The Chicano Studies Reader

An Anthology of Aztlán, 1970-2015, Third Edition

Edited by Chon A. Noriega, Eric Avila, Karen Mary Davalos, Chela Sandoval, and Rafael Perez-Torres

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  • Published: June 2016
  • Subject Listing: Latino/a Studies
  • Bibliographic information: 808 pp., 24 illus., 6 x 9 in.
  • Territorial rights: World Rights
  • Distributed for: UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Press
  • Contents

The Chicano Studies Reader, the best-selling anthology of writings from Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies, has been newly expanded with essays drawn from the past five years of publication. These essays update each of the thematic sections of the second edition: Decolonizing the Territory, Performing Politics, Configuring Identities, Remapping the World, and Continuing to Push Boundaries. A revised introduction by the volume's editors precedes each section and offers analysis and contextualization. This third edition documents the foundation of Chicano studies, testifies to its broad disciplinary range, and explores its continuing development.
Chon A. Noriega is professor of film, television, and media studies at the University of California, Los Angeles and the director of the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center. He has published ten books on Latino art, media, and performance, and is completing a monograph on Puerto Rican multimedia artist Raphael Montañez Ortiz. Eric Avila is professor of history at the University of California, Los Angeles, with joint appointments in Chicano studies and urban planning. He is the author of The Folklore of the Freeway: Race and Revolt in the Modernist City. Karen Mary Davalos is professor of Chicana/o studies at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. She is the author of From Errata to Remix. Chela Sandoval is associate professor of Chicana studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is the author of Methodology of the Oppressed. Rafael Pérez-Torres is professor of English at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the author of estizaje: Critical Uses of Race in Chicano Culture.
Preface to the Third Edition
The Dissension of Other Things / Chon A. Noriega

I. Decolonizing the Territory
Introduction /Eric Avila
Toward an Operational Definition of the Mexican American / Fernando Penalosa
Toward a Perspective on Chicano History / Juan Gomez-Quinones
Los Desarraigados: Chicanos in the Midwestern Region of the United States / Gilberto Cardenas
Recent Chicano Historiography: An Interpretive Essay / Alex M. Saragoza
Chicano Cinema and the Horizon of Expectations: A Discursive Analysis of Film Reviews in the Mainstream, Alternative, and Hispanic Press, 1987-1988 / Chon A. Noriega
Refiguring Aztlan / Rafael Perez-Torres
The Curandera of Conquest: Gloria Anzaldua's Decolonial Remedy / George Hartley

II. Performing Politics
Introduction / Karen Mary Davalos
Chicano Teatro: A Background / Jorge A. Huerta
Folklore, Lo Mexicano, and Proverbs / Americo Paredes
Mexican Muralism: Its Social-Educative Roles in Latin America and the United States / Shifra M. Goldman
A Perspective for a Study of Religious Dimensions in Chicano Experience: Bless Me, Ultima as a Religious Text / David Carrasco
Mexican American Home Altars: Toward Their Interpretation / Kay F. Turner
Self-Fashioning through Glamour and Punk in East Los Angeles: Patssi Valdez in Asco's Instant Mural and A La Mode / Marci R. McMahon

III. (Re)configuring Identities
Introduction / Chela Sandoval
Chicanas and El Movimiento / Adalijiza Sosa Riddell
Unraveling America's Hispanic Past: Internal Stratification and Class Boundaries / Ramon A. Gutierrez
Beyond Indifference and Antipathy: The Chicana Movement and Chicana Feminist Discourse / Denise A. Segura and Beatriz M. Pesquera
Chicana Identity Matters / Deena J. Gonzalez
Latino Performance and Identity / David Roman
"USA Is Trespassing in New Mexico": La Alianza Federal de Mercedes and the Subaltern Historiography of Indo-Hispano Mestizaje / Simon Ventura Trujillo

IV. Remapping the World
Introduction / Rafael Perez-Torres
Political Familism: Toward Sex-Role Equality
in Chicano Families / Maxine Baca Zinn
Chicano Critical Discourse: An Emerging Cultural Practice / Angie Chabram-Dernersesian
Mapping the Spanish Language along a Multiethnic and Multilingual Border / Rosaura Sanchez
The Folklore of the Freeway: Space, Culture, and Identity in Postwar Los Angeles / Eric Avila
Chicana/o Studies and Anthropology: The Dialogue That Never Was / Karen Mary Davalos
Toward a Mariposa Consciousness: Reimagining Queer Chicano and Latino Identities / Daniel Enrique Perez

V. Continuing to Push Boundaries
Introduction / Chon A. Noreiga
Illegal Status and Social Citizenship: Thoughts on Mexican Immigrants in a Postnational World / Adelaida R. Del Castillo
Gender, Order, and Femicide: Reading the Popular Culture of Murder in Cuidad Juarez / Steven S. Volk and Marian E. Schlotterbeck
"El destierro de los Chinos": Popular Perspectives on Chinese-Mexican Intermarriage in the Early Twentieth Century / Robert Chao Romero
Prothesis, Surrogation, and Relation in Arturo Islas's The Rain God / John Alba Cutler
Spatializing Sexuality in Jaime Hernandez's Locas / Jessica E. Jones
Contested Cowboys: Ethnic Mexican Charros and the Struggle for Suburban Public Space in 1970s Los Angeles / Laura R. Barraclough
The Necessary Theater of the Royal Chicano Air Force / Ella Maria Diaz