The Chicano movement

Authored by: Ramón A. Gutiérrez

Routledge Handbook of Chicana/o Studies

Print publication date:  August  2018
Online publication date:  August  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138847873
eBook ISBN: 9781315726366
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This chapter on the Chicano movement surveys its origins, history, and legacy. Most scholars date the years of the movement’s vibrancy from approximately 1969 to 1973. These dates, of course, are contested. A movement by definition is usually composed of various interest groups that coalesce for common ambitions and each accordingly has a stake in how the past is remembered, written, and preserved, and by whom. The Chicano movement, like many other movements, has a number of narratives and counter-narratives about its origins and decline.

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