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The Resource Intersections of harm : narratives of Latina deviance and defiance, Laura Halperin

Intersections of harm : narratives of Latina deviance and defiance, Laura Halperin

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Intersections of harm : narratives of Latina deviance and defiance
Title
Intersections of harm
Title remainder
narratives of Latina deviance and defiance
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Laura Halperin
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Language
eng
Summary
"In this innovative new study, Laura Halperin examines literary representations of harm inflicted on Latinas' minds and bodies, and on the places Latinas inhabit, but she also explores how hope can be found amid so much harm. Analyzing contemporary memoirs and novels by Irene Vilar, Loida Maritza Perez, Ana Castillo, Cristina García, and Julia Alvarez, she argues that the individual harm experienced by Latinas needs to be understood in relation to the collective histories of aggression against their communities. Intersections of Harm is more than just a nuanced examination of the intersections among race, ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality. It also explores the intersection between two representations of harm within Latina literature: as a symptom of individual deviance and as an act of communal defiance. Halperin proposes that, ironically, being labeled as a madwoman can be both a source of harm and a means for hope, as it fuels the Latina protagonists' ability to recognize, remember, and resist harm. In this analysis, Halperin broadens the parameters of literary studies of female madness, as she compels us to shift our understanding of where madness lies. She insists that the madness readily attributed to individual Latinas is entwined with the madness of institutional structures of oppression, and she maintains that psychological harm is bound together with physical and geopolitical harm. In her pan-Latina study, from the Caribbean to Mexico to the United States, Halperin shows how each writer's work emerges from a unique set of locales and histories, but she also traces a network of connections among them. Bringing together concepts from feminism, postcolonialism, illness studies, and ecocriticism, Intersections of Harm opens up exciting new avenues for Latina/o studies."--
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1974-
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Halperin, Laura
Dewey number
810.9/928708968
Index
index present
LC call number
PS153.H56
LC item number
H35 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
American literatures initiative
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  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Hispanic American women in literature
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / Hispanic American Studies
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / American / Hispanic American
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Hispanic American women in literature
Label
Intersections of harm : narratives of Latina deviance and defiance, Laura Halperin
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Control code
893709634
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 238 pages
Isbn
9780813570372
Lccn
2014040946
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)893709634
Label
Intersections of harm : narratives of Latina deviance and defiance, Laura Halperin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
893709634
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 238 pages
Isbn
9780813570372
Lccn
2014040946
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)893709634

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