Chicana Critical Rhetoric: Recrafting La Causa in Chicana Movement Discourse, 1970-1979

  title={Chicana Critical Rhetoric: Recrafting La Causa in Chicana Movement Discourse, 1970-1979},
  author={Perlita R. Dicochea},
  journal={Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies},
  pages={77 - 92}
Democratizing information about the Chicana Feminist Movement has been— and continues to be—a challenging assignment in women’s studies and Chicana/o studies programs. At a mid-1990s National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS) conference, a college-age Chicana questioned the near-invisibility of women in the preview showing of the film Chicano! One member of the panel presenting the documentary responded, “Those were traditional times. Women were just not as involved.” Two… Expand
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