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Encarnacion: Illness and Body Politics in Chicana Feminist Literature

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Encarnacicentsn takes a new look at identity. Following the contemporary movement away from the fixed categories of identity politics toward a more fluid conception of the intersections between identities and communities, this book analyzes the ways in which literature and philosophy draw boundaries around identity.The works of Gloria Anzald a, Cherr e Moraga, and Ana Cast...more
Paperback, 234 pages
Published December 1st 2009 by Fordham University Press
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The pockmarks on the Aztec figure on the cover of Suzanne Bost’s Encarnación: Illness and Body Politics in Chicana Feminist Literature are a reminder of the proximity of disease, illness, and pain to death. Chicana artist Maya González’ painting is in fact entitled Death Enthroned, and serves as a constant thematic backdrop to Bost’s book since it embodies many of the themes that Bost will deal with in her study of Chicana feminist literature: Aztec culture, illness, death, religion, and woman’s...more
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Bost wrote one of the best pieces I have read on Gloria Anzaldua's life and work entitled, "Gloria Anzaldua's Mestiza Pain: Mexican Sacrifice, Chicana Embodiment, and Feminist Politics" Aztlan: A Journal of Chicano Studies (Fall 2005).

Here is an abstract from Bost's essay:

"Gloria Anzaldua's mestiza consciousness has been celebrated by critics of diverse methodologies and applied to discussions of hybridity, borders, and difference around the world. Lost in these wide and varied applications are...more
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