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¡Chicana Power! : Contested Histories of Feminism in the Chicano Movement

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ISBN13:

9780292726901

ISBN10:
0292726902
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
8/1/2011
Publisher(s):
Univ of Texas Pr
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Summary

The first book-length study of women's involvement in the Chicano Movement of the late 1960s and 1970s, ¡Chicana Power! tells the powerful story of the emergence of Chicana feminism within student and community-based organizations throughout southern California and the Southwest. As Chicanos engaged in widespread protest in their struggle for social justice, civil rights, and self-determination, women in el movimiento became increasingly militant about the gap between the rhetoric of equality and the organizational culture that suppressed women's leadership and subjected women to chauvinism, discrimination, and sexual harassment. Based on rich oral histories and extensive archival research, Maylei Blackwell analyzes the struggles over gender and sexuality within the Chicano Movement and illustrates how those struggles produced new forms of racial consciousness, gender awareness, and political identities. ¡Chicana Power! provides a critical genealogy of pioneering Chicana activist and theorist Anna NietoGomez and the Hijas de Cuauhtémoc, one of the first Latina feminist organizations, who together with other Chicana activists forged an autonomous space for women's political participation and challenged the gendered confines of Chicano nationalism in the movement and in the formation of the field of Chicana studies. She uncovers the multifaceted vision of liberation that continues to reverberate today as contemporary activists, artists, and intellectuals, both grassroots and academic, struggle for, revise, and rework the political legacy of Chicana feminism.

Author Biography

Maylei Blackwell is Assistant Professor in the Csar E. Chvez Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies and Women's Studies at UCLA. An interdisciplinary scholar activist and oral historian, she works with indigenous women's organizers in Mexico, Latin American feminist movements, and sexual rights activists, all of whom are involved in cross-border organizing and community formation.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introduction: The Telling Is Politicalp. 1
Spinning the Record: Historical Writing and Rightingp. 14
Chicana Insurgencies: Stories, of Transformation, Youth Rebellion, and Campus Organizingp. 43
Retrofitted Memory: Chicana Historical Subjectivities between and beyond Nationalist Imaginariesp. 91
Engendering Print Cultures and Chicana Feminist Counterpublics in the Chicano Movementp. 133
Interpretive Dilemmas, Multiple Meanings: Convergence and Disjuncture at the 1971 Conferencia de Mujeres por la Razap. 160
Chicanas in Movement: Activist and Scholar Legacies in the Makingp. 192
Appendix: Narrator Biographiesp. 215
Notesp. 219
Bibliographyp. 257
Indexp. 287
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