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In the Spirit of a New People: The Cultural Politics of the Chicano Movement

Randy J. Ontiveros

Abstract

Reexamining the Chicano civil rights movement of the 1960s and 1970s, this book brings to light new insights about social activism in the twentieth-century and new lessons for progressive politics in the twenty-first. It explores the ways in which Chicano/a artists and activists used fiction, poetry, visual arts, theater, and other expressive forms to forge a common purpose and to challenge inequality in America. Focusing on cultural politics, the book reveals neglected stories about the Chicano movement and its impact: how writers used the street press to push back against the network news; h ... More

Keywords: Chicano civil rights movement, social activism, Chicano artists, Chicano activists, citizenship, racism, postwar America

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780814738849
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814738849.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Randy J. Ontiveros, author