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ERIC Number: EJ868525
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0005-2604
The Oppositional Consciousness of Yolanda M. Lopez
Davalos, Karen Mary
Aztlan: A Journal of Chicano Studies, v34 n2 p35-66 Fall 2009
Based on an oral history interview, this essay examines the work of Yolanda M. Lopez, one of the most significant Chicana artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. It posits that her work portrays feminist intersectionality and oppositional consciousness, predating the Chicana feminist literature on these paradigms. Documenting her political activism and the aesthetic strategies that emerged from her involvement in the Chicano movement, the essay illuminates the conceptual, deconstructivist, and semiotic style of the artist, which is frequently overlooked by critics. It concludes with the observation that Lopez's work recuperates Chicana empowerment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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