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Intersections of Harm

Narratives of Latina Deviance and Defiance

Laura Halperin (author)

ISBN: 9780813570372

Publication Date: May 2015

Format: Hardback

Also available as: Paperback  

In this innovative new study, Laura Halperin examines literary representations of harm inflicted on Latinas' minds and bodies, and on the places Latinas inhabit, but also explores how hope can be found amid so much harm. Analysing contemporary memoirs and novels, she argues that the individual harm experienced by Latinas needs to be understood in relation to the collective histories of aggression against their communities.
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In this innovative new study, Laura Halperin examines literary representations of harm inflicted on Latinas' minds and bodies, and on the places Latinas inhabit, but she also explores how hope can be found amid so much harm. Analyzing contemporary memoirs and novels by Irene Vilar, Loida Maritza Perez, Ana Castillo, Cristina Garcia, and Julia Alvarez, she argues that the individual harm experienced by Latinas needs to be understood in relation to the collective histories of aggression against their communities.
Pages 272
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 May 2015
Publisher Rutgers University Press
Series American Literatures Initiative
Subject/s Literary studies: general   Hispanic & Latino studies   Gender studies: women  
Laura Halperin is an assistant professor of English and comparative literature and Latina/o studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA.

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