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Chicano

a person of Mexican origin or descent living in the US. Once a pejorative term, Chicano was adopted in the 1960s to give the (then) 8-10 million Mexican Americans an identity and political focus. ‘Chicanismo’ became a description of the movement to restore Mexican dignity culture and power.
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That is to say, she would be a success, but not a Xicana feminist icon.
En el escenario, las distintas piezas del ser se amontonan y configuran de nuevo, el resultado de que es un arte con la capacidad de inducir el cambio social (Moraga, Xicana Codex 39).
Moraga repite esta ideologia del viaje de la dramaturga chicana (xicana):
"We all have our own vision, but we're coming from a similar place as indigenous Xicanas from East L.A.
Thus, So Far From God also points to the socially perceived artificiality of Chicana life as it is "lived" and written about, of the culture's influence on women--all aspects that the novel argues hide the simple realization that "life is absurd" for the modern Xicana. Castillo comes to terms with this artificiality by affirming, even embracing, the artificial elements in Chicana art and culture in order to "make the artifice part of [her] point" (Barth qtd.
(4.) Castillo uses the term "Xicana" to refer to the "concept of Chicana feminism" See Endnote 1 for full citation.
Xicana Codex reads like a series of spiritual meditations on living and dying in an age of darkness, an era marked by war, terrorism, and fear.
Rodriguez is based in Oakland, California, and her art, in her own words taken from her Web site, uses "high-contrast colors and vivid figures" to "reflect literal and imaginative migration, global community, and inter-dependence." In this volume, Rodriguez's subjects include Chicana activists ("Xicana Power"), cultural activists ("Decolonizing Creativity"), mothers of disappeared women in Juarez, Mexico ("Femicidio!
Adelina Anthony, a notorious Xicana lesbian, has been known to roam the streets with colored lesbians.