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Chicana(o) & Latina(o) Studies

The following is a selective guide of resources available in the Cal State LA Library or through the internet useful for researching the Latino/Chicano community in the United States.

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The library also offers Interlibrary loan for digital access single book chapters and electronic articles from institutions all over the country.

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Books & Chapters by CSULA Chicano Studies Faculty

Balderrama, F. E. (1982). In defense of la raza, the los angeles mexican consulate, and the mexican community, 1929 to 1936. Tucson: University of Arizona Press.

Balderrama, F. E., & Rodriguez, R. (1995). Decade of betrayal: Mexican repatriation in the 1930s. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press.

Cantu, R. (2005). Images of war and combat in alfredo vea's narrative trilogy, 1993-1999. In R. Ahrens (Ed.), Violence and transgression in world minority literatures (pp. 151). Heidelberg: Winter.

Denner, J., & Guzmán, B.,L. (2006). Latina girls: Voices of adolescent strength in the united states. New York: New York University Press.

Hernandez, E. E. (2005). Latinos in los angeles: Select review of Latino/a scholarship and resources. In E. a. O. Ochoa Gilda L. (Ed.), Latino los angeles: Transformations, communities, and activism (). Tucson: University of Arizona Press.

Hernandez, E. E. (2007). Relief dollars: U.S. policies toward central americans, 1980s to present. In E. R. Barkan (Ed.), Immigration, incorporation & transnationalism (pp. 209). New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers.

Longeaux, y. V., Nichols, J. T., Espinoza, D., & Oropeza, L. (2006). Enriqueta vasquez and the chicano movement: Writings from el grito del norte. Houston, Tex.: Arte Público Press.

Soldatenko, M. (1988). The mexican medical tradition: The clash of nahuatl and spanish medical styles a bibliography. Los Angeles, Calif.: Chicano Studies Research Center, University of California, Los Angeles.

Soldatenko, M. (2005). Constructing chicana and chicano studies : 1993 UCLA conscious students of color protest. In E. a. O. Ochoa Gilda L. (Ed.), Latino los angeles: Transformations, communities, and activism (). Tucson: University of Arizona Press,.

Soldatenko, M. (2009). Chicano studies: The genesis of a discipline. Tucson: University of Arizona Press.

Talavera-Bustillos, V. (2003). Chicana resistance: Fostering college aspirations. In R. Orona-Cordova (Ed.), Chicano/a studies reader: A bridge to writing (). Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt Pub.

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