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    Chicana/Latina Studies
    volume 21 number 1 (Fall 2021)
    Author:   Sonya M Alemán
    Title:   Epidemics and Embodied Ways of Knowing .
    Abstract:   EDITOR’S COMMENTARY
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    Author:   Josie Del Castillo
    Title:  A Voice Without Words
    Abstract:   ARTIST STATEMENT
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    Pages: 12 - 19
    Author:   Tisha Marie Reichle-Aguilera
    Title:  AM I CHICANA ENOUGH?: Identity (In)security in Chicana Poetry
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    Using a Chicana Feminist lens grounded in Anzaldúan epistemology, I offer a close reading of “Confessions of a Pseudo-Chicana” (2018) by liz gonzález and “Study of a Part-Time Pocha” (2019) by Sara Borjas to reveal how these poems continue the tradition of deconstructing predetermined or fixed understandings of Chicana identity via literary production. As multi-generational U.S.-born, non-native Spanish speaking Chicanas, both gonzález and Borjas delineate mutable parameters of that particular cultural and political identity, reconcile some of the contradictions that have been part of Chicana/x identity formation and performance, and interrogate perceptions of authenticity. Additionally, the poems articulate the feelings of inadequacy a Chicana like myself experiences, especially because I do not express or project what are often considered key traits or markers, and as an academic, often must conduct myself in accordance with mainstream norms. This analysis addresses the tension between the utility of demarcating an imagined community of Chicanas and essentializing Chicana identity.
    Pages: 30 - 57
    Authors:   Grisel Y Acosta and Aída Hurtado
    Title:  RASQUACHE DOMESTICANA: Technologies of meXicana Self-Fashioning
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    The theoretical frameworks of rasquachismo and domesticana are combined into an analytic for fashion that we term rasquache domesticana. We apply rasquache domesticana to the self-fashioning of meXicanas both within the domestic sphere and migrating into e-commerce by meXicana vendors. We use “meXicanas” (Fregoso 2003) to refer to women who embody the cultural exchange and hybridity between Chicanas and Mexicanas. We identify three technologies of self-fashioning meXicanas use: simple modification (adding embellishments, trims, and jewelry to mainstream garments to reflect meXicana culture), restructuring modifications (using garments to create other garments to express an ethnic aesthetic), and professional modification (professionals repurposing fabrics to create new clothing). We conclude that the symbolic forms used to adorn the body follow Chela Sandoval’s (2000) concept of movidas. meXicanas use movidas as survival tactics to represent their intersectional identities through the materiality of fashion and thereby resist patriarchal restrictions in their communities, bond with other women, and expand beauty standards beyond those imposed by mainstream fashion codes.
    Pages: 58 - 91
    Author:   Grisel Y Acosta
    Title:  Injury, Healing, Truth, and Joy: The Body in Creative Writing
    Abstract:   EDITOR’S COMMENTARY

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    Pages: 94 - 96
    Author:   Elodia Esperanza Benitez
    Title:  EVA Y JULIA
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    Pages: 98 - 99
    Author:   Violeta Orozco
    Title:  THE RAILROAD IN THE SKIES, OUTSIDE THE TURTLE’S SHELL, SHIPWRECK ON THE SHORES OF THE POTOMAC
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    Pages: 100 - 108
    Author:   Dorotea Reyna
    Title:  SANDÍA, LAS ABUELITAS, POEM FOR AN ARCHITECT, CANICAS
    Abstract:   none available
    Pages: 110 - 121
    Author:   Vanessa E Vega
    Title:  EL SALVADOR—THE SAVIOR
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    Pages: 122 - 124
    Author:   Pico del Hierro-Villa
    Title:  REIMAGINING LA LLORONA: Looking into the Border Crisis
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    Pages: 126 - 129
    Author:   Guillermina Gina Núñez-Mchiri
    Title:  A DREAM IS LIKE A PHONE CALL AWAY
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    Pages: 130 - 134
    Author:   Cynthia D Villarreal
    Title:  BOOK REVIEW: The Chicana/o/x Dream is Much More than Individual Success
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    By Gilberto Q. Conchas & Nancy Acevedo. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press, 2020. Pp. 219. $33.00 (paperback).
    Pages: 138 - 140
    Author:   C. Alejandra Elenes
    Title:  BOOK REVIEW: Madres Revolucionarias Transforming Chicana/Latina/Women of Color M(Other)Work
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    Chicana M(Other)Work Anthology: Porque sin Madres no hay Revolución. Edited by Cecila Caballero, Yvette Martínez-Vu, Judith Pérez-Torres, Michelle Téllez, and Christine Vega. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2019. Pp. 336. $24.99 (paperback).
    Pages: 142 - 144
    Author:   Cathryn Merla-Watson
    Title:  BOOK REVIEW: Illuminating Borderlands Spatial Stories in Marisol Cortez’s Luz at Midnight
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    Luz at Midnight. By Marisol Cortez. McAllen, TX: Flowersong Press, 2021. Pp. 442. $18.95 (paperback).
    Pages: 146 - 148
    Authors:   Lucinda Banegas-Carreon and Isaías Rogel
    Title:  BOOK REVIEW: Bearing Witness: Uniting Arabyya and Chicana Methodologies
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    Women Resisting Sexual Violence and the Egyptian Revolution: Arab Feminist Testimonies. By Manal Hamzeh. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2020. Pp. 272. $85.50 (hardcover).
    Pages: 150 - 153

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