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A Polyphonic Introduction

  • Madeline Cámara Betancourt
Part of the New Concepts in Latino American Cultures book series (NDLAC)

Abstract

My editor will no doubt call this an introduction, though I prefer to call it a confession; for this is nothing less than an attempt to explain what is behind the writing of this book—its methodological aspirations, its ideological limits, the emotional position from which I carried out my readings and constructed the interpretive niche that I used to share them.

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Woman Writer Vertical Reading Female Subjectivity Cuban Woman Horizontal Reading 
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Notes

  1. 5.
    The term Matria (or Motherland) is being used in feminist criticism. Some of the sources I am familiar with include Julia Kristeva, Nations without Nationalism, 41; Susan Gilbert, “From Patria to Matria: Elizabeth Browning’s Risorgimento,” 24; Ileana Fuentes, “De Patria a Matria” (unpublished paper); and Victoria Sendón de León, Más allá de Ítaca, 18. Lately I have found the concept cropping up in not necessarily feminist or academic sources, though always with the same usage: a redefinition of Patria (Fatherland). For example, Luis González y González, Todo es historia (México: Cal y arena, 1989), 228; María Elena Cruz Varela, La hija de Cuba (Barcelona: Ediciones mr, 2006), 15; and Chilean actress Malucha Pinto’s speech about the new president of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, January 15, 2006 (http://www.lasegunda.com, last accessed March 25, 2008).Google Scholar

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