Profane & Sacred: Latino/a American Writers Reveal the Interplay of the Secular and the Religious (Celebrating Faith: Explorations in Latino Spiritual

Profane & Sacred: Latino/a American Writers Reveal the Interplay of the Secular and the Religious (Celebrating Faith: Explorations in Latino Spiritual

By: Bridget Kevane (author)Paperback

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Profane & Sacred examines religious discourse in contemporary Latino/a fiction, exploring how religion creates, mediates or changes Latino culture and identity. Much contemporary literary criticism on Latino/a literature has focused on the bilingual and bicultural nature of Latino identity, history and cultural production. But just as the multiplicity of cultures and languages has shaped Latino identity and history, so too has religion. Studying the religious discourse found in fiction can clearly enrich not only our perception of the diversity within the Hispanic communities, but also the diversity between sociologists and creative writers.

About Author

Bridget Kevane is associate professor of modern languages and literatures at Montana State University. She is the author of Latino Literature in America.

Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Violence, Faith, and Active Miracles in East Los Angeles:Their Dogs Came With Them and The Miraculous Day of Amalia Gomez Chapter 3 The Meaning of Consuelo and Chango's Fire: Latino Puerto Rican Theology Chapter 4 Spiritual Revolutions: God and Trujillo in In the Time of Butterflies and Geographies of Home Chapter 5 The Secret Jew: Days of Awe and A Simple Habana Melody (from when the world was good) Chapter 6 Conclusion

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780742543157
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 160
  • ID: 9780742543157
  • weight: 254
  • ISBN10: 0742543153

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