Designed as an introduction to the oral, customary, performative and material cultural traditions of the Chicano/a people, the book highlights the three cultural strands - European, African, and Native American - that gave rise to the folk traditions now practiced by Mexican-Americans. The author situates the different forms of Chicano/a folklore within historically significant periods, starting with the conquest and colonization of the Southwest and moving through the Annexation of Texas (1845), the Mexican Revolution (1910-1920), the mass deportation of the 1930s, and the turbulent years of the Chicano movement (1960s and 1970s).
Chicano Folklore: A Handbook Gustavo Ponce Western Folklore; Spring 2009; 68, 2/3; Docstoc pg. 309 Reproduced with permi
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