C/LS 12(1) Fall 2012

$30.00

This issue, with its illustrations, essays, and creative works, displays the complexity of Chicana/Latina presence in U.S. society. Violence and gender relations, notions of leadership and activism, as well as nuanced ways in which we understand the presence of Africa in Latin America, continue to engage us in a critical discourse of citizenship.

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“Corazón en la mano” by Verónica Castillo Hernández

“Corazón en la mano” by Verónica Castillo Hernández

This issue, with its illustrations, essays, and creative works, displays the complexity of Chicana/Latina presence in U.S. society. Violence and gender relations, notions of leadership and activism, as well as nuanced ways in which we understand the presence of Africa in Latin America, continue to engage us in a critical discourse of citizenship.


ARTIST’S STATEMENT

Verónica Castillo Hernández
My Other Self: Clay and I Are One/Mi otro yo: el barro y yo somos uno

EDITOR’S COMMENTARY

Josie Méndez-Negrete
Seguimos luchando: Inside/Outside Power Structures

ESSAYS

Cristina Herrera
“Undesirable Women?” Afro-Puerto Rican Mother-Daughter Relationships and Puerto Rican Heritage in Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa’s Daughters of the Stone

Hortencia Jiménez
Doing Leadership: New Models of Chicana/Latina Leadership in Austin, Texas

Nannette Regua
Women in the Chicano Movement: Grassroots Activism in San José

CREATIVE WRITING

Editor’s Commentary
Tiffany Ana López
Solo but Not Alone — One-woman Teatro as Testimonio: An Introduction to Chela by Dulce Maria Solis

Dulce Maria Solis
Artist’s Statement

Dulce Maria Solis
Chela: Her Third Husband, Her First Orgasm A Multi-media, One-woman Show

IN REVIEW

Linda Heidenreich
Maylei Blackwell’s ¡Chicana Power! Contested Histories of Feminism in the Chicano Movement

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