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1. Those three poems uploaded

What does this poem tell us about identity? What is the message the author is trying to convey?

2.

Pick one word from the list from the “Historical and Intellectual Presence of Mexican Americans,” pick one word from the list from “Toward an Operational Definition of the Mexican American” and come up with your own independent definition for these terms using at least 1-2 different outside resources and cite your sources. This will require you to do a little online research. Demonstrate where in the reading this keyword or concept is being used and how? How does the author engage this concept? Do they use it differently than from what you found online? How does it relate to their larger arguments?

Then answer the one question from “On Culture.” How does Gómez-Quiñones explains culture and what does he say about Mexican American culture?

Pick One Word From This List

Octavio Ignacio Romano-V., “The Historical and Intellectual Presence of Mexican Americans” (1969)

Mestizo/Mestizaje

Indianism

Historical Confrontation

Cultural Nationalism

Anglo-Saxon Conformity

Bi-Culturalism

Pick One Word From This List

Fernando Peñalosa, “Toward an Operational Definition of the Mexican American” (1970)

racial entity/ race

ethnic group

barrio

caste

Mexican American community

antecedents (historical antecedents)

Everyone Answer This Question

Juan Gómez-Quiñones, “On Culture” (1977)

How does Gómez-Quiñones explains culture and what does he say about Mexican American culture?

3.

Pick one or two words from the list from the “Ramón Gutiérrez, “Unraveling America’s Hispanic Past: Internal Stratification and Class Boundaries (1986),” pick one or two words from the list from “Mario García, “La Frontera: The Border as Symbol and Reality in Mexican-American Thought” (1985)” and come up with your own independent definition for these terms using at least 1-2 different outside resources and cite your sources. This will require you to do a little online research. Demonstrate where in the reading this keyword or concept is being used and how? How does the author engage this concept? Do they use it differently than from what you found online? How does it relate to their larger arguments?

Pick One Or Two Words From This Word List

Ramón Gutiérrez, “Unraveling America’s Hispanic Past: Internal Stratification and Class Boundaries (1986)

homogeneous group

cultural identity

national consciousness

castas

gente de razón/ gente sin razón

the origin of the word gringo

Pocho

The origin of the word Chicano

Pick One Or Two Words From This Word List

Mario García, “La Frontera: The Border as Symbol and Reality in Mexican-American Thought” (1985)

US-Mexican border

First great wave of Mexican immigrants during the early twentieth century.

La Opinión Newspaper

El Espectador Newspaper

Sin Fronteras Newspaper

CASA-General Brotherhood of Workers

The Chicano Movement

Black power movement

4.

Read “El Plan Espiritual de Aztlán” (1969) but no terms or words will be pulled from this reading. Pick one or two key terms or questions from Rafael Perez-Torres, “Refiguring Aztlán” (1997), and pick one or two key terms or questions from Ramón Gutiérrez, “Internal Colonialism: An American Theory of Race” (2004).

Key Terms

If you pick a key term, then come up with your own independent definition for these terms using at least 1-2 different outside resources and cite your sources. Make sure your sources are academic sources. This will require you to do a little online research. Demonstrate where in the reading this keyword or concept is being used and how? How does the author engage this concept? Do they use it differently than from what you found online? How does it relate to their larger arguments?

Questions

And if you chose to answer a question respond with a couple of sentences and no more than one paragraph.

Pick One or Two Terms/Questions From This Word List

Rafael Perez-Torres, “Refiguring Aztlán” (1997)

Chicanismo

Aztlán

In this article there are many scholars who describes Aztlán. Pick one or two scholars and describe their perspective on Aztlán. (Daniel Alacrón, Cherrie Morgana, Mario Barrera, Michael Pina, Luis Leal, Elyette Labarthe, Genaro Padilla, Sylvia Gonzales and Ernest Laclau)

El Plan Espiritual de Aztlán

Gabacho

Diaspora

What did William Safran and Mario Barrera argue on diaspora?

Frantz Fanon

How has “The Plan” been influenced by Fanon’s thought?

Historical consciousness

Alurista

Cultural Nationalism/political nationalism

What does Jorge Klor de Alva state about cultural and political nationalism?

Nationalist movements

Pick One or Two Terms/ Questions From This Word List

Ramón Gutiérrez, “Internal Colonialism: An American Theory of Race” (2004)

internal colonialism

Liberation Theology

Historical genealogy

Civil Rights Act

Voting Rights Act

Black Panther Party

dependency theory

economic underdevelopment

What did André Gunder Frank note on inequalities and who did she critique?

What did Pablo Gonzáles Casanova and Julio Cotler note on internal colonialism?

What did the book “Black Power” have to offer?

El Plan de Santa Bárbara

What did Robert Blauner argue within this article?

What did Rodolfo Acuña argue in his book, “Occupied America”?

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