This volume is a collection of outstanding papers that were presented at the 1983 National Association for Chicano Studies meeting. This eleventh meeting of NACS reflects the expanding scope of activies within Chicano studies. Significantly, the meeting, held in Ypsilanti, Michigan, at Eastern Michigan University, was the first held outside the Southwest and also the largest in attendance. Three days of panels dealt with literature and the arts, family, mental health, Chicanas, labor history, and numerous other topics in the social sciences and humanities.
Whereas the previous collection of NCAS papers included work presented over three NACS meetings, this volume is comprised totally of presentations from the 1983 meeting. The NACS editorial committee solicited manuscripts from all presenters and undertook a thorough review process to select outstanding materials analyzing the Chicano experience. The range of topics–literature, critical analysis, organizational histories, educational policies and programs, etc.–reflects the growth of Chicano studies as an area of inquiry. In addition, it is notable that an ever-increasing number of younger, recently trained scholars have added their contributions to this area. As a result, this year’s collection serves as another indicator of the growth and development of Chicano studies in general and NACS in particular.
– from the introduction
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