Description - Aztlan and Viet Nam by George Mariscal
This anthology of Mexican American writings about the US war in Southeast Asia includes over 60 short stories, poems, speeches and articles. Taken together, they illustrate the contradiction faced by the traditionally patriotic Mexican American community. George Mariscal offers critical introductions and provides historical background by identifying specific issues which have not been widely discussed in relation to the war, noting, for example, the potential for Chicano soldiers to recognize their own ethnic and class identities in those of the Vietnamese people. Drawing upon interviews with key participants in the National Chicano Moratorium Committee, Marsical analyzes the antiwar movement, the Catholic Church, traditional Mexican American groups, and an emerging feminist consciousness among Chicanas.
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(229mm x 152mm x mm)
University of California Press
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Author Biography - George Mariscal
George Mariscal is Associate Professor of Literature at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of the award-winning Contradictory Subjects: Quevedo, Cervantes, and Seventeenth-Century Spanish Culture (1991). The grandson of Mexican immigrants, he was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1968 and served the following year in Viet Nam.