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Rethinking the Chicano Movement

By Marc Simon Rodriguez

Routledge – 2012 – 224 pages

Series: American Social and Political Movements of the 20th Century

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Description

In the 1960s and 1970s, an energetic new social movement emerged among Mexican Americans. Fighting for civil rights and celebrating a distinct ethnic identity, the Chicano Movement had a lasting impact on the United States, from desegregation to bilingual education.

Rethinking the Chicano Movement provides an astute and accessible introduction to this vital grassroots movement. Bringing together different fields of research, this comprehensive yet concise narrative considers the Chicano Movement as a national, not just regional, phenomenon, and places it alongside the other important social movements of the era. Rodriguez details the many different facets of the Chicano movement, including college campuses, third-party politics, media, and art, and traces the development and impact of one of the most important post-WWII social movements in the United States.

Contents

Introduction: Mexican Americanism and the Long Chicano Movement

Chapter 1: A Growing Militancy: The Farm Workers in California and Political Activism in Texas

Chapter 2: The New Urban Politics: Chicanos and The War on Poverty

Chapter 3: Youth and the Campus: Chicano Students and Chicano Education

Chapter 4: News and the Movement: Newspapers and Ideas in the Chicano Movement

Chapter 5: Art and the Movement: Chicano Murals and Community Space

Conclusion: Rethinking to Move Forward

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Author Bio

Marc Simon Rodriguez is Associate Professor of history at Portland State University and the managing editor of the Pacific Historical Review.

Name: Rethinking the Chicano Movement (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Marc Simon Rodriguez. In the 1960s and 1970s, an energetic new social movement emerged among Mexican Americans. Fighting for civil rights and celebrating a distinct ethnic identity, the Chicano Movement had a lasting impact on the United States, from desegregation to...
Categories: Chicano History, The 1960s, American History, Social Movements, Latino Politics, American Studies, Racial & Ethnic Politics, Race & Ethnicity