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In the Zoot Suit Riots of June 1943, white servicemen attacked young zoot suiters, particularly Mexican Americans . Catherine Sue Ramírez is an Associate Professor of Latin American and Latino Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz

In the Zoot Suit Riots of June 1943, white servicemen attacked young zoot suiters, particularly Mexican Americans, throughout Los Angeles. The Chicano movement of the 1960s–1980s cast these events as key moments in the political awakening of Mexican Americans and pachucos as exemplars of Chicano identity, resistance, and style. Catherine Sue Ramírez is an Associate Professor of Latin American and Latino Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

In this engaging and perceptive book, Catherine S. Ramírez locates Mexican American women zoot suiters (pachucas) in wartime zoot-suit culture and the cultural politics of Chicano nationalism. This original study provides a new cultural lens for envisioning the network of social relationships, identifications, and symbolic investments gathered around the historical figure of the pachuca.

Catherine S. Ramírez draws on interviews she conducted with Mexican American women who came of age in Los . In the Zoot Suit Riots of June 1943, white servicemen attacked young zoot suiters, particularly Mexican Americans, throughout Los Angeles. Ramírez draws on interviews she conducted with Mexican American women who came of age in Los Angeles in the late 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s as she recovers the neglected stories of pachucas. Investigating their relative absence in scholarly and artistic works, she argues that both wartime . culture and the Chicano movement rejected pachucas because they threatened traditional gender roles.

The Sleepy Lagoon incident and the Zoot Suit Riots have held a great significance for scholars within Chicano studies wh. .

Using the lens of gender, she examines the heyday of the zoot suiters as well as the way those zoot suiters were used by the Chicano movement. The Sleepy Lagoon incident and the Zoot Suit Riots have held a great significance for scholars within Chicano studies who have identified the World War II era as a turning point for Latinos.

Catherine Sue Ramirez. The Mexican American woman zoot suiter, or pachuca, often wore a V-neck sweater or a long, broad-shouldered coat, a knee-length pleated skirt, fishnet stockings or bobby socks, platform heels or saddle shoes, dark lipstick, and a bouffant. Or she donned the same style of zoot suit that her male counterparts wore. With their striking attire, pachucos and pachucas represented a new generation of Mexican American youth, which arrived on the public scene in the 1940s.

Women and the Historical Enterprise in America: Gender, Race, and the Politics o.Article January 1994 · Signs Journal of Women in Culture and Society. What type of file do you want? RIS. BibTeX. Ramirez draws on interviews she conducted with Mexican American women who came of age in Los Angeles in the late 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s as she recovers the neglected stories of pachucas. culture and the Chica movement rejected pachucas because they threatened traditional gender roles. Ramírez Duke University Press, Durham, NC, USA, 2009, paperback, 229pp. ISBN: 978-0822343045

Catherine S. ISBN: 978-0822343045. In her new book, The Woman in the Zoot Suit: Gender, Nationalism, and the Cultural Politics of Memory,Catherine Ramírez undertakes a self-conscious recovery project that demonstrates the invaluable scholarly contributions that can come from reinterpreting the past (xv).

By Catherine S. Ramírez. Durham: Duke University Press. In the end, Catherine Ramírez's informative, illuminating book responds respectfully to one of the Chicana historical actors she quotes, who said, "We have not been able to have our side of the story told

By Catherine S. This unique, important book comes out swinging and packs a punch. In the end, Catherine Ramírez's informative, illuminating book responds respectfully to one of the Chicana historical actors she quotes, who said, "We have not been able to have our side of the story told. University of California Riverside.


Comments: (2)

luisRED
must read for any chicanos out there
Tenius
This book is a historical work which covers the topic of Women and Zoot Suits from World War II to the Chicano Movement. Ramirez emphasizes the participation of women in zoot suit culture during WWII making use of the few sources that exist, including some important ones that have been neglected by other academics on the subject. Throughout the book, Ramirez employs feminist analysis, which had not been utilized to understand the female participants of zoot suit culture to this extent. Feminist analysis was popular among scholars and artists during the late 1970s and 1980s to interpret the sources from the Chicano Movement which either neglected or caricaturized the female counterparts of pachucos. In this sense, Ramirez first summarizes feminist interpretations of sources from the Chicano Movement and then adds her own additional level of analysis. Overall, this is an excellent monograph which should be read by all students of Mexican American History, World War II History, and 20th century U.S. History.
The Woman in the Zoot Suit: Gender, Nationalism, and the Cultural Politics of Memory download epub
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Author: Catherine Sue Ramirez,Catherine Sue Ramiurez
ISBN: 0822388642
Category: History
Subcategory: Americas
Publisher: Duke University Press
Pages: 258 pages