Walls of empowerment : Chicana/o indigenist murals of California (Book, 2008) [WorldCat.org]
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Walls of empowerment : Chicana/o indigenist murals of California

Author: Guisela Latorre
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
"Exploring three major hubs of muralist activity in California, where indigenist imagery is prevalent, Walls of Empowerment celebrates an aesthetic that seeks to firmly establish Chicana/o sociopolitical identity in U.S. territory. Providing readers with a history and genealogy of key muralists' productions, Guisela Latorre also showcases new material and original research on works and artists never before examined  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Latorre, Guisela, 1970-
Walls of empowerment.
Austin : University of Texas Press, 2008
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Guisela Latorre
ISBN: 9780292718838 0292718837 9780292719064 029271906X
OCLC Number: 213466313
Description: xiii, 292 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Contents: Indigenism and Chicana/o muralism: the radicalization of an aesthetic --
The dialectics of continuity and disruption: Chicana/o and Mexican indigenist murals --
The Chicano movement and indigenist murals: the formation of a nationalist canon and identity --
Graffiti and murals: urban culture and indigenist glyphs --
The Chicana/o mural environment: indigenist aesthetics and urban spaces --
Gender, indigenism, and Chicana muralists --
Murals and postmodernism: post-movimiento, heterogeneity, and new media in Chicana/o indigenism.
Responsibility: Guisela Latorre.
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Exploring three major hubs of muralist activity in California, this work seeks to establish Chicana/o socio-political identity in the US territory. This work highlights the ways in which California's  Read more...


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