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Chicano Popular Culture, Second Edition provides a fascinating, timely, and accessible introduction to Chicano cultural expression and representation. 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.
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
This edition features:
- Chicanas in the Chicano Movement and Chicanos since the Chicano Movement
- New material on popular
authors such as Denise Chávez, Alfredo Vea, Luis Alberto Urrea, and Juan Felipe Herrera
- Suggested Readings to supplement each chapter
- Theoretical approaches to popular
culture, including the perspectives of Norma Cantú, Alicia Gaspar de Alba, Pancho McFarland, Michelle Habell-Pallán, and Víctor Sorell
With 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.