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Violence against Chicanas from 1950 to 2000

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dc.contributor.advisor Calvin, Ritch en_US
dc.contributor.author YEN, TZU-LING en_US
dc.contributor.other Department of Comparative Literature. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-20T16:52:13Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-20T16:52:13Z
dc.date.issued 2014-12-01
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11401/77220 en_US
dc.description 120 pg. en_US
dc.description.abstract In the mid-twentieth to late-twentieth century, a number of Mexican laborers came to the United States to search for more working opportunities. After settling in the U.S., they had to adjust to the harsh environment, poor working conditions, and multiple discrimination in Anglo-American society. Also, many Chicanas suffered from religious and patriarchal violence inside their community. This thesis examines different types of violence against Chicana/o migrants in the U.S. from 1950 to 2000, including economic violence, religious violence, racial discrimination, and sexual violence. In both Chicana/o community and white society, Chicanas/os have to deal with different kinds of violence against them. Here, I focus on three novels--Helena María Viramontes's <italic> Under the Feet of Jesus</italic>, Ana Castillo's <italic>So Far from God</italic>, and Emma Pérez's <italic> Gulf Dreams</italic>--and analyze different kinds of violence against Chicana/o migrants respectively. I argue that how multiple discrimination intersect to result in the inferiority and marginalization of Chicana/o migrants. Furthermore, I investigate the protagonists' response to the violence in the novels and how they subvert established racial, sexual, and classist ideologies in the male-dominated community and U.S. white society. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship This work is sponsored by the Stony Brook University Graduate School in compliance with the requirements for completion of degree. en_US
dc.format Monograph en_US
dc.format.medium Electronic Resource en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Latin American literature en_US
dc.subject.other Chicana/o, economic violence, racial and sexual violence, religious violence en_US
dc.title Violence against Chicanas from 1950 to 2000 en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.mimetype Application/PDF en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Forbis, Melissa en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Tan, E.K.. en_US

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