The Aztlan Mexican Studies Reader, 1974-2016, Paperback / softback Book

The Aztlan Mexican Studies Reader, 1974-2016 Paperback / softback

Edited by Hector Calderon


This set of essays explores the ongoing cultural and political connections between Chicana/o and Mexican history.

Edited and introduced by Hector Calderon, The Aztlan Mexican Studies Reader, 1974-2016 presents thirteen previously published essays together with three essays written specifically for this collection, making a rigorous case for the contributions of Chicana/o studies to the transnational study of Mexico.

The first essay, by Tomas Almaguer, which was also the first to be published, sets the stage with a historical overview that relates how the Chicano movement was rooted in the soil of conquest and colonialism in Mexico.

Subsequent essays discuss a range of topics that stress interconnections between Chicana/os and Mexicans: transborder issues such as immigration and labor; Chicana/o and Mexican fiction; femicide and racism in Mexico and their reverberations on both sides of the border; and the development of Mexican art forms-including muralism, cinema, and music-in Mexico and the United States.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 240 pages, 12 b&w illus.
  • Publisher: UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Social & cultural history
  • ISBN: 9780895511690



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