Culture as Resistance

  • Juan Velasco
Part of the Literatures of the Americas book series (LOA)


In this chapter, I discuss representations of “Mexican-Americanness” in the USA. I compare theories of mexicanidad and identity written during the Mexican Revolution with the Mexican-Americanness recreated by Chicana/o autobiographies. These works depict the Mexican-American experience as a space in between and across cultures, but they also place the struggle for culture (as an “unfamiliar” element) within the definition of family itself.


Gender Role Literary Tradition Cultural Resistance Cultural Nationalism Mexican Culture 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Juan Velasco
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  1. 1.Santa Clara UniversitySanta ClaraUSA

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