Feminist Insider Dilemmas: Constructing Ethnic Identity with "Chicana" Informants

  title={Feminist Insider Dilemmas: Constructing Ethnic Identity with "Chicana" Informants},
  author={Patricia Zavella},
  journal={Frontiers-a Journal of Women Studies},
What happens when the ethnographic "others" are from the same society, and are members of the same race or ethnicity, gender, and class background as the ethnographer? This paper articulates the dilemmas I faced as a member of the group I was studying Chicana working mothers particularly regarding the terms of ethnic identification. My purpose here is twofold: I will discuss how my status as a simultaneous cultural "insider" and Chicana feminist researcher reflected a conundrum. My sense of… 
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