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Author Ontiveros, Randy J.
Title In the spirit of a new people : the cultural politics of the Chicano movement / Randy J. Ontiveros.
Published New York : New York University Press, [2014]
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 Floor2  E184.M5 O58 2014    IN LIBRARY
Description viii, 233 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Content Type text
Format volume
Contents Introduction : The art and history of the Chicano Movement -- Antennas and mimeograph machines : Postwar mass media and the Chicano/a Street Press -- Green Aztlon : environmentalism and the Chicano/a visual arts -- Immigrant Actos : citizenship and performance in El Teatro Campesino -- Sandra Cisneros's Caramelo and the transformation of the Chicano movement
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Reexamining the Chicano civil rights movement of the 1960s and 1970s, In the Spirit of a New People brings to light new insights about social activism in the twentieth-century and new lessons for progressive politics in the twenty-first. Randy J. Ontiveros explores the ways in which Chicano/a artists and activists used fiction, poetry, visual arts, theater, and other expressive forms to forge a common purpose and to challenge inequality in America. Focusing on cultural politics, Ontiveros reveals neglected stories about the Chicano movement and its impact: how writers used the street press to push back against the network news; how visual artists such as Santa Barraza used painting, installations, and mixed media to challenge racism in mainstream environmentalism; how El Teatro Campesino's innovative "actos," or short skits, sought to embody new, more inclusive forms of citizenship; and how Sandra Cisneros and other Chicana novelists broadened the narrative of the Chicano movement. In the Spirit of a New People articulates a fresh understanding of how the Chicano movement contributed to the social and political currents of postwar America, and how the movement remains meaningful today. Randy J. Ontiveros is Associate Professor of English and an affiliate in U.S. Latina/o Studies and Women's Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Chicano movement.
United States -- Social conditions -- 1960-1980.
Mexican Americans -- Social conditions.
Mexican Americans -- Politics and government.
Mexican American art.
Social movements in art.
ISBN 081473877X (paperback : acid-free paper)
9780814738849 (hardback : acid-free paper)
0814738842 (hardback : acid-free paper)
9780814738771 (paperback : acid-free paper)
OCLC number 843454920