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Mexican American religions : spirituality, activism, and culture

Author: Gastón Espinosa; Mario T García
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents an inquiry into the role of religion in the US Mexican American community. Breaking ground by analyzing the influence of religion on Mexican American literature, art, politics, and pop  Read more...

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Mexican American religions.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)698024516
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gastón Espinosa; Mario T García
ISBN: 9780822341192 0822341190 9780822340980 0822340984
OCLC Number: 177059794
Description: x, 443 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: History and interpretations of Mexican American religions --
History and theory in the study of Mexican American religions / Gastón Espinosa --
Pious colonialism : assessing a church paradigm for Chicano identity / Anthony M. Stevens-Arroyo --
Mexican American mystics and prophets --
Sacred order, sacred space : Reies López Tijerina and the Valle de Paz community / Rudy V. Busto --
Holy activist, secular saint : religion and the social activism of César Chávez / Stephen R. Lloyd-Moffett --
Religion and the Chicano movement : Católicos por la raza / Mario T. García --
Mexican American popular Catholicism --
Our Lady of Guadalupe and the politics of cultural interpretation / Socorro Castañeda-Liles --
Voces de Fe : Mexican American altaristas in Texas / Kay Turner --
Los pastores and the gendered politics of location / Richard R. Flores --
Mexican American religions and literature --
The religious vision of Gloria Anzaldúa : Borderlands/La frontera as a shamanic space / Davíd Carrasco and Roberto Lint Sagarena --
Voice and vision in Chicana religious practice : the literary re-elaborations of Mary Helen Ponce, Denise Chávez, and Sandra Cisneros / Ellen McCracken --
Mexican American religions and healing --
Brown Moses : Francisco Olazábal and Mexican American Pentecostal healing in the Borderlands / Gastón Espinosa --
Borderlands bodies and souls : Mexican religious healing practices in East L.A. / Luis D. León --
Mexican American religions and pop culture --
Luis Valdez's La pastorela: "the shepherds' play" : tradition, hybridity, and transformation / María Herrera-Sobek --
Hybrid spiritualities and Chicana altar-based art : the work of Amalia Mesa-Bains / Laura E. Pérez --
Mexican Madonna : Selena and the politics of cultural redemption / Gastón Espinosa --
Conclusion: Reflections on Mexican American religions and culture.
Responsibility: edited by Gastón Espinosa and Mario T. García.
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"This groundbreaking interdisciplinary exploration of Mexican American spirituality, activism, and culture will be a benchmark for all future studies on Chicano religions in the twenty-first century. Read more...

 
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