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Barrio-Logos Space and Place in Urban Chicano Literature and Culture

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ISBN-10: 0292787421

ISBN-13: 9780292787421

Edition: 2000

Authors: Ra�l Homero Villa, Ra�l Homero Villa

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Struggles over space and resistance to geographic displacement gave birth to much of Chicano history and culture. In this pathfinding book, Rauacute;l Villa explores how California Chicano/a activists, journalists, writers, artists, and musicians have used expressive culture to oppose the community-destroying forces of urban renewal programs and massive freeway development and to create and defend a sense of Chicano place-identity.Villa opens with a historical overview that shows how Chicano communities and culture have grown in response to conflicts over space ever since the United States' annexation of Mexican territory in the 1840s. Then, turning to the work of contemporary members of…    
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Book details

List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 1/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 286
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Ra�l Homero Villa is Professor of English and Comparative Literary Studies at Occidental College in Los Angeles.

Introduction: Spatial Practice and Place-Consciousness in Chicano Urban Culture
Creative Destruction: Founding Anglo Los Angeles on the Ruins of El Pueblo
From Military-Industrial Complex to Urban-Industrial Complex: Promoting and Protesting the Supercity
"Phantoms in Urban Exile": Critical Soundings from Los Angeles' Expressway Generation
Art against Social Death: Symbolic and Material Spaces of Chicano Cultural Re-creation
Between Nationalism and Women's Standpoint: Lorna Dee Cervantes' Freeway Poems
Epilogue Return to the Source
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