Chicano Art Inside/Outside the Master’s House: Cultural Politics and the CARA Exhibition (USED)
Title: Chicano Art Inside/Outside the Master’s House: Cultural Politics and the CARA Exhibition
Author: Alicia Gaspar de Alba
Publisher: University of Texas Press, 1st ed.
Publish Date: January 1, 1998
Condition: Used-Fine (contains some highlighting)
This book presents the first interdisciplinary cultural study of the CARA exhibit. Alicia Gaspar de Alba looks at the exhibit as a cultural text in which the Chicano/a community affirmed itself not as a "subculture" within the U.S. but as an "alter-Native" culture in opposition to the exclusionary and homogenizing practices of mainstream institutions. She also shows how the exhibit reflected the cultural and sexual politics of the Chicano Movement and how it serves as a model of Chicano/a popular culture more generally.
Drawing insights from cultural studies, feminist theory, anthropology, and semiotics, this book constitutes a wide-ranging analysis of Chicano/a art, popular culture, and mainstream cultural politics. It will appeal to a diverse audience in all of these fields."