Las Hermanas

Las Hermanas

Chicana/Latina religious-political activism in the U.S. Catholic Church

Book - 2004 | Spanish
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In this historical study, Lara Medina examines the early development and continuing influence of Las Hermanas, a feminist organization established in 1971 to counter the patriarchy and Eurocentrism of the U.S. Catholic Church. Medina weaves archival research and oral interviews into a cohesive narrative that foregrounds the keen ethnic and political awareness among the movement's leaders and participants. The author also highlights the strides made by Las Hermanas in undermining and reorienting the male-dominated structure of both the Catholic ministry and the Chicano civil rights movement. By showing how the group has engaged such issues as moral authority, sexuality, and domestic abuse through its religiously informed efforts in grassroots community organizing and education, Medina showcases the crucial role played by Las Hermanas in the articulation of a spiritually and politically grounded Latina/Chicana identity.
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2004
ISBN: 9781592132508
Call Number: 267.4427 M4689h
Characteristics: xii, 214 p. : ill. ; 22 cm


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