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Realidades Culturales y Identidades Dimensionadas: The Complexities of Latinas’ Diversities

Alberta M. Gloria and Jeanett Castellanos

in The Oxford Handbook of Feminist Multicultural Counseling Psychology

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780199744220
Published online November 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199744220.013.0009

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

 Realidades Culturales y Identidades Dimensionadas: The Complexities of Latinas’ Diversities

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To understand the realities and complexities of Latinas’ multidimensionality of identities, this chapter addresses the different sociocontextual considerations and cultural dimensions and roles with which they contend. Implementing a gender-cultural strength lens, the ways by which Latinas infuse their multiplicity of identities as a strength-based and powerful process are examined. Through the bridging of Latinas’ cultural and familial costumbres, valores, y practicas culturales (customs, values, and cultural practices), the chapter emphasizes the energetically spiritual transmissions of Latinas’ internal strength patron (blueprint) while (re)defining una buena mujer and the process of tranformation to una Latina poderosa (a powerful Latina).

Keywords: Latinas; identities; cultural values; with-group heterogeneity; gender roles; spirituality; mestizaj

Article.  10228 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Counselling Psychology

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