Chicano Art Inside/Outside the Master's House: Cultural Politics and the CARA Exhibition [NOOK Book]

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In the early 1990s, a major exhibition—Chicano Art: Resistance and Affirmation, 1965–1985—toured major museums around the United States. As a first attempt to define and represent Chicano/a art for a national audience, the exhibit attracted both praise and controversy, while raising fundamental questions about the nature of multiculturalism in the U.S. This book presents the first interdisciplinary cultural study of the CARA exhibit. Alicia Gaspar de Alba looks at the exhibit as a cultural text in which the ...
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Chicano Art Inside/Outside the Master's House: Cultural Politics and the CARA Exhibition

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Overview

In the early 1990s, a major exhibition—Chicano Art: Resistance and Affirmation, 1965–1985—toured major museums around the United States. As a first attempt to define and represent Chicano/a art for a national audience, the exhibit attracted both praise and controversy, while raising fundamental questions about the nature of multiculturalism in the U.S. This book presents the first interdisciplinary cultural study of the CARA exhibit. Alicia Gaspar de Alba looks at the exhibit as a cultural text in which the Chicano/a community affirmed itself not as a "subculture" within the U.S. but as an "alter-Native" culture in opposition to the exclusionary and homogenizing practices of mainstream institutions. She also shows how the exhibit reflected the cultural and sexual politics of the Chicano Movement and how it serves as a model of Chicano/a popular culture more generally. Drawing insights from cultural studies, feminist theory, anthropology, and semiotics, this book constitutes a wide-ranging analysis of Chicano/a art, popular culture, and mainstream cultural politics. It will appeal to a diverse audience in all of these fields.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780292788985
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • Publication date: 7/5/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 897,073
  • File size: 19 MB
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Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Pre-Face/Pre-CARA
Acknowledgments
A Theoretical Introduction: Alter-Native Ethnography, a lo rasquache
Pt. 1 Open House
1 The Solar of Chicano/a Popular Culture: Mi casa [no] es su caso 31
Pt. 2 Cara's Politics of Representation
2 Through Serpent and Eagle Eyes: Intercultural Collaboration 91
3 Out of the House, the Halo, and the Whore's Mask: The Mirror of Malinchismo 119
Pt. 3 Public Reception
4 "Between the Ghetto and the Melting Pot": Popular Hegemony 161
Conclusion: The Mutation of Multiculturalism
App. A Selected Viewer Comments 223
App. B The Organizational Structure of the CARA Exhibition 239
Notes 241
Bibliography 279
Index 297
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