Identity in Latin American and Latina literature : the struggle to self-define in a global era where space, capitalism, and power rule /
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- 1: Reject. Rejecting eden's limits/choosing freedom : Belli's El infinito en la palma de la mano ; Rejecting labels/choosing hope through self-definition : Sandra Cisneros' The house on Mango Street ; Rejecting failed hegemony : capitalism and borderland violence : Ana Castillo's The guardians ; Rejecting national mores/there is no country for lesbian Latinas : Cherríe Moraga's The hungry woman
- 2: Contest. Contesting love as defined by popular culture/redefining self-love : Denise Chávez' Loving Pedro Infante ; Contesting the nation-state's abuse of power : Marcela Serrano's La llorona ; Contesting traditional patriarchal definitions of theory : Norma E. Cantú's Canícula ; Contesting Anglo-feminism and academic space/redefining the academe from within : Telling to live, Latina feminist testimonios
- 3: Subvert. Subverting patriarchy, the nation-state, and redefining society : Gioconda Belli's El país de las mujeres ; Subverting HIStory : creating spaces of solidarity, equality, and freedom.