Culture And Difference / Edition 1

Culture And Difference / Edition 1

by Antonia Darder, Antonia Darder
     
 

ISBN-10: 089789457X

ISBN-13: 9780897894579

Pub. Date: 12/30/1995

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

The yearning to remember who we are is not easily detected in the qualitative dimensions of focus groups and ethnographic research methods; nor is it easily measured in standard quantified scientific inquiry. It is deeply rooted, obscured by layer upon layer of human efforts to survive the impact of historical amnesia induced by the dominant policies and practices of…  See more details below

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The yearning to remember who we are is not easily detected in the qualitative dimensions of focus groups and ethnographic research methods; nor is it easily measured in standard quantified scientific inquiry. It is deeply rooted, obscured by layer upon layer of human efforts to survive the impact of historical amnesia induced by the dominant policies and practices of advanced capitalism and postmodern culture. Darder's introduction sets the tone by describing the formation of "Warriors for Gringostroika" and "The New Mestizas." In the words of Anzaldua, "those who cross over, pass over . . . the confines of the `normal.'" Critical essays follow by Mexicanas, poets, activists, and educators of all colors and persuasions. The collection coming out of the good work of the Southern California University system relates to all locales and spectrums of the human condition and will no doubt inspire excellent creativity of knowing and remembering among all who chance to read any part thereof.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780897894579
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/30/1995
Series:
Critical Studies in Education and Culture Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.64(d)
Lexile:
1460L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction. The Politics of Biculturalism: Culture and Difference in the Formation of Warriors for Gringostroika and The New Mestizas1
Rethinking Afrocentricity: The Foundation of a Theory of Critical Africentricity21
Chicana Identity Matters41
Racialized Boundaries, Class Relations, and Cultural Politics: The Asian-American and Latino Experience55
Cultural Democracy and the Revitalization of the U.S. Labor Movement71
The Zone of Black Bodies: Language, Black Consciousness, and Adolescent Identities81
The Alter-Native Grain: Theorizing Chicano/a Popular Culture103
Public Space and Culture: A Critical Response to Conventional and Postmodern Visions of City Life123
The Idea of Mestizaje and the "Race" Problematic: Racialized Media Discourse in a Post-Fordist Landscape139
Working with Gay/Homosexual Latinos with HIV Disease: Spiritual Emergencies and Culturally Based Psycho-Therapeutic Treatments155
African Americans, Gender, and Religiosity169
Voice and Empowerment: The Struggle for Poetic Expression185
Bicultural Strengths and Struggles of Southeast Asian Americans in School201
Language Policy and Social Implications for Addressing the Bicultural Immigrant Experience in the United States227
Index255
About the Contributors263

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