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Teaching Chicana/o Literature in Community College with Ana Castillo's So Far from God

Teaching Chicana/o Literature in Community College with Ana Castillo's So Far from God Abstract: This article explores the importance of teaching ethnic literature at community colleges, and considers the social importance of Ana Castillo's So Far From God (1993) to Southwest learners. In a time when minority education programs are being threatened by budget cuts and are rapidly being displaced/replaced by more fiscally "lucrative" certificates and departments, Castillo's novel demonstrates the contemporary relevance and cultural currency of traditional folklore to small communities. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Rocky Mountain Review Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

Teaching Chicana/o Literature in Community College with Ana Castillo's So Far from God

Rocky Mountain Review , Volume 65 (2) – Nov 5, 2011

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Abstract: This article explores the importance of teaching ethnic literature at community colleges, and considers the social importance of Ana Castillo's So Far From God (1993) to Southwest learners. In a time when minority education programs are being threatened by budget cuts and are rapidly being displaced/replaced by more fiscally "lucrative" certificates and departments, Castillo's novel demonstrates the contemporary relevance and cultural currency of traditional folklore to small communities.

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Published: Nov 5, 2011

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