C/LS 17(1) Fall 2017

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The articles, creative writing, artistic production, and book reviews in this issue bring to fore new insight on subjectivity, voice and space for the many roles women play as mother, activists, musicians, writers and more. The contributions in this issue resist the impact of neoliberalism, interrogate restrictive axes of identity, and validate generational knowledge and trauma. The need to heal ourselves, critique oppressive structures, and validate the familial and communal wisdom are especially relevant during these relentlessly trying political times.

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Strength of Harvest, by Nivia Gonzalez

Strength of Harvest, by Nivia Gonzalez

The articles, creative writing, artistic production, and book reviews in this issue bring to fore new insight on subjectivity, voice and space for the many roles women play as mother, activists, musicians, writers and more. The contributions in this issue resist the impact of neoliberalism, interrogate restrictive axes of identity, and validate generational knowledge and trauma. The need to heal ourselves, critique oppressive structures, and validate the familial and communal wisdom are especially relevant during these relentlessly trying political times.


Contents

ARTIST STATEMENT

La Semilla Sembrada: Life Lessons through the Art and Times of Nivia Gonzalez
Regina Antelo and Selena Watson

EDITORS’ COMMENTARY

Returning to the Tejas borderlands: New conocimientos for social change
Sonya M. Alemán and Lilliana P. Saldaña

ESSAYS

Border Arte As Medicine: Healing Beyond The Confines Of Our Skin
Amanda Ellis

The Muxerista Portraitist: Engaging Portraiture And Chicana Feminist Theories In Qualitative Research
Alma Itzé Flores

Re-Mapping Queer Desire(s) on Greater Los Angeles: The Decolonial Topographies of Aurora Guerrero and Dalila Paola Méndez
Micaela Jamaica Diaz-Sanchez

CREATIVE WRITING

EDITOR’S COMMENTARY

Writing for our Lives: Genres of Resistance
Patricia Marina Trujillo

Hands
El Rebozo
Alexandra Hernandez

New Mexico Needs to Tap into the Spirit of Matanza
Adriann Barboa

LAHDRA Introduction
CMRR—Chemical Metallurgy Research and Replacement (Nuclear Facility)
Beata Tsosie-Peña

Our Education Will Not Save Us: A Testimoniolista’s Tale of the Violence of Value
Shantel Martinez

Mothering While Brown in White Spaces, Or, When I Took My Son to Octavia Butler’s Exhibit
Cecilia Caballero

Chi Chis Out!
Dolores Moreno-Valles

IN REVIEW

Indigeneity and Criminality in the Américas: Multiple Injustices: Indigenous Women, Law, and Political Struggle in Latin America
Floridalma Boj Lopez

New Ways to Research Nahua Culture-making: The Aztecs at Independence: Nahua Culture Makers in Central Mexico, 1799–1832
Rebeca Figueroa

This Is the New Chicano Man: Beyond Machismo: Intersectional Latino Masculinities
Maria C. González