The Decolonial Imaginary

Writing Chicanas into History
Emma Pérez
Distribution: World
Publication date: 11/19/2008
Format: paper 208 pages, 1 bibliog., 1 index
6.125 x 9.25
ISBN: 978-0-253-21283-2
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"The Decolonial Imaginary is a smart, challenging book that disrupts a great deal of what we think we know . . . it will certainly be read seriously in Chicano/a studies." —Women's Review of Books

Emma Pérez discusses the historical methodology which has created Chicano history and argues that the historical narrative has often omitted gender. She poses a theory which rejects the colonizer’s methodological assumptions and examines new tools for uncovering the hidden voices of Chicanas who have been relegated to silence.

Author Bio

Emma Pe(accute)rez, Assistant Professor of History at the University of Texas/El Paso, has written numerous essays in feminist theory and is author of the novel, Gulf Dreams.

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