C/LS 9(2) Spring 2010

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The works brought together in this volume stage a conversation about the range of life paths encountered by Chicanas and Latinas: paths that have been set before us, paths we chose for ourselves, worn paths we blindly follow, new paths given to us by others who have forged the way, as well as the many paths we have had to fiercely blaze or reconstruct. The trajectory of the works in this issue address a spectrum of life paths spanning from the representational realm of popular culture to the experiential realms of family, work, and school.

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Detail from “Women Wearing the Earth, 2009” by Enedina Casarez Vasquez

The works brought together in this volume stage a conversation about the range of life paths encountered by Chicanas and Latinas: paths that have been set before us, paths we chose for ourselves, worn paths we blindly follow, new paths given to us by others who have forged the way, as well as the many paths we have had to fiercely blaze or reconstruct. The trajectory of the works in this issue address a spectrum of life paths spanning from the representational realm of popular culture to the experiential realms of family, work, and school.


ARTIST’S STATEMENT

Enedina Casarez Vasquez
Art as Life and Life as Art

EDITORS’ COMMENTARY

Tiffany Ana López and Josie Méndez-Negrete
Lived Experiences and Cultural Practices

ESSAYS

Tanya González
Is Ugly the New Sexy? The Complexities of Latina Sexuality on Ugly Betty

Ana M. Juárez and Marta L. Salazar
Commercializing Death and Desegregating Gender: Twentieth Century Funerary Practices in Central Tejas and the Border

Dolores Zapata Murff
Elvira: A Testimonio on Employment and Sisterhood

CREATIVE WRITING

Adelina Anthony
Bruising For Besos

IN REVIEW

Juanita Cabello
Josefina López’ Hungry Woman In Paris (2009): A New Latina Chick Lit/Travel Narrative

Cindy Cruz
Gilda Ochoa’s Learning From Latino Teachers (2007)