Alarcón, Norma, et al., eds. 1983. Chicana Critical Issues. 1st ed. Berkeley , CA : Third Woman Press.
This text is a collection of essays and research on the Chicana. It covers many important topics on
identity. The book includes representations, narratives concerning political, social, and historical aspects, and also subjects on psychoethics, bioethics, and policies of identity.
Arredondo, Gabriela F., et al., eds. 2003. Chicana Feminisms. 1st ed. Durham , NC : Duke University Press.
Chicana Feminisms is a book written in collaboration with scholars, creative writers and artists to bring forth a wide array of perspectives and to show the diversity of the Chicana experience. The book is separated into chapters characterized by the presentation of a specific work of creative expression, Chicana history, interviews, folklores, etc.
which is then followed up by
and a subsequent critique or commentary
on the piece. Some of the issues addressed are life on the Mexico-U.S. border, bilingualism, the problems posed by a culture of repressive sexuality, and Chicana feminism in the 60's and 70's.
Blea, Irene I. 1992. La Chicana and the Intersection of Race, Class, and Gender. New York , NY : Praeger Publishers.
the different aspects of the life of the Chicana.
explores the race, class, gender and the situation of the Chicana. Using a wide range of text and her own personal
help explore the social situation of the Chicana as she rejects her gender roles and evolves to what is known as the new Chicana.
Cotera, Martha. September 27, 2005. Interview by Kelly Kieft and Erin Lambers. Ann Arbor , MI : .
The interview with Martha Cotera explored a variety of topics involving the Chicano Movement. Discussed were the roles of women within La Raza Party, similarities and differences between other Chicano organizations involved in the movement like the Brown Berets and also comparisons with the Young Lords Party. Also explored were the unique issues faced by Chicana feminists within the Chicano movement such as reproductive rights, childcare, and property rights.
. The interview concluded by examining the current issues of Chicana feminism and strategies to address them.
Cotera, Martha P. 1977. The Chicana Feminist. 1st ed. Austin , TX : Information Systems Development.
the Chicana and her role in the movement in the sixties and seventies. It explores issues concerning Chicana Feminism inside and outside of the movement. It was written during the movement and expresses the opinions and situations of women at that time.
Dictionary.com. in Lexico Publishing Group, LLC. [database online]. 2005 [cited 11/10 2005]. Available from http://dictionary.reference.com/ .
This site is an online dictionary and thesaures.
Gallardo, Susana L. Defining Chicana Feminisms In Their Own Words . 2005 [cited Nov. 30 Available from http://chicanas.com/defs.html .
This web page gives definitions of Chicana Feminism. It takes different women whom were active in the movement and uses them to express a broad range of ideas of what the term Chicana Feminism means.
Garcia, Alma M., ed. 1997. Chicana Feminist Thought: The Basic Historical Writings. Vol. 1. New York , NY : Routledge.
This book is a collection of Chicana Feminist writings. It is both historically and presently
relevant. It contains ideas and thoughts from women who were active in Chicana Feminism. The majority of the writings are from the seventies while some are from the eighties and early nineties. The collections are comprised of many women who were very
the start and the continuance of the Chicana Feminist movement.
Gordon, Linda, Baxandall, Rosalyn and Reverby, Susan. Women's Liberation Movement. in Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc [database online]. 1998 [cited 12/14 2005]. Available from http://search.eb.com/women/articles/women's_liberation_movement.html .
This website gives a summary of the Women's Liberation Movement. It discusses the origins of the movement. It also explaines the issues that the movement was fighting for and what the movement has accomplished. It
with a description of the current state of the Women's Liberation Movement.
Mirandé, Alfredo, and Enríquez, Evangelina. 1979. La Chicana:The Mexican-American Woman. Chicago , IL : University of Chicago Press.
This book provides excellent historical information regarding the conquest of Mexico by the Spaniards, The Mexican revolution, and US expansion. It explores the cultural heritage of the Chicana, the roles of Chicanas within the family and also work and education. It examines the images of the Chicana as portrayed in literature and Chicana feminism finding parallels between much of the Mexican heritage and the Current Chicana situation.
Oberler, Suzanne. 1995. Establishing an Identity in the Sixties: The Mexican-American/Chicano and Puerto Rican Movements. In Ethnic Lables, Latino Lives: Identity and the Politics of (Re)presentation in the United States . Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.
This chapter of the book covers the history of the state of our country post WWII and the Latinos place in the country at the time. It gives a brief overview of the start of the Young Lords Party and their history. It then discusses the Chicano and the different organizations that began forming.
. It briefly describes the history of each of these movements and how they
to the Chicano Movement.
It concludes by
talking about the roles of women within these movements and how they were oppressed.
Roth, Benita. 2004. Separate Roads to Feminism. New York , NY : Cambridge University Press.
the different avenues taken by the "second wave" of Black, White, and Chicana Feminist Movements. It compares them to each other by explaining their similarities and their differences. It gives the history of each movement and how the different movements intereacted with each other.
United Farm Workers Org. United Farm Workers. 2005 [cited 12/14 2005]. Available from http://www.ufw.org/ .
This is the website of the Nationa Farm Workers organization. It outlines current problems that the organization is trying to fix. It also provides a history of the organization and its founders.