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Drink Cultura: Chicanismo
This book is about the Chicano experience of living within, between and sometimes outside of two cultures--the damnation and salvation, and the celebration of it all.¶"In some ways a book Erma Bombeck might have written, that is, if she were from El Paso, dressed in Tony Lama boots, and full fledged member of raza."--Gary Soto¶"A passionately lyrical lección para todos abo...more
Paperback, 140 pages
Published July 1st 1992 by Joshua Odell Editions
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This book is a quick read with 26 chapters that reflect on Chicano history, language, family values, and cultural norms. It also includes chapters on the author's own experiences growing up Chicano in the United States, having lived in Texas, California, and Washington, D.C., and having traveled to Mexico and Spain. His writing is flavored with Spanish and Spanglish expressions and slang. It's a great blend of personal and Chicano history. A great read for Americans who work with Hispanic popula...more
Burciaga's part memoir, part essay collection meditates on what it means to be Chicano. Often playful, Burciaga shows his roots in the comedy group Culture Clash. A good introduction to chicanismo for undergrads or high school students.