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by Megan Cornish,Yolanda Alaniz

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ISBN:
0932323286
Author:
Megan Cornish,Yolanda Alaniz
Category:
Social Sciences
Language:
English
Publisher:
Red Letter Press; 1st edition (May 1, 2008)
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368 pages
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VIVA LA RAZA reveals the workings of race and nationality in the United States in relation to people of Mexican . Yolanda Alaniz grew up working in the fields of Eastern Washington.

VIVA LA RAZA reveals the workings of race and nationality in the United States in relation to people of Mexican ancestry, a group that is too little understood though its members comprise this country's second largest population of people of color. After moving to Seattle to attend college, she was active in the Chicano movement, union mobilizations, and early feminist organizing.

"A history of Chicana and . A history of Chicana and Chicano militancy that explores the question of whether this social movement is a racial or a national struggle"-Provided by publisher.

"A history of Chicana and Chicano militancy that explores the question of whether this social movement is a racial or a national struggle"-Provided by publisher. history is often treated as if conquest and dispossession ended in the distant past. But to Chicanas and Chicanos the memory of . seizure of the Southwest is still raw.

Viva La Raza: A History . .has been added to your Cart. The story of the Chicano liberation movement by two radical women committed to our lucha, who know that the struggle continues until our final victory with the peoples of the world

Viva La Raza: A History . The story of the Chicano liberation movement by two radical women committed to our lucha, who know that the struggle continues until our final victory with the peoples of the world. Venceremos! - -Jose Cervantes, veteran of el movimiento.

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Viva la raza : A History of Chicano Identity and Resistance, Y. Cornish ; pról. El chicanismo o concepción política de los chicanos (que alude a hermandad, a carnalismo, a raza de bronce) considera que, al igual que los afroamericanos, los nativos americanos son gente conquistada y que, como ellos, comparten la experiencia de haber sido los pobladores originarios del continente americano. Frente al hecho de que cuando el angloamericano se refiere al mexicano, en los libros.

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com Product Description (ISBN 0932323286, Paperback). Describes monumental battles in . agriculture, mines and factories, and analyzes the vibrant movimiento of the 1960s and '70s. The authors dissect the origins of racial and national oppression and focus unique attention on the role of women and the emergence of Latina/o lesbians and gays.

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The book takes an interesting turn when Alaniz and Cornish narrate their activist organizing activities in the Pacific Northwest.

This past semester, I decided to use the new book, Viva la Raza: A History of Chicano Identity and Resistance, by Yolanda Alaniz and Megan Cornish, in my Comparative Ethnic Studies 151, Introduction to [email protected] Studies. The book takes an interesting turn when Alaniz and Cornish narrate their activist organizing activities in the Pacific Northwest.

Viva la Raza: A History of Chicano Identity and Resistance (Red .

Viva la Raza: A History of Chicano Identity and Resistance (Red Letter Press) is unique in its panoramic coverage of events from the Spanish conquest to the current day. The book illuminates the nature of Mexican American oppression from a Marxist feminist perspective and conveys the energy and courage of a people hell-bent for freedom. Viva la Raza highlights the leadership of Chicanas/os throughout . labor history, as partisans of the Mexican Revolution, and in the explosive 1960s and ’70s. Authors Yolanda Alaniz and Megan Cornish bring the passion of committed activists to this analysis, developed for the Freedom Socialist Party.

Literary Nonfiction. Political Science. Latino/Latina Studies. LGBT Studies. A lively and accessible investigation of Mexican American militancy from the U.S. occupation of Northern Mexico in the 19th century to civil rights struggles in the present era. The authors describe monumental labor battles, survey the Raza youth movement, focus attention on the role of women, and examine issues such as police brutality, the emergence of Chicana/o lesbians and gays, and the role of radical organizations, while also exploring hotly debated theories about the source of discrimination against Chicanos. VIVA LA RAZA reveals the workings of race and nationality in the United States in relation to people of Mexican ancestry, a group that is too little understood though its members comprise this country's second largest population of people of color.
  • Kajikus
Chicana/o Studies gains strong new resource with Viva la Raza

by Francisco Tamayo

For the last two years, I have been teaching Introduction to [email protected] Studies at Washington State University (WSU) in Pullman, Wash. I have used pieces such as Occupied America and Youth, Identity, and Power as a way to introduce my students to the field of [email protected] Studies. Acuña and Muñoz narrate the [email protected] experience within the American Southwest. The work of Erasmo Gamboa, Mexican Labor and World War II: Braceros in the Pacific Northwest, 1942-1947, explicates the oppressive working conditions imposed on braceros by México and the United States.

