The Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations will hold their 27th annual meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 13 through 17, 2002. The organizations have met there the last three years, and members wanted to return because of the great location, the fine hotel, food, sights, and museums.
Panels and individual papers on all aspects of Chicana and Chicano culture are encouraged for our 2002 meeting. The Chicana/o Culture area tends to be both multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary, and panels and individual papers may explore any issues relevant to Chicana/o cultural studies.
Presentations might examine themes relevant to Chicana/o culture and politics including but not limited to "resistance and affirmation"; nationalism and ethnic separatism; borders, frontiers, and territorialization; labor unions and social collectivity; machismo, feminidad, feminisms, and gender construction; immigration, internal colonialism, and indigenismo; religion and spirituality; mainstream depictions and ethnic stereotyping; La Raza Cosmica and cultural syncretism. Topics might traverse distinctions within cultural expressions and specific genres--corridos, mitos, folklore, poetry, fiction, drama, film, television. Presentations might cover theoretical and/or creative and/or historical works by individual authors such as Jose Vasconcelos, Rudy Acuna, Luis Valdez, George I. Sanchez, Gloria Anzaldua, Ana Castillo, Cherrie Moraga, and others.
Proposals that address any aspect of Chicana/o culture are welcome.
Please send inquiries or 100- to 150-word proposals BY NOVEMBER 15th.
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