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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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30) Las obras suyas que se incluyen son: Homenaje a Frida Kahlo (1978), La Ruta turquesa (1997), Disfrutamos la fruta de nuevo (1993) y Mujer de mucha enagua, PA'TI XICANA (1999).
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.
In the introductory section, "A Xicana Lexicon," Moraga speaks to her use of the X:
I spell Xicana and Xicano (Chicana and Chicano) with an X (the Nahuatl spelling of the 'ch' sound) to indicate a re-emerging polftica, especially among young people, grounded in indigenous American belief systems and identities.
We all have our own vision, but we're coming from a similar place as indigenous Xicanas from East L.
Como interludio al analisis de los textos musicales, Ortiz examina la serigrafia Mujer de mucha enagua, PA'TI XICANA de la artista chicana Yreina Cervantez, la cual, si bien sirve de ilustracion en la cinta sonora de Adams, se acerca mas al sincretismo cultural representado por Sniffin.
Thus, the characters combine with the plot, allowing Castillo to use absurdist filters in the novel to deal with the competing and conflicting subjectivities of being a Mexican American, a Xicana.
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.
Adelina Anthony, a notorious Xicana lesbian, has been known to roam the streets with colored lesbians.