C/LS 17(2) Spring 2018


Categories: , ,


Multigenerational Womyn Danzantes

Multigenerational Womyn Danzantes

Driven by the irrepressible need to assert our voice, our bodies, our politics, our cultural practices, and our pain into public, private, and academic spaces that often negate our presence and perspectives, the Chicana scholars and creative writers in this issue offer interventions that complicate and celebrate Chicana/Latina identities and experiences. The manuscripts, creative pieces, book reviews, and visual art in this issue signal the interdisciplinary, intellectually rich, and socially conscious work of artists and emerging Chicana/Latina feminist scholars who are making significant contributions to their communities and the fields of education, theatre and performance, and Chicana/Latina feminist studies. We are delighted to include their work in this archive of Chicana/Latina feminist thought.




In Search of Self: Art as Rebellion, Healing, and Reclamation of our Ancestral Strength
Ruby Chacón


Complicating Narratives of Identity, Resistance, and Survival Through Memory, Performance, and Advocacy
Lilliana P. Saldaña and Sonya M. Alemán


Translation as “Trans-Interpretation”: Notes on Transforming the Book Methodology of the Oppressed into Metodología de la emancipación
Chela Sandoval


“Time to Speak Out:” Towards Conocimiento in Tanya Saracho’s Kita y Fernanda
Melissa Huerta

Friday Night Tacos: Exploring Midwestern Borderlands through Familial Women’s Oral Histories
Kandace Creel Falcón

Let’s See How Long You Last:” A Chicana Borderlands Principal’s Experience
Maria de Lourdes Viloria

“Why Didn’t Your Mother Leave?”: Sexual Abuse, Storytelling, and Survival in Josie Méndez-Negrete’s Las Hijas de Juan: Daughters Betrayed
Adrianna M. Santos


My House is Falling Down. Help!
Patricia Marina Trujillo with Bernadette Trujillo Ellis

Un Día Cualquiera
Miryam Espinosa-Dulanto

En honor a las tierras sagradas
un arrullo
Caracol de tierra
digestión lenta
In the Gap
Lilian Cibils


The 1970s Royal Chicano Air Force: Art History and Perspectives Flying Under the Radar with the Royal Chicano Air Force: Mapping a Chicano/a Art History. By Ella Maria Diaz. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2017. Pp. 336. $29.95.
Daisy R. Herrera

Autogestión as a Transformative Path for Girls Resisting Violence and Stigma Juárez Girls Rising: Transformative Education in Times of Dystopia. By Claudia Cervantes-Soon. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2017. Pp. 336. $27.00.
Ma. Eugenia Hernández Sánchez

Suspending Voices The Great Woman Singer: Gender and Voice in Puerto Rican Music. By Licia Fiol-Matta. Durham: Duke University Press, 2017. Pp. 291. $24.65.
Samiri Hernández Hiraldo

Decolonizing Spirit: New Directions for Chicana, Latina, and Indigenous Politicized Spiritualities Fleshing the Spirit: Spirituality and Activism in Chicana, Latina, and Indigenous Women’s Lives. Ed. Elisa Facio and Irena Lara. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2014. Pp. 272. $27.90.
Susana N. Ramírez