Dionne Espinoza, María Eugenia Cotera, Maylei Blackwell, eds.

Jul 17, 2019

Chicana Movidas

New Narratives of Activism and Feminism in the Movement Era

University of Texas Press 2018

purchase at bookshop.org In Chicana Movidas: New Narratives of Activism and Feminism in the Movement Era (University of Texas Press, 2018), Dionne Espinoza, María Eugenia Cotera, and Maylei Blackwell have formulated a landmark anthology illustrating Chicana feminism and activism that spread in the Southwest, Midwest, and Pacific Northwest during the Chicana/o movement era. Contributors examine Chicana activism from different angles that are classified as either hallway movidas, home-making movidas, movidas of crossing, or memory movidas. This episode features Dr. Cotera, who is an Associate Professor of American Culture and the Director of the Latina/o Program at the University of Michigan. Cotera also talks about the creation of Chicana por mi Raza: Digital Memory Collective, a digital archive that has innovatively collected and maintained over 7000 documents on Chicana history. As a way to decolonize the institutional archive, Cotera and Linda García Merchant initiated this endeavor in the early 2000s. González also speaks with Martha P. Cotera about her essay contribution and civil rights activism in Texas.
Tiffany Jasmin González is a Ph.D. candidate of History at Texas A&M University. Her research centers on the 20thCentury US, Latinx history, American politics, social movements, and women & gender. Her dissertation, Representation for a Change: Women in Government and the Chicana/o Civil Rights Movement in Texas showcases the labor that Latinas conducted for the realignment of the Democratic Party since the 1970s. You can follow Tiffany on Twitter @T_J_Gonzalez

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