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 (chĭ-kä′nə, shĭ-)
A Mexican-American woman or girl. See Usage Notes at Chicano, Latina1.

[American Spanish chicana, feminine of chicano, chicano; see Chicano.]

Chi·ca′na adj.


(Peoples) a female with Mexican roots who lives in the United States
(Peoples) relating to Mexican-American women


(tʃɪˈkɑ nə, -ˈkæn ə)

n., pl. -nas.
a Mexican-American girl or woman.
[1965–70; < Mexican Spanish, feminine of Chicano]
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Chicanas, (3) in particular, face potential identity formation issues as they struggle to preserve their own Mexican values and traditions as they later acculturate into mainstream Anglo society.
As Maylei Blackwell notes, print culture has played a large role in the ways that Chicanas and Chicanos have created visibility for themselves.
Constructs of memory and Chicanas as private eyes in three detective novels by Lucha Corpi.
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18) A partir dos anos 60, com o fortalecimento do feminismo, essa desqualificacao se tornou mais incisiva nas acusacoes de que as chicanas promoviam o faccionalismo no interior do movimento e assim 'traiam' os homens representantes da nacao.
Tras la necesaria des/ubicacion del lector o lectora y discusion previa de los parametros sobre el concepto de chicanidad y de autoria de las chicanas a modo de "dangerous beasts," segun epigrafe e ideologia de Anzaldua, el volumen procede a abordar una tematica variada que supera la contextualizacion meramente de autoras e ideologias politicas, academicas y teoricas, estableciendo al mismo tiempo un importante dialogo con las principales corrientes del feminismo contemporaneo.
Stereotypes about Chicanas and Chicanos: Implications for counseling.
At the Houston conference, Chicanas and Latinas were passionately debating the issues without worrying about being nice.
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The fourth volume in the New Americanists in Poland series, this study brings to the forefront the lives of Mexican American women and the cultural and historical factors shaping literature written by Chicanas, especially the quest for identity.
This is an important concern for Mora as she is aware that Chicanas are "labeled a double minority" (Nepantla 56).
Chicanas constantly grapple with the demands that our culture places on us as women.