In the Spirit of a New People
The Cultural Politics of the Chicano Movement
Publication Year: 2013
Published by: NYU Press
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I am grateful beyond measure to the many people who have helped me to write this book and to arrive at the joyful place I am today. To those To my teachers: Ms. Borges; Mr. Walton; Mr. Goldstein; Ms. Kemp; Mr. Mikolavich; Tim Caron; Todd Pickett; Lindon Barrett (que en paz descanse); Leo Chavez; Julia Lupton; Steven Mailloux; Jennifer Terry; ...
Introduction: The Art and History of the Chicano Movement
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What significance does the Chicano movement have today? This ques-tion is at the heart of the book you hold in your hands, but it is not an easy one to ask, let alone to answer. Many people have never heard of the Chicano movement, a nationwide campaign during the 1960s and after for the civil rights of Mexican Americans. Some individuals faintly recall ...
1 Antennas and Mimeograph Machines: Postwar Mass Media and the Chicano/a Street Press
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On August 30, 1972, a small group of young Chicano/a activists invaded Catalina Island. Their move was part of what they called the Marcha de la Reconquista, a three-month “Reconquest March” aimed at draw-ing attention to the long history of discrimination against Mexicans in America. Dressed in combat boots, khaki uniforms, and their signature ...
2 Green Aztlán: Environmentalism and the Chicano/a Visual Arts
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On April 22, 1970, millions of people gathered in cities and towns across the United States for what turned out to be one of the largest political mobilizations in the nation’s history.1 That first Earth Day made envi-ronmentalism a focal point of American political discourse. Individuals who once had only a passing concern about ecology began to change ...
3 Immigrant Actos: Citizenship and Performance in El Teatro Campesino
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The first years of the twenty-first century have been witness to intense attacks on some of the most vulnerable populations in the United States, including the undocumented workers whose cheap labor subsidized much of the boom economy of the 1990s and the early years of the twenty-first century. On December 16, 2005, after more than four years ...
4 After Words: Sandra Cisneros’s Caramelo and the Evolution of Chicano/a Cultural Politics
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Ignacio García, a participant-turned-historian of the Chicano move-ment, argues in an often-cited essay from 1996 that the field of Chicano/a studies must decide whether to continue its descent into irrelevance, or to recover its activist roots by reaffirming the principles of the 1969 “Plan de Santa Barbara.” His is a typical movement elegy, with sincere mourn-...
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About the Author
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Randy J. Ontiveros is Associate Professor of English and an affiliate in U.S. Latina/o Studies and Women’s Studies at the University of Mary-...
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Publication Year: 2013