Shame and Pride in Narrative: Mexican Women’s Language Experiences at the U.S.—Mexico Border

  • Ana María Relaño Pastor

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Ana María Relaño Pastor
    Pages 13-21
  3. Ana María Relaño Pastor
    Pages 22-33
  4. Ana María Relaño Pastor
    Pages 34-74
  5. Ana María Relaño Pastor
    Pages 75-95
  6. Ana María Relaño Pastor
    Pages 96-100
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 101-119

About this book


This book analyzes personal experiences of language through the voices of Mexican immigrant women, in relation to the racialization discourses that frame the social life of Mexican immigrant communities in the United States. It reveals the power of narrative, understood as a social practice, to validate and give meaning to people's lives.


language state women

Authors and affiliations

  • Ana María Relaño Pastor
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Castilla-La ManchaSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2014
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Language & Linguistics Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-46767-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-34859-3
  • About this book