Jovita González

Milagros Lopez-Pelaez Casellas (University of Coventry)
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At the start of the 1980s, Chicana/o feminist critics and writers have become more visible and mobilised in the Chicana/o Renaissance movement of the 1960s-1970s, taking up the fight against traditional gender roles and seeking to bring a change both within their own community and within the dominant Anglo-American culture, in which they were doubly discriminated (in terms of both gender and race). Many contemporary Chicana writers sought a clear break with the male-dominated culture by recreating specifically female myths. The groundwork for such cultural retrieval and the political and social advancement of the Chicana/o community promoted by the Renaissance movement, was laid, however, by a number of earlier figures, among whom one of the most important is the writer, historian,…

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Citation: Lopez-Pelaez Casellas, Milagros. "Jovita González". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 13 July 2016 [, accessed 13 April 2024.]

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