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Cantú, Norma E. 1947-

Works: 55 works in 140 publications in 2 languages and 8,901 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Fiction  Essays  Folklore  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, htt, Publishing director, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3551.N95, 811.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Norma E Cantú
Moctezuma's table : Rolando Briseño's Mexican and Chicano tablescapes by Norma E Cantú( )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canícula : snapshots of a girlhood en la frontera by Norma E Cantú( )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and held by 1,313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this fictionalized memoir of Laredo, Texas, canícula represents a time between childhood and a yet unknown adulthood
Ofrenda : Liliana Wilson's art of dissidence and dreams by Liliana Wilson( )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liliana Wilson's art of resistance and protest, dissidence and dreams, consistently calls attention to injustice. Wilson belongs to a group of Chilean artists who were intimately shaped by the political turmoil and repression in Chile in the 1970s and 1980s and who have become self-exiled artists working outside of Chile but who are still tied to the political period and to its issues and concerns. From a working class family that struggled financially, Wilson nonetheless was able to study law, which facilitated her successful immigration to the United States in 1977. She moved to Texas and in
Chicana traditions : continuity and change( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays on Chicana culture features contributions from native scholars, performing artists, folklorists, archivists, museum coordinators, and community activists, exploring how Mexican American women continue to invent, reshape, and transcend their traditional culture
Borderlands : the new mestiza = La frontera by Gloria Anzaldúa( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rooted in Gloria Anzaldúa's experience as a Chicana, a lesbian, an activist, and a writer, the essays and poems in this volume profoundly challenged, and continue to challenge, how we think about identity. Borderlands / La Frontera remaps our understanding of what a "border" is, presenting it not as a simple divide between here and there, us and them, but as a psychic, social, and cultural terrain that we inhabit, and that inhabits all of us. This twenty-fifth anniversary edition features a new introduction by scholars Norma Cantu (University of Texas at San Antonio) and Aida Hurtado (University of California at Santa Cruz) as well as a revised critical bibliography."--Back cover
Borderlines : drawing border lives = Fronteras : dibujando las vidas fronterizas by Steven P Schneider( )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated collection of poetry about the people who live along the border between the United States and Mexico. Presented in English and Spanish
Curandera by Carmen Tafolla( )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: Featuring historic photos of the Chicano Movement in San Antonio and a new introduction, this is the 30th-anniversary edition of Carmen Tafolla's first solo poetry collection. Having filled a cultural and linguistic void in 1983, when it was first published, this compilation showcases the poet's creation of a literary language from the natural Spanish and English code-switching of the barrios of San Antonio. Banned in Arizona along with many other multicultural books, this work celebrates bilingual and bicultural diversity and the power of individual imagination while simultaneously examining social inequities. Many poems from this book have been widely anthologized throughout the past three decades
Dancing across borders : danzas y bailes Mexicanos( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This anthology focuses on Mexican dance practices on both sides of the border addressing questions of authenticity, aesthetics, identity, interpretation, and research methodologies in dance performance
Barrio dreams : selected plays by Silviana Wood( )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first-ever anthology of plays by Chicana playwright Silviana Wood"--Provided by publisher
Inside the Latin@ experience : a Latin@ studies reader( Book )

11 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores the varied and unique latinidades, or Latin@ cultural identities, that exist in the United States. Each author in the anthology is an insider of the Latin@ community who employs various theoretical tools to present the historical and current conditions of Latin@s living in the United States in the first decade of the twenty-first century. A unique collection of essays covering the Latin@ reality from various disciplinary perspectives, this book offers insights and incisive analysis which is sure to contribute to the future of Latin@ Studies
Meditación fronteriza : poems of love, life, and labor by Norma E Cantú( )

