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The Struggles of Solidarity: Chicana/o-Mexican Networks, 1960s–1970s

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  • Nydia A. Martinez

    () (History Department, Eastern Washington University, 103 Patterson Hall, Cheney, WA 99004, USA
    Chicano Education Program, Eastern Washington University, 103 Patterson Hall, Cheney, WA 99004, USA)

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Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, members of the Chicana/o Movement reached across class, borders, and ideologies to proclaim a political solidarity with the Mexican Left. Both, Chicana/os and Mexican activists expressed a narrative of political solidarity that encompassed a perceived shared experience of oppression and struggles for liberation. I contend, however, that both groups saw the source of their oppression and forms of resistance through different lenses. Chicana/o activists identified racism, discrimination, and cultural erasure with oppression, and they retrofit Mexican nationalism with political radicalism. In contrast, Mexican activists celebrated Marxist ideologies as radical political resistance against an increasing authoritarian government and associated Mexican nationalism with state repression and political manipulation.

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  • Nydia A. Martinez, 2015. "The Struggles of Solidarity: Chicana/o-Mexican Networks, 1960s–1970s," Social Sciences, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 4(3), pages 1-13, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:gam:jscscx:v:4:y:2015:i:3:p:520-532:d:53280
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    Keywords

    Chicana/o history; Mexican history; social movements; 20th century; Mexican Americans;

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    • A - General Economics and Teaching
    • B - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology
    • N - Economic History
    • P - Economic Systems
    • Y80 - Miscellaneous Categories - - Related Disciplines - - - Related Disciplines
    • Z00 - Other Special Topics - - General - - - General

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