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Border-line personalities : a new generation of Latinas dish on sex, sass, and cultural shifting

Author: Michelle Herrera Mulligan; Robyn Moreno
Publisher: New York : Rayo, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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From the Publisher: Why, in the minds of most Americans, are Latinas still thought of as maids, seductresses, and booty-shaking salsa divas? Never has the concept of Latina identity been more relevant. Also, never has there been a new generation of Latinas so ready to say what they mean and even criticize the Latina generation that preceded them. Until now. In Border-Line Personalities, twenty writers share  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michelle Herrera Mulligan; Robyn Moreno
ISBN: 0060580763 9780060580766
OCLC Number: 54960100
Description: xxxi, 299 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Julia Alvarez --
Introduction / Robyn Moreno and Michelle Herrera Mulligan. Me And My Family --
Picture of us / Robyn Moreno --
Just us girls / Michelle Herrera Mulligan --
Esos no sirven / Daisy Hernandez --
Your name is Sandoval / Lynda Sandoval --
Balancing act / Laura Trujillo. After We Kissed --
On the verge / Angie Cruz --
First wife / Shirley Velasquez --
Straddling desire / Adriana Lopez --
Ain't dishin' / Maria Hinojosa --
Stumbling toward ecstasy / Letisha Marrero. Am I Or Aren't I --
American girl / Lorenza Munoz --
Se habla espanol / Tanya Barrietos --
Elian: a love story / Gigi Anders --
Pilgrim / Carina Chocano --
You're half Spanish, right? / Nancy Ayala --
Getting it straight / Carmen R Wong. When I Grow Up --
Conversations with Jesus / Carolina Buia --
J's true Hollywood story / Jackie Guerra --
I get up to work / Cecilia Balli --
Chessin' / Nelly Rosario --
Contributors --
Acknowledgments.
Responsibility: edited by Robyn Moreno and Michelle Herrera Mulligan.

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From the Publisher: Why, in the minds of most Americans, are Latinas still thought of as maids, seductresses, and booty-shaking salsa divas? Never has the concept of Latina identity been more relevant. Also, never has there been a new generation of Latinas so ready to say what they mean and even criticize the Latina generation that preceded them. Until now. In Border-Line Personalities, twenty writers share their poignant and wickedly funny stories about fighting with their mothers, struggling with speaking Spanish, and dealing with the men who've done them wrong, among a myriad of other topics. In the end, each essay encompasses a different point of view, lending credence to the theory that no one can label any one item, idea, or person more Latina than the other. Questions posed to Latinas of all ages in Border-Line Personalities: Why do many of us often feel more American than Latina? How important is Spanish, really? Do we all really fit under one cultural umbrella? When thinking about having children, do we really have to consider being stay-at-home moms as most of us were raised to believe was law, or can Latinas even consider the possibility of raising children while working? What do we do when we fall in love with someone (male or female) outside our culture?

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