2010 Volume 11 Number 2

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    "Cosa magnífica y sangrienta": la crónica de José Martí sobre la "invasión" de Oklahoma
    (2010-12-30) Camacho, Jorge
    In April 1889, Martí wrote one of his most passionate chronicles on the indigenous question in the United States. That same year, the US government had opened for colonization a piece of land in the heart of the Indian territories (what is today Oklahoma) and Martí was there-–metaphorically speaking--to capture the moment in full color. He wrote his chronicle as if he were an “eye-witness” to this event, but in reality he never visited Oklahoma and wrote his article after reading several newspapers that spoke about the incident at the time. In this essay I highlight Martí’s use of certain rhetorical devices in this chronicle to allow for this shift in perception (from ‘eye-witness’ to ‘testimony’), while at the same time, explaining how he criticizes the US government and takes side with the Indians. His criticism of the US however, does not mean that he stops advocating for American citizenship for those that were willing to give up their lands and accept the Dawes Act territorial reform. This contradiction, I believe, is at the center of Martí’s understanding of the Indian question.
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    Mexico: A Nation at Risk
    (2010-12-30) Clemente, Jude
    Mexico’s continued economic growth faces considerable obstacles. The country confronts an expanding population and vehicle fleet that will push the capacity of urban infrastructure even closer to the brink. Mexico has been a leading oil producer for decades, but this is being forced to change at a time when record revenues support social programs and help combat drug-related violence. Officials have a major chance at redemption looming on the horizon, however, as the manner in which Mexico responds to its oil crisis could very well determine the country’s fate.
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    La deconstrucción de dos figuras maternas: la loca de la casa y Medea en Crímenes domésticos de Vanessa Vilches Norat
    (2010-12-30) Fuentes Rivera, Ada G.
    El orden y las tensiones del espacio íntimo y privado como la casa albergan significados controvertibles desde los cuales se pueden leer representaciones de la cultura, la familia y, muy particularmente, de la madre. Partir de lo conocido (la domesticidad familiar) para quebrar la cultura es lo que hace el texto de Vanessa Vilches Norat, Crímenes domésticos, de 2007. Desde su título, el lector se enfrenta a la violencia como signo definidor de su cultura. Sin embargo, dicha violencia no es la que abarrota los titulares de periódicos nacionales, sino una más sutil: la que se guarda detrás de la fachada de la casa, la no dicha, la escondida… la violencia que marca los cuerpos femeninos y los conforma. En este artículo me propongo examinar la figura de la madre en los relatos “Del hilo de su voz” y “Monstruosa sororidad”. El trabajo está dividido en tres secciones: introducción teórica y de contextualización; discusión del cuento “Del hilo de su voz” y finalmente, la discusión de “Monstruosa sororidad”.
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    Uma obra meritória, humana e patriótica: faces do assistecialismo social na região carbonífera de Santa Catarina (1930-1950)
    (2010-12-30) Gonçalves Alves, Ismael
    In this article I intend to analyze the action normalizing realized by a group of Nuns contracted by the SESI – INDUSTRY SOCIAL SERVICE – of Santa Catarina (Brazil) to function as social workers with coal miners of the Criciúma area. This group of Nuns belonged to the Congregation Little Sisters of Divine Providence that settled in the city as requested by the City Hall and Coal Company Próspera I.C., with the intention to turn workers without skills in the urban/industrial environment into a model community capable of raising the productivity of the coal mines. Resumo: Neste artigo pretendo analisar as ações normalizadoras realizadas por um grupo de religiosas contratadas pelo SESI – Serviço Social da Indústria – de Santa Catarina (Brasil), para trabalhar na assistência social aos trabalhadores mineiros da região carbonífera de Criciúma. Este grupo de religiosas fazia parte da Congregação Pequenas Irmãs da Divina Providência que se instalaram na cidade a pedido da prefeitura municipal e da companhia mineradora Carbonífera Próspera S.A., com o intuito de transformar trabalhadores sem grandes experiências urbano-industriais em um exímio conjuntos de mãos capazes de elevar a produtividade das minas de carvão.
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    Performing the Other: Indigenous Identity and Regional Resistance in Sonoran Literature of the 1980's
    (2010-12-30) Gordus, Andrew M.
    During the decade of the 1980’s there occurs a preoccupation, presence and notable change in the representation of the indígena in the cultural production of the State of Sonora. This articulation of a modified ethnic discourse is a product of the economic and social changes that impacted the region during this period. Through a detailed examination of three Sonoran writers we observe how this ethnic discourse leads to a reformulation the traditional images of the indígena and reflects the negotiation between local and national interests to determine the meaning of the region, its identity and its place within the nation.