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By Randy J. Ontiveros

Reexamining the Chicano civil rights move of the Sixties and 1970s, In the Spirit of a brand new People brings to gentle new insights approximately social activism within the twentieth-century and new classes for innovative politics within the twenty-first. Randy J. Ontiveros explores the ways that Chicano/a artists and activists used fiction, poetry, visible arts, theater, and different expressive types to forge a standard goal and to problem inequality in America.
Focusing on cultural politics, Ontiveros unearths ignored tales concerning the Chicano circulation and its impression: how writers used the road press to thrust back opposed to the community information; how visible artists resembling Santa Barraza used portray, installations, and combined media to problem racism in mainstream environmentalism; how El Teatro Campesino’s cutting edge “actos,” or brief skits,sought to embrace new, extra inclusive kinds of citizenship; and the way Sandra Cisneros and different Chicana novelists broadened the narrative of the Chicano movement. In the Spirit of a brand new People articulates a clean knowing of ways the Chicano stream contributed to the social and political currents of postwar the United States, and the way the circulate is still significant today.

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