Mythological Constructs of Mexican Femininity

  • Pilar Melero

Part of the Literatures of the Americas book series (LOA)

About this book


Mexican figures like La Virgen de Guadalupe, la Malinche, la Llorona, and la Chingada reflect different myths of motherhood in Mexican culture. For the first time, Melero examines these instances of portrayed motherhood as a discursive space in the political, cultural, and literary context of early twentieth century Mexico.


culture feminism gender space time

Authors and affiliations

  • Pilar Melero
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Wisconsin-WhitewaterUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2015
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Literature Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-56725-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-50295-7
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