Identity, Biography, and Community
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Latina Legacies by Vicki L. Ruiz
Book DescriptionSpanning two centuries, this collection documents the lives of fifteen remarkable Latinas who witnessed, defined, defied, and wrote about the forces that shaped their lives. As entrepreneurs, community activists, mystics, educators, feminists, labor organizers, artists and entertainers, Latinas used the power of the pen to traverse and transgress cultural conventions.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195153996
(235mm x 156mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 14-Apr-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Vicki L. Ruiz
From Out of the Shadows, Hardback (January 2009)
An anniversary edition of the first full study of Mexican American women in the twentieth century, with new preface
Unequal Sisters, Hardback (March 2008)
A resource for understanding women's history in the United States.
Memories and Migrations, Paperback (March 2008)
Shaping a new understanding of Latina identity formation
American Dreaming, Global Realities, Paperback (February 2006)» View all books by Vicki L. Ruiz
Explores the ways in which immigrant lives are shaped by transnational bonds, globalization, family ties, and personal choice, and the ways in which they engender a sense of belonging and a sense of themselves as "Americans." It considers a plurality of historical, economic, regional, familial, and cultural contexts.
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Author Biography - Vicki L. Ruiz
Vicki L. Ruiz is Professor of History and Chicano/Latino Studies at the University of California, Irvine Virginia Sanchez Korrol is Professor of Puerto Rican and Latino Studies at Brooklyn College. They are the co-editors of Latinas in the United States: A Historical Encyclopedia and were both named Latina Magazine Woman of the Year in Education in 2000."
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