Escaping the Chicano Patriarchy: Chicana and Queer Chican@ Identity Struggles in the Chican@ Novel and in America

dc.contributor.advisorMejia, Jaime A.
dc.contributor.authorVigil, Joseph J.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberLochman, Daniel
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMartinez, Sergio
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-27T17:22:47Z
dc.date.available2013-11-27T17:22:47Z
dc.date.issued2013-12
dc.description.abstractWhile efforts have been made to include Chican@ literature into the North American canon, works by Chicanas and queer Chican@s remain underrepresented. Meanwhile, Chicanas and queer Chican@s themselves still face racial, gender-based, and sexual oppression from dominant, hegemonic American social forces and from some heterosexist male members of their own ethnic group. This thesis is an exploration of how Chicana and queer Chican@ authors present within their novels their struggles to form and assert autonomous identities. It also serves as a discussion of how these ethnic subgroups have historically faced such identity formation obstacles. This examination leads to a suggested pedagogy that will engage and promote the academic success of such oppressed individuals, thus ensuring their representation in the educational field and aiding in their identity formations despite the limiting cultural expectations that they constantly face
dc.description.departmentEnglish
dc.formatText
dc.format.extent148 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.identifier.citationVigil, J. J. (2013). Escaping the Chicano patriarchy: Chicana and queer Chican@ identity struggles in the Chican@ novel and in America</i> (Unpublished thesis). Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10877/4886
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectChicano literature
dc.subjectQueer literature
dc.subjectChicana literature
dc.subjectHeterosexism
dc.subjectGender
dc.subjectIdentity formation
dc.subjectPatriarchy
dc.subject.lcshAmerican literature--Mexican American authors--History and criticismen_US
dc.subject.lcshSex in literatureen_US
dc.subject.lcshRace in literatureen_US
dc.subject.lcshMexican Americans in literatureen_US
dc.subject.lcshMexican American women in literatureen_US
dc.subject.lcshGays' writings, American--History and criticismen_US
dc.subject.lcshHomosexuality and literature--United Statesen_US
dc.subject.lcshHispanic American gays--Intellectual lifeen_US
dc.subject.lcshSexual minoritiesen_US
dc.titleEscaping the Chicano Patriarchy: Chicana and Queer Chican@ Identity Struggles in the Chican@ Novel and in America
dc.typeThesis
thesis.degree.departmentEnglish
thesis.degree.disciplineLiterature
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts

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