the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo)" (Mayorga, 155)
- “In the [Chicano] Movement's era, the concept of Aztlan–and indigenous homeland inside the US–helped bolster the idea of a Chicano sovereignty: a
Native claim to Southwest lands seized by the US from Mexico. Aztlan inverts the hegemonic narrative of "Manifest Destiny" and provides a new lens of
ethnic consciousness for Chicano civil rights” (Mayorga, 157)
community for Chicano people
definitive term (though some older generation Mexican Americans may still find it problematic)
- The Chicano Movement
Dolores Huerta, empowering Mexican-Americans to call for equal rights.
- "For a generation, nationalist leaders used a kind of 'selective memory,' drawing exclusively from those aspects of Mexican and Native cultures that served
the interests of male heterosexuals. At times, they took the worst of Mexican machismo and Aztec warrior bravado, combined it with some of the most
oppressive male-conceived idealizations of 'traditional' Mexican womanhood and called that cultural integrity” (Hungry Woman, Moraga, 158).
- Coyolxauhqui, Coatlicue, & Huitzilopotchli
- “The Mexican myth recounts the story of Coyolxauhqui...who attempts to kill her mother, Coatlicue, when she learns of her aging mother's
pregnancy...Coyolxauhqui hopes to halt, through the murder of her mother, the birth of the War God, Huitzilopotchli. She is convinced that
Huitzilopotchil's birth will also mean the birth of slavery, human sacrifice, and imperialism (in short, patriarchy). She fails in her attempt and instead is
murdered and dismembered by her brother Huitzilopotchli and banished into the darkness to become the moon” (Insatiable Woman, Moraga, 4).
- The Hungry Woman
realm and break in two, transforming her halves into the bounty of the earth and the blanket of the sky. Yet she still cries out in hunger” (Mayorga, 156)
- La Llorona
Upon her own death, she cannot enter heaven because of her crime, and subsequently spends eternity searching for her dead children lamenting,
- “When La Llorona kills her children, she is killing a male-defined Mexican motherhood that robs us of our womanhood” (Insatiable Woman, Moraga, 4).
and resurrection of Jesus. (Saunders).
Development" that takes in imported raw materials to produce goods for export (Baz).
and Mexico (North American...).
- Nogales (AZ)
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- Baz, Aureliano G. "What Is a Maquiladora?" University of Delaware. N.p., 1 Jan. 1994. Web.
- Mayorga, Irma. "Homecoming." The Hungry Woman: A Mexican Medea. By Cherrie L. Moraga. Albuquerque, NM: West End, 2001. 155-63. Print.
- Moraga, Cherrie L. Looking for the Insatiable Woman. Article. Web.
- "North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)." Office Fo the United States Trade Representative. The United States Government. Web.
- Saunders, William. "History of Lent." Catholic Education Resource Center. 2002. Web.
- Voorburg, René. "Cihuateteo." Aztec Calendar. Web.
- "What is the WTO?." World Trade Organization. Web.