The Chicana/o Cultural Studies Forum
Critical and Ethnographic Practices
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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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, ...
Introduction: Chicana/o Cultural Studies and Beyond: The Practices of Cultural Studies in Our Worlds
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ˇBienvenidos! 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 ...
Session One: A Question of Genealogies: Always Already (Chicana/o) Cultural Studies?
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ˇBienvenidos! 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 ...
Session Two: Chicana/o Cultural Studies: Marking Interdisciplinary Relationships and Conjunctures
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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, ...
Session Three: Staking the Claim: Introducing Applied Chicana/o Cultural Studies
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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. ...
Intercession: Reflections on The Chicana/o Cultural Studies Forum Sessions (One, Two, Three)
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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 ...
Session Four: More Practices of Cultural Studies in Our Worlds (Asian-American, American, Latina/o, Latin American, Subaltern, African American)
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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, ...
Session Five: Conclusion: Our Critical Pathways
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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 ...
Postscript: Preview of Selected Chicana/o Cultural Studies Print Culture
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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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Publication Year: 2007