Michigan State University

Recent Acquisitions Winter 2010-1


Recent Additions to the
Cesar E. Chavez Collection
MSU Library
Winter 2010-1·


Redfield, Robert, Patricia Arias, and Jorge Durand. Mexicanos En Chicago : Diario De Campo De Robert Redfield, 1924-1925. Migración. 1. ed. [Guadalajara, Mexico]
[Lagos de Moreno, Mexico]; [San Luis Potosí, Mexico]; México: Centro Universitario de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades de la Universidad de Guadalajara ; Centro Universitario de los Lagos de la Universidad de Guadalajara ; Editorial Colegio de San Luis ; Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social : Miguel Ángel Porrúa, 2008
F548.9.M5 R43 2008

Redfield, Robert, 1897-1958.
Mexicans Illinois Chicago.
Anthropology Fieldwork Illinois Chicago.

Summary: A translation into Spanish of Redfield’s work on the Mexican immigrant communities in Chicago. For additional description, please see: http://mexicanstudies.uchicago.edu/redfield.shtml


Baca, Jimmy Santiago. A Glass of Water. 1st ed. New York: Grove Press, 2009
PS3552.A254 G53 2009

Brothers Fiction.
Mexican Americans Fiction.
Immigrants Fiction.

Summary: Two Mexican-American brothers--Lorenzo, who becomes a farmer, and Vito, who gains fame as a boxer--take different paths in life after the brutal murder of their mother, only to have their journeys converge and bring them face-to-face with a common enemy.

González, John Morán. Border Renaissance : The Texas Centennial and the Emergence of Mexican American Literature. History, Culture, and Society Series. 1st ed. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2009
PS153.M4 G59 2009

Contents: Introduction: Renaissance in the borderlands -- "Texanizing Texans": Texas centennial discourses of racial pedagogy -- "This is our grand lone star state": reclaiming Texas history in María Elena Zamora O'Shea's El mesquite -- Forging bicultural U.S. citizenship: LULAC and the making of Mexican American aesthetics -- A Mexico-Texan interlude: Américo Paredes, border modernity, and the demise of patriarchal anticolonialism -- Mujeres fronterizas: writing Tejana agency into the Texas centennial era -- Epilogue: From centennial to sesquicentennial.

Guadamur. Generation Mex. Colección Ministerios De Amor. México: Producciones Moho, 1997
PQ7298.17 .U15 G4 1997

Summary: Multimedia popular culture in Spanish about Chicanos and Mexicanos.


Ibarra, Jose Jesus. Contrasts: A Bilingual Collection of Poems. [S.l.. s.n], 2007
PQ7298.419.B37 C66 2007

Mexican poetry.
Mexican poetry Translations into English.
English poetry Translations from Spanish.


Mintz, Steven. Mexican American Voices: A Documentary Reader. Uncovering the Past. 2nd ed. Chichester, West Sussex; Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009
E184.M5 M126 2009

Summary : This short, comprehensive collection of primary documents provides an indispensable introduction to Mexican American history and culture.
· Includes over 90 carefully chosen selections, with a succinct introduction and comprehensive headnotes that identify the major issues raised by the documents
· Emphasizes key themes in US history, from immigration and geographical expansion to urbanization, industrialization, and civil rights struggles
· Includes a 'visual history' chapter of images that supplement the documents, as well as an extensive bibliography


Pineda, Albino R. Among the Repatriated : Autobiography of a Mexican American. [S.l.]: Xlibris Corporation, 2008
E184.M5 P55 2008
Biographical work of Mexican American family repatriated to Mexico.


Oboler, Suzanne. Behind Bars : Latino/as and Prison in the United States. New York City, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
HV9471 .B394 2009

Summary (Publisher): Prisons and the multiple ways that Latino/as have developed to combat the pervasive inhumane acts visited on them are the core of this anthology. Its combination of scholarly presentations, interviews, poetry, visual arts, and narratives of the inmates' lived experiences situates the realities of prison and its aftermath in the discussion about the ideals of individual freedom and rights. The authors highlight the attempts to normalize the systematic dehumanization of incarcerated Latino/as by “walling off” and sanitizing the urgent problems their very presence inevitably poses. This book argues for the societal responsibility to uphold the dignity of all peoples, irrespective of their histories and status in their respective societies.

Asencio, Marysol. Latina/O Sexualities : Probing Powers, Passions, Practices, and Policies. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press
E184.S75 L346 2010

Hispanic American women Sexual behavior.
Hispanics Sexual behavior.

Description: Latina/os are currently the largest minority population in the United States. They are also one of the fastest growing. Yet, we have very limited research and understanding of their sexualities. Instead, stereotypical images flourish even though scholars have challenged the validity and narrowness of these images and the lack of attention to the larger social context. Gathering the latest empirical work in the social and behavioral sciences, this reader offers us a critical lens through which to understand these images and the social context framing Latina/os and their sexualities. Situated at the juncture of Latina/o studies and sexualities studies, Latina/o Sexualities provides a single resource that addresses the current state of knowledge from a multidisciplinary perspective. Contributors synthesize and critique the literature and carve a separate space where issues of Latina/o sexualities can be explored given the limitations of prevalent research models. This work compels the current wave in sexuality studies to be more inclusive of ethnic minorities and sets an agenda that policy makers and researchers will find invaluable. (from: http://rutgerspress.rutgers.edu/acatalog/Latinao_sexualities.html)

McDonnell, Jeanne Farr. Juana Briones of Nineteenth-Century California. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2008
F864.B76 M38 2008

Briones, Juana, 1802-1889.

Review from CHOICE : McDonnell (International Museum of Women, Los Angeles) offers a biography of Juana Briones de Miranda (1804-89) and her contributions to the early development of San Francisco Bay and Santa Clara. Briones became a healer, businesswoman, and landowner, raising seven children and adopting another. Briones's life marks changes in the area; her family had come to California with the Juan Bautista de Anza Expedition (1776). Her personal story begins in the 1830s, when California was part of the Mexican nation and Euro-Americans were beginning to flood in. San Francisco at the time was known as Yerba Buena near the San Francisco Presidio, which was intertwined with Briones family history. There, Juana acquired town property. She later moved south to what is today Santa Clara County and, through her good relations with the Indians, acquired land for a ranch. The author effectively recreates Briones's life, which was marred by an abusive husband whom the law favored. Juana overcame these patriarchal laws, acquiring title to the land in her own right and building a thriving dairy business. In the shadows of Stanford University, Juana Briones Elementary School today honors her heritage in Palo Alto, California. Summing Up: Recommended. All levels/libraries. Copyright 2009 American Library Association.

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