Chicanas in Charge: Texas Women in the Public Arena
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BeschreibungChicanas in Charge offers profiles, in the form of oral histories, of the careers of female community and political leaders from the Chicano community in Texas.
InhaltsverzeichnisPart 1 Adelitas: The Warrior Trail Blazers Chapter 2 Olga Ramos Pena Chapter 3 Anita N. Martinez Chapter 4 Virginia Muzquiz Chapter 5 Alicia Chacon Chapter 6 Rosa Tijerina and Maria Escobar Part 7 The Chicano Movement Activists Chapter 8 Alma Canales Chapter 9 Linda Reyna Yanez Chapter 10 Irma Mireles Chapter 11 Severita Lara Chapter 12 Maria Jimenez Part 13 Puentes Y Lazos: The Hispanic Connectors Chapter 14 Hilda Tagle Chapter 15 Elvira Reyna Chapter 16 Leticia San Miguel Van De Putte Chapter 17 Socorro "Coco" Medina Chapter 18 Maria Antonietta Berriozabal Chapter 19 Trini Gamez Part 20 21st Century Entorchas/ Torchbearers Chapter 21 Norma Chavez Chapter 22 Diana Flores Chapter 23 Gloria De Leon Chapter 24 Lena Lavario Chapter 25 Elfida Marquez Gutierrez Chapter 26 Rose Herrera Chapter 27 Norma Villarreal Ramirez Chapter 28 Guadalupe "Lupe" Valdez
PortraitJose Angel Gutierrez is professor of political science and founder of the Center for Mexican American Studies at the University of Texas at Arlington. Michelle Melendez is community services director at St. Joseph Community Health in Albuquerque. Sonia Adriana Noyola is an AP/dual-credit government teacher at Moody High School in Corpus Christi, Texas.
PressestimmenThis book is a beautiful tribute to twenty-five Chicana activists from different eras and epochs who have made a difference, made history, and changed the world. It is a powerful celebration of their accomplishments, joys, and sorrows as they made strides in political and social arenas. This book is about women leaders who could be our mothers, aunts, sisters, and cousins. From these life stories, the authors respectfully culled the deepest private and public emotions that these women endured as they fought against discrimination and injustices. A must-read for anyone interested in the power of women, politics, and social change. -- Irasema Coronado, University of Texas, El Paso; coauthor, Fronteras No Mas: Toward Social Justice at the U.S.-Mexico Border With today's rapid ascendancy of Mexicanas/Chicanas and Latinas as major leaders in both interest group and electoral politics, Chicanas in Charge represents a very important contribution to the study of political leadership within Chicano/Latino politics. This unique book documents the leadership contributions of twenty-five Chicanas who, from 1964 to the present, were outstanding leaders in the myriad struggles for change that impacted both their respective communities and the Texas political arena...It affirms the vital and indispensable leadership role Chicanas played then and continue to play today as 'policy change agents.'" -- Armando Navarro, University of California, Riverside; author, Mexicano Political Experience in Occupied Aztlan, and La Raza Unida Party
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: ALTA MIRA PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2007
Seitenanzahl: 272 Seiten