The Southwest: A Fire Survey by Stephen J. Pyne (review)

The Southwest: A Fire Survey by Stephen J. Pyne (review) Southwestern Historical Quarterly July Richard Rodriguez dealt with the "triple consciousness" of "Americanization, ethnicity, and sexuality" (68) that many in his community rejected. The accounts of Nicaraguan Yamileth López and Salvadoran Evelyn Cortez-Davis speak to the fortitude of Latinas. García writes that it is often female immigrants who decide whether or not their family settles into a new life on U.S. soil. Gender discrimination has not discouraged these women from working in an economy that, while exploitative of their labor, also allows the opportunity to free themselves from male domination. García uses the writings of López and Cortez-Davis to represent women who defy stereotypes of Latinas as meek. López's feminist consciousness arose during her participation in the Nicaraguan struggle against the dictator Anastasio Somoza and guided her life in the United States. Cortez-Davis, supported by the tenacity of her mother Rosario, also established a life on U.S. soil on her personal terms. García suggests that generational differences in bilingualism, transculturation, and political activism permeate these works, which span from the Mexican American generation of political agents to Chicano Movement activists. His approach is also an incisive exploration of the multiple tracks the authors have taken in writing about http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Southwestern Historical Quarterly Texas State Historical Association

The Southwest: A Fire Survey by Stephen J. Pyne (review)

Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 121 (1) – Jul 12, 2017

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Southwestern Historical Quarterly July Richard Rodriguez dealt with the "triple consciousness" of "Americanization, ethnicity, and sexuality" (68) that many in his community rejected. The accounts of Nicaraguan Yamileth López and Salvadoran Evelyn Cortez-Davis speak to the fortitude of Latinas. García writes that it is often female immigrants who decide whether or not their family settles into a new life on U.S. soil. Gender discrimination has not discouraged these women from working in an economy that, while exploitative of their labor, also allows the opportunity to free themselves from male domination. García uses the writings of López and Cortez-Davis to represent women who defy stereotypes of Latinas as meek. López's feminist consciousness arose during her participation in the Nicaraguan struggle against the dictator Anastasio Somoza and guided her life in the United States. Cortez-Davis, supported by the tenacity of her mother Rosario, also established a life on U.S. soil on her personal terms. García suggests that generational differences in bilingualism, transculturation, and political activism permeate these works, which span from the Mexican American generation of political agents to Chicano Movement activists. His approach is also an incisive exploration of the multiple tracks the authors have taken in writing about

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Published: Jul 12, 2017

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