Traci Roberts-Camps is an assistant professor of Latin American Literature at the University of the Pacific. She received her Ph.D. in Latin American Literature from the University of California, Riverside.2008 0-7734-5235-4
This book examines the various representations of the female body in four contemporary Mexican and Chicana novels written by women: Los recuerdos del porvenir
(1963) by Elena Garro, Nadie me verá llorar
(1999) by Cristina Rivera Garza, La piel del cielo
(2001) by Elena Poniatowska, and Caramelo
(2002) by Sandra Cisneros. This work also analyzes the depictions of the female body in these novels from the perspectives of space and violence, abjection and national progress, sexuality and sensuality, and visibility and invisibility.