Home » Chicanas/Chicanos at the Crossroads: Social, Economic, and Political Change by David MacIel
Chicanas/Chicanos at the Crossroads: Social, Economic, and Political Change David MacIel

Chicanas/Chicanos at the Crossroads: Social, Economic, and Political Change

David MacIel

Published March 1st 1996
ISBN : 9780816513437
Hardcover
Enter the sum

 About the Book 

Dubbed the decade of the Hispanic, the 1980s was instead a period of retrenchment for Chicanas/os as they continued to confront many of the problems and issues of earlier years in the face of a more conservative political environment. Following aMoreDubbed the decade of the Hispanic, the 1980s was instead a period of retrenchment for Chicanas/os as they continued to confront many of the problems and issues of earlier years in the face of a more conservative political environment. Following a substantial increase in activism in the early 1990s, Chicana/o scholars are now prepared to take stock of the Chicano Movements accomplishments and shortcomings--and the challenges it yet faces--on the eve of a new millennium.Chicanas/Chicanos at the Crossroads is a state-of-the-art assessment of the most significant developments in the conditions, fortunes, and experiences of Chicanas/os since the late seventies, with an emphasis on the years after 1980, which have thus far received little scholarly attention. Ten essays by leading Chicana and Chicano scholars on economic, social, educational, and political trends in Chicana/o life examine such issues as the rapid population growth of Chicanas/os and other Latinos- the ascendancy of Reaganomics and the turn to the right of American politics- the rise of anti-immigrant sentiment- the launching of new initiatives by the Mexican government toward the Chicano community- and the emergence of a new generation of political activists.The authors have been drawn from a broad array of disciplines, ranging from economics to womens studies, in order to offer a multidisciplinary perspective on Chicana/o developments in the contemporary era. The inclusion of authors from different regions of the United States and from divergent backgrounds enhances the broad perspective of the volume.The editors offer this anthology with the intent of providing timely and useful insights and stimulating reflection and scholarship on a diverse and complex population. A testament to three decades of intense social struggle, Chicanas/Chicanos at the Crossroads is ample evidence that the legacy of the Movimiento is alive and well.ContentsPart One: Demographic and Economic Trends Among Chicanas/os1. Demographic Trends in the Chicano Population: Policy Implications for the Twenty First Century, Susan Gonzalez-Baker2. Mexican Immigration in the 1980s and Beyond: Implications for Chicanos/as, Leo R. Chavez and Rebecca Martinez3. Chicanas/os in the Economy: Issues and Challenges Since 1970, Refugio Rochin and Adela de la TorrePart Two: Chicano Politics: Trajectories and Consequences4. The Chicano Movement: Its Legacy for Politics and Policy, John A. Garcia5. Chicano Organizational Politics and Strategies in the Era of Retrenchment, Isidro D. Ortiz6. Return to Aztlan: Mexican Policy Design Toward Chicanos, María Rosa Garcia-AcevedoPart Three: Chicana/o Educational Struggles: Dimensions, Accomplishments and Challenges7. Actors Not Victims: Chicanos in the Struggle for Educational Equality, Guadalupe San Miguel8. Juncture in the Road: Chincano Studies Since El Plan de Santa Barbara, Ignacio GarciaPart Four: Gender Feminism and Chicanas/os: Developments and Perspectives9. Gender and Its Discontinuities in Male/Female Domestic Relations: Mexicans in Cross Cultural Context, Adelaida R. Del Castillo10. With Quill and Torch: A Chicana Perspective on the American Womens Movement and Feminist Theories, Beatríz Pesquera and Denise A. Segura