ERIC Number: ED124324
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Identity and Awareness in the Minority Experience. Selected Proceedings of the 1st and 2nd Annual Conferences on Minority Studies (March, 1973 and April, 1974). Volume 1, Number 1.
Carter, George E., Ed.; Mouser, Bruce L., Ed.
The first conference focused on specific approaches in the offering of minority studies (both as a collective unit and as separate entities) and on problems of "Anglo" educators in medium-sized Midwestern institutions. Topic panels focusing on various literatures and on specific minority groups were held at the second conference. Stemming directly from papers presented at both conferences, this anthology of 14 essays deals with the subject of identity and awareness in the minority experience of Latinos, Native Americans, and Afro-Americans. Topics covered include: the importance of literature in the emergence of Latino identity; drama as an important medium in a quest for Latino identity; the main thrust of the Chicano studies program at New Mexico Highlands University (Las Vegas); Navajo "nationalism" as a source of identity and awareness; the impact of urbanization on the identity of Native Americans; the importance of identity and awareness from a literary perspective as it relates to Native Americans; the mulatto tradition in literature, a search for identity in two worlds; black identity and awareness viewed from the negative side, as developed by the English; adolescent literature viewed as a method of developing awareness and self-identity; the development of racial pride among blacks (from an historical perspective); and the issue of educational programs in the context of resocialization. (NQ)
Descriptors: American Indians, Anthologies, Black Literature, Black Studies, Characterization, Cultural Awareness, Drama, English Literature, Essays, Ethnic Studies, Higher Education, Identification (Psychology), Mexican Americans, Self Concept, Sex Role, Spanish Culture, Urbanization
Institute for Minority Studies, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., La Crosse.