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Rigoberta Menchú: ¿un icono feminista?: Un análisis del discurso feminista en el testimonio Me llamo Rigoberta Menchú y así me nació la conciencia 
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Languages.
2018 (Spanish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this essay is to analyse if there exist contradictions in the feminist discourse and the reason behind this in the novel I, Rigoberta Menchú: An Indian Woman in Guatemala. The novel is considered a testimony and is the result of an interview between the writer Elisabeth Burgos and Rigoberta Menchú. The text is characterised by the narrator as the protagonist. In the analyse, the perspective of feminist postcolonialism is applied, as well as the feminist discourse in Latin America and the concepts of Discourse studies by Chantal Mouffe and Ernesto Laclau. The analyse demonstrates that there exist contradictions in the feminist discourse, divided between one written discourse and one that expressed with actions. It also exists a division in the feminist discourse regarding the personal and public feminism that Menchú displays. The reason why these contradictions exist is because the feminist discourse is affected by the different contexts that it exists within. In conclusion, the novel demonstrate that these contradictions are a result of the social structures that originate from the colonial era, and that Menchú upholds them in her struggle for human rights.

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2018. , p. 32
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Humanities and the Arts
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-71152OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-71152DiVA, id: diva2:1186643
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Spanish
Educational program
International Administration Programme with foreign language, 180 credits
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Available from: 2018-03-22 Created: 2018-02-28 Last updated: 2018-04-11Bibliographically approved

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