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Women Writing Resistance: Essays on Latin America and the Caribbean

de Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez

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Eighteen women are featured in this powerful anthology on art, feminism, and activism in Latin America and the Caribbean. Women Writing Resistance unearths an emerging tradition of Latin American and Caribbean women writers who, with increasing urgency, are writing in the service of social justice and against the entrenched patriarchal, imperialistic, racist, and exploitative regimes that dominated their countries for centuries.Many of the women in this collection have been thrust out into the Latino-Caribbean diaspora by violent forces that make differences in language and culture seem less significant than connections based on resistance to inequality and oppression. It is these connections that Women Writing Resistance highlights, presenting "conversations" on the potential of writing to confront injustice. The authors explore a number of issues, such as: how are the different experiences of women of European, African, or Indian descent expressed? How has the experience of migration and return been addressed? What kind of contacts have Latin American and Caribbean women writers had with their male counterparts? What has been the impact of globalization on women of the region?This mixed-genre anthology, a resource for readers and teachers of Latin American and Caribbean women's literature, demonstrates and enacts how women can collaborate across class, race and nationality, and illustrates the value of this solidarity in the ongoing struggles for human rights and social justice in the Americas.Contributors: Marjorie Agosin, Julia Alvarez, Gloria Anzaldua, Ruth Behar, Rosario Castellanos, Michelle Cliff, Judith Ortiz Cofer, Edwidge Danticat, Jamaica Kincaid, Rigoberta Menchu, Cherrie Moraga, Aurora Levins Morales, Alicia Partnoy, Raquel Partnoy, Elena Poniatowska, Margaret Randall, Ruth Irupe Sanabria, Emma Sepulveda.… (més)
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An anthology written by women from Latin American and the Caribbean. A lot of issues from globalization, colonialism, racism and everything in between are covered in this book. ( )
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Women Writing Resistance: Essays on Latin America and the Caribbean appears in a time of intense awareness of the effects of globalization -- the transnational movements of capital and of people -- and a heightened awareness of the porousness of borders that used to seem firm, especially national and cultural borders.
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Eighteen women are featured in this powerful anthology on art, feminism, and activism in Latin America and the Caribbean. Women Writing Resistance unearths an emerging tradition of Latin American and Caribbean women writers who, with increasing urgency, are writing in the service of social justice and against the entrenched patriarchal, imperialistic, racist, and exploitative regimes that dominated their countries for centuries.Many of the women in this collection have been thrust out into the Latino-Caribbean diaspora by violent forces that make differences in language and culture seem less significant than connections based on resistance to inequality and oppression. It is these connections that Women Writing Resistance highlights, presenting "conversations" on the potential of writing to confront injustice. The authors explore a number of issues, such as: how are the different experiences of women of European, African, or Indian descent expressed? How has the experience of migration and return been addressed? What kind of contacts have Latin American and Caribbean women writers had with their male counterparts? What has been the impact of globalization on women of the region?This mixed-genre anthology, a resource for readers and teachers of Latin American and Caribbean women's literature, demonstrates and enacts how women can collaborate across class, race and nationality, and illustrates the value of this solidarity in the ongoing struggles for human rights and social justice in the Americas.Contributors: Marjorie Agosin, Julia Alvarez, Gloria Anzaldua, Ruth Behar, Rosario Castellanos, Michelle Cliff, Judith Ortiz Cofer, Edwidge Danticat, Jamaica Kincaid, Rigoberta Menchu, Cherrie Moraga, Aurora Levins Morales, Alicia Partnoy, Raquel Partnoy, Elena Poniatowska, Margaret Randall, Ruth Irupe Sanabria, Emma Sepulveda.

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