Movement: Ana Castillo's Shape-Shifting Identities

Suzanne Bost

in Encarnacion

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print December 2009 | ISBN: 9780823230846
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823241101 | DOI:
Movement: Ana Castillo's Shape-Shifting Identities

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Movement traces the ways in which fluid bodies actually move through the world. A composite image of the one legged trickster god from the few and brief allusions to Mesoamerican culture in Castillo's work and from anthropological studies of Tezcatlipoca and argue a shape-shifting inspired Castillo model. On the contrary, value of leg braces, medication, and public transportation as means of moving beyond has a body limit. Moreover, “Rethinking Body Politics” serves as consideration by feminist politics that might look like the movement is fore grounded and permeability over identity serves as the conclusion.

Keywords: movement; fluid bodies; Mesoamerican culture; shape-shifting; Tezcatlipoca; Ana Castillo

Chapter.  18055 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Literature

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