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EncarnacionIllness and Body Politics in Chicana Feminist Literature$
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Suzanne Bost

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780823230846

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823230846.001.0001

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Movement: Ana Castillo's Shape-Shifting Identities

Movement: Ana Castillo's Shape-Shifting Identities

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(p.151) 4 Movement: Ana Castillo's Shape-Shifting Identities
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Suzanne Bost

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823230846.003.0005

Movement traces the ways in which fluid bodies actually move through the world. A composite image of the one legged trickster god from the few and brief allusions to Mesoamerican culture in Castillo's work and from anthropological studies of Tezcatlipoca and argue a shape-shifting inspired Castillo model. On the contrary, value of leg braces, medication, and public transportation as means of moving beyond has a body limit. Moreover, “Rethinking Body Politics” serves as consideration by feminist politics that might look like the movement is fore grounded and permeability over identity serves as the conclusion.

Keywords:   movement, fluid bodies, Mesoamerican culture, shape-shifting, Tezcatlipoca, Ana Castillo

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