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Dr. Susan Sage Heinzelman, Director 2505 University Avenue, A4900, Burdine Hall 536, Austin Texas 78712 • 512-471-5765

Fall 2005

WGS 301 • ETHNICITY & GENDER: LA CHICANA

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
47627 TTh
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
PAR 306
NAJERA

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to explore the life and culture of Chicanas in the United States. The first part of the course will explore various theories of Chicana feminism as well as provide a brief historical overview of Chicana experiences. It will further examine the cultural representations of Chicanas in ethnography and certain forms of expressive culture. Finally, it will examine how these cultural representations bode on the every day experiences of Mexican American women.

Texts

Castillo, Ana. Massacre of the Dreamers. Cisneros, Sandra. House on Mango Street. Course Reader (available at Longhorn Copies, 2520 Guadalupe, 476-4498.)

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