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Mythohistorical Interventions
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Mythohistorical Interventions: The Chicano Movement and Its Legacies

Lee Bebout

Abstract

This book explores how myth and history impacted the social struggle of the Chicano movement and the postmovement years. Drawing on archival materials and political speeches as well as music and protest poetry, the text scrutinizes the ideas that emerged from the effort to organize and legitimize the Chicano movement’s aims. Examining the deployment of the Aztec eagle by the United Farm Workers union, the poem Yo Soy Joaquín, the document El Plan de Santa Barbara, and icons like La Malinche and La Virgen de Guadalupe, the book reveals the centrality of culture to the Chicano movement. The acti ... More

Keywords: protest poetry, Chicano movement, Aztec eagle, United Farm Workers union, Yo Soy Joaquín, La Malinche, La Virgen de Guadalupe, Anglo-American hegemony, culture, resistance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780816670864
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816670864.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lee Bebout, author