Latina Outsiders Remaking Latina Identity
Latina Outsiders Remaking Latina Identity is an exploration of Latinas on the periphery of both Latina culture and mainstream culture in the United States. Whether they are deliberately rejected or whether they choose to reject sexist, classist, or racist practices within their cultures, the subjects of these articles, essays, short fiction, poems, testimonios, and visual art demonstrate the value of their experience. Ultimately, the outsider experience influences what the larger culture adopts, demonstrating that a different perspective is key to remaking Latina identity. Outside perspectives include those of queer, indigenous, Afro-Latina, activist, and differently-abled individuals.
By challenging stereotypes and revealing the diverse range of narratives that make up the Latina experience, Latina Outsiders Remaking Latina Identity will expand and deepen notions of the Latina identity for students and researchers of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies.
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About the Author
Grisel Y. Acosta is an associate professor at the City University of New York--Bronx Community College, and teaches Latinx literature and creative writing. Her work is in the American Studies Journal, African American Women's Language, The Routledge Companion to Latino/a Literature (2013), and VIDA: Women in Literary Arts.