Translated Woman: Crossing the Border with Esperanza's Story (Paperback)

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Translated Woman tells the story of an unforgettable encounter between Ruth Behar, a Cuban-American feminist anthropologist, and Esperanza Hernández, a Mexican street peddler. The tale of Esperanza's extraordinary life yields unexpected and profound reflections on the mutual desires that bind together anthropologists and their "subjects."

About the Author

Ruth Behar-ethnographer, essayist, poet, and filmmaker-is professor of anthropology at the University of Michigan. The recipient of a MacArthur Fellows Award and a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, Behar is the author of several books, including The Vulnerable Observer. She lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Praise For…

A stunning critique and reversal of the received image of the passive and humble Mexican Indian woman. . . . Engrossing reading at the hands of a skillful interpreter. --The New York Times Book Review

"A brave and unusual work. . . . A fascinating portrait of two very different women and their intertwined struggle for identity." --The Boston Globe

"A demanding and intensely satisfying read." --Hispanic Magazine

"Engaging and insightful. . . . [Translated Woman] takes readers deep into a cross-cultural encounter. . . . A valuable and subtle book."--Choice

Product Details
ISBN: 9780807046470
ISBN-10: 0807046477
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication Date: May 15th, 2003
Pages: 400
Language: English

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