The first and only book of its kind, The Chicana/o Cultural Studies Reader brings together key writings from experts and contributors in this newly-emerging field.
The articles embrace a broad range of writing on culture, including TV, film, art, music, dance, theatre and literature. They capture the shifting terrain of Chicana/o cultural studies, and reflect the changing social and cultural condition of Chicana/os in the United States.
The sections, each contributed by different authors, all feature an editor’s introduction, and each one addresses a central issue in Chicana/o cultural studies. These key issues include:
* the border
* sexuality and gender identities
* the relationship between Chicana/o theories and academia.
With such a range of essays from the contributors and experts in the field, this book will be a vital addition to all courses on Chicana/o cultural studies and Latin American studies.
Part 1: Locating Chicana/o Cultural Studies: Contentious dialogues and alternative legacies Part 2: Chicana/o Cultural Studies on the Border Part 3: Who Needs Identity? Chicana/o gender identities and sexualities in cultural representations Part 4: Chicana/o and Latina/o Visual Culture: Film, video, and performance art Part 5: Chicana/o Latina/o Popular Culture and Music: Transnational musical genres and expressions Part 6: Chicana/o Critical Positions: Inside/outside cultural theory, the academy and academic institutions Part 7: Critical Lines of Affliation: Local, transnational and hemispheric legacies