This essay examine the development and failure of Perspectivist Chicano Studies. By the late 1960s Chicano(a) academics constructed several views of Chicano Studies. Not all Chicanos(as) followed El Plan de Santa Barbara nor interpreted it in the same manner; several expressions of Chicano Studies existed. This essay traces one such articulation through the writings of Romano and Carranza who develop perspectivism. In the academy the writings of Rodriguez and Rocco manifest Perspectivist Chicano Studies. Moreover in the writings of Atencio and the activists of Hijos del sol we encounter a non-academic expression of this view of Chicano Studies. The essay ends with the failure of Perspectivist Chicano Studies to challenge the rise of an empirical driven Chicano Studies.
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Michael Soldatenko; