Mexico City: El colegio de México, Fondo de Cultura Económica (Colección Tierra Firme), 2014. 2nd Printing. Paperback. 240p., photos, index, wrps. New. Item #61038
"Las conspiradoras" provides an extensive tour of the world of female discourse, featuring famous testimonies from mystical nuns during the 17th century in New Spain, as well as current literary works of Mexican women. Using Foucault's theories of discourse, author Jean Franco analyzes these literary works and many more that women have created throughout history, as well as the marginal forms of expression they have maintained in the face of the dominant discourse. In addition, the author uses figures such as Malinche, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, the Virgin of Guadalupe, Antonieta Rivas Mercado, Frida Kahlo, Rosario Castellanos, Elena Garro and Elena Poniatowska to uncover the significant changes that have led to the conception of spaces for women. Translated into Spanish by Mercedes Córdoba from the original title, "Plotting women. Gender and representations in Mexico", published in 1989 by the Columbia University Press.