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Chicana Feminist Thought

The Basic Historical Writings, 1st Edition

Edited by Alma M. Garcia


346 pages

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Chicana Feminist Thought brings together the voices of Chicana poets, writers, and activists who reflect upon the Chicana Feminist Movement that began in the late 1960s. With energy and passion, this anthology of writings documents the personal and collective political struggles of Chicana feminists.


"This collection will serve as an invaluable reader for anyone interested in issues of race, ethnicity, women, feminism, communities, radical movements, and sexual and identity politics in recent US history." -- Journal of Women's History

"Chicana Feminist Thought is an exceptional text that not only explores the oppression experienced by the Chicanas from members of the dominant society, but also gives insight into tensions within the traditional community when it is confronted by those women who want to effect change and improve the status of women, as well as of their children and their community as a whole." -- NWSA Journal

"This collection brings together the feminist documents that proliferated as women of el movimiento struggled to overcome sexist oppression in their search for a 'room of their own'." -- Latina

About the Editor

Alma Garcia is Professor of Ethnic Studies and Director of the Women's Studies Program at Santa Clara University.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Feminism & Feminist Theory
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies