Item #19995 El Grito Archive : A Journal of Contemporary Mexican-American Thought, from 1968-70. El Grito: A. Journal of Conteporary Mexican-American Thought Chicano.
El Grito Archive : A Journal of Contemporary Mexican-American Thought, from 1968-70

El Grito Archive : A Journal of Contemporary Mexican-American Thought, from 1968-70

Chicano, El Grito: A Journal of Conteporary Mexican-American Thought

Archive

[Chicano] [Mexican-American] El Grito: A Journal of Contemporary Mexican-American Thought. Edited by Octavio I. Romano-V., Nick C. Vaca, and Herminio Ríos. Berkley: Quinto Sol Publications, 1968-1970. All are between 50 and 90 pages, and measure 6" x 9". El Grito: A Journal of Contemporary Mexican-American Thought was published to highlight scholarship and creative work by Mexican Americans from the United States between 1967 and 1974. It was published by Quinto Sol, the first fully independent publishing house to surface from the Chicano movement in the 1960s. The name "Quinto Sol" is Spanish for "Fifth Sun" and it refers to the Aztec myth of creation and destruction. El Grito first began in 1967 and was the first national academic chicano literary journal ever published in the U.S. The journal, whose name is Spanish for "the Shout," was "intended to raise awareness at what we could call a pan-Chicano/a nationalistic level". Considered an intellectual and independent critical space, it became a place where Chicano(a) scholars, authors and artists could work to debunk the "culture of poverty" and other negative stereotypes attributed to Mexican Americans by scientists, other literature works and the media. As the editorial developed, the journal was used to expand Chicano expression and self-definition. The authors published in El Grito drew attention to the biases in academic realms regarding Mexican-Americans and attempted to rectify these blind spots. This collection of 7 El Grito journals include:

[1] El Grito: a journal of contemporary Mexican-American thought; vol. 1, #3, Spring 1968 "The Coing of Zamora, a Story" and various content on Vietnam
[2] El Grito: a journal of contemporary Mexican-American thought; vol. 2, #1 Fall, 1968 "The Anthropology and Sociology of the Mexican-Americans"
[3] El Grito: a journal of contemporary Mexican-American thought; vol. 2, #2 Winter 1969 "The Historical and Intellectual Presence of Mexican-Americans"
[4] El Grito: a journal of contemporary Mexican-American thought; vol. 2, #4 (summer 1969) "The Mexican in Fact, Fiction, and Folklore"
[5] El Grito: a journal of contemporary Mexican-American thought; vol. 3, #1, Fall, 1969 "Spanish Surname War Dead, Vietnam" and poetry with titles such as "Lonely Vietnam" and "En Defensa, de un Hijo de Nezahualcoyotl"
[6] El Grito: a journal of contemporary Mexican-American thought: vol. 3, #4, Summer 1970 "Affluence Amid Poverty", "Mexican-American Newspapes 1848-1942", "The Dialogue of Cuco Rocha"
[7] El Grito: a journal of contemporary Mexican-American thought; vol. 4, #1, Fall, 1970 "Narcotics and Drug use Trends in California", "Police Deployment Theories"

All editions feature vibrant covers with many featuring original artwork by Chicano artists. Also included throughout are scholarly articles, poetry, writings, and illustrations in many of the editions. Binding are tight and pages and covers are very clean in all issues. Archive is in very good condition.

Item #19995

Price: $650.00