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Title:Chicana /O Murals of California: Indigenist Aesthetics and the Politics of Space, 1970--2000
Author(s):Latorre, Guisela Maria
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Jordana Mendelson
Department / Program:Art History
Discipline:Art History
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Education, Art
Abstract:By depicting images of indigenous culture and history from the Americas, these artists embraced an aesthetic that rewrote their place in U.S. history and society. Indigenism, as an ideology and aesthetic, emerged during the early decades of the twentieth century in various parts of Latin America, but Mexico in particular. Unlike in Mexico, however, for Chicanas/os, Indigenism was not an institution supported and endorsed officially, but rather a discourse occurring at the margins of U.S. dominant culture. Chicanana/o murals, for the most part, did not grace the walls of major public and government buildings; rather, they decorated the walls along the streets of the barrios and urban neighborhoods through out the country.
Issue Date:2003
Description:287 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3086109
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-28
Date Deposited:2003

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