Edited by Dionne Espinoza, María E. Cotera and Maylei Blackwell, Chicana Movidas is the first collection of scholarly essays and testimonios that focuses on Chicana organizing, activism and leadership in the movement years. This book contains contributions from a wide array of scholars and activists including leading Chicana feminists from the period. The essays in the book demonstrate how Chicanas enacted a new kind of politica at the intersection of race, class, gender and sexuality and developed innovative concepts to generate new theories, art, organizational spaces and strategies of an alliance. Additionally, the technologies of resistance documented in the book bring together critical biographies of Chicana activists and their bodies of work. Charting the rise of a field of knowledge that crosses the boundaries of Chicano studies, feminist theory and queer theory. Chicana Movidas: New Narratives of Activism and Feminism in the Movement Era, offers a transgenerational perspective on the intellectual and political legacies of early Chicana feminism.
The book is available through UT Press