Ethnic and feminist homecoming in "Eyes of Zapata" by Sandra Cisneros

2018
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dc.abstract.enIn her short story published in 1991 collection Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories Chicana writer Sandra Cisneros addresses the issue of reconstructing ethnic counter- history through feminist perspective of the main protagonist and narrator Inés Alfaro. This female character gradually moves from the margins of history into its center when it takes control of the powerful figure of her husband, historical Emiliano Zapata, who in Cisneros's re-writing of history is not a powerful leader of the well-known revolution, but a merciless macho with many lovers and children he pays no attention to. The story is a first-person account of Inés who becomes a powerful witch (la bruja) in order to avenge the injustice of the patriarchal culture. I want to prove that Cisneros wisely complicates the ethnic story of looking for one’s history and identity proving that literary homecoming of Chicanas is far from reaching idealized Aztlán, but it is a feminist quest for the autonomy, not only visible on the level of content, but the form as well, which to some extent is a homage to oral tradition and to famous Mexican woman writers Rosario Castellanos, Elena Garro and Juan Rulfo.pl
dc.affiliationWydział Studiów Międzynarodowych i Politycznych : Instytut Amerykanistyki i Studiów Polonijnychpl
dc.contributor.authorGondor-Wiercioch, Agnieszka - 198486 pl
dc.date.accession2019-02-28pl
dc.date.accessioned2019-03-27T14:44:50Z
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dc.description.additionalBibliogr. s. 65-66. Na stronie www. czasopisma błędna inf o stronach (40-49)pl
dc.description.number4 (58)pl
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dc.identifier.doi10.5604/01.3001.0012.8080pl
dc.identifier.eissn2391-6788pl
dc.identifier.issn1644-8340pl
dc.identifier.projectROD UJ / OPpl
dc.identifier.urihttps://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/71595
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dc.subject.encontemporary Latina fictionpl
dc.subject.enherstorypl
dc.subject.entransculturationpl
dc.subject.enMexican literary heritagepl
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In her short story published in 1991 collection Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories Chicana writer Sandra Cisneros addresses the issue of reconstructing ethnic counter- history through feminist perspective of the main protagonist and narrator Inés Alfaro. This female character gradually moves from the margins of history into its center when it takes control of the powerful figure of her husband, historical Emiliano Zapata, who in Cisneros's re-writing of history is not a powerful leader of the well-known revolution, but a merciless macho with many lovers and children he pays no attention to. The story is a first-person account of Inés who becomes a powerful witch (la bruja) in order to avenge the injustice of the patriarchal culture. I want to prove that Cisneros wisely complicates the ethnic story of looking for one’s history and identity proving that literary homecoming of Chicanas is far from reaching idealized Aztlán, but it is a feminist quest for the autonomy, not only visible on the level of content, but the form as well, which to some extent is a homage to oral tradition and to famous Mexican woman writers Rosario Castellanos, Elena Garro and Juan Rulfo.
dc.affiliationpl
Wydział Studiów Międzynarodowych i Politycznych : Instytut Amerykanistyki i Studiów Polonijnych
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Gondor-Wiercioch, Agnieszka - 198486
dc.date.accessionpl
2019-02-28
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2019-03-27T14:44:50Z
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2019-03-27T14:44:50Z
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2018
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w momencie opublikowania
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Bibliogr. s. 65-66. Na stronie www. czasopisma błędna inf o stronach (40-49)
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4 (58)
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58-66
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0,75
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ostateczna wersja wydawcy
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10.5604/01.3001.0012.8080
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2391-6788
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1644-8340
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ROD UJ / OP
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https://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/71595
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https://kulturapopularna-online.pl/resources/html/article/details?id=183662&language=en
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eng
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eng
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Udzielam licencji. Uznanie autorstwa - Na tych samych warunkach 3.0
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CC-BY-SA
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contemporary Latina fiction
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herstory
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transculturation
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Mexican literary heritage
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Ethnic and feminist homecoming in "Eyes of Zapata" by Sandra Cisneros
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Kultura Popularna
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