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Herrera-Sobek, María

Works: 58 works in 231 publications in 2 languages and 11,054 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Reference works  Conference papers and proceedings  Art  Handbooks and manuals  Encyclopedias 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, Other
Classifications: PS153.H56, 810.9868
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Most widely held works about María Herrera-Sobek
Most widely held works by María Herrera-Sobek
Chicana creativity and criticism : charting new frontiers in American literature by Conference on Chicana Creativity and Criticism Charting New Frontiers in American Literature( Book )

26 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This provocative combination of original poetry, prose, criticism, and visual art documents the continuing growth of literature by and about Chicanas. Through innovative use of language and images, the artists represented here explore female sexuality, economic and social injustice, gender roles, and the contributions of critical theory
The Mexican corrido : a feminist analysis by María Herrera-Sobek( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Culture across borders : Mexican immigration & popular culture by David Maciel( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Culture Across Borders is the first book-length study to analyze a wide range of cultural manifestations of the Mexican immigration experience, including art literature, cinema, corridos (folk songs), and humor. It shows how Mexican immigrants have been depicted in popular culture - both in Mexico and the United States - and how Mexican and Chicano/Chicana artists, writers, intellectuals, and others have used artistic means to protest the unjust treatment of immigrants by U.S. authorities
Reconstructing a Chicano/a literary heritage : Hispanic colonial literature of the Southwest( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early literary works written in Spanish in what is today the American Southwest have been largely excluded from the corpus of American literature, yet these documents are the literary antecedents of contemporary Chicano and Chicana writing. This new collection of essays establishes the importance of this literary heritage through a critical examination of key texts produced in the Southwest from 1542 to 1848. Drawing on research in the archives of Southwestern libraries and applying contemporary literary theoretical constructs to these centuries-old manuscripts, the authors - all noted scholars in Chicano literature - demonstrate that these works should be recognized as an integral part of American literature. Ground-breaking, innovative, and intellectually stimulating, these essays conceptualize Chicano literature in a new perspective and make a major contribution to both Chicano historiography and American Studies
Northward bound : the Mexican immigrant experience in ballad and song by María Herrera-Sobek( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Northward Bound Maria Herrera-Sobek argues that the folk song is a viable and important document chronicling the history of Chicanos/as in the United States. She traces Mexican emigration to the United States from 1848 to 1991 through the lyrics of Mexican ballads (corridos) and contemporary popular songs (canciones). These autobiographical songs, presented both in their original Spanish and in English translations, reflect the relationship between individual experience and the history-making process. Over a century of Chicano history unfolds in the more than 150 folk songs Herrera-Sobek has gathered: the exploits of folk hero Joaquin Murieta during the gold rush era; lives of cowboys and outlaws; the Mexican Revolution; the Roaring Twenties and subsequent depression; racial tensions between Anglos and Mexicans. The subject of labor figures largely as well: the construction of the railroad; the bracero experience of workers drawn to the United States for the Farm Labor Supply Program; the quest for the "mica" or green card; border patrol brutality and border-crossing strategies; the towering figure of Cesar Chavez, primary organizer of the United Farm Workers of America. Herrera-Sobek has also included folk songs that reflect Mexicanos' and Chicanos' responses to female acculturation in the United States. Northward Bound fits another piece into the diverse mosaic of Central and North American history
Recovering the U.S. Hispanic literary heritage by María Herrera-Sobek( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage is a compendium of articles by the leading scholars on Hispanic literary history of the United States. The anthology functions to acquaint both expert and neophyte with the work that has been done to date on this literary history, to outline the agenda for recovering the lost Hispanic literary heritage and to discuss the pressing questions of canonization, social class, gender and identity that must be addressed in restoring the lost or inaccessible history and literature of any people
Chicano renaissance : contemporary cultural trends( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bracero experience : elitelore versus folklore by María Herrera-Sobek( Book )

