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The Chicana O Cultural Studies Reader

Author : Angie Chabram-Dernersesian
ISBN : 0415235162
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The first and only book of its kind, The Chicana/o Cultural Studies Reader brings together key writings from experts and contributors in this newly-emerging field. The articles embrace a broad range of writing on culture, including TV, film, art, music, dance, theatre and literature. They capture the shifting terrain of Chicana/o cultural studies, and reflect the changing social and cultural condition of Chicana/os in the United States. The sections, each contributed by different authors, all feature an editor's introduction, and each one addresses a central issue in Chicana/o cultural studies. These key issues include: * the border * identity * sexuality and gender identities * the relationship between Chicana/o theories and academia. With such a range of essays from the contributors and experts in the field, this book will be a vital addition to all courses on Chicana/o cultural studies and Latin American studies.
Category: Literary Criticism

Chicano Cultural Studies Forum

Author : Angie Chabram-Dernersesian
ISBN : 9780814716311
Genre : Social Science
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Economic globalization has had a chilling effect on democracy since markets now do some of the work that governments used to do through the political process. More than two decades of deregulation have made a healthy economy appear to depend on unrestrained markets. But appearances are misleading—globalization is also a legal and political process. The future of democracy in the twenty-first century depends on the ability of citizens to reclaim a voice in taming globalization through domestic politics and law reform. "The book's topic could not be more important: how do we adapt contemporary democratic governance- and contemporary administrative law- to the challenge of a globalizing world?"—Kal Raustiala, UCLA School of Law Can citizens govern globalization? Aman argues that they can, and that domestic law has a crucial role to play in this process. He proposes to redefine the legal distinction between public and private to correspond to the realities of the new role of the private sector in delivering public services, and thereby to bring crucial sectors of globalization back within the scope of democratic reform. Basing his argument on the history of the policies that led to globalization, and the current policies that sustain it, Aman advocates specific reforms meant to increase private citizens' influence on globalization. He looks at particular problem areas usually thought to be domestic in nature, such as privatization, prisons, prescription drugs, and the minimum wage, as well as constitutional structural issues such as federalism and separation of powers.
Category: Social Science

Chicana O Latina O Cultural Studies

Author : Angie Chabram-Dernersesian
ISBN : 9780415197960
Genre : Social Science
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First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Category: Social Science

Chicano Studies

Author : Michael Soldatenko
ISBN : 9780816599530
Genre : Social Science
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Chicano Studies is a comparatively new academic discipline. Unlike well-established fields of study that long ago codified their canons and curricula, the departments of Chicano Studies that exist today on U.S. college and university campuses are less than four decades old. In this edifying and frequently eye-opening book, a career member of the discipline examines its foundations and early years. Based on an extraordinary range of sources and cognizant of infighting and the importance of personalities, Chicano Studies is the first history of the discipline. What are the assumptions, models, theories, and practices of the academic discipline now known as Chicano Studies? Like most scholars working in the field, Michael Soldatenko didn't know the answers to these questions even though he had been teaching for many years. Intensely curious, he set out to find the answers, and this book is the result of his labors. Here readers will discover how the discipline came into existence in the late 1960s and how it matured during the next fifteen years-from an often confrontational protest of dissatisfied Chicana/o college students into a univocal scholarly voice (or so it appears to outsiders). Part intellectual history, part social criticism, and part personal meditation, Chicano Studies attempts to make sense of the collision (and occasional wreckage) of politics, culture, scholarship, ideology, and philosophy that created a new academic discipline. Along the way, it identifies a remarkable cast of scholars and administrators who added considerable zest to the drama.
Category: Social Science

The Chicano Studies Reader

Author : Chon A. Noriega
ISBN : UTEXAS:059173012460217
Genre : Reference
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Chicano Studies. This anthology brings together twenty ground-breaking essays from AZTLAN: A JOURNAL OF CHICANO STUDIES, the journal of record in the field. Spanning thirty years, these essays shaped the development of Chicano studies and testify to its broad disciplinary and thematic range. The anthology documents four major strands in Chicano scholarship and is divided into sections accordingly: Decolonizing the Territory, Performing Politics, Configuring Identities, and Remapping the World. Each section is introduced by one of the co-editors: Chon A. Noriega, Eric R. Avila, Karen Mary Davalos, Chela Sandoval and Rafael Perez-Torres.
Category: Reference

