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The Chicana/o Cultural Studies Forum

Critical and Ethnographic Practices

Angie Chabram-Dernersesian

Publication Year: 2007

The Chicana/o Cultural Studies Forum brings together a diverse group of scholars whose work spans the interdisciplinary fields of Chicana/o studies and cultural studies. Editor Angie Chabram-Dernersesian provides an overview of current debates, locating Chicana/o cultural criticism at the intersections of these fields. She then acts as moderator of a virtual roundtable of critics, including Frances Aparicio, Lisa Lowe, George Lipsitz, Wahneema Lubiano, Renato Rosaldo, José David Saldívar, and Sonia Saldívar-Hull.

This highly collaborative and deeply interdisciplinary project addresses the questions: What is the relationship between Chicana/o studies and cultural studies? How do we do cultural studies from within Chicana/o cultural studies? How do Chicana/o cultural studies formations (hemispheric, borderland, and feminist) intermingle? The lively conversations documented here attest to the vitality and spirit of Chicana/o cultural studies today and track the movements between disciplines that share an interest in the study of culture, power relations, identity, and representation.

This book offers a unique resource for understanding not just the development of Chicana/o cultural studies, but how new social movements and epistemologies travel and affiliate with progressive forms of social inquiry in the global era.

Published by: NYU Press


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Title Page, Copyright Page

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pp. vii-ix

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pp. xi-xii

Like other works which carry the traces of "grassroots," this book was a labor of love that required the help, support, and participation of many people. I would like to thank all the participants of the forums sessions, including Mary Pat Brady, Michelle Habell-Pallán, Rosaura Sánchez, Beatrice Pita, ...

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Introduction: Chicana/o Cultural Studies and Beyond: The Practices of Cultural Studies in Our Worlds

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pp. 1-13

¡Bienvenidos! I would like to welcome you to the Chicana/o Cultural Studies Forum, hosted by me, Angie Chabram-Dernersesian. This book takes the form of a virtual exchange that interweaves the responses of twenty-five scholars in Chicana/o cultural studies to a series of questions about the field ...

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Session One: A Question of Genealogies: Always Already (Chicana/o) Cultural Studies?

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pp. 14-36

¡Bienvenidos! Welcome forum participants! Without further ado I'd like to inaugurate the first session of the Chicana/o cultural studies forum, which will consider the question of whether we've always already done cultural studies. Tomorrow and thereafter I will convene other sessions that address interdisciplinary ...

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Session Two: Chicana/o Cultural Studies: Marking Interdisciplinary Relationships and Conjunctures

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pp. 37-53

In this session, we will focus critical attention on the interdisciplinary relationships between Chicana/o (Cultural) Studies and Cultural studies as a way of "marking" the conjunctures of "similarity and difference" that are inscribed within the knowledge formation, Chicana/o cultural studies. Michelle Habell-Pallán, ...

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Session Three: Staking the Claim: Introducing Applied Chicana/o Cultural Studies

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pp. 54-132

One of the proposals that emerged from the last two sessions is the idea that Chicana/o cultural studies is not a seamless, homogeneous formation whose relations with other forms of social inquiry (Chicana/o studies, feminism, cultural studies, for instance) are guaranteed in advance or etched into stone. ...

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Intercession: Reflections on The Chicana/o Cultural Studies Forum Sessions (One, Two, Three)

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pp. 133-137

In an earlier session of the Chicana/o cultural studies forum, David Román suggested that cultural studies is a dynamic organism that assumes its own form once it incorporates the geopolitical concerns of a particular community and location. His words resonated with those of his colleagues who argued ...

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Session Four: More Practices of Cultural Studies in Our Worlds (Asian-American, American, Latina/o, Latin American, Subaltern, African American)

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pp. 138-210

Another bienvenidos is in order. I would like to enthusiastically welcome our next group of forum participants to the last session of The Chicana/o Cultural Studies Forum. In this particular session we "pre-view" Black cultural studies, Asian American cultural studies, Latina/o cultural studies, Mexican cultural studies, ...

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Session Five: Conclusion: Our Critical Pathways

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pp. 211-218

We've reached the conclusion of our forums and I would like to thank the participants from the last session for providing us with a much needed glimpse into the diverse practices of cultural studies in our worlds. Among other things, this session enabled us to detect important lines of affiliation and to further ...

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Postscript: Preview of Selected Chicana/o Cultural Studies Print Culture

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pp. 219-240

In this postscript I further muddle up the (Chicana/o) cultural studies discourse (and whatever stable zones of engagement that have emerged from our earlier conversations), as I provide additional information and reflect on yet other Chicana/o cultural studies possibilities and resources, including selected ...


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pp. 241-242


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pp. 243-252


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pp. 253-258


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pp. 259-266


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pp. 267-282

E-ISBN-13: 9780814772911
E-ISBN-10: 0814772919
Print-ISBN-13: 9780814716328
Print-ISBN-10: 0814716326

Page Count: 320
Publication Year: 2007

OCLC Number: 194386266
MUSE Marc Record: Download for The Chicana/o Cultural Studies Forum

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  • Culture -- Study and teaching -- United States -- Congresses.
  • Mexican Americans -- Intellectual life -- Congresses.
  • Mexican Americans -- Study and teaching -- Congresses.
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