The Locations of Chicano/a and Latino/a Studies

Richard T. Rodríguez

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationA Concise Companion to American Studies
EditorsJohn Carlos Rowe
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781444319071
ISBN (Print)9781405109246
StatePublished - Mar 8 2010


  • History of Chicano Movement-understood as spatially grounded activist assemblage
  • Linkage of Chicano with Boricua, akin to Chicano/a-given its adoption by Puerto Ricans
  • Locations of Chicano/a and Latino/a studies
  • Mexican American communities-adopting "Chicano" affirmative identity marker of racial-ethnic and class consciousness
  • Movement's manifestos-El Plan de Santa Barbara, "master plan for Chicanos in higher education"
  • New ethnicities, cultural or national historical experience, as "MexiRican" or "PortoMex"
  • Staking claims for Aztlán-staging a "reconquista," reclaiming ownership of US land once purportedly theirs
  • Student-based organization MEChA-Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán
  • Women's empowerment and liberation-in so-called "Chicano sense"
  • el Movimiento (the Movement)-registering foundational, complementary struggles for equality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences
  • General Arts and Humanities

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