ANT 318L • Mexican American Culture
10:00 AM-11:00 AM
This course seeks to develop a student's understanding of Mexican American/Chicano culture in the United States. The writings of anthropologists and other scholars will be analyzed to provide an overview of the various regional expressions of Chicano culture and to examine the contributions of anthropology to the field of Chicano Studies. We will begin with the anthropological debate over the concept of Chicano culture. After situating the role of anthropology in the study of Mexican-origin groups, an overview of Chicano culture in the Southwest and Midwest will be examined. Topics that receive particular attention in this course include race, education, Chicano-Mexican relations, immigration, gender relations, the Chicano Movement, and segregation.
Menchaca, Martha, Mexican Outsiders Diego-Vigil, Personas Mejicanas; Zavella, Women's Work and Chicano Families. A reader will also be required