Key Figures-Translation

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Key Figures/Translations Handout For Ana Castillo and Sandra Cisneros Readings (Week 3) Eva Spanish word for Eve (from Genesis in the Old Testament) Chicana A politicized mestiza (someone who has both European–mainly Spanish–and indigenous cultural and racial legacies; may also include African, Arab, Asian, and other cultural and racial legacies). Self-identified “Chicanas” are politicized because they recognize the historical contexts of the social conditions of Mexican-American and other Latino/a communities in the U.S. The self-referent emerged in the mid-1960s as part of the Chicano/a civil rights movement against racism, sexism, and economic exploitation and in support of farm laborer and other human rights. Sometimes also spelled “Xicana,” which emphasizes ones indigenous identity, culture, and history. Xicanista Castillo’s neologism that refers to someone who integrates a Chicana ethnic/racial/class consciousness and a feminista, or feminist, historical and social consciousness. The “X”
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This note was uploaded on 02/09/2012 for the course MUSI 109 taught by Professor Chan during the Spring '10 term at Miramar College.

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