1st Edition

Mexican American Literature The Politics of Identity

By Elizabeth Jacobs Copyright 2006
    186 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    192 Pages
    by Routledge

    Presenting an up-to-date critical perspective as well as a cultural, political and historical context, this book is an excellent introduction to Mexican American literature, affording readers the major novels, drama and poetry. This volume presents fresh and original readings of major works, and with its historiographic and cultural analyses, impressively delivers key information to the reader.

    Acknowledgements  Introduction  1. The Chicano Movement  The Development of Mexican American Political Activism  Reies Lopez Tijerina and the Alianza Federal de Mercedes  César Chávez and the Farmworkers Union (UFW)  The Student Organisations and Protest  The Crusade for Justice  Achievements of the Chicano Movement  The Decline of the Chicano Movement  2. Chicana Feminism  Chicana and American Feminism  Women and the Movement  Chicana Activism  Postmovement Politics  3. Critical Approaches to Chicana/o Literature  Culturalist Criticism  Formalist Criticism  Historical Dialectical  The Postmodern  Feminist Criticism  Feminist Theory  Chicana Feminist Theory  Chicana Cultural Critique  4. The Relationship Between Chicano and Chicana Literature  5. Mexican American Theatre and the Politics of Chicana/o Identity  6. Women, Confinement and Familia Ideology  7. The Search for Aztlán: The Chicano Nation  8. Mestiza Aztlán: A Nation Without Borders  Conclusion  Notes  Bibliography


    Elizabeth Jacobs is Research Fellow at the Rothermere American Institute, Oxford University, UK.