The Decolonial Imaginary

Writing Chicanas into History

by Emma Pérez

Published by: Indiana University Press

208 pages, 6.12 x 9.25 in, 1 bibliog., 1 index

  • Paperback
  • 9780253212832
  • Published: September 1999


  • eBook
  • 9780253113467
  • Published: September 1999


"The Decolonial Imaginary is a smart, challenging book that disrupts a great deal of what we think we know . . . it will certainly be read seriously in Chicano/a studies." —Women's Review of Books

Emma Pérez discusses the historical methodology which has created Chicano history and argues that the historical narrative has often omitted gender. She poses a theory which rejects the colonizer's methodological assumptions and examines new tools for uncovering the hidden voices of Chicanas who have been relegated to silence.