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Mexican American Literature

The Politics of Identity, 1st Edition

By Elizabeth Jacobs


182 pages | 6 B/W Illus.

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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.

Table of Contents

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

About the Author

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

About the Series

Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LITERARY CRITICISM / American / Hispanic American