New PDF release: Barrio-Logos: Space and Place in Urban Chicano Literature

By Raúl Homero Villa

ISBN-10: 0292787413

ISBN-13: 9780292787414

ISBN-10: 0292787421

ISBN-13: 9780292787421

Struggles over house and resistance to geographic displacement gave beginning to a lot of Chicano historical past and tradition. during this pathfinding publication, Raúl Villa explores how California Chicano/a activists, reporters, writers, artists, and musicians have used expressive tradition to oppose the community-destroying forces of city renewal courses and large highway improvement and to create and safeguard a feeling of Chicano place-identity.

Villa opens with a ancient evaluate that exhibits how Chicano groups and tradition have grown according to conflicts over area ever because the usa' annexation of Mexican territory within the 1840s. Then, turning to the paintings of up to date contributors of the Chicano intelligentsia akin to Helena Maria Viramontes, Ron Arias, and Lorna Dee Cervantes, Villa demonstrates how their expressive practices re-imagine and re-create the dominant city area as a group permitting position. In doing so, he illuminates the unending interaction during which cultural texts and practices are formed by way of and act upon their social and political contexts.

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