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Chicano Art

Chicano Art

(1998)
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In the early 1990s, a major exhibition Chicano Art: Resistance and Affirmation, 1965-1985 toured major museums around the United States. As a first attempt to define and represent Chicano/a art for a national audience, the exhibit attracted both praise and controversy, while raising fundamental questions about the nature of multiculturalism in the U.S.

This book presents the first interdisciplinary cultural study of the CARA exhibit. Alicia Gaspar de Alba looks at the exhibit as a cultural text in which the Chicano/a community affirmed itself not as a "subculture" within the U.S. but as an "alter-Native" culture in opposition to the exclusionary and homogenizing practices of mainstream institutions. She also shows how the exhibit reflected the cultural and sexual politics of the Chicano Movement and how it serves as a model of Chicano/a popular culture more generally.

Drawing insights from cultural studies, feminist theory, anthropology, and semiotics, this book constitutes a wide-ranging analysis of Chicano/a art, popular culture, and mainstream cultural politics. It will appeal to a diverse audience in all of these fields.

 
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Hardback Editions

January 1998 : USA Hardback
Title: Chicano Art Inside/Outside the Master's House: Cultural Politics and the CARA Exhibition
Author(s): Alicia Gaspar de Alba
ISBN: 0-292-72801-8 / 978-0-292-72801-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: University of Texas Press
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Paperback Editions

January 1998 : USA Paperback
Title: Chicano Art Inside/Outside the Master's House: Cultural Politics and the CARA Exhibition
Author(s): Alicia Gaspar de Alba
ISBN: 0-292-72805-0 / 978-0-292-72805-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: University of Texas Press
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Kindle Editions

July 2010 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Chicano Art Inside/Outside the Master's House: Cultural Politics and the CARA Exhibition
Author(s): Alicia Gaspar de Alba
Publisher: University of Texas Press
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