11 editions published between 1979 and 1987 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Santa Barraza, artist of the borderlands by María Herrera-Sobek( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Santa Barraza paints bold representations of Nepantla, the Land Between. Her work depicts the historical, emotional, and spiritual land between Mexico and Texas, between the real and the celestial, between present reality and the mythic world of the ancient Aztecs and Mayas. More than thirty of her most powerful and characteristic works are offered in full color and considered in this study of a nationally important Tejana artist."--Jacket
Power, race, and gender in academe : strangers in the tower?( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond stereotypes : the critical analysis of Chicana literature by María Herrera-Sobek( Book )

9 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chicano folklore : a handbook by María Herrera-Sobek( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to Chicano folklore that explains and classifies the folklore and provides examples of the myths, legends, songs, poems, and riddles that define the genre
The house on Mango Street, by Sandra Cisneros( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three times a woman : Chicana poetry by Alicia Gaspar de Alba( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume presents full-length collections of poetry by three outstanding Chicana poets. Alicia Gaspar de Alba cultivates a poetry of paradox that explores the borders between politics and the sexes. Maria Herrera-Sobek's collection is suffused with memories that keep alive the dead, and that, with the help of ars poetica, reorder lives and events that have been blown away. Demetria Martinez has written a sensitive, caring and morally and politically committed work."--Googlebooks
Chicana (w)rites : on word and film( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celebrating Latino folklore : an encyclopedia of cultural traditions by María Herrera-Sobek( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Folklore is an important affirmation of the cultural identity of the Latino people--one they are proud to pass on to each new generation and share with the rest of the world. Latino folklore encompasses a great variety of genres, such as folk narrative, song, dance, speech, food, clothing, children's games, theater, riddles, folk belief, folk medicine, and folk religion. Latino folklore is a fun and fascinating subject to many Americans, regardless of ethnicity. Interest in--and celebration of--traditions such as Dia de los Muertos in the United States is becoming more common outside of Latino populations. Celebrating Latino Folklore: An Encyclopedia of Cultural Traditions provides a broad and comprehensive collection of descriptive information regarding all the genres of Latino folklore in the United States, covering the traditions of Americans who trace their ancestry to Mexico, Spain, or Latin America. The encyclopedia surveys all manner of topics and subject matter related to Latino folklore, covering the oral traditions and cultural heritage of Latin Americans from riddles and dance to food and clothing. It covers the folklore of many different Latin American countries as these traditions have been transmitted to the United States, documenting how cultures interweave to enrich each other and create a unique tapestry within the melting pot of the United States."--Page [4] of covers
Saga de México by Seymour Menton( Book )

5 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in Spanish and English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recovering the U Volume 3 by María Herrera-Sobek( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Latino and Latina writers( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A two-volume bio-bibliographical and critical examination of numerous Cuban, Dominican, Chicano and Puerto Rican writers. Includes only authors who have published since 1960
Critical insights : the house on Mango Street( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Easily one of the most critically and commercially successful novels by a Mexican American writer. Since its publication in 1984, more than one million copies have been sold, and it regularly appears on high school and college reading lists. In deceptively simple prose, it tells the stories of a young Mexican American girl's family and friends and of her coming-of-age within an impoverished Chicago neighborhood
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The Mexican corrido : a feminist analysis
Alternative Names
Herrera-Sobek, María

Herrera Sobek, María 1942-

Sobek María Herrera-

Sobek, María Herrera- 1942-

English (134)

Spanish (4)

The Mexican corrido : a feminist analysisCulture across borders : Mexican immigration & popular cultureReconstructing a Chicano/a literary heritage : Hispanic colonial literature of the SouthwestNorthward bound : the Mexican immigrant experience in ballad and songRecovering the U.S. Hispanic literary heritageChicano renaissance : contemporary cultural trendsSanta Barraza, artist of the borderlandsPower, race, and gender in academe : strangers in the tower?