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dc.contributor.authorMcNabb, Caroline Louise, 1983-
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-22T21:32:48Z
dc.date.available2011-08-22T21:32:48Z
dc.date.issued2011-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1794/11504
dc.descriptionviii, 138 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines casual storytelling among Mexican and Mexican American women in Oaxaca, Mexico and Eugene, Oregon. I focus on narratives involving powerful female protagonists and explore the ways in which storytelling can represent a negotiation of power in informants' lives. Taking a feminist and performance-centered approach, I analyze informants' perceptions of power and gender dynamics in their own lives and the lives of the iconic characters discussed. Analysis is based upon participant-observation, in-depth interviews, casual conversations, popular culture artifacts, and library and archival research. My research indicates that prose narratives are popular and discussed frequently among the communities I interacted with. Female icons function to shape virtuous feminine behavior and chastise immoral behaviors. Women form and articulate multiple identities and communicate about power and gender dynamics through discussion of these protagonists.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipCommittee in charge: Dr. Lisa Gilman, Chairperson; Dr. Carol Silverman, Member; Dr. Robert Haskett, Memberen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Oregonen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesUniversity of Oregon theses, Folklore Program, M.A., 2011;
dc.subjectFolkloreen_US
dc.subjectCultural anthropologyen_US
dc.subjectLatin American historyen_US
dc.subjectGenderen_US
dc.subjectIdentityen_US
dc.subjectLegendsen_US
dc.subjectPoweren_US
dc.subjectReligionen_US
dc.subjectStorytellingen_US
dc.subjectWomen storytellers
dc.titleNegotiations of Power in Mexican and Mexican American Women's Narrativesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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