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Thirteen Chicano scholars draw upon their personal experiences and expertise to paint a vivid, colorful portrait of what it means to be a Chicano.

“We have come a long way,” says Arnulfo D. Trejo, editor of this volume, “from the time when the Mexicano silently accepted the stereotype drawn of him by the outsider.” He identifies himself as a Chicano, and his “promised land” is Aztlán, home of the ancient Aztecs, which now provides spiritual unity and a vision of the future for Chicanos.

In these twelve original compositions, says Trejo, “our purpose is not to talk to ourselves, but to open a dialogue among all concerned people.” The personal reactions to Chicano women’s struggles, political experiences, bicultural education and history provide a wealth of information for laymen as well as scholars. In addition, the book provides the most complete recorded definition of the Chicano Movement, what it has accomplished, and its goals for the future.

Contributors:
 
Fausto Avendaño
Roberto R. Bacalski-Martínez
David Ballesteros
José Antonio Burciaga
Rudolph O. de la Garza
Ester Gallegos y Chávez
Sylvia Alicia Gonzales
Manuel H. Guerra
Guillermo Lux
Martha A. Ramos
Reyes Ramos
Carlos G. Vélez-Ibáñez
Maurilio E. Vigil

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Halftitle
  2. pp. i-ii
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Abouttheeditor
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Dedication
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  1. Contents
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  1. About the Contributors
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  1. Acknowledgments
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  1. A Word From the Editor
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  1. Return to Aztlan: The Chicano Rediscovers His Indian Past
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  1. Aspects of Mexican American Cultural Heritage
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  1. Ourselves Through the Eyes of an Anthropologist
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  1. The Mexican American: Am I Who They Say I Am?
  2. pp. 49-66
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  1. The Northern New Mexican Woman: A Changing Silhouette
  2. pp. 67-80
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  1. The Chicana Perspective: A Design for Self-Awareness
  2. pp. 81-100
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  1. The Politics of Mexican Americans
  2. pp. 101-120
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  1. Bilingualism and Biculturalism: Assets for Chicanos
  2. pp. 121-132
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  1. The Spanish Language in the Southwest: Past, Present, and Future
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  1. Bilingual-Bicultural Education: A Must for Chicanos
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  1. Of Books and Libraries
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  1. As We See Ourselves in Chicano Literature
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780816540341
Related ISBN
9780816506750
MARC Record
OCLC
1143822201
Launched on MUSE
2020-03-11
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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