From Indians to Chicanos

The Dynamics of Mexican-American Culture, Third Edition

Author: James Diego Vigil

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 1478634839

Category: Social Science

Page: 349

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Anthropologist-historian James Diego Vigil distills an enormous amount of information to provide a perceptive ethnohistorical introduction to the Mexican-American experience in the United States. He uses brief, clear outlines of each stage of Mexican-American history, charting the culture change sequences in the Pre-Columbian, Spanish Colonial, Mexican Independence and Nationalism, and Anglo-American and Mexicanization periods. In a very understandable fashion, he analyzes events and the underlying conditions that affect them. Readers become fully engaged with the historical developments and the specific socioeconomic, sociocultural, and sociopsychological forces involved in the dynamics that shaped contemporary Chicano life. Considered a pioneering achievement when first published, From Indians to Chicanos continues to offer readers an informed and penetrating approach to the history of Chicano development. The richly illustrated Third Edition incorporates data from the latest literature. Moreover, a new chapter updates discussions of immigration, institutional discrimination, the Mexicanization of the Chicano population, and issues of gender, labor, and education.
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From Indians to Chicanos

The Dynamics of Mexican-American Culture

Author: James Diego Vigil

Publisher: Waveland PressInc

ISBN: 9781577667407

Category: Social Science

Page: 349

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[email protected] Scripts, Digital Migrations, and the Territories of Writing

Author: D. Baca

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230612571

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 210

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Conventional scholarship on written communication positions the Western alphabet as a precondition for literacy. Thus, pictographic, non-verbal writing practices of Mesoamerica remain obscured by representations of lettered speech. This book examines how contemporary [email protected] scripts challenge alphabetic dominance, thereby undermining the colonized territories of "writing." Strategic weavings of Aztec and European inscription systems not only promote historically-grounded accounts of how recorded information is expressed across cultures, but also speak to emerging studies on "visual/multimodal" education. Baca-Espinosa argues that [email protected] literacies advance "new" ways of reading and writing, applicable to diverse classrooms of the twenty-first century.
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A Companion to the American West

Author: William Deverell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405138483

Category: History

Page: 584

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A Companion to the American West is a rigorous, illuminating introduction to the history of the American West. Twenty-five essays by expert scholars synthesize the best and most provocative work in the field and provide a comprehensive overview of themes and historiography. Covers the culture, politics, and environment of the American West through periods of migration, settlement, and modernization Discusses Native Americans and their conflicts and integration with American settlers
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"White" Washing American Education: The New Culture Wars in Ethnic Studies [2 volumes]

Author: Denise M. Sandoval,Anthony J. Ratcliff,Tracy Lachica Buenavista,James R. Marín

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440832560

Category: Social Science

Page: 614

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Recent attacks on Ethnic Studies, revisionist actions in curriculum content, and anti-immigrant policies are creating a new culture war in America. This important work lays out the current debates—both in K–12 and higher education—to uncover the dangers and to offer solutions. • Presents an innovative exploration of the new culture wars that address the various debates and views on Ethnic Studies that are under attack in American education, both in grades K–12 and in higher education • Provides information and insights presented by outstanding editors and contributors who are influential in the field • Includes case studies of Ethnic Studies at risk in higher education as well as personal narratives regarding the challenges and struggles of Ethnic Studies scholars and practitioners • Suggests solutions for strengthening diverse curricula in K–12 classrooms and in higher education classrooms
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Our Sacred Maíz Is Our Mother

Indigeneity and Belonging in the Americas

Author: Roberto Cintli Rodríguez

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 0816530610

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Weaving archival records, ancient maps and narratives, and the wisdom of the elders, Roberto Cintli Rodriguez offers compelling evidence that maíz is the historical connector between Indigenous peoples of this continent. Rodriguez brings together the wisdom of scholars and elders to show how maíz/corn connects the peoples of the Americas.
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Medieval Culture and the Mexican American Borderlands

Author: Milo Kearney,Manuel Medrano

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 9781585441327

Category: History

Page: 240

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Their respective ancestral cultures in England and Spain, argue scholars Milo Kearney and Manuel Medrano, had common roots in medieval Europe, and both their conflicts and the shared understandings that may form the basis for their cooperation trace back to those days."--BOOK JACKET.
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Streetsmart Schoolsmart

Urban Poverty and the Education of Adolescent Boys

Author: Gilberto Q. Conchas

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807753181

Category: Education

Page: 197

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In Streetsmart Schoolsmart, two respected scholars present original research on youth gangs and school success to explain why some boys become disengaged and join gangs while others do not. Chapters vividly describe how urban boys from different ethnic backgrounds (Asian, African American, and Latino) approach schooling and identify the sociocultural factors that affect their choices. The authors concentrate on three areas: (1) the role of marginalized communities in the formation of urban gang youth, (2) the role of community-based organizations in reengaging urban youth, and (3) the role of schools in creating opportunities for urban boys to succeed despite disparities in their economic and social circumstances.
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Latino Image Makers in Hollywood

Performers, Filmmakers and Films Since the 1960s

Author: Frank Javier Garcia Berumen

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476614113

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 344

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Latinos have been part of the Hollywood film industry for more than 100 years, yet beyond the remarkable success of a few, their visibility and clout have generally not reflected their significance in American society. Worse, the Latino image has suffered from widespread stereotyping in film, and performers face unjustified constraints in the kinds of roles available to them. Decade by decade from 1960 onward, this book analyzes important films made by or about Latinos, details the careers of Latino performers and filmmakers of the time, and analyzes how film portrayals of Latino characters and subjects connect with political and social trends of each decade. It discusses the role of gender, social class, and ethnicity in film portrayals and provides an overview of the diverse and dynamic Latino community in the United States, while celebrating a substantial and enduring contribution to Hollywood film history.
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Voices of a New Chicana/o History

Author: Refugio I. Rochin,Dennis Nodín Valdés

Publisher: MSU Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 307

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The scholars contributing to this new collection are all part of a new generation of Chicana/o historians, a generation that is in the midst of framing a debate over the future of the Chicana/o past.
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