Chicanx Utopias

Chicanx Utopias

Author: Luis Alvarez

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9781477324509

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Amid the rise of neoliberalism, globalization, and movements for civil rights and global justice in the post–World War II era, Chicanxs in film, music, television, and art weaponized culture to combat often oppressive economic and political conditions. They envisioned utopias that, even if never fully realized, reimagined the world and linked seemingly disparate people and places. In the latter half of the twentieth century, Chicanx popular culture forged a politics of the possible and gave rise to utopian dreams that sprang from everyday experiences. In Chicanx Utopias, Luis Alvarez offers a broad study of these utopian visions from the 1950s to the 2000s. Probing the film Salt of the Earth, brown-eyed soul music, sitcoms, poster art, and borderlands reggae music, he examines how Chicanx pop culture, capable of both liberation and exploitation, fostered interracial and transnational identities, engaged social movements, and produced varied utopian visions with divergent possibilities and limits. Grounded in the theoretical frameworks of Walter Benjamin, Stuart Hall, and the Zapatista movement, this book reveals how Chicanxs articulated pop cultural utopias to make sense of, challenge, and improve the worlds they inhabited.

Chicanx Utopias
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Luis Alvarez
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-02-22 - Publisher: University of Texas Press

Amid the rise of neoliberalism, globalization, and movements for civil rights and global justice in the post–World War II era, Chicanxs in film, music, television, and art weaponized culture to combat often oppressive economic and political conditions. They envisioned utopias that, even if never fully realized, reimagined the world and
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Language: en
Pages: 314
Authors: Jacqueline M. Hidalgo
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-08-31 - Publisher: Springer

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Language: en
Pages: 357
Authors: Margaret Cantú-Sánchez, Candace de León-Zepeda, Norma Elia Cantú
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-09-29 - Publisher: University of Arizona Press

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Language: en
Pages: 277
Authors: Chantal Zabus
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-11-20 - Publisher: Routledge

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Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: Kent L. Brintnall, Joseph A. Marchal, Stephen D. Moore
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-11-07 - Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

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