I Am Aztlan

The Personal Essay in Chicano Studies

Edited by Chon A. Noriega and Wendy Belcher

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  • Published: 2011
  • Subject Listing: Chicano Studies, American Ethnic Studies
  • Bibliographic information: 266 pp., notes, bibliog., index, 6 x 9 in.
  • Distributed for: UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Press
  • Contents

This anthology brings together twelve essays by scholars, writers, and artists reflecting on the role of the "I" in Chicano and Latino culture and the diverse ways in which personal voice and experience inform their research.

"Combining scholarship, testimonio, and chisme, the essays throw open a panoramic view onto mystic and fascinating landscapes of memory and imagination that will help readers envision the collective Latino self."
-John Phillip Santos, author of Places Left Unfinished at the Time of Creation

"Brings together Chicano/a, as well as Puerto Rican and Cuban American, writers and artists who demonstrate a common interest in exploring the intersections of personal and social history. . . . It is in many ways an ideal pedagogical tool to introduce students to the complicated nature of 'Chicano/a identity.'."