Shortcomings and Limitations of Identity Politics and Intersectionality in Sandra Cisneros’s The House on Mango Street

Authors

  • Lilijana Burcar University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4312/an.51.1-2.25-38

Keywords:

class, race, gender, identity politics, intersectionality, The House on Mango Street, Sandra Cisneros

Abstract

The article offers a systematic critique of identity politics and intersectionality that today dominate Western mainstream literary theory and Anglo-Saxon literary production by bringing to the fore a much overlooked critical intervention on the part of materialist (literary) system theorists and Western Marxist feminists. It then dissects the ways in which the trappings of identity politics and its upgraded version of intersectionality are manifested in Sandra Cisneros’s The House on Mango Street, with the class in the triad of class, race and gender eventually weakened and removed from view.

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Published

21.11.2018

How to Cite

Burcar, L. (2018). Shortcomings and Limitations of Identity Politics and Intersectionality in Sandra Cisneros’s The House on Mango Street. Acta Neophilologica, 51(1-2), 25–38. https://doi.org/10.4312/an.51.1-2.25-38

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Articles