2 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This poetry collection explores life along the Texas-Mexico border through intimate portraits and familiar legends, creating a compendium of Chicanx identity in all its complexity. The poems span transnational spaces, memories of place, and family. It manifests both personal and political life by celebrating the borderlands as a site of traditions and creativity"--
Entre Guadalupe y Malinche : Tejanas in literature and art by Inés Hernández-Avila( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mexican and Mexican American women have written about Texas and their lives in the state since colonial times. Edited by fellow Tejanas Inés Hernández-Ávila and Norma Elia Cantú, Entre Guadalupe y Malinche gathers, for the first time, a representative body of work about the lives and experiences of women who identify as Tejanas in both the literary and visual arts. The writings of more than fifty authors and the artwork of eight artists manifest the nuanced complexity of what it means to be Tejana and how this identity offers alternative perspectives to contemporary notions of Chicana identity, community, and culture. Considering Texas-Mexican women and their identity formations, subjectivities, and location on the longest border between Mexico and any of the southwestern states acknowledges the profound influence that land and history have on a people and a community, and how Tejana creative traditions have been shaped by historical, geographical, cultural, linguistic, social, and political forces. This representation of Tejana arts and letters brings together the work of rising stars along with well-known figures such as writers Gloria Anzaldúa, Emma Pérez, Alicia Gaspar de Alba, Carmen Tafolla, and Pat Mora, and artists such as Carmen Lomas Garza, Kathy Vargas, Santa Barraza, and more. The collection attests to the rooted presence of the original indigenous peoples of the land now known as Tejas, as well as a strong Chicana/Mexicana feminism that has its precursors in Tejana history itself"--Publisher's website
Las Marthas( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bordertown of Laredo, Texas hosts a celebration unlike any other. For 116 years, this Mexican American community has dedicated the month of February to honoring a man who never set foot in Laredo: George Washington. The hightlight is a Colonial Ball in which mostly Mexican American debutantes are dressed as colonial heroines and presented as guests of Martha Washington. Las Marthas follows two of the girls- Laura Garza Hovel and Rosario Reyes- as they prepare for this extraordinary rite of passage. The film unveils layers of tradition, as questions arise regarding the nature of borders, biculturalism, and the performance of identity
Paths to discovery : autobiographies from Chicanas with careers in science, mathematics, and engineering( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

MeXicana fashions : politics, self-adornment, and identity construction( Book )

3 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Collecting the perspectives of scholars who reflect on their own relationships to particular garments, analyze the politics of dress, and examine the role of consumerism and entrepreneurialism in the production of creating and selling a style, meXicana Fashions examines and searches for meaning in these visible, performative aspects of identity. Focusing primarily on Chicanas but also considering trends connected to other Latin American communities, the authors highlight specific constituencies that are defined by region (“Tejana style,” “L.A. style”), age group (“homie,” “chola”), and social class (marked by haute couture labels such as Carolina Herrera and Oscar de la Renta). The essays acknowledge the complex layers of these styles, which are not mutually exclusive but instead reflect a range of intersections in occupation, origin, personality, sexuality, and fads. Other elements include urban indigenous fashion shows, the shifting quinceañera market, “walking altars” on the Days of the Dead, plus-size clothing, huipiles in the workplace, and dressing in drag. Together, these chapters illuminate the full array of messages woven into a vibrant social fabric." --
Transcendental train yard : a collaborative suite of serigraphs by Norma E Cantú( )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transcendental Train Yard is a collection of color serigraphs accompanied by bilingual poems, in Spanish and English, inspired by the artwork. Transcendental Train Yard provides the reader a glimpse of the role the railroad and the carpas (itinerant vaudeville troupes) played in the Mexican American community. Artist Marta Sanchez and poet Norma Elia Cantú collaboratively render images and words that poignantly reflect specific periods in that history
Cabañuelas : a novel by Norma E Cantú( Book )

3 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nena leaves Laredo, Texas, and moves to Madrid, Spain, to research the historical roots of traditional fiestas in Laredo. Immersing herself in post-Franco Spain and its rich history, its food, music, and fiestas, Nena finds herself falling for Paco, a Spaniard who works in publishing. Nena's research and experiences teach her about who she is, where she comes from, and what is important to her, but as her work comes to a close, Nena must decide where she can best be true to her entire self: in Spain with Paco or in Laredo, her home, where her job and family await her return
Canícula : imágenes de una niñez fronteriza by Norma E Cantú( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in Spanish and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flor y ciencia : Chicanas in science, mathematics, and engineering( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El mundo zurdo : selected works from the meetings of the Society for the Study of Gloria Anzaldúa, 2007 and 2009( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Chicana traditions : continuity and change
Canícula : snapshots of a girlhood en la fronteraChicana traditions : continuity and changeBorderlines : drawing border lives = Fronteras : dibujando las vidas fronterizasDancing across borders : danzas y bailes MexicanosInside the Latin@ experience : a Latin@ studies readerPaths to discovery : autobiographies from Chicanas with careers in science, mathematics, and engineeringCanícula : imágenes de una niñez fronterizaFlor y ciencia : Chicanas in science, mathematics, and engineering
Alternative Names
Cantu, Norma

Cantú, Norma E.

Cantú, Norma E. 1947-

Cantú, Norma Elia

Cantú, Norma Elia 1947-

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