Making Aztlán: Ideology and Culture of the Chicana and Chicano Movement, 1966-1977

Making Aztlán: Ideology and Culture of the Chicana and Chicano Movement, 1966-1977

ISBN-10:
0826354661
ISBN-13:
9780826354662
Pub. Date:
04/30/2014
Publisher:
University of New Mexico Press

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Overview

Making Aztlán: Ideology and Culture of the Chicana and Chicano Movement, 1966-1977

This book provides a long-needed overview of the Chicana and Chicano movement's social history as it grew, flourished, and then slowly fragmented. The authors examine the movement's origins in the 1960s and 1970s, showing how it evolved from a variety of organizations and activities united in their quest for basic equities for Mexican Americans in U.S. society. Within this matrix of agendas, objectives, strategies, approaches, ideologies, and identities, numerous electrifying moments stitched together the struggle for civil and human rights. Gómez-Quiñones and Vásquez show how these convergences underscored tensions among diverse individuals and organizations at every level. Their narrative offers an assessment of U.S. society and the Mexican American community at a critical time, offering a unique understanding of its civic progress toward a more equitable social order.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826354662
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Publication date: 04/30/2014
Series: Contextos Series
Pages: 496
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

Juan Gómez-Quiñones is a professor of history at UCLA. His earlier books include Mexican American Labor, 1790-1990, Roots of Chicano Politics, 1600-1940, and Chicano Politics: Reality and Promise, 1940-1990, all published by the University of New Mexico Press.



Irene Vásquez is the director of Chicana and Chicano Studies at the University of New Mexico. She is coauthor of Latino-Latino Americanos, 2000: Things Social Do Not Melt into the Air and coeditor of The Borders in All of Us: New Approaches to Global Diasporic Studies.

Table of Contents

Illustrations vii

Preface ix

Introduction: Presences and Questions xxv

1 Paradigms and Theories 1

2 Past Contemporaries 18

3 Realities Matter 37

4 Identity Expressions 44

5 Impetuses 65

6 Circumstantial Moments 68

7 Half the Sky 76

8 Labor Risings 93

9 Tierra y vida 104

10 Justice Constructed 109

11 Confrontational Ways 115

12 Community Defense 119

13 Students Act 123

14 Youth Forward 148

15 Schoolhouses 164

16 Studies Evolve 168

17 Alternative Schooling 179

18 Better Times 183

19 Policing Police 196

20 Electioneering 205

21 Church Choirs 215

22 New Options 220

23 Renaissance 230

24 Street Says 237

25 Sounds 257

26 Acting 262

27 Dance 264

28 Film 267

29 Words 270

30 Arts 278

31 Internationalizing 284

32 Solidarity 296

33 Rights Revisited 301

34 Significant Syncopations 304

35 Electoral Exercises 311

36 Corrido Stops 317

37 Institution Building 324

38 Summing Up 329

39 Analysis: The Practices of Coyountura Chronology 345

Notes 373

Bibliography 399

Index 443

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