Category Archives: Chicana/o Book Reviews

The Lonely Book Review

Not too many people pay attention to book reviews these days. This is lamentable since at one time they were the cornerstone of an academic career. It exposed you to scholars in the field, and just reading kept you current … Continue reading

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Dismantling Christendom in Federal Indian Law in Steven T. Newcomb’s Pagans in the Promised Land: Decoding the Doctrine of Christian Discovery

Pagans in the Promised Land: Decoding the Doctrine of Christian Discovery by Steven T. Newcomb sets as its goal the decoding of hidden biblical meanings in United States Federal Indian Law/Policy, but specifically the 1823 U.S. Supreme Court ruling Johnson … Continue reading

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Review: Mestiz@ Scripts, Digital Migrations, and the Territories of Writing by Damián Baca

Baca, Damián. Mestiz@ Scripts, Digital Migrations, and the Territories of Writing. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.Print. “Knowing is what counts. To know one’s own country and govern it with that knowledge is the only way to free it from tyranny…The European … Continue reading

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Don’t Stop Believing: Robert Flores On His New Book “#FuckCancer!”

“I’m a Healer” #FuckCancer: The True Story of How Robert the Bold Kicked Cancer’s Ass is the new book by Robert Flores and published by Xicano independent publishing house Broken Swords Publications. This is the true story of a Xicano … Continue reading

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Preview: #FuckCancer The True Story of How Robert the Bold Kicked Cancer’s Ass

S|J|R Here’s a sneak peek at the cover for #FuckCancer by Robert Flores. The book is finally coming out (yay!). It’s currently at the printer and I am awaiting my proof copy. I am told that I should have the proof copy by … Continue reading

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The Chicano Generation: Testimonios of the Movement Platica and Book Signing

Mario Garcia in conversation with Raul Ruiz, Gloria Arellanes & Rosalio Munoz to discuss and sign The Chicano Generation: Testimonios of the Movement This is the story of the historic Chicano Movement in Los Angeles during the late 1960s and … Continue reading

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¡Despierten Hermanos! in Enriqueta Vasquez and the Chicano Movement: Writings from El Grito del Norte

Through the wonders of social media, namely Twitter, I have been sharing and recommending hundreds of Chicana/o books and film titles amongst my “followers” for the last four years in order to promote Chicana/o literacy, encourage students to major or … Continue reading

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Stereotypes, Cultural Terrorism and the Hollywood Shuffle or What Eva Longoria Learned in Chicana/o Studies

Commercial Garbage Two years ago, I wrote a post about what Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales termed the “commercial garbage” being promoted by some of our own inside and outside of Hollywood. More to the point, the post questioned the “commercial garbage” … Continue reading

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The Politics of Aztlán in Ignacio M. García’s Chicanismo: The Forging of a Militant Ethos among Mexican Americans

Through the wonders of social media, namely Twitter, I have been sharing and recommending hundreds of Chicana/o books and film titles amongst my “followers” for the last four years in order to promote Chicana/o literacy, encourage students to major or … Continue reading

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Soldados de la Raza in David Sánchez’s Expedition Through Aztlán

Through the wonders of social media, namely Twitter, I have been sharing and recommending hundreds of Chicana/o books and film titles amongst my “followers” for the last four years in order to promote Chicana/o literacy, encourage students to major or … Continue reading

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