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.
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.
About the Author
Charles M. Tatum is a dean emeritus of the College of Humanities at the University of Arizona. He is the author or editor of many books, including Lowriders in Chicano Culture: From Low to Slow to Show and Chicano and Chicana Literature: Otra voz del pueblo.
“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