Latino Studies

, Volume 17, Issue 2, pp 278–280 | Cite as

Chicana movidas: New narratives of activism and feminism in the movement era

Dionne Espinoza, María Eugenia Cotera, and Maylei Blackwell, eds., University of Texas Press, Austin, 2018, 488 pp., $35.00, ISBN: 978-1477315590 (Paperback)
  • Esmeralda Arrizón-PalomeraEmail author
Book Review

Chicana Movidas: New Narratives of Activism and Feminism in the Movement Era arrives at a moment in which a (re)examination of feminism and the work it can do to (re)shape the country is essential to our survival. This timely and important book offers us a multidisciplinary and “intergenerational dialogue” among Chicana scholars, artists, and activists that both reminds us of the lessons learned during the movement era and charts Chicana feminist theories and practices of resistance developed during the movement years that are as relevant in our current political moment as they were then (p. ix).

This collection is part of an ongoing project that reconsiders the 1960s and 1970s and aims to document and celebrate the contributions of women of color to the liberatory movements that unfolded during this period. Chicana Movidas follows recent corrective and recuperative feminist publications such as Women of Color and the Reproductive Rights Movement (2003), Separate Roads to Feminism:...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cornell UniversityIthacaUSA

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