By Alvina Quintana
Chicana writers within the usa write to motivate social swap, to problem a patriarchal and homophobic tradition, to redefine conventional gender roles, and to persuade the longer term. Alvina E. Quintana examines how Chicana writers interact literary conference via fiction, poetry, drama, and autobiography as a way of addressing those explanations. Her research of the writings of Gloria Anzaldua, Ana Castillo, Denise Chavez, Sandra Cisneros, and Cherrie Moraga addresses a mess of matters: the social and political forces that encouraged the Chicana aesthetic; Chicana efforts to open a discussion in regards to the problem of either Anglo-American feminism and Chicano nationalism; experimentations with content material and shape; the connection among creative writing and self-reflexive ethnography; and function, domesticity, and sexuality. applying anthropological, feminist, old, and literary resources, Quintana explores the continuity came across between Chicanas' writing throughout diversified genres - a force to put in writing themselves into being. Alvina E. Quintana is affiliate Professor of English on the college of Delaware.