Read sections 2 (Self and Identity) and 3 (Self and Others).
Name the most prevalent issues of identity that the writers in these sections confront. Choose at least three issues and choose at least 2 poems or essays and study how these three issues are expressed in the poem or essay in an essay of 400-500 words due by July 22. What I hope that you find is how difficult it is to separate women’s issues. Much of the time gender, class, and race are inseparable. Women writers in Infinite Divisions were very interested in telling their story, because they felt that the men in the Movement did not always speak for them, and were not interested in the different issues that affected women.
Before you start to write, you should do some research on the Chicano Civil Rights Movement and the Women’s Movement, which was influenced by the African American Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. Go to the link that appears below which will give you some background. Often what you will find on the Internet is watered down, simplified and “cleaned up” and does not express the complexity of the lives of people of Mexican (or Chicano) heritage. It is not my purpose here to teach a history course, but history is always present, and we all should know our own personal history, as well as the history of the writers that we are studying.
|Due By (Pacific Time)
||07/22/2015 12:00 am