Transcultural Encounters amongst Women: Redrawing Boundaries in Hispanic and Lusophone Art, Literature and Film

Niamh Thornton

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    Abstract

    Traditionally women have found recourse in artistic means to interrogate change and upheaval. This volume explores the experiences of women from Spain, Portugal and Latin America in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries who themselves have crossed cultural boundaries or have described this experience in their literature and film. Areas investigated in this collection of essays include the experience of the exiled or the immigrant and their personal or collective response to displacement and adaptation: the transcultural potential of cyberspace for women, how patterns and styles of the fashion industry have crossed borders, how women have crossed canonical cultural boundaries in search of identity and meaning, how global cultural influences have manifested in Hispanic and Lusophone cultural practices and production by or about women, and the challenging question of whether canine writing can be considered a branch of feminist theory. Common to most of the essays are the central issues of identity, values, conflict and interconnectedness and an analysis of the patterns that result from the transcultural encounter of these aspects.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationTranscultural Encounters amongst Women: Redrawing Boundaries in Hispanic and Lusophone Art, Literature and Film
    EditorsPat O'Byrne, Gabrielle Carty, Niamh Thornton
    PublisherCambridge Scholars Publishing
    Pages245-262
    ISBN (Print)1-4438-2073-3.
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

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    Thornton, N. (2010). Transcultural Encounters amongst Women: Redrawing Boundaries in Hispanic and Lusophone Art, Literature and Film. In P. O'Byrne, G. Carty, & N. Thornton (Eds.), Transcultural Encounters amongst Women: Redrawing Boundaries in Hispanic and Lusophone Art, Literature and Film (pp. 245-262). Cambridge Scholars Publishing. http://www.c-s-p.org/Flyers/Transcultural-Encounters-amongst-Women--Redrawing-Boundaries-in-Hispanic-and-Lusophone-Art--Literatu1-4438-2073-3.htm