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  1. Beyond Machismo
    Long considered a pervasive value of Latino cultures both south and north of the US border, machismo—a hypermasculinity that obliterates any other possible influences on men's attitudes and behavior—is still used to define... Learn More
    Published: 29th March 2016
    Hardback | £73.00
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  2. Wild Tongues
    Tracing the configuration of the slapstick, destitute Peladita/Peladito and the Pachuca/Pachuco (depicted in flashy zoot suits) from 1928 to 2004, Wild Tongues is an ambitious, extensive examination of social order in Mexican... Learn More
    Published: 1st April 2013
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  3. ¡Chicana Power!
    The first book-length study of women's involvement in the Chicano Movement of the late 1960s and 1970s, ¡Chicana Power! tells the powerful story of the emergence of Chicana feminism within student and community-based organizations... Learn More
    Published: 1st August 2011
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  4. Mexican Women and the Other Side of Immigration
    Weaving narratives with gendered analysis and historiography of Mexicans in the Midwest, Mexican Women and the Other Side of Immigration examines the unique transnational community created between San Ignacio Cerro Gordo, Jalisco,... Learn More
    Published: 1st May 2011
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  5. Our Lady of Controversy
    Months before Alma Lopez's digital collage Our Lady was shown at the Museum of International Folk Art in 2001, the museum began receiving angry phone calls from community activists and Catholic leaders who demanded that the image... Learn More
    Published: 1st April 2011
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  6. Making a Killing
    Since 1993, more than five hundred women and girls have been murdered in Ciudad Juárez across the border from El Paso, Texas. At least a third have been sexually violated and mutilated as well. Thousands more have been reported... Learn More
    Published: 1st November 2010
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  7. Postnationalism in Chicana/o Literature and Culture
    In recent decades, Chicana/o literary and cultural productions have dramatically shifted from a nationalist movement that emphasized unity to one that openly celebrates diverse experiences. Charting this transformation, Postnationalism... Learn More
    Published: 1st May 2010
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  8. Private Women, Public Lives
    Through the lives and works of three women in colonial California, Bárbara O. Reyes examines frontier mission social spaces and their relationship to the creation of gendered colonial relations in the Californias. She explores... Learn More
    Published: 1st May 2010
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  9. Performing Mexicanidad
    Using interdisciplinary performance studies and cultural studies frameworks, Laura G. Gutiérrez examines the cultural representation of queer sexuality in the contemporary cultural production of Mexican female and Chicana... Learn More
    Published: 1st May 2010
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  10. Forgetting the Alamo, Or, Blood Memory
    Runner-up, Best Historical Fiction in English, Latino Book Awards Competition, 2010 This literary adventure takes place in nineteenth-century Texas and follows the story of a Tejana lesbian cowgirl after the fall of the Alamo.... Learn More
    Published: 15th September 2009
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  11. Golondrina, why did you leave me?
    Runner-up, Best Popular Fiction in English, Latino Book Awards Competition, 2010The golondrina is a small and undistinguished swallow. But in Spanish, the word has evoked a thousand poems and songs dedicated to the migrant's departure... Learn More
    Published: 1st April 2009
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  12. Toward a Latina Feminism of the Americas
    Weaving strands of Chicana and Mexicana subjectivities, Toward a Latina Feminism of the Americas explores political and theoretical agendas, particularly those that undermine the patriarchy, across a diverse range of Latina authors.... Learn More
    Published: 1st January 2009
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  13. Blood Lines
    Runner-up, Modern Language Association Prize in United States Latina and Latino and Chicana and Chicano Literary and Cultural Studies, 2009Blood Lines: Myth, Indigenism, and Chicana/o Literature examines a broad array of texts... Learn More
    Published: 1st July 2008
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  14. Teatro Chicana
    Winner, Susan Koppelman Award, Best Edited Volume in Women's Studies in Popular and American Culture, 2008The 1970s and 1980s saw the awakening of social awareness and political activism in Mexican-American communities. In San... Learn More
    Published: 15th April 2008
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  15. Fertile Matters
    While the stereotype of the persistently pregnant Mexican-origin woman is longstanding, in the past fifteen years her reproduction has been targeted as a major social problem for the United States. Due to fear-fueled news reports... Learn More
    Published: 1st February 2008
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  16. This Land Was Mexican Once
    The territory of Napa County, California, contains more than grapevines. The deepest roots belong to Wappo-speaking peoples, a group whose history has since been buried by the stories of Spanish colonizers, Californios (today's... Learn More
    Published: 1st May 2007
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