Item #19996 El Grito: A Journal of Contemporary Mexican-American Thought Archive from 1970-71. El Grito: A. Journal of Contemporary Mecian-American Thought Chicano.
El Grito: A Journal of Contemporary Mexican-American Thought Archive from 1970-71
El Grito: A Journal of Contemporary Mexican-American Thought Archive from 1970-71

El Grito: A Journal of Contemporary Mexican-American Thought Archive from 1970-71

Chicano, El Grito: A Journal of Contemporary Mecian-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, 1970-1971. All are between 50 and 90 pages. El Grito: 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 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 scholars, authors and artists could work to debunk the "culture of poverty" and other negative stereotypes attributed to Mexican Americans in the media at the time. The authors published in El Grito drew attention to the biases in academic realms regarding Mexican-Americans and attempted to rectify these blind spots. Also included in this collection is an issue of Voices, which Quinto Sol released as a compilation of the most important works published in the journal. The texts became an important resource for those wanting to learn about the newly instituted discipline of Chicano Studies. El Grito also published advertisements geared towards high schools and other university departments to stress the importance of Quinto Sol materials in the classroom. Through the journal El Grito, Quinto Sol played a pivotal role in the process of institutionalizing Chicano culture as a legitimate field of inquiry. This collection of 7 El Grito journal and 1 issue of Voices include:

[1] El Grito: a journal of contemporary Mexican-American thought; vol. 3, #2, Winter 1970. (Chicano students arrested for a 1960 walk out in protest of unequal conditions at LA high schools and an 8p. portfolio of drawings by Ricardo Cuadra, 6p. poetry by Ricardo Sanchez, Armando Morales on mental and public health issues,
[2] El Grito: a journal of contemporary Mexican-American thought; vol. 3, #3, Spring 1970 Chicano Literature
[3] El Grito: a journal of contemporary Mexican-American thought; vol. 4, #2, Winter 1971-72: Literatura Chicana
[4] El Grito: a journal of contemporary Mexican-American thought; vol. 4, #3, Spring 1971 includes work by Estela Portillo de Trambley, Mauro Chavez, Raquel Moreno, Salvador Alvarez
[5] El Grito: a journal of contemporary Mexican-American thought: vol. 4, #4, Summer 1971
[6] El Grito: a journal of contemporary Mexican-American thought: vol. 5, #1, Fall 1971 Prose by Fausto Avendaño, Diane De Anda, and others, poetry by Tino Villanueva, Paula Ballestar, art by Ramsés Noriega. "Nahuatl Poetry"
[7] El Grito: a journal of contemporary Mexican-American thought, vol. 5, #2, Winter 1971-1972; Apuntes para la documentación de la cultura Chicana
[8] Voices; readings from "El Grito", a journal of contemporary Mexican American thought

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 #19996

Price: $650.00