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Chicano San Diego: Cultural Space and the Struggle for Justice
Contributor(s): Griswold del Castillo, Richard (Editor)

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ISBN: 0816525684     ISBN-13: 9780816525683
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
OUR PRICE: $32.95  

Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: December 2007

Annotation: The Mexican and Chicana/o residents of San Diego have a long, complicated, and rich history that has been largely ignored. This collection of essays shows how the Spanish-speaking people of this border city have created their own cultural spaces. Sensitive to issues of genderand paying special attention to political, economic, and cultural figures and eventsthe contributors explore what is unique about San Diegos Mexican American history.In chronologically ordered chapters, scholars discuss how Mexican and Chicana/o people have resisted and accommodated the increasingly Anglo-oriented culture of the region. The books early chapters recount the historical origins of San Diego and its development through the mid-nineteenth century, describe the American colonization that followed, and include examples of Latino resistance that span the twentieth centuryfrom early workers strikes to the United Farm Workers movement of the 1960s. Later chapters trace the Chicana/o Movement in the community and in the arts; the struggle against the gentrification of the barrio; and the growth of community organizing (especially around immigrants rights) from the perspective of a community organizer.To tell this sweeping story, the contributors use a variety of approaches. Testimonios retell individual lives, ethnographies relate the stories of communities, and historical narratives uncover what has previously been ignored or discounted. The result is a unique portrait of a marginalized population that has played an important but neglected role in the development of a major American border city.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Social Science | Ethnic Studies - Hispanic American Studies
- History | United States - State & Local - West (ak, Ca, Co, Hi, Id, Mt, Nv, Ut, Wy)
Dewey: 305.868
LCCN: 2007023268
Physical Information: 0.9" H x 6" W x 9" (1.05 lbs) 300 pages
- Ethnic Orientation - Chicano
- Locality - San Diego, California
- Cultural Region - Southern California
- Geographic Orientation - California
- Cultural Region - West Coast
Features: Bibliography, Illustrated, Index, Maps, Table of Contents
Review Citations: Reference and Research Bk News 05/01/2008 pg. 95
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