ERIC Number: EJ695446
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 36
The Transformative Power of Chicana/o Studies: Social Justice and Education
International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, v18 n2 p185-197 Mar-Apr 2005
This essay responds to Professor Aguirre's article in this issue that explores through personal narrative the trials and tribulations of being a faculty member with an expertise in Chicana/o Studies. The author joins his exploration by introducing the structural disadvantages that Chicana/o Studies suffers as a field. She then expounds on what we have gained by developing a new field with an explicitly political focus that includes putting student interests at the center of its development while fighting for economic and social justice as an integral part of its intellectual agenda. Her conclusion explores the challenges that the field of Chicana/o Studies faces as we confront changing demographic and societal conditions.
Descriptors: Student Interests, Personal Narratives, Justice, Faculty, Mexican Americans, Cultural Pluralism
Customer Services for Taylor & Francis Group Journals, 325 Chestnut Street, Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Tel: 800-354-1420 (Toll Free); Fax: 215-625-8914.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A