Chapter IV: The Politics of Gender

González, María C.
January 1996
Contemporary Mexican-American Women Novelists: Toward a Feminist;1996, p69
Book Chapter
Chapter 4 of the book "Contemporary Mexican-American Women Novelists: Toward a Feminist Identity" is presented. This chapter discusses the gender issues involved in the works of contemporary Mexican-American women novelists. The internalized assumptions about female nature as defined by patriarchy are addressed. The themes of the novel Across the Great River by Beltrán Hernández are enumerated. Conventional gender arrangements in Estela Portillo Trambley's Trini are also explored.


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