Decolonial Voices

Author : Arturo J. Aldama
ISBN : 0253214920
Genre : History
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Decolonial Voices offers a range of interdisciplinary essays that discuss racialised, subaltern, feminist and diasporic identities and the aesthetic politics of hybrid and mestiza/o cultural productions. In doing so, this volume brings together a body of theoretically rigorous interdisciplinary essays that articulate and expand the contours of Chicana and Chicano cultural studies. This collection seeks to represent several key directions in the field: first, it charts how subaltern cultural productions of the US/ Mexico borderlands (film, art, music, lit, pop. culture and alternate historiographies) speak to what Walter Mignolo has called the intersections of "local," "hemispheric," and "globalised" power relations of the border imaginary. Secondly, this collection excavates and recovers the Mexican women's and Chicana literary and cultural heritages (1850s-present) that have been ignored and suppressed by Euroamerican canons and patriarchal exclusionary practices. Our collection also seeks to expand the field in post-nationalist directions by creating an interethnic, comparative, and transnational dialogue between Chicana and Chicano, African American, Mexican feminist, and U.S. Native American cultural vocabularies. In charting these discursive movements of this growing and heterogeneous field, there is a commitment to understand how Chicana and Chicano cultural productions articulate a resistance to the multiplicity of oppression across race, class, gender, and sexuality, while performing a cultural mestizaje and hybridity in the age of transnational globalisations. Contributors include Norma Alarcón, Arturo J. Aldama, Frederick Luis Aldama, Cordelia Chávez Candelaria, Alejandra Elenes, Ramón Garcia, María Herrera-Sobek, Patricia Penn Hilden, Gaye T. M Johnson, Alberto Ledesma, Pancho McFarland, Amelia María de la Luz Montes, Laura Elisa Pérez, Naomi Quiñonez, Sarah Ramirez, Rolando J. Romero, Delberto Dario Ruiz, Vicki Ruiz, José David Saldívar, Anna Sandoval, and Jonathan Xavier Inda.
Category: History

Next Of Kin

Author : Richard T. Rodríguez
ISBN : 9780822391135
Genre : Social Science
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As both an idea and an institution, the family has been at the heart of Chicano/a cultural politics since the Mexican American civil rights movement emerged in the late 1960s. In Next of Kin, Richard T. Rodríguez explores the competing notions of la familia found in movement-inspired literature, film, video, music, painting, and other forms of cultural expression created by Chicano men. Drawing on cultural studies and feminist and queer theory, he examines representations of the family that reflect and support a patriarchal, heteronormative nationalism as well as those that reconfigure kinship to encompass alternative forms of belonging. Describing how la familia came to be adopted as an organizing strategy for communitarian politics, Rodríguez looks at foundational texts including Rodolfo Gonzales’s well-known poem “I Am Joaquín,” the Chicano Liberation Youth Conference’s manifesto El Plan Espiritual de Aztlán, and José Armas’s La Familia de La Raza. Rodríguez analyzes representations of the family in the films I Am Joaquín, Yo Soy Chicano, and Chicana; the Los Angeles public affairs television series ¡Ahora!; the experimental videos of the artist-activist Harry Gamboa Jr.; and the work of hip-hop artists such as Kid Frost and Chicano Brotherhood. He reflects on homophobia in Chicano nationalist thought, and examines how Chicano gay men have responded to it in works including Al Lujan’s video S&M in the Hood, the paintings of Eugene Rodríguez, and a poem by the late activist Rodrigo Reyes. Next of Kin is both a wide-ranging assessment of la familia’s symbolic power and a hopeful call for a more inclusive cultural politics.
Category: Social Science

Gay Latino Studies

Author : Michael Hames-García
ISBN : 9780822349556
Genre : Social Science
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A collection of essays that explores the lives and cultural contributions of gay Latino men in the United States, and analyzes the political and theoretical stakes of gay Latino studies.
Category: Social Science

The New Latino Studies Reader

Author : Ramon A. Gutierrez
ISBN : 9780520284845
Genre : Social Science
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The New Latino Studies Reader is designed as a contemporary, updated, multifaceted collection of writings that bring to force the exciting, necessary scholarship of the last decades. Its aim is to introduce a new generation of students to a wide-ranging set of essays that helps them gain a truer understanding of what it’s like to be a Latino in the United States. With the reader, students explore the sociohistorical formation of Latinos as a distinct panethnic group in the United States, delving into issues of class formation; social stratification; racial, gender, and sexual identities; and politics and cultural production. And while other readers now in print may discuss Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, Cubans and Central Americans as distinct groups with unique experiences, this text explores both the commonalities and the differences that structure the experiences of Latino Americans. Timely, thorough, and thought-provoking, The New Latino Studies Reader provides a genuine view of the Latino experience as a whole.
Category: Social Science

Am Rico Paredes

Author : José E. Limón
ISBN : 9780292738799
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Several biographies of Américo Paredes have been published over the last decade, yet they generally overlook the paradoxical nature of his life's work. Embarking on an in-depth, critical exploration of the significant body of work produced by Paredes, José E. Limón (one of Paredes's students and now himself one of the world's leading scholars in Mexican American studies) puts the spotlight on Paredes as a scholar/citizen who bridged multiple arenas of Mexican American cultural life during a time of intense social change and cultural renaissance. Serving as a counterpoint to hagiographic commentaries, Américo Paredes challenges and corrects prevailing readings by contemporary critics of Paredes's Asian period and of such works as the novel George Washington Gómez, illuminating new facets in Paredes's role as a folklorist and public intellectual. Limón also explores how the field of cultural studies has drifted away from folklore, or "the poetics of everyday life," while he examines the traits of Mexican American expressive culture. He also investigates the scholarly paradigm of ethnography itself, a stimulating inquiry that enhances readings of Paredes's best-known study, "With His Pistol in His Hand," and other works. Underscoring Paredes's place in folklore and Mexican American literary production, the book questions the shifting reception of Paredes throughout his academic career, ultimately providing a deep hermeneutics of widely varied work. Offering new conceptions, interpretations, and perspectives, Américo Paredes gives this pivotal literary figure and his legacy the critical analysis they deserve.
Category: Literary Criticism