The Chicana experience in Indonesia: An autoethnography and dialogic performance evaluating the influence of cultural identity and gender

Bianca Ramirez, University of Texas at El Paso

Abstract

This study seeks to evaluate how aspects of cultural identity, gender and religion play a role on a Chicana's (mestiza's) experience of studying abroad internationally through an Indonesian conservation program. The experience of traveling to Indonesia, engaging in cross-cultural dialogue, and experiencing adversities prohibiting multiculturalism, influences the ability of the Chicana/o ethnographer to examine cross-cultural parallels in dialect and behavior. I also analyzed the rhetoric contained within the dialogic performances of the mestiza ethnographer's documented experiences. Lastly, the intersections of cultural identity, gender, and class were evaluated to determine their influence on the mestiza ethnographer's ability to successfully engage in conservation campaign initiatives in Indonesia.^

Subject Area

Asian Studies|Sociology, Ethnic and Racial Studies|Gender Studies|Hispanic American Studies

Recommended Citation

Ramirez, Bianca, "The Chicana experience in Indonesia: An autoethnography and dialogic performance evaluating the influence of cultural identity and gender" (2013). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI1540499.
http://digitalcommons.utep.edu/dissertations/AAI1540499

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