English 166

Special Topics: Chicano Literature and History


Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
2 Fall 2014 Padilla, Genaro M.
TTh 2-3:30 104 Barrows

Book List

Acosta, Oscar Zeta: The Revolt of the Cockroach People; Baca, Jimmy Santiago: Martin and Meditations on the South Valley; Bardacke, Frank: Trampling Out the Vintage: Cesar Chavez and the Two Souls of the United Farm Workers; Blackwell, Maylei: Chicana Power! Contested Histories of Feminism in the Chicano Movement; Cisneros, Sandra: House on Mango Street; Corpi, Lucha: Eulogy for a Brown Angel; Lopez, Ian Haney: Racism on Trial: The Chicano Fight for Justice; Montejano, David: Quixote's Soldiers: A Local History of the Chicano Movement; Rivera, Tomas: ... y no se lo trago la tierra/...and the earth did not swallow him

Description

The Chicano Movement of the late sixties and early seventies was a social movement that reshaped the political and cultural landscape of the Mexican American community. It represented a political challenge to inequality and racism as well as a cultural renaissance that expressed itself in literature, art, and music. In this class, co-taught by Professor David Montejano of Chicano Studies, we will explore the politics and culture generated by the Chicano Movement. Our readings will illustrate the various tendencies and perspectives of the activists and artists who led, informed, and inspired the movement.

This class is cross-listed with Chicano Studies 180 section 2.

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