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Chicano movement rhetoric: An ideographic interpretation
This essay surveys Chicano movement rhetoric, arguing that key documents of the Chicano movement—El Plan Espiritual de Aztldn and El Plan de Santa Barbara—can be best understood through theirExpand
Reading Latina/o images: interrogating Americanos
This essay explores the visual and discursive elements of Americanos, a published collection of photographic images of Latina/o life in the United States. While clearly a mass‐market text intendedExpand
Chicano ideology revisited: Rap music and the (re)articulation of Chicanismo
The author argues that rap music functions as a vehicle to express oppositional politics. As a result, Chicano rappers appropriate the musical genre to (re)articulate Chicano ideology. Examining theExpand
All along the border: Kid frost and the performance of brown masculinity
The cultural performance of identity takes on particular characteristics in each community. This examination of Chicano rapper Kid Frost centers on the symbolic and material conditions on theExpand
The Fusing of Sport and Politics
The World Cup is a site for political discourses and national symbols. In an environment in which global print and electronic media blanket the tournament, it is not surprising that political andExpand
Golden But Not Brown: Oscar De La Hoya and the Complications of Culture, Manhood, and Boxing
This essay explores the contours of how professional boxing champion Oscar De La Hoya has been constructed through the popular and boxing press. The analysis points to the complicated relationshipsExpand
The Trials and Tribulations of Racialized Critical Rhetorical Theory: Understanding the Rhetorical Ambiguities of Proposition 187
This essay explores the role that race plays in rhetorical theorizing. Linking the literature in critical race theory (CRT), critical rhetoric, and vernacular criticism, the essay examines the caseExpand
After more than a decade, a full-time, professional outdoor soccer league—Major League Soccer (MLS)—has returned to the United States. Following the staging of a highly successful World Cup in 1994,Expand
Immigration Rhetoric
Immigration, both legal and illegal, has posed significant political, economic, and cultural challenges to the U.S. Over the course of U.S. history immigration has shaped the national identity andExpand
Sport and Politics
This article offers an analysis of how sport can occupy a progressive role in contemporary culture. Contrasting the political constitution of Latino identities with the marketing strategy of MajorExpand