This research interrogates the gendering of notions of home and homelessness using the theoretical framing of Anzaldúa in a critical analysis of the works of Sandra Cisneros in The House on Mango Street, and Helena Maria Viramontes' The Moths and Other Stories. The women in these narrative struggle with the societal expectations that are imposed on them through patriarchal ideals, which invade the spaces of their home. This framework can lead to a sense of outsiderness and feelings of homelessness within the home for women when they realize that they are being oppressed by a dominant culture.
Ahumada, Maria P.
"Gendering of Home and Homelessness in Latinx Literature,"
Pathways: A Journal of Humanistic and Social Inquiry: Vol. 1
, Article 6.
Available at: https://repository.upenn.edu/pathways_journal/vol1/iss1/6
Chicana/o Studies Commons, Comparative Literature Commons, Creative Writing Commons, English Language and Literature Commons, Ethnic Studies Commons, Gender and Sexuality Commons, History Commons, Indigenous Studies Commons, Latina/o Studies Commons, Philosophy Commons