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The Resource Troubled memories : iconic Mexican women and the traps of representation, Oswaldo Estrada

Troubled memories : iconic Mexican women and the traps of representation, Oswaldo Estrada

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Troubled memories : iconic Mexican women and the traps of representation
Title
Troubled memories
Title remainder
iconic Mexican women and the traps of representation
Statement of responsibility
Oswaldo Estrada
Title variation
Mexican women and the traps of representation
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Troubled Memories, Oswaldo Estrada traces the literary representations of several iconic Mexican women in the midst of neoliberalism, gender debates, and the widespread commodification of cultural memory. Specifically, Estrada examines recent fictionalizations of Malinche, Hernán Cortés's indigenous translator during the Conquest of Mexico; Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, the famous baroque intellectual of New Spain; Leona Vicario, a supporter of the Mexican War of Independence; the soldaderas (women soldiers) of the Mexican Revolution, popularly known as Adelitas; and Frida Kahlo, the tormented painter of the twentieth century. Long associated with gendered archetypes and symbols, these women have achieved mythical status in Mexican culture and continue to play a complex role in Mexican literature. Focusing on contemporary novels, plays, and chronicles, Estrada interrogates how and why authors repeatedly recreate the lives of these historical women from contemporary perspectives, often generating hybrid narratives that fuse history, memory, and fiction. In so doing, he reveals the innovative and, sometimes, troublesome ways in which authors can challenge or perpetuate gendered conventions of writing women's lives. Consequently, this study highlights not only the central place of historical women in contemporary Mexican culture, but also the malleability of cultural memory, the role of affect in commercializing iconic figures, and the persistence of gender norms and violence in Mexico"--
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Estrada, Oswaldo
Dewey number
860.9/35220972
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ7123.W6
LC item number
E88 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
SUNY series, genders in the global south
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mexican literature
  • Women
  • Women in literature
  • Sex role in literature
  • Archetypes in literature
  • Women in popular culture
  • Archetypes in literature
  • Mexican literature
  • Sex role in literature
  • Women
  • Women in literature
  • Women in popular culture
  • Mexico
Label
Troubled memories : iconic Mexican women and the traps of representation, Oswaldo Estrada
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Iconic Mexican Women at the Threshold of a New Century -- Chapter I. Forget Me Not: Malinche's Struggles in Twenty-First Century Mexico -- Chapter II. Impossible Nun: Sor Juana and the Traps of Representation -- Chapter III. Leona Vicario: The Sweet Mother of the Nation -- Chapter IV. Si Adelita se fuera con otro...Soldaderas of an Unfinished Revolution -- Epilogue. Espero alegre la salida: Frida Kahlo and the Never-Ending Torments of a Female Icon
Control code
1027731879
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 244 pages
Isbn
9781438471891
Lccn
2017058956
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1027731879
Label
Troubled memories : iconic Mexican women and the traps of representation, Oswaldo Estrada
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Iconic Mexican Women at the Threshold of a New Century -- Chapter I. Forget Me Not: Malinche's Struggles in Twenty-First Century Mexico -- Chapter II. Impossible Nun: Sor Juana and the Traps of Representation -- Chapter III. Leona Vicario: The Sweet Mother of the Nation -- Chapter IV. Si Adelita se fuera con otro...Soldaderas of an Unfinished Revolution -- Epilogue. Espero alegre la salida: Frida Kahlo and the Never-Ending Torments of a Female Icon
Control code
1027731879
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 244 pages
Isbn
9781438471891
Lccn
2017058956
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1027731879

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