Barrio-Logos: Space and Place in Urban Chicano Literature by Raúl Homero Villa PDF

By Raúl Homero Villa

Struggles over area and resistance to geographic displacement gave beginning to a lot of Chicano background and tradition. during this pathfinding ebook, Raúl Villa explores how California Chicano/a activists, newshounds, writers, artists, and musicians have used expressive tradition to oppose the community-destroying forces of city renewal courses and big highway improvement and to create and safeguard a feeling of Chicano place-identity.

Villa opens with a ancient evaluate that indicates how Chicano groups and tradition have grown in line with conflicts over house ever because the usa' annexation of Mexican territory within the 1840s. Then, turning to the paintings of latest contributors of the Chicano intelligentsia reminiscent of Helena Maria Viramontes, Ron Arias, and Lorna Dee Cervantes, Villa demonstrates how their expressive practices re-imagine and re-create the dominant city area as a neighborhood permitting position. In doing so, he illuminates the unending interaction within which cultural texts and practices are formed through and act upon their social and political contexts.

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