Foundations of Chicana and Chicano Studies

Time: Saturday 10:30am -3:00pm. First Meeting Dates: September 6

Location: King Library, CHC Room 525


This graduate seminar examines the development of Chicana and Chicano Studies focusing on concepts, terms, theoretical formulations, and intellectual trajectories. Readings Include: Barrera, M. Race and Class in the Southwest, Almaguer, T. Racial Faultlines, Pardo, M.S. Mexican American Women Grassroots Community Activists, Peña, D. Terror of the Machine, Rebolledo, T.D., Women Singing in the Snow, Rosaldo, R., Culture and Truth, Acuña, R., The Making of Chicana/o Studies, Pendleton Jiménez, K. How to get a girl pregnant, Selections from various authors including: Romano, Cervantes, Vaca, Alarcón, Moraga, Rebolledo, among others. Articles available as electronic reserves at King Library. Additional Materials on Canvas.

Textbook Information

This year we will read the following books: Renato Rosaldo, Culture and Truth Mario Barrera, Race and Class in the Southwest Tomas Almaguer, Racial Faultlines Mary Pardo, Mexican American Women Grassroots Activists Devon Pena, Terror of the Machine Tey Diana Rebolledo, Women Singing in the Snow Karleen Pendleton Jimenez, How to Get a Girl Pregnant Howard Becker, Writing for the Social Scientists Available for purchase at the campus bookstore and also on reserve at King Library. We will also read important articles from the early years of Chicana and Chicano Studies. I will place articles on reserve and will provide you with electronic links to the reserves after the first class meeting.



Online Resources

The National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS) is the official organization of Chicana and Chicano Studies. It exists since 1972 - formed by Chicana and Chicano Social Scientists. NACCS holds an annual conference, gives awards for research to students (Frederick A. Cervantes Premio), Immigrant Student BECA for undocumented students, Student Presenter Housing Fellowships, A Book Award, a Feminist/Indigena/History award to Chicanas (The Antonia I Castañeda Prize), and Community Awards at the site of the annual conference.


Class Dates

Classes begin late this year because of the Labor Day Weekend. The full calendar is: Saturday 10:30-3:00pm September 6, 13, 27; October 11 & 25, November 15 & 22, December 6