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    volume 4 number 1 (Fall 2004)
    Authors:   Karen Mary Davalos and Alicia Partnoy
    Title:  Editors Commentary: Translating the Backslash
    Abstract:   The Editors trace some of the meanings of the backslash between "Chicana" and "Latina" and the journal's subtitle and history.
    Pages: 6 - 18
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    Author:   Alicia Schmidt Camacho
    Title:  Body Counts on the Mexico-U.S. Border: Feminicidio, Reification, and the Theft of Mexicana Subjectivity
    Abstract:   Since 1993, residents from the colonias and feminist activists of Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, have denounced a campaign of feminicidio in the border city that has rendered poor migrant women vulnerable to gender violence. Their justice movement has mobilized international campaigns for solidarity in order to bring pressure on the Mexican government to enforce Mexican women's civil and human rights. The essay examines the political linkages between local and international groups to address how the distinct elements of the movement represent the targets of the feminicidio and interpret the meanings of the crimes. Using the Marxist concept of reification, the essay argues that international solidarity campaigns are undermined by their inability to displace, or their collusion with, dominant...
    Pages: 22 - 60
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    Author:   Rita E Urquijo-Ruiz
    Title:  Alicia Sotero Vásquez: Police Brutality Against an Undocumented Mexican Woman
    Abstract:   This article focuses on police brutality and human rights violations in the United States. The author examines the infamous Riverside Sheriff's brutal beating of an undocumented Mexican woman which was captured and broadcast live via television as exemplary of a particular historical relationship between Mexican labor, the U.S. nation-state, and the material conditions of immigrant laborers. Tracing this relationship through a historical survey of Mexican immigration from the turn of the twentieth century and placing the analysis in the context of Critical Race Theory, the article foregrounds the intersection of race, class, and gender. While the author focuses on the Riverside Sheriff's beating and apprehension of Alicia Sotero Vásquez, she also suggests the larger issue of gender on the ...
    Pages: 62 - 84
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    Author:   Elena Poniatowska
    Title:  Esa Larga Cicatriz
    Abstract:   Commentary
    Pages: 88 - 94
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    Author:   Antonia I Castañeda
    Title:  Chicanas/Latinas y Las Nuevas Garras
    Abstract:   This commentary was originally a plenary presentation for the 2003 MALCS Summer Institute and Conference in San Antonio, Texas. Plenary speakers were invited to address the past, present, and future of the organization and Chicanas/Latinas in the new century. Castañeda reflects on global conditions, the effects of the war in Iraq on Chicanas/Latinas, and on historical patterns of gendered and sexed imperialism.
    Pages: 96 - 108
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    Authors:   Evangelina Arce and Translated by Gail Wronsky
    Title:  Calles/Streets
    Abstract:   Poem
    Pages: 112 - 115
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    Author:   Arminé Arjona
    Title:  Páramo
    Abstract:   poem
    Pages: 116 - 117
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    Author:   Arminé Arjona
    Title:  Elegía
    Abstract:   poem
    Pages: 118 - 118
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    Author:   Arminé Arjona
    Title:  Rotos Ángeles
    Abstract:   poem
    Pages: 119 - 119
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    Author:   Luzma Umpierre
    Title:  God Is Moving
    Abstract:   poem
    Pages: 120 - 121
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    Author:   Luzma Umpierre
    Title:  The Cat's Meow
    Abstract:   poem
    Pages: 122 - 123
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    Author:   Luzma Umpierre
    Title:  Misfortunes
    Abstract:   poem
    Pages: 124 - 125
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    Author:   Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs
    Title:  Estamos Homeless
    Abstract:   poem
    Pages: 126 - 128
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    Author:   Claudia Rodríguez
    Title:  Hijas De Juárez
    Abstract:   creative writing
    Pages: 132 - 134
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    Author:   Alicia Gaspar de Alba
    Title:  Colita de Rana
    Abstract:   creative writing
    Pages: 136 - 136
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    Author:   Alicia Gaspar de Alba
    Title:  Pay Day
    Abstract:   creative writing
    Pages: 138 - 145
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    Author:   Juana Suárez
    Title:  Review of Señorita Extraviada
    Abstract:   Review of Señorita Extraviada: Missing Young Woman. Dir. y Prod. Lourdes Portillo. Escrita por Olivia Crawford, Julie Mackaman y Sharon Wood. Color, 74 min. Xochitl Films, 2001. Distribuída por: Women Make Movies, 462 Broadway, Suite 500 WS, New York, New York 10013. (212) 925-0606. E-mail: info@wmm.com.
    Pages: 148 - 151
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    Author:   Maylei Blackwell
    Title:  Tongues of Fire: A Tribute to Gloria E. Anzaldúa
    Abstract:   Activist Notebooks are spaces of expression, deliberation, and dialogue for the many ways we engage in and incite multiple forms of activism in our lives. As an occasional section of Chicana/Latina Studies, it is a call to organizers, activists, writers, artists, and teachers for critical reflection and collective conversation about the social justice issues emerging from our classrooms, union halls, street corners, or bus stops. Páginas de los cuadernos militantes will include accounts from the field of organizing and reports from gatherings and conferences. We invite you to share your thoughts or observations by sending in unas páginas de tu cuaderno militante.
    Pages: 154 - 159
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