In The Spirit Of A New People: The Cultural Politics Of The Chicano Movement by Randy J. OntiverosIn The Spirit Of A New People: The Cultural Politics Of The Chicano Movement by Randy J. Ontiveros

In The Spirit Of A New People: The Cultural Politics Of The Chicano Movement

byRandy J. Ontiveros

Paperback | November 4, 2013

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Reexamining the Chicano civil rights movement of the 1960s and 1970s, In the Spirit of a New People brings to light new insights about social activism in the twentieth-century and new lessons for progressive politics in the twenty-first. Randy J. Ontiveros 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, Ontiveros reveals neglected stories about the Chicano movement and its impact: how writers used the street press to push back against the network news; how visual artists such as Santa Barraza used painting, installations, and mixed media to challenge racism in mainstream environmentalism; how El Teatro Campesino’s innovative “actos,” or short skits,sought to embody new, more inclusive forms of citizenship; and how Sandra Cisneros and other Chicana novelists broadened the narrative of the Chicano movement. In the Spirit of a New People articulates a fresh understanding of how the Chicano movement contributed to the social and political currents of postwar America, and how the movement remains meaningful today.
Title:In The Spirit Of A New People: The Cultural Politics Of The Chicano MovementFormat:PaperbackDimensions:241 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:November 4, 2013Publisher:NYU PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:081473877X

ISBN - 13:9780814738771

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"Elegantly demonstrates the Chicano movement's irrefutable influence on a politically astute and enduring legacy of expressive culture. Randy J. Ontiveros persuasively argues that movimiento-inspired art and literature offer a crucial dose of historical consciousness required for sustaining struggles for social justice. A game-changing intervention in Chicano/a and American studies, Ontiveros’s book moves us beyond reductionist claims and rehashed debates to reinvigorate Chicano movement scholarship." -Richard T. Rodríguez,author of Next of Kin: The Family in Chicano/a Cultural Politics