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Since 2001, Charles M. Tatum's Chicano Popular Culture has offered a window into popular culture among Americans of Mexican descent. Chicano Popular Culture, Second Edition provides a
fascinating, timely, and accessible introduction to Chicano cultural expression and representation.
A great introduction to Chican@ cultural behavior and representation. I have found few books that provide the same quality of survey with clear examples of cultural expressions.
—Eric Romero, New Mexico Highlands University
A well-presented update of a great resource for students of Chicana/o Studies. From Selena
to The House on Mango Street
to bathtub tributes to La Virgen de Guadalupe, you get a glimpse into the culture of the Southwest.
—Jose F. Quintana, Metropolitan State University of Denver
New sections discuss music, with an emphasis on hip-hop and rap; cinema and filmmakers;
media, including the contributions of Jorge Ramos and María Hinojosa; and celebrations and other popular traditions, including quinceañeras, cincuentañeras, and César Chávez Day.
addition, Tatum has updated and expanded each chapter, with significant revisions in the following areas:
- "Suggested Readings" for each chapter
- Chicanas in the Chicano
Movement and Chicanos since the Chicano Movement
- Popular literature, including new material on Denise Chávez, Luis J. Rodríguez, Alfredo Vea, Luis Alberto Urrea, Richard Rodríguez, and
Juan Felipe Herrera
- Theoretical approaches to popular culture, including the perspectives of Norma Cantú, Alicia Gaspar de Alba, Pancho McFarland, Michelle Habell-Pallán, and Víctor
Featuring clear examples, an engaging writing style, and helpful discussion questions, Chicano Popular Culture, Second Edition invites readers to discover and enjoy
Mexican American popular culture.