Introduction to the 2008 Conference Proceedings – “Poesía, Baile y Canción: The Politics, Implications, and Future of Chicana/os’ Cultural Production”
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AbstractIntroduction The online publication of the proceedings for the 2008 conference held Austin, Tejas marks the beginning of a new era for the NACCS! Rather than using precious tree resources to print the proceedings, the National Board decided at the mid-year meeting before the Austin conference to publish the proceedings electronically. Not only would this ensure that all future conference proceedings would be available to members from any computer terminal at any time, but new members would be able to review the intellectual and activist trajectory of the association through e-proceedings. In addition, as digital media and information communication technology become critically important for online and offline participation in our communities and academic circles, the National Board believed NACCS needed to be at the forefront of the expanding landscape of electronic engagement. The Editorial Board for the 2008 Proceedings is honored to have been selected to take the lead of the first ever online publication of NACCS proceedings. These peer-reviewed proceedings are very important because they are a selected group of papers that act as a public record and snapshot of the various issues, case studies, and issues that NACCS members were engaging within their conference presentations. Read complete Introduction. Table of Content: Juan Mora-Torres, “La Primavera del Inmigrante”: Media and Voice in the Making of Chicago’s Immigrant Rights’ Movement, 2005-2006" Alvaro Huerta, "Looking Beyond “Mow, Blow and Go”: A Case Study of Mexican Immigrant Gardeners in Los Angeles" Joaquín Castañeda, "The Oak Park Redevelopment Plan: Housing Policy Implications for a Community Undergoing Early Stage Gentrification" Ann Marie Leimer, "Chicana Photography: The Power of Place" Amanda Maria Morrison, "Too Mex for the Masses: Bringing Mexican Regional Music to Market" Virginia Grise and Irma Mayorga, "Power to the Panza: The Politics of Panza Positive Cultural Production, a Performance" Elizabeth Kessler, "Latinas in the Kitchen: The Rhetoric of Food and Desire" Rebecca Romo, "Blaxican Identity: An Exploratory Study of Blacks/Chicanas/os in California" Sandra K. Soto, "Transnational Knowledge Projects and Failing Racial Etiquette" Alejandro Wolbert Pérez, “María y revolución, eso es lo que ocupa mi corazón”: Love and Liberation in the Prison Writings of Ricardo Flores Magón" Selfa Chew, "Re-imagining Collectivities: The Mexican Japanese during World War II" Daisy Salazar, "Eusebio Chacón’s Statist Narratives of Nuevo México" Paula Straile-Costa, "Indigenous Ecology and Chicanada Coalition Building in the dramatic works of Cherríe Moraga: “Living Models” for a Sustainable Future"