Domestic Negotiations: Gender, Nation, and Self-Fashioning by Marci R. McMahon

By Marci R. McMahon

This interdisciplinary learn explores how US Mexicana and Chicana authors and artists throughout varied old classes and areas use family area to actively declare their very own histories. via “negotiation”—a idea that debts for inventive practices open air the duality of resistance/accommodation—and “self-fashioning,” Marci R. McMahon demonstrates how the very websites of domesticity are used to interact the various political and ordinary debates approximately race, gender, and immigration affecting Mexicanas and Chicanas from the early 20th century to today.

Domestic Negotiations
covers a number of archival resources and cultural productions, together with the self-fashioning of the “chili queens” of San Antonio, Texas, Jovita González’s romance novel Caballero, the house economics profession and cookbooks of Fabiola Cabeza de Baca, Sandra Cisneros’s “purple condominium controversy” and her acclaimed textual content The residence on Mango Street, Patssi Valdez’s self-fashioning and function of family area in Asco and as a solo artist, Diane Rodríguez’s functionality of domesticity in Hollywood tv and course of family roles in theater, and Alma López’s electronic prints of household hard work in l. a.. With intimate shut readings, McMahon exhibits how Mexicanas and Chicanas form family house to build identities open air of gendered, racialized, and xenophobic rhetoric.

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