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Mexican American religions : spirituality, activism, and culture

Author: Gastón Espinosa; Mario T Garcia
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A multidisciplinary collection of essays examining the influence of Mexican American religion on Mexican American literature, art, politics, and popular culture.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gastón Espinosa; Mario T Garcia
ISBN: 9780822340980 0822340984 9780822341192 0822341190
OCLC Number: 758661974
Description: 1 vol. (x, 443 p.) : ill., couv. ill. en coul. ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface ix Introduction 1 I. History and Interpretations of Mexican American Religions 1. History and Theory in the Study of Mexican American Religions / Gaston Espinosa 17 2. Pious Colonialism: Assessing a Church Paradigm for Chicano Identity / Anthony M. Stevens-Arroyo 57 II. Mexican American Mystics and Prophets 3. Sacred Order, Sacred Space: Reies Lopez Tijerina and the Valle de Paz Community / Rudy V. Busto 85 4. Holy Activist, Secular Saint: Religion and the Social Activism of Cesar Chavez / Stephen R. Lloyrd-Moffett 106 5. Religion and the Chicano Movement: Catolicos Por La Raza / Mario T. Garcia 125 III. Mexican American Popular Catholicism 6. Our Lady of Guadalupe and the Politics of Cultural Interpretation / Socorro Castaneda-Liles 153 7. Voces de Fe: Mexican American Altaristas in Texas / Kay Turner 180 8. Los Pastores and the Gendered Politics of Location / Richard R. Flores 206 9. The Religious Vision of Gloria Anzaldua: Borderlands/La Frontera as a Shamanic Space / David Carrasco and Roberto Lint Sagarena 223 10. Voice and Vision in Chicana Religious Practice: The Literary Re-elaborations of Mary Helen Ponce, Denise Chavez, and Sandra Cisneros / Ellen McCracken 242 V. Mexican American Religions and Healing 11. Brown Moses: Francisco Olazabal and Mexican American Pentecostal Healing in the Borderlands / Gaston Espinosa 263 12. Borderlands Bodies and Souls: Mexican Religious Healing Practices in East L.A. / Luis D. Leon 296 VI. Mexican American Religions and Pop Culture 13. Luis Valdez's La Pastorela: "The Shepherds' Play": Tradition, Hybridity, and Transformation / Maria Herrera-Sobek 325 14. Hybrid Spiritualities and Chicana Altar-Based Art: The Work of Amalia Mesa-Bains / Laura E. Perez 338 15. Mexican Madonna: Selena and the Politics of Cultural Redemption / Gaston Espinosa 359 Conclusion: Reflections on Mexican American Religions and Culture 381 Bibliography 387 Contributors 429 Index 433
Responsibility: edited by Gastón Espinosa and Mario T. García.
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"This is an important, timely anthology, given that people of Mexican ethnicity constitute the largest cohort of the largest minority group in the United States, Latinos, and that the role of Read more...

 
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