C/LS 12(2) Spring 2013

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The Spring 12(2) issue of Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of MALCS explores topics of urgency, confronts the political discourse that shapes immigration policy, and offers a critical examination of the birthright movement and the rhetorics of illegality.

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“Red Umbrella” by Margaret Garcia

The Spring 12(2) issue of Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of MALCS explores topics of urgency, confronts the political discourse that shapes immigration policy, and offers a critical examination of the birthright movement and the rhetorics of illegality.

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ARTIST’S STATEMENT

Margaret Garcia
Learning from the Ancestors: An Artist’s Journey Through Life

EDITORS’ COMMENTARY

Josie Méndez-Negrete and Eliza Rodriguez y Gibson
Demanding Dialogue and Pushing the Conversation

ESSAYS

Martha Menchaca
The Social Climate of the Birthright Movement in the United States

Brenda Sendejo
The Cultural Production of Spiritual Activism: Gender, Social Justice, and the Remaking of Religion in the Borderlands

Andrea Hernandez Holm
Recovering the Rain

CREATIVE WRITING

Ilza Cisneros
How the Sábado Gigante Dancers Changed

Virgie Tovar
Freedom, Failure, and Rebellion: The Queer Art of Being Fat, Mexican Chichona

reina alejandra prado
Atado a Ti: after Gonzalo Espinosa’s ceramic sculpture of the same name

reina alejandra prado
Dancing Fawn, or Icarus Takes a Flying Leap

Ivonne Gordon Carrera Andrade
I am Word

IN REVIEW

Alicia Contreras
New Historical and Geographic Horizons for Chicana/o Literature: Marissa K. López’s Chicano Nations and Chicana/o Literary History

Jean Rockford Aguilar-Valdez
A Life of Wounds Made Golden