Latino/a Thought: Culture, Politics, and Society (2nd Revised edition)

Latino/a Thought: Culture, Politics, and Society (2nd Revised edition)

By: Francisco H. Vazquez (editor)Hardback

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Latino/a Thought is unique in its presentation of cross cultural writings-especially from Mexican, Puerto Rican, and Cuban writers and political documents-that shape the ideology and experience of U.S. Latinos. Students can read, first hand, the works or authors who most shaped the Latino/a heritage. They are guided by vivid introductions that set each article or document in its historical context and describe its relevance today. The writings touch on many themes, but are guided by this book's concern for a quest for public citizenship among all Latino populations and a better understanding of racialized populations in the U.S. today.

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Francisco H. Vazquez is professor of history and philosophy and director of the Hutchins Institute for Public Policy Studies and Community Action at Sonoma State University, California. Among his publications are: "Philosophy in Mexico: The Opium of the Intellectuals or a Prophetic Insight," (Canadian Journal of Political and Social Theory, Vol. 4, No. 3 , 1980) and "Chicanology: A Postmodern Analysis of Meshicano Discourse," (Perspectives in Mexican Amercian Studies, Volume 3, 1992).


General Introduction: Who Are These People And What Do They Want? Introduction For Students: Why We Love Power But Hate Politics PART I: ORIGINS AND THEORIES A. A Dream Of Justice: Contexts, Methods And Practices In Latino/A Thought Chapter 1. I Am Joaquin: An Epic Poem Chapter 2. A Continental American Quest For Democracy Chapter 3. The Chicana Woman: An Historical Materialist Perspective Chapter 4. Chicanology: Law, Class Struggle, And Power/Knowledge B. Seduction And Aggression: The Birth Of Chicanos, Puerto Ricans And Cuban-Americans As Territorial, Involuntary, And Cultural U.S. Citizens PART II MEXICAN AND AMERICANS A. First Encounters Between Anglo And Mexican Americans. Chapter 5. The Making Of A Tejano: The Personal Memoirs Of John N. Seguin, Jesus De La Teja B. The United States War With Mexico Chapter 6. Letter From James Buchanan, And Selections From The Treaty Of Guadalupe Hidalgo C. The Fragile Political Status Of Mexican Americans And Their Continued Fight For Inclusion Chapter 7. El Primer Congreso Mexicanista De 1911: A Precursor To Contemporary Chicanismo Chapter 8. Epilogue From Decade Of Betrayal Chapter 9. The Organizer's Tale Chapter 10. Brown Beret National Policies Chapter 11. Queer Aztlan: The Re-Formation Of Chicano Tribe Chapter 12. Class And Culture Wars In The New Latino Politics PART III CUBANS AND AMERICANS A. The Treaty Of Paris: Exchanging Colonial Masters Or Establishing Relations Of Mutual Desire? Chapter 13. Meanings In Transition Chapter 14. The Platt Amendment (1901) B. Cuban Self-Determination Under U.S. Hegemony Chapter 15. El Exilio: National Security Interests And The Origins Of The Cuban Exile Enclave Chapter 16. Havana USA Chapter 17. Poem: Last-Mambo-In-Miami PART IV PUERTO RICAN AND AMERICANS A. Under Two Empires: A 400-Year Struggle Chapter 18. Excerpts Form The Foraker And Jones Act, And Public Law 600 The Commonwealth Of Puerto Rico Chapter 19. Albizu Campos And The Ponce Massacre Chapter 20. Young Lords Party: 13-Point Program And Platform B. Searching For The Best Life, Not The Best Citizenship Chapter 21. The Divorce Of Nationalist Discourses From The Puerto Rican People Chapter 22. Reconstructing Racial Identity: Ethnicity, Color, And Class Among Dominicans In The United States And Puerto Rico Chapter 23. Poem: Native Of Nowhere PART V: HISTORY OF THE PRESENT A. Comparative Thumbnail Sketch Of The Status Of Mexicans, Cubans And Puerto Ricans In The United States Chapter 24. Fields of Knowledge for Democracy, Justice, and Community: A Latina Quest Chapter 25. Transnational Political And Cultural Identities: Crossing Theoretical Borders Chapter 26. 'Aqui Estamos Y No Nos Vamos!' Global Capital And Immigrant Rights Chapter 27. A Postdemocratic Era B. Latino U.S.A: A Canary In The Mine Of Continental Democracy APPENDIX: TO THE INSTRUCTOR.

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  • publication date: 16/01/2009
  • ISBN13: 9780742563544
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 634
  • ID: 9780742563544
  • weight: 1075
  • ISBN10: 0742563545
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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