By Maylei Blackwell
The first book-length research of women's involvement within the Chicano stream of the overdue Nineteen Sixties and Nineteen Seventies, ¡Chicana Power! tells the strong tale of the emergence of Chicana feminism inside of pupil and community-based agencies all through southern California and the Southwest. As Chicanos engaged in frequent protest of their fight for social justice, civil rights, and self-determination, ladies in el movimiento turned more and more militant in regards to the hole among the rhetoric of equality and the organizational tradition that suppressed women's management and subjected girls to chauvinism, discrimination, and sexual harassment. in response to wealthy oral histories and wide archival examine, Maylei Blackwell analyzes the struggles over gender and sexuality in the Chicano circulation and illustrates how these struggles produced new types of racial recognition, gender expertise, and political identities.
¡Chicana Power! offers a serious family tree of pioneering Chicana activist and theorist Anna NietoGomez and the Hijas de Cuauhtémoc, one of many first Latina feminist enterprises, who including different Chicana activists solid an self reliant area for women's political participation and challenged the gendered confines of Chicano nationalism within the circulation and within the formation of the sector of Chicana experiences. She uncovers the multifaceted imaginative and prescient of liberation that maintains to reverberate this present day as modern activists, artists, and intellectuals, either grassroots and educational, fight for, revise, and remodel the political legacy of Chicana feminism.
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¡Chicana Power!: Contested Histories of Feminism in the Chicano Movement (Chicana Matters) by Maylei Blackwell