Literatures of the Americas

Negotiating Feminisms

Sandra Cisneros and Ana Castillo’s Intergenerational Women

Authors: Hall, Eilidh AB

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  • Draws on archival work undertaken at the Gloria Anzaldúa Archive in Austin, Texas
  • First book to explore critically these contemporary Chicana authors alongside each other in a sustained way
  • By engaging with a variety of disciplines, this project recognises the complex influences that affect the negotiations of intergenerational women in the Mexican American family
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Negotiating Feminisms examines intergenerational feminism in Chicanx family life. It analyses literary representations of the ways that Chicanas negotiate feminisms in the family across generations, through the maintenance, contestation, and adaptation of traditional gender roles. Using an original theoretical lens of negotiation to read the works of Ana Castillo and Sandra Cisneros, this book unpacks intergenerational resistance to patriarchal oppression. This book shows how the works of Cisneros and Castillo articulate a politics of negotiation that critiques the gendered ideologies and roles of the family. In doing so, the book’s discussion not only engages with literary representations but also connects these representations to the contextual experience of Chicanx family life. This book calls for a rethinking of women characters beyond limited, and limiting, familial roles and uses the framework of feminist negotiation as a means to explore the empowering possibilities of intergenerational female relationships.

About the authors

Dr Eilidh AB Hall is a Fulbright scholar and earned a PhD in American Studies at the University of East Anglia, UK. A scholar of Latinx literatures and cultures, she is interested in exploring how feminist praxes are understood in fiction and non-fiction. She is co-jefa of The SALSA Collective, a multi-disciplinary research community for scholars interested in latinidades across the Americas.

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'A thoughtful and focused engagement with the body of work of two of the most prolific authors in the field of Chicanx Literature, Negotiating Feminisms reveals the complex and tactical decisions made by Chicanas across generations as they negotiate identity and power within the confines of patriarchal family structures. Scholars of Ana Castillo and Sandra Cisneros will find this book incredibly useful.'

- Dr Larissa M. Mercado-López, Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, California State University, Fresno, USA

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Negotiating Feminisms
Book Subtitle
Sandra Cisneros and Ana Castillo’s Intergenerational Women
Authors
Series Title
Literatures of the Americas
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-50637-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-50637-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-50636-0
Series ISSN
2634-601X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 225
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