However, I wanted to study with my students the intersecting oppressions of [email protected] and [email protected] of the Pacific Northwest. As a post-movimiento student and instructor, it is important for me to gain a more complex historical understanding of the early [email protected] Movement.

It is no secret that el movimiento primarily concentrated on a cultural nationalist ideology and secondarily on class inequalities. The social conditions of women, gays, and lesbians were not discussed until the demise of el movimiento. The decline of the early Chicano Movement is often attributed to its cultural nationalist, patriarchal, and localized ideologies. It was Chicana feminists, lesbians, and gays who argued that ideological issues of la familia, sexism, heterosexism, religion, and poverty are interrelated within repressive structures, which leads to the inferiorization, exclusion, and marginalization of the "Other."

Still, post-movimiento generations face institutional racism, class inequality, language discrimination, sexism, and heterosexism. These ideological dilemmas continue to thwart the social conditions of [email protected] generations entering the contested and contradictory areas of post-secondary learning and civil society organizing.

This past semester, I decided to use the new book, Viva la Raza: A History of Chicano Identity and Resistance [Red Letter Press], by Yolanda Alaniz and Megan Cornish, in my Comparative Ethnic Studies 151, Introduction to [email protected] Studies. Throughout the semester, my students and I tried to critically analyze and reinterpret the use of language as a way to expose and position our self-understanding within Viva la Raza.

In other words, I asked my students to socially locate themselves (gender, sexuality, class) as a way to enter the conversation of [email protected] Historiography, a critical rhetoric. [email protected] Historiography argues to create new meanings for post-movimiento generations by critically analyzing the efforts and limitations of early Chicano Studies. One of my students commented, "Viva la Raza contradicts the 'common sense' beliefs of la familia, and culture." Another student said, "I appreciated the appendixes [on Pacific Northwest history] because I ignored the political presence of [email protected] in my state."

What the book did for me was to provide a critical context to the internal conflict of being of color while being an instructor for WSU, a land-grant institution. I believe that Chicanismo can no longer be theorized as local politics because neoliberalism is making Chicanas/os and Latinas/os disposable both at the local and at the global level.

The book was written for post-movimiento generations who lack a critical understanding of the [email protected] experience in the U.S. It is understood that Chicanismo -- the ideology of being Chicano -- has lost persuasive power for young post-movimiento generations, who have been socialized to believe in and participate within ideological and repressive structures. While the authors grapple with issues of political economy, racism, and transnationalism, the language is accessible for introductory audiences.

The book takes an interesting turn when Alaniz and Cornish narrate their activist organizing activities in the Pacific Northwest. These narratives are useful to understand how class, culture, gender, and sexuality affect the everyday social positionings of [email protected] Appendix 1, "Farmworker Organizing in the Yakima Valley," and Appendix 2, "Uproar at the University of Washington," add to the critical examination and reinterpretation of [email protected] Studies Aqui en el Otro Norte (here in the other north).

It is clear that Chicanismo in the Pacific Northwest was about socialist transformation. The chapters on "Mujeres Mobilize" and "Chicana/o Gays Emerge" argue against conventional ways (cultural nationalist, patriarchal, and localized ideologies) of movimiento organizing, strong arguments made by the authors.

I would have liked to see more on how to respond to neoliberalist practices that ideologically and repressively make the local and global folk disposable. However, Viva la Raza is a must read for those who want to understand the complexities of [email protected] life outside the American Southwest experience.

Francisco N. Tamayo is the former retention counselor of the [email protected] [email protected] Student Center at WSU. He is now a new faculty member in the English Department at Skagit Valley College.
  • BlackHaze
The book presents a lively history of the Chicano/a movement as it grappled with nationalist identity vs integration,feminism, lesbian/gay rights, electoral politics and labor strikes. It includes exciting sections on the University of Washington and Yakima.
The authors, from Seattle, also cover an earlier history that I rarely see: the Mexican American War and the ensuing seizure by the young U.S. of California, New Mexico and Arizona. This is a must-read for background for those who are debating the rights of immigrants.I