The Aztlán Mexican Studies Reader, 1974–2016

Edited by Héctor Calderón

Aztlán Anthology, Volume 6
December 2018

The Aztlán Mexican Studies Reader, 1974–2016, explores the ongoing cultural and political connections between Chicana/o and Mexican history. Edited and introduced by Héctor Calderón, this collection of essays makes a rigorous case for the contributions of Chicana/o studies to the transnational study of Mexico. Included with the thirteen previously published pieces are three that were commissioned for this collection.

The first essay sets the stage with a historical overview that relates how the Chicano movement was rooted in the soil of conquest and colonialism in Mexico. Subsequent essays discuss a range of topics that stress interconnections between Chicana/os and Mexicans: transborder issues such as immigration and labor; Chicana/o and Mexican fiction; femicide and racism in Mexico and their reverberations on both sides of the border; and the development of Mexican art forms—including muralism, cinema, and music—in Mexico and the United States.

Héctor Calderón is professor of Spanish American, Mexican, and Chicana/o literatures and cultures at UCLA.

ISBN (paper): 
429 pages.
14 illustrations
6 x 9
Available from the
University of Washington Press
$19.95 paperback
2019 Independent Publisher Book Awards
Bronze Medal, Book Series Nonfiction
2019 International Latino Book Awards
1st Place, Best Academic-Themed Book; 2nd Place, Best Latino-Focused Nonfiction (English)