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Perspectives in Mexican American Studies

Perspectives is no longer published. The seven volumes published were devoted to research focused on Mexican Americans as a national group. Perspectives featured articles and essays that cover research from the Pre-Columbian Era to the present. Remaining copies are distributed by the University of Arizona Press: 355 S. Euclid Ave., Suite 103 / Tucson, AZ 85719. Individual copies are $15.00. Subscriptions: 2 copies are $25.00 for individuals and $35.00 for institutions. Foreign individual subscriptions are $28.00 and $44.00 for institutions.

  • Armando Solórzano and Jorge Iber: Digging the "Richest Hole on Earth": The Hispanic Miners of Utah, 1912-1945
  • John Hardisty: El Laberinto de la Comunidad: A View of Rural Mexico
  • Armando Navarro: The Cucamonga Experiment: A Struggle for Community Control and Self-Determination
  • Elsa O. Valdez: Political Activism, Ethnic Identity, and Regional Differences Among Chicano and Latino College Students in Southern California and Northern New Mexico
  • Raymond V. Padilla: Chicano Pedagogy: Confluence, Knowledge, and Transformation
  • Anne Fairbrother: Mexicans in New Mexico: Deconstructing the Tri-Cultural Trope
  • Richard Santillán: Mexican Baseball Teams in the Midwest, 1916-1965: The Politics of Cultural Survival and Civil Rights

  • Ignacio M. García: Constructing the Chicano Movement: Synthesis of a Militant Ethos
  • Raoul Contreras: Chicano Movement Chicano Studies: Social Science and Self-Conscious Ideology
  • Armando Navarro: The Post Mortem Politics of the Chicano Movement: 1975-1996
  • David M. Hernández: Divided We Stand, United We Fall: Latinos and Immigration Policy
  • Christine Marín: They Sought Work and Found Hell: The Hanigan Case of Arizona
  • Phillip B. Gonzales: The Hispano Homeland Debate: New Lessons
  • Marc Pizarro: Power, Borders, and Identity Formation: Understanding the World of Chicana/o Students
  • Mario Barrera: Missing the Myth: What Gets Left Out of Latino Film Analysis
  • Daniél Estrada & Richard Santillán: Chicanos in the Northwest and the Midwest United States: A History of Cultural and Political Commonality

  • Cythia E. Orozco: Beyond Machismo, La Familia, and Ladies Auxiliaries: A Historiography of Mexican-Origin Women's Participation in Voluntary Associations and Politics in the United States, 1870-1990     
  • Gilberto García: Beyond the Adelita Image: Women Scholars in the National Association for Chicano Studies, 1972-1992     
  • Yolanda Chávez Leyva: "Faithful Hard-Working Mexican Hands": Mexicana Workers During the Great Depression    
  • Ricard Santillán: Midwestern Mexican American Women and the Struggle for Gender Equality: A Historical Overview, 1920s-1960s 
  • María Ochoa: Cooperative Re/Weavings: Artistic Expression and Economic Development in a Northern New Mexican Village     
  • María Cotera: Deconstructing the Corrido Hero: Caballero and Its Gendered Critique of Nationalist Discourse
  • Isidro D. Ortiz: The Reguarders Thesis and Latina Elites: A Case Study

  •  Richard Griswold de Castillo: Chicano Historical Discourse: An Overview and Evaluation of the 1980s     
  • Jorge Hernandez-Fujigaki: The Impact of Seniority Principles on the Status of Mexican Steelworkers in the Midwest: Historical Perspectives     
  • Devon Peña, Rubén Martinez, and Louis McFarland: Rural Chicana/o Communities and the Environment: An Attitudinal Survey of Residents of Costilla County, Colorado     
  • Christine Marín: Mexican Americans on the Home Front: Community Organizations in Arizona During World War II    
  • Alberto L. Pulido: Mexican American Catholicism in the Southwest: The Transformation of a Popular Religion


  •  Ralph Cintron: Divided, Yet a City: A Brief History
  • Irene Campos Carr: Mexican Workers in Aurora: The Oral History of Three Immigration Waves, 1924-1990    
  • June Webb-Vignery: A Grande Dame Stripped of Her Jewels: The Last Days of Jacome's Department Store     
  • David L. Torres and Melissa Amado: The Quest for Power: Hispanic Collective Action in Frontier Arizona    
  • Sylvia Rodríguez: The Hispano Homeland Debate Revisited     
  • Francisco H. Vázquez: Chicanology: A Postmodern Analysis of Meshicano Discourse    
  • Roseann Dueñas González, Victoria F. Vásquez and John Bichsel: Language Rights and the Mexican Americans: Much Ado About Nothing    
  • Mary A. Alexander and Jacqueline Blank Sherman: Factors Related to Obesity in Mexican American School Children    
  • David J. León and Dan McNeill: A Precursor to Affirmative Action: Californios and Mexicans in the University of California, 1870-72


  • Dennis Nodín Valdés: The New Northern Borderlands: An Overview of Midwestern Chicano History     
  • Michael M. Smith: Mexicans in Kansas City: The First Generation, 1900-1920    
  • F. Arturo Rosales: Mexicans, Interethnic Violence, and Crime in the Chicago Area During the 1920s and 1930s: The Struggle to Achieve Ethnic Consciousness
  • George Edson: Mexicans in the North Central States  
  • Richard Santillán: Rosita and the Riveter: Midwest Mexican American Women During World War II, 1941-1945    
  • Navor Rodriguez: Sintesis Historica de la Colonia Mexicana de Joliet, Ill., U.S.A.     
  • Juan R. García: Select Bibliography on Mexicans and Mexican Americans in the Midwest

