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Chicano Renaissance : Contemporary Cultural Trends

Chicano Renaissance : Contemporary Cultural Trends - 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0816520213

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ISBN13: 978-0816520213
ISBN10: 0816520216
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 00
Copyright: 2000
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Published: 2000
International: No

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Chicano Renaissance : Contemporary Cultural Trends - 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0816520213

David R. Maciel, Isidro D. Ortiz and Marian Eds. Herrera-Sobek

ISBN13: 978-0816520213
ISBN10: 0816520216
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 00
Copyright: 2000
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Published: 2000
International: No
Summary

Among the lasting legacies of the Chicano Movement is the cultural flowering that it inspired--one that has steadily grown from the 1960s to the present. It encompassed all of the arts and continues to earn acclaim both nationally and internationally. Although this Chicano artistic renaissance received extensive scholarly attention in its initial phase, the post-Movimiento years after the late 1970s have been largely overlooked. This book meets that need, demonstrating that, despite the changes that have taken place in all areas of Chicana/o arts, a commitment to community revitalization continues to underlie artistic expression.

This collection examines changes across a broad range of cultural forms--art, literature, music, cinema and television, radio, and theater--with an emphasis on the last two decades. Original articles by both established and emerging scholars review such subjects as the growth of Tejano music and the rise of Selena, how films and television have affected the Chicana/o experience, the evolution of Chicana/o art over the last twenty years, and postmodern literary trends.

In all of the essays, the contributors emphasize that, contrary to the popular notion that Chicanas/os have succumbed to a victim mentality, they continue to actively struggle to shape the conditions of their lives and to influence the direction of American society through their arts and social struggle. Despite decades usually associated with self-interest in the larger society, the spirit of commitment and empowerment has continued to infuse Chicana/o cultural expression and points toward a vibrant future.

Author Bio

Maciel, David R. (Ed.) : California State University, Dominguez Hills

David R. Maciel is Professor of History and Chair of the Department of Chicano/Chicana Studies at California State University, Dominguez Hills.


Ortiz, Isidro D. (Ed.) : San Diego State University

Isidro D. Ortiz is Professor of Chicana and Chicano Studies at San Diego State University. They are editors of the volume Chicanas/Chicanos at the Crossroads: Social, Economic, and Political Change, also published by the University of Arizona Press.


Herrera-Sobek, María (Ed.) :

María Herrera-Sobek holds the Luis Leal endowed chair in Chicano/a Studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara and is author of The Mexican Corrido. David R. Maciel and María Herrera-Sobek are also coeditors of Culture across Borders: Mexican Immigration and Popular Culture, also published by Arizona.

Table of Contents

  1. All Over the Map: La Onda Tejana and the Making of Selena, Roberto R. Calderón
  2. Outside Inside-The Immigrant Workers: Creating Popular Myths, Cultural Expressions, and Personal Politics in Borderlands Southern California, Juan Gómez-Quiñones
  3. "Yo soy chicano": The Turbulent and Heroic Life of Chicanas/os in Cinema and Television, David R. Maciel and Susan Racho
  4. The Politics of Chicano Representation in the Media, Virginia Escalante
  5. Chicana/o and Latina/o Gazing: Audiences of the Mass Media, Diana I. Ríos
  6. An Historical Overview/Update on the State of Chicano Art, George Vargas
  7. Contemporary Chicano Theater, Arturo Ramírez
  8. Breaking the Silence: Developments in the Publication and Politics of Chicana Creative Writing, 1973-1998, Edwina Barvosa-Carter
  9. Trends and Themes in Chicana/o Writings in Postmodern Times, Francisco A. Lomelí, Teresa Márquez, and María Herrera-Sobek

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