Category Archives: Chicano

Icons within Chicano and Chicana Art

This entry will focus on three overlapping and reoccurring iconic themes that appear in Chicano and Chicana art: ancestral emblems, Catholic Church symbols, and figures from popular culture. The terms Chicano and Chicana are specific to the identity of Mexican-Americans … Continue reading

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Mestizaje is a historically and culturally malleable term to which many meanings have been attributed. For the purpose of this entry, I will employ only those definitions that I designate as most prevalent to the breadth of our course study, … Continue reading

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Border / La Frontera

Border (in Spanish, la frontera) is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as “a side, edge, brink, or margin; a limit, or boundary; the part of anything lying along its boundary or outline,” and “the boundary line which separates one … Continue reading

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