  • Arthur L. Campa: Spanish Traditional Tales in the Southwest   
  • Betty Leddy: La Llorona in Southern Arizona     
  • T.M. Pearce: The New Mexican "Shepards' Play"     
  • José R. Reyna: Notes on Tejano Music    
  • Rubén Cobos: New Mexican Spanish Proverbs     
  • Aurelio M. Espinosa: California Spanish Folklore Riddles     
  • Rubén Cobos: The New Mexican Game of Valse Chiquiao    
  • Ruth Dodson: The Life of Don Pedro Jaramillo: Benefactor of Humanity    
  • Rafael Jesus González: "Guess How Doughnuts Are Made": Verbal and Nonverbal Aspects of the Panadero and His Stereotype    
  • José E. Limón: Agringado Joking in Texas Mexican Society    
  • Rafaela Castro: Mexican Women's Sexual Jokes

Renato Rosaldo Lecture Series Monograph

The Renato Rosaldo Lecture Series Monograph was published from 1984-1994, but some back copies are available from the Department of Mexican American Studies for $6.50 each and can be ordered through The University of Arizona Press: 355 S. Euclid Ave., Suite 103 / Tucson, AZ 85719. Please include $1.50 for postage and handling for each book ($3.00 for outside North America). Arizona residents add 5% sales tax.

  • Latinos and the New Immigration: Mainstreaming and Polarization Richard Griswold Del Castillo
  • Beyond Machismo, La Familia, and Ladies Auxiliaries: A Historiography of Mexican-Origin Women's Participation in Voluntary Associations and Politics in the United States, 1870-1990 Cynthia Orozco
  • El Rescate de un Camarografo: Las Imagenes Perdidas de Eustasio Montoya Fernando del Moral González

  • Democracy, Modernization and Change in Mexico Rodolfo Stavenhagen
  • Sexismo y Racismo en el Marco de los Estudios de la Mujer Elena Urrutia
  • La Utopia Indocumentada: La Cultura Mexicana de los Noventas Carlos Monsiváis


  • Story Structure in Latino Films Mario Barrera
  • Presidarias y Pobladoras: The Journey North and Life in Frontier California Antonia I. Castañeda
  • Forming the Debate: The Present Interprets the Past Rodolfo F. Acuña


  • From Local Tradition to International Phenomenon: La Bamba Louis M. Holscher, Celestino Fernández, and Laura L. Cummings
  • In Pursuit of Ethnic Audiences: The Media and Latinos Virginia Escalante
  • The Alianza Hispano Americana in Arizona and New Mexico: The Development and Maintenance of a Multifunctional Ethnic Organization Olivia Arrieta


  • Grappling With Difference: Gender, Race, Class, and Ethnicity in Contemporary Chicana/o Literature Chuck Tatum
  • The Magnitude of and Reasons for Chicago's Hispanic Dropout Problem: A Case Study of Two Public High Schools Charles Kyle
  • Bilingual Interactions in a Formal Setting: A Pilot Study of Hispanic Employees of the City of Tucson Roseann Dueñas González


  • The Celluloid Frontier: The U.S.- Mexico Border In Contemporary Cinema, 1970-1988 David R. Maciel
  • The Interplay of Familism and Patriarchy on Employment Among Chicana and Mexicana Women Denise A. Segura
  • Dynamics Behind the Formation of a Business Class: Tucson's Hispanic Business Elite David L. Torres


  • In Search of History: Carlos E. Castañeda and the Mexican American Generation Mario T. Garcia
  • The Interaction of Age and Gender in Chicana Older Lives: A Case Study of Chicana Elderly in a Senior Citizen Center Elisa "Linda" Facio
  • Race And Class In A Southwestern City: The Mexican Community Of Tucson, 1854-1941 Thomas E. Sheridan
  • Current And Future Long-Term Care Needs Of Mexican American Elderly In Arizona Rumaldo Z. Juarez


  • La Pluralidad Etnica y La Nación Mexicana Salomón Nahmad Sitton
  • Contemporary Myths in Chicano Joke Tradition José R. Reyna
  • Latinos and the "New Immigration": Responses From the Mexican American Community Christine Marie Sierra
  • Reality and Goal Orientation: A Model for Educational Research on Mexican Americans Norma G. Hernández


  • When Natives Talk Back: Chicano Anthropology Since the Late Sixties Renato Rosaldo, Jr.
  • Observaciones Sobre la Literatura Fronteriza Miguel Méndez
  • Chicanos and Mexicans Under Surveillance: 1940-1980 José Angel Gutiérrez
  • La Llorona, the Third Legend of Greater Mexico: Cultural Symbols, Women and the Political Unconscious José Limón


La Asociación Hispano-Americana de Madres y Esposas: Tucson's Mexican American Women in World War II Christine Marín

Obreras y Madres: Labor Activism Among Mexican Women and Its Impact on the Family Vicki Ruiz

Shipwrecked in the Desert: A Short History of the Adventures and Struggles for Survival of the Mexican Sisters of the House of the Providence in Douglas, Arizona, During Their First Twenty-Two Years in Existence (1927-1949) Raquel Rubio-Goldsmith.


Saguaro is no longer published, but some back copies are available from the Department of Mexican American Studies for $5 each. Saguaro, a bilingual literary journal, was published by the MAS with the support of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Arizona.

United We Win: The Rise and Fall of La Raza Unida Party

United We Win: the Rise and Fall of La Raza Unida Party ( 284 pp/ISBN 0939363-01-1) is available through the The University of Arizona Press 355 S. Euclid Ave., Suite 103/Tucson, AZ 85719// (520) 621-1441.