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Gloria Anzaldúa

(1942—2004)

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Beth Brant

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(b. 1941), also known as Degonwadonti, short fiction writer, poet, essayist, editor, and activist.

Brant, a Bay of Quinte Mohawk from Theyindenaga Mohawk Territory in Ontario,...

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Black Feminism

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

African-American women have always asserted their own worth as women and allied with black men to defend their group against the dominant society's demeaning racial oppression. After their...

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Catholic Writers

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The established litany of twentieth-century Catholic women writers, limited to the exploration of theological issues and the institutional Catholic church on the one hand and to...

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Cherríe Moraga

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1952– ),

born in Whittier, Cal., of Anglo-Chicana parents and educated at San Francisco State, writes in many genres from a Chicana, feminist, and lesbian perspective. Her own...

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homophobia

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Negative attitudes towards homosexual people and homosexuality which may be manifested in discrimination, hostile behaviour, or hate crimes. The term was adopted in 1972 by George Weinberg...

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identity politics

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Political positions and activism based on an aspect of identity (e.g. ethnicity, religion, sex, or sexual orientation) shared by a group which feels that its concerns are not adequately...

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Latin American Literature

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Traditional views of American literary history have often emphasized the westward expansion of the United States and have tended to overlook the Spanish settlement of the American...

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Latina Publishing Outlets

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

In their introduction to Breaking Boundaries (1989), Eliana Ortega and Nancy Saporta Sternbach initiate their analysis of Latina literary discourse in the 1980s with the invisibility...

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Latina Writing

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This entry consists of four articles that place Latina writing in relation to traditional categories of literature. The information provides both historical context and helpful...

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lesbian feminism

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Lesbian feminists are largely concerned with issues at the intersection of female identity andsexual–affectional orientation. Issues which arise at this intersection are distinct from those...

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