By Rosa Linda Fregoso

meXicana Encounters charts the dynamic and contradictory illustration of Mexicanas and Chicanas in tradition. Rosa Linda Fregoso's deft research of the cultural practices and symbolic kinds that form social identities takes her throughout a large and sundry terrain. one of the matters she considers are the hot murders and disappearances of ladies in Ciudad Juárez; transborder feminist texts that take care of deepest, family varieties of violence; how motion pictures like John Sayles's Lone big name re-center white masculinity; and the importance of la familia to the id of Chicanas/os and the way it will possibly subordinate gender and sexuality to masculinity and heterosexual roles. Fregoso's self-reflexive method of cultural politics embraces the flow for social justice and gives new insights into the ways in which racial and gender variations are inscribed in cultural practices.

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