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  • Juana Belén Gutiérrez de Mendoza: Writing from the Margins of Word, Class, and Gender

    Pages 61-82

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  • (Re)Thinking Woman(hood): Sara Estela Ramírez, Activity, and Being

    Pages 83-94

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  • Andrea Villarreal González: Forming Rebels/Rebel Forming

    Pages 95-111

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mythological Constructs of Mexican Femininity
Authors
Series Title
Literatures of the Americas
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-50295-7
DOI
10.1057/9781137502957
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-51461-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 132
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