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Massacre of the Dreamers: Essays on Xicanisma (Paperback)

Massacre of the Dreamers: Essays on Xicanisma (Paperback)

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Book Description
The 'I' in these critical essays by novelist, poet, scholar and activist/curandera Ana Castillo is that of the Mexic-Amerindian woman living in the United States. The essays are addressed to everyone interested in the roots of the colonized woman's reality. Castillo introduces the term Xicanixma in a passionate call for a politically active, socially committed Chicana feminism.
In "A Countryless Woman," Castillo outlines the experience of the brown woman in a racist society that recognizes race relations mostly as a black and white dilemma. Essays on the Watsonville strike, the early Chicano movement, and the roots of machismo illustrate the extent to which women still struggle against male dominance. Other essays suggest strategies for opposing the suppression of women's spirituality and sexuality by institutionalized religion and the state. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author
Ana Castillo is the author of "So Far From God," "Sapogonia," and "The Mixquiahuala Letters." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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