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ERIC Number: ED443770
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Feb-12
Pages: 12
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Chicano Cultural Studies as Historiography: Literature as History, History as Literature, and Cultural Poetics.
Mendoza, Louis
Noting that even a cursory examination of curricula at the K-12 and postsecondary levels reveals a prolonged crisis of Chicano representation in the liberal arts, this paper considers how literature and history can be linked productively through a practice of critical cultural studies, one that places the poetics of these discursive forms in dialogue with one another. While the focus is on the Chicana/o experience, the paper suggests that the method of analysis is broadly applicable and advocates an approach that is simultaneously interdisciplinary and inter- and intra-cultural. It examines the literature of people of Mexican descent in the United States as they have chosen to represent their past through "factual" and "fictional" narratives. It concludes by discussing efforts to realize a cultural studies praxis and by offering considerations on methodology. (BT)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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