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Bringing Aztlan to Mexican Chicago is the autobiography of Jose Gamaliel Gonzalez, an impassioned artist willing to risk all for the empowerment of his marginalized and oppressed community. Through recollections emerging in a series of interviews conducted over a period of six years by his friend Marc Zimmerman, Gonzalez looks back on his life and his role in developing Mexican, Chicano, and Latino art as a fundamental dimension of the city he came to call home._x000B__x000B_Born near Monterrey, Mexico, and raised in a steel mill town in northwest Indiana, Gonzalez studied art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Notre Dame. Settling in Chicago, he founded two major art groups: El Movimiento Artístico Chicano (MARCH) in the 1970s and Mi Raza Arts Consortium (MIRA) in the 1980s. _x000B__x000B_With numerous illustrations, this book portrays Gonzalez's all-but-forgotten community advocacy, his commitments and conflicts, and his long struggle to bring quality arts programming to the city. By turns dramatic and humorous, his narrative also covers his bouts of illness, his relationships with other artists and arts promoters, and his place within city and barrio politics.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-xiv
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xv-xvi
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xvii-xxvii
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  1. Invocation: Some Framing Thoughts
  2. pp. 1-2
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  1. 1. The Early Years (1933-55)
  2. pp. 3-15
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  1. 2. From High School to Notre Dame (1955-71)
  2. pp. 16-50
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  1. 3. The MARCH Years (1971-79)
  2. pp. 51-83
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  1. 4. Raíces, MIRA, and the MFAC (1979-92)
  2. pp. 84-120
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  1. 5. Art, Work, and Health (1990-2007)
  2. pp. 121-148
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 149-152
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  1. Works Cited
  2. pp. 153-154
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 155-166
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780252090141
Print ISBN
9780252035388
MARC Record
OCLC
741501829
Pages
200
Launched on MUSE
2013-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
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