Not Flesh of Empire: Psycholocal enfleshment in Puerto Rican women's literature

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2013
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Hurtado, Roberta Frances
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Not Flesh of Empire examines literature by contemporary Puerto Rican women writers living in the United States for the presence of a psycholocal expression born of their ontological experiences that leads to new conceptualizations of discourse, space, mental navigations, and enfleshment. Utilizing a third space feminist framework, this dissertation draws on spatial cognition studies to trace out how this expression enables an ontological analysis that is visible within specific literary texts. It concludes by defining the value of these remappings for subverting oppressive power structures as well as reconceptualizing ontological potential for Puerto Rican women in the new millennium.

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Colonialism, Empire, Puerto Rican Women, Testimonio, Third Space Feminism
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English