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Aztlán : Essays on the Chicano Homeland (Paperback)

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Written by scholars and writers, the 20 essays in this volume examine the concept of Aztlán, the homeland of the ancient Aztecs, which was used as a framework and symbol for Chicano cultural resistance and nationalism in the Chicano Movement of the 1960s and 1970s. They consider the mythic-historical and anthropological background on the concept, including history, philosophy, and comparative treatments of the Borderlands and their place in Chicana and Chicano literature. Sections contain essays on Aztlán as myth and historical conscience, with discussion of Chicano cultural identity; historicizing the dialectics and myth of Aztlán, including literary symbols and William G. Ritch's Aztlán; redefining it as a discursive concept; and comparative applications, such as Chicano and Puerto Rican cultural nationalism. This edition adds six new essays (some previously published) on topics like Spanish colonial mapmakers, ****** Aztlán, and American myths and the myths of Aztlán. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 424.0
Genre: Social Science
Series Title: Querencias
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of New Mexico Pr
Language: English
Street Date: April 1, 2017
TCIN: 52025385
UPC: 9780826356758
Item Number (DPCI): 248-39-6595

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