Aztlán: Essays on the Chicano Homeland

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Rudolfo A. Anaya

A collection of essays discussing the concept of Aztlan, the mythological homeland of the Chicano movement.


"...As a symbol for political action, a place of spiritual plentitude, or as a challenge to transcend ethnic borders, Aztlan emerges throughout these essays as one of the Chicano Movement's fundamental ideological constructs. This volume will be of interest to students and critics concerned with the understanding and comprehensive reconstruction of one of the Chicano cultural emblems of the late 1960s. Given the present emphasis in Chicano studies on discourse analysis and critique of ideologies, this volume is a contribution to Chicano cultural criticism."   --Roberto Cantu, California State University