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Routledge Handbook of Chicana/o Studies

ISBN 9781138847873
Published August 9, 2018 by Routledge
494 Pages - 1 Color & 9 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The Routledge Handbook of Chicana/o Studies is a unique interdisciplinary resource for students, libraries, and researchers interested in the largest and most rapidly growing racial-ethnic community in the United States and elsewhere which can either be identified as Chicano, Latino, Hispanic, or Mexican-American. Structured around seven comprehensive themes, the volume is for students of American studies, the Social Sciences, and the Humanities. The volume is organized around seven critical domains in Chicana/o Studies:

  • Chicana/o History and Social Movements
  • Borderlands, Global Migrations, Employment, and Citizenship
  • Cultural Production in Global and Local Settings
  • Chicana/o Identities
  • Schooling, Language, and Literacy
  • Violence, Resistance, and Empowerment
  • International Perspectives

The Handbook will stress the importance of the historical origins of the Chicana/o Studies field. Starting from myth of origins, Aztlán, alleged cradle of the Chicana/o people lately substantiated by the findings of archaeology and anthropology, over Spanish/Indigenous relations until the present time. Essays will explore cultural and linguistic hybridism and showcase artistic practices (visual arts, music, and dance) through popular (folklore) or high culture achievements (museums, installations) highlighting the growth of a critical perspective grounded on key theoretical formulations including borderlands theories, intersectionalities, critical race theory, and cultural analysis.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Handbook of Chicana/o Studies, Francisco A. Lomelí, Denise A. Segura and Elyette Benjamin-Labarthe

Part I. Chicana/o History and Social Movements

Introduction to Chicana/o History and Social Movements

1. What is Aztlán?: Homeland, Quest, Female Place, David Carrasco

2. Chicano History- A General Approach, Mario T. García

3. Recent Chicana/o Historiography: Advances, Shortcoming, and Challenges, Alex M. Saragoza

4. The Chicano Movement, Ramón A. Gutiérrez

5. A Genealogy of Chicana History, the Chicana Movement, and Chicana Studies, Miroslava Chávez-García

6. Bilingual Education: History, Policy, and Insights from Critical Race Theory, Grace P. McField

Part II. Borderlands: Contested (Im)migrations, Culture and Citizenship

Introduction to Borderlands: Contested (Im)migrations, Culture and Citizenship

7. México y lo Mexicano in Aztlán: Transborder Economic, Cultural and Political Links, David R. Maciel and María Rosa García-Acevedo

8. Immigration, Latinos, and the Media, Leo R. Chávez

9. Mobilizing for Life: Illegality, Organ Transplants, and Migrant Biosociality, Jonathan Xavier Inda

10. Discourses of Violence and Peace: About and On the U.S.-Mexico Border, María-Socorro Tabuenca

11. Reconstructing Home in the Borderlands, Patricia Zavella

Part III. Cultural Production in Local and Global Settings

Introduction to Cultural Production in Local and Global Settings

12. Colonial, De-colonial, and Transnational Choreographies in Ritual Danzas and Popular Bailes of Greater Mexico, Enrique R. Lamadrid

13. The Challenge of Chicana/o Music, Steven Loza

14. Chicana/o Literature’s Multi-Spatiotemporal Projections & Impacts; or Back to the Future, Frederick Luis Aldama

15. From Don Juan to Dolores Huerta: Foundational Chicana/o Films, Catherine Leen

16. Origins and Evolution of Homies as Hip Rasquache Cultural Artifacts: Taking the Homies Out of the Barrio or the Barrio Out of the Homies, Francisco A. Lomelí

Part IV. Indigeneity, Mestizaje, Postnationalism, and Transnationalism: Overarching Phenomena of Interdisciplinarity

Introduction to Indigeneity, Mestizaje, Postnationalism, and Transnationalism: Overarching Phenomena of Interdisciplinarity

17. The Embodied Epistemology of Chicano Mestizaje, Rafael Pérez-Torres

18. New Tribalism and Chicana/o Indigeneity in the Work of Gloria Anzaldúa, Domino Renee Pérez

19. "Aztlán es una fábula": Navigating Postnational Spaces in Chicana/o Culture, Marc Priewe

20. Regional Singularity and Decolonial Chicana/o Studies, Lene M. Johannessen

21. Transnationalism Chicana/o Style, Karin Ikas

Part V. Chicana/o Identities and Political Expressions

Introduction to Chicana/o Identities and Political Expressions

22. Narrative Identity and the Dialectics of Selfhood in Chicana/o Writing, Sophia Emmanouilidou

23. The Challenge of Colorism in the Chicana/o Community, Margaret Hunter

24. Bilingualism and Biculturalism: Spanish, English, Spanglish?, Cecilia Montes-Alcalá

25. The Landscapes and Languaging of Chicana Feminisms, Aída Hurtado

26. The Aesthetics of Healing and Love: An Epistemic Geneaology of Jota/o Aesthetic Traditions, William A. Calvo-Quirós

Part VI. Violence, Resistance and Empowerment

Introduction to Violence, Resistance and Empowerment

27. The Art of Disruption: Chicana/o Art’s Politicized Strategies for Aesthetic Innovation, Guisela Latorre

28. Resisting the Dominant Anglo-American Discourse: Political Activism and the Art of Protest, Astrid M. Fellner and Claire M. Massey

29. Spanish Language Media: From Politics of Resistance to Politics of Pan-ethnicity, Xavier Medina Vidal and Federico Subervi-Vélez

30. Transnational Incest: Sexual Violence and Migration in Mexican Families, Gloria González-López

Part VII. International Perspectives on Chicana/o Studies: From Aztlán to Shores Abroad

Introduction to International Perspectives on Chicana/o Studies: From Aztlán to Shores Abroad

31. Chicana/o Studies in France: Emergence and Development, Elyette Benjamin-Labarthe

32. Chicano Studies and Inter-American Studies in Germany, Gabriele Pisarz-Ramírez

33. Reception of Chicano Literature and Culture in Italy: A Survey, Erminio Corti

34. A Trans-Atlantic Look at Chicano Culture and Literature from a Spanish Perspective, José Antonio Gurpegui

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Francisco A. Lomelí is Distinguished Professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, in the Spanish and Portuguese and Chicana/o Studies Departments. His areas of interest and expertise include Chicana/o literature and culture, Southwest literary history, Latin American literature (the novels and certain regions like Central America, Mexico, parts of South America), Spanglish, and literary theory pertaining to Chicana/o Studies.

Denise A. Segura is Professor of Sociology and Affiliated Professor in the respective departments of Chicana/o Studies and Feminist Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Recipient of the Lifetime Distinguished Contributions to Research, Teaching and Service from the Latina/o Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association, she publishes widely in Chicana feminist studies borderlands studies, and Chicana/Mexicana employment. She co-edited with Patricia Zavella, Women and Migration in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, Duke University Press, 2007.

Elyette Benjamin-Labarthe is Honorary Professor of American Studies at Michel de Montaigne University, France, affiliated with the CLIMAS Bordeaux research center, and has published extensively on Chicano poetry, literature, culture, arts, drama, cinema, on the literature of immigration, and transcultural phenomena. Her main contributions to the field, as author, co-author, editor, or co-editor are Vous Avez Dit Chicano, Ecritures Hispaniques aux Etats-Unis: Mémoire et Mutations, Cinéma américain: aux marches du Paradis, Cinéma métis: le cinéma de la frontière Mexique/Etats-Unis, Confrontations et Métissages. She has been conferred the distinction of Knight of the Legion of Honor for services rendered to French research and that of Commander of Academic Palms for her educational activities.