Border-line Personalities

Border-line Personalities

A New Generation of Latinas Dish on Sex, Sass, and Cultural Shifting

Book - 2004
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A collection of essays by noted Latina writers explores what it means to be a Latina woman in twenty-first-century America, speaking out on such topics as Latina identity, sex, family, cultural awareness, personal challenges and dreams, and shared histories.

HARPERCOLL

Why, in the minds of most Americans, are Latinas still thought of as maids, seductresses, and booty-shaking salsa divas?

Never has the concept of Latina identity been more relevant. Also, never has there been a new generation of Latinas so ready to say what they mean and even criticize the Latina generation that preceded them. Until now.

In Border-Line Personalities, twenty writers share their poignant and wickedly funny stories about fighting with their mothers, struggling with speaking Spanish, and dealing with the men who've done them wrong, among a myriad of other topics. In the end, each essay encompasses a different point of view, lending credence to the theory that no one can label any one item, idea, or person more Latina than the other.

Questions posed to Latinas of all ages in Border-Line Personalities:

  • Why do many of us often feel more American than Latina?
  • How important is Spanish, really?
  • Do we all really fit under one cultural umbrella?
  • When thinking about having children, do we really have to consider being stay-at-home moms as most of us were raised to believe was law, or can Latinas even consider the possibility of raising children while working?
  • What do we do when we fall in love with someone (male or female) outside our culture?


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& Taylor

A collection of essays by noted Latina writers explores what it means to be a Latina woman in twenty-first-century America, speaking out on such topics as Latina identity, sex, family, cultural awareness, personal challenges and dreams, shared histories, and more. Reader's Guide available. Original.

Publisher: New York : Rayo/HarperCollins, c2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0060580763 (alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: 305.48868 BOR
Characteristics: xxxi, 299 p. ; 21 cm

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