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Our Lady of Everyday Life: La Virgen de Guadalupe and the Catholic Imagination of Mexican Women in America

María Del Socorro Castañeda-Liles

Abstract

Based on ethnographic research in northern California, Our Lady of Everyday provides an in-depth cross-sectional analysis of three groups of Mexican origin women between the ages of 18 and 82 (single and in college; mothers; and older women). The study traces their life trajectories from childhood to adulthood. Castañeda-Liles found that their mothers’ Catholic devotion became the first religious/cultural template from within which they learned to see themselves as people of faith in a specific sociocultural context. She also found that the Catholic culture in which the mothers socialized the ... More

Keywords: Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mexican Catholic imagination, generation, Chicana art, sexuality, race, class, gender, religion, (fe)minism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190280390
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190280390.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

María Del Socorro Castañeda-Liles, author
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Santa Clara University