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By Refugio I. Rochín, Dennis Nodín Valdés

ISBN-10: 0870135236

ISBN-13: 9780870135231

Concerns that encouraged the book of Voices of a brand new Chicana/o heritage are to be present in the backgrounds and lives of the work's members themselves. those students all are a part of a brand new iteration of Chicana/o historians, a new release that's in the course of framing a debate over the way forward for the Chicana/o previous. simply because such a lot have been born after 1960, those women and men are also residing the historical past of an highbrow stream they search to explain and clarify. In combination, this feature of fourteen vital new items of in-depth learn types one of those paradigm for increasing the limits of Chicana/o cultural experiences. Voices of a brand new Chicana/o background provides a build during which the Chicana/o shared adventure helps to redefine many educational disciplines with a stimulating, multi-layered wondering of inherited scholarly assumptions.    

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Pitti cautions against the tendency of recent scholars in Chicana/o History to move away from the study of Latin-American history. S. history by integrating Chicana/o history into it, and educate non-Chicana/o students in a new world of multiculturalism, race, and ethnic requirements in college curriculums. To those who would accuse them of betraying a commitment to the community, the young scholars respond that scholarship is activism and that even the "Plan de Santa Bárbara" recognized that knowledge produces social change.

Third Woman Press, 1993). Page 1 INTRODUCTION: CHICANA/O HISTORY AS A SOCIAL MOVEMENT José Cuello The Movement Penetrates Academia It has become apparent to many scholars of Chicana/o History that the explosive growth and diversification in research and interpretation now requires the community to pause and evaluate where the field has been, and where it might go in the future. 1 Thus, the conference "Towards a New Chicana/o History," held at Michigan State University, 2223 April 1996, was organized at a timely juncture, and at a particularly exciting moment in terms of observing Chicana/o History.

Thus, the initial questions that defined Chicana/o History using temporal, spatial, and thematic parameters are now being augmented and redefined by newer questions centered in gender, generation, class, sexual orientation, religion, changing regionalities, and other social issues. As conference participant Lorena Oropeza observed, other new fields which have emerged from social movementswomen's, African-American, Native American, and gaylesbian historyare undergoing similar experiences. Within the discipline of history, these new fields represent multifaceted intellectual/cultural engagements which are shifting the paradigm through which ''mainstream" history is studied and interpreted.

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