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Encarnacion: Illness and Body Politics in Chicana Feminist Literature

Suzanne Bost


This book takes a new look at identity. Following the contemporary movement away from the fixed categories of identity politics toward a more fluid conception of the intersections between identities and communities, the book analyzes the ways in which literature and philosophy draw boundaries around identity. The works of Gloria Anzaldúa, Cherríe Moraga, and Ana Castillo, in particular, enable us to examine how identities shift and intersect with others through processes of incarnation. Since the 1980s, critics have come to equate these writers with Chicana feminist identity politics. This cri ... More

Keywords: identity, communities, boundaries, incarnation, Chicana feminist, identity politics, Gloria Anzaldúa, Cherríe Moraga, Ana Castillo, feminism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780823230846
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823230846.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Suzanne Bost, author