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Mexican American Religions

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Presents a multidisciplinary inquiry into the role of religion in the US Mexican American community. Analyzing critical influence of religion on Mexican American literature, art, politics, and pop culture, this volume makes the case for the establishment of Mexican American religious studies as a distinct, recognized field of scholarly inquiry.


Gaston Espinosa is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Claremont McKenna College. His books include "Latino Religions and Civic Activism in the United States" and "Rethinking Latino Religions and Identity."

Mario T. Garcia is Professor of History and Chicano Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His books include "Padre: The Life and Spiritual Journey of Father Virgil Cordano"; "Luis Leal: An Auto/Biography"; and "The Gospel of Cesar Chavez."

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Essays analyze the intersection of Mexican American religion and culture from a multidisciplinary and non-sectarian perspective.

A multidisciplinary collection of essays examining the influence of Mexican American religion on Mexican American literature, art, politics, and popular culture.


IntroductionPart I History and Interpretations of Mexican American Religions1. History and Theory in the Study of Mexican American Religions / Gaston Espinosa; 2. Pious Colonialism: Assessing a Church Paradigm for Chicano Identity / Anthony M. Stevens-ArroyoPart II Mexican American Mystics and Prophets3. Sacred Order, Sacred Space: Reies Lopez Tijerina and the Valle de Paz Community / Rudy V. Busto; 4. The Secularization and Sanctification of Cesar Chavez / Stephen R. Lloyd-Moffett; 5. Religion and the Chicano Movement: Catolicos Por La Raza / Mario T. GarciaPart III Mexican American Popular Catholicism6. Our Lady of Guadalupe and the Politics of Cultural Interpretation / Socorro Castaneda-Liles; 7. Voces de Fe: Mexican American Altaristas in Texas / Kay Turner; 8. Los Pastores and the Gendered Politics of Location / Richard R. FloresPart IV Mexican American Religions and Literature9. The Religious Vision of Gloria Anzaldua: Borderlands-La Frontera as a Shamanic Space / David Carrasco and Roberto Lint Sagarena; 10. Voice and Vision in Chicana Religious Practice: The Literary Re-elaborations of Mary Helen Ponce, Denise Chavez, and Sandra Cisneros / Ellen McCrackenPart V Mexican American Religions and Healing 11. Brown Moses: Francisco Olazabal and Mexican American Pentecostal Healing in the Borderlands / Gaston Espinosa; 12. "Soy una Curandera y Soy una Catolica": The Poetics of a Mexican Healing Tradition / Luis D. LeonPart VI Mexican American Religions and Pop Culture13. Luis Valdez's La Pastorela: "The Shepherds' Play": Tradition, Hybridity, and Transformation / Maria Herrera-Sobek; 14. Hybrid Spiritualities and Chicana Altar-Based Art: The Work of Amalia Mesa-Bains / Laura E. Perez; 15. Mexican Madonna: Selena and the Politics of Cultural Redemption / Gaston EspinosaConclusion: Reflections on Mexican American Religions and Culture

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Titre: Mexican American Religions
Sous-titre: Spirituality, Activism, and Culture
Code EAN: 9780822341192
ISBN: 978-0-8223-4119-2
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Duke University Press
Genre: Sciences de la terre
nombre de pages: 456
Poids: 640g
Taille: H235mm x B157mm x T27mm
Année: 2008


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