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Conclusion: Rethinking Body Politics: Maya Gonzàlez and Diane Gamboa

Suzanne Bost

in Encarnacion

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print December 2009 | ISBN: 9780823230846
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823241101 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fordham/9780823230846.003.0006
Conclusion: Rethinking Body Politics: Maya Gonzàlez and Diane Gamboa

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Bodies exchange cells with their environments without losing coherence, and the passage of blood, food, and air reveals bodies to be intertwined with the space around them, absorbing some elements and expelling others, as answered to the questions in the previous chapters. This follows a question of what do permeable and migratory politics of illness have to do with “Chicana feminism” which is soon after answered here. Furthermore, the analysis of Chicana feminist art implicitly suggests that identity politics are the key to ending Chicanas' marginalization. In addition, the idea of postmodernism disputes the idea of repressing its meaning and characterization.

Keywords: bodies; Chicana feminism; art; identity politics; body politics; Maya González; Diane Gamboa; postmodernism

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Subjects: Literature

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