It also has new mate on popular authors like Denise ChAaAaAeA vez, Alfredo Vea, Luis Alberto Urre and Juan Felipe Herrera and discusses Chicanas in the Chicano
movement and Chicanos
since the movement.
Tension between people men and women, Chicanos
and Anglos is a frequent theme in de Hoyo's work.
The diverse anthology should appeal to high school and college students as well as those interested in the written experience of the Chicanos
in the United States.
The text offers multiple definitions as well as images of cockroaches, sometimes as stand-ins for Chicanos
, sometimes as an entirely new identity marker, and sometimes as a straightforward depiction of the inhuman.
The finesse in which the author strings different tales separated by time, space and place make for a read that is global; localized and at times intimate narratives become situational circumstances from which to understand the global connections that alter the view of Chicanos
as a (dis)placed nation of peoples.
Raza Rising: Chicanos
in North Texas is combination of history and social treatise about Chicanos
(Mexican-Americans) by author, researcher, and medical professional Richard J.
This widespread civil rights and empowerment movement laid the foundation for today's Latino political power and opened up new opportunities, not only for Chicanos
but other Latinos as well.
By attempting to transcend previous critical phases, all these works provide a filmic discourse analysis in which they deal with stereotypical images in Hollywood films, how Chicanos
challenge, subvertand create their own popular portrayals of Chicanismo and how they insert these new Chicano
voices into the mainstream discourse, reinforcing the dialectical relationship between ethnic expression and the dominant culture.
Ademas, el trio observa que mientras los espacios sagrados fisicos, antes simbolos de la identidad y cultura mexicana/chicana, paulatinamente desaparecen con la edificacion de instituciones estado-unidenses, los chicanos
han tenido que redefinir lo que constituye un espacio sagrado para la sobrevivencia cultural--Levi Romero define ese espacio sagrado como aquel en donde dos o mas se reunen en nombre de la comunidad (xi).
Cultural studies, on the other hand, have transferred this ethnic-spatial concern towards a creative environment, setting the city as a counter-discourse space; this is the main argument of Barrio-Logos: Space and Place in Urban Chicano
Literature and Culture (2000), which examines Chicano
artistic creation of urban spaces in response to "mechanisms which literally place Chicanos
in a material and symbolic geography of dominance drawn by the visible hand of urbanizing, mostly Anglo-controlled capital" (4).
Herrera reflects on his readings of Octavio Paz's The Labyrinth of Solitude, a book that reminds us that a country is not represented by a racial community or a culturally homogenous people but by the coexistence of mutually enriching cultures and different peoples who oftentimes carry the "other" in their innermost selves, as is the case of Chicanos
with names such as Spencer and Levi and a photographer who has the "face of a gringo [.
Consider, for example, that on many college campuses the student group MEChA (Moviemiento Estudiantil Chicanos
de Atzlan) is considered a "Recognized Student Organizations.