Drink Cultura: Chicanismo
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Drink Cultura: Chicanismo

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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
Aug 17, 2007 Ruth rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Spanish Teachers
Author has strong knowledge of Chicano history. It gets a bit repetative. The chapters are short and would serve as great conversation pieces for students.
Andrew Hanna
Mi vida... This book is well written and very true if you have lived the life of a Mexican American. The insights and humor ....
Gabriel Oak
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.
There was a huge connection between his stories and my life. Burciaga has a wide knowledge about the Chicano culture and expresses it in funny stories that I can relate too. Definitely recommend this book.
Ricky Arellano
This book has a great look on the chicano culture and it's definition. it also had very funny parts. it's a great read !!!
Samantha Prado
Beautiful stories that allow us to further analyze our Chicano heritage. Wonderful book! Due to its content, it can be a supplemental book for teaching Chicano studies, History of the U.S, or Sociology of Latinos.
Norma Saldana
Very interesting vignettes about Tiburcio Vasquez,Ernesto Galarza and the first Chicano actor hired by Luis Valdez for the Teatro Campesino, also, very interesting are his stories set in El Paso and Juarez.
Jon Hernandez
It was interesting! It was a quick read and pretty entertaining. The material is light and easy to get through. The history isn't too heavy but it's great to get a basic idea of what's happened.
Sasha Lopez-Ramirez
This book was short and interestingly informative. I liked how the author spoke to the reader as if he were present in the room, sharing stories of his life.
Aliza Rivera
This was a fast read but very witty and at times felt like he was talking about my life is some of the short essays. This is such a great book.
This was a fast read but very witty and at times felt like he was talking about my life is some of the short essays. This is such a great book.

Everything! Especially the feeling of not being able to be part of one culture without having to disappoint the other.
Burciaga's slice-of-life reflections are extremely accessible. He was somebody I would have liked to hang out with.
Frannie Cheska
my favorite story was about him, his son, and the dreams/dejavu/premonitions. very good
Jossue Vega Bazan
A must for Chicano activists, Chicano students, or Chicanos in general.
Rich, fun, and engaging history told through humorous prose.
Really cool, especially considering when it was written.
I loved the chapter on pendejismo
Oct 27, 2007 Elizabeth rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: cultured people
Me like this one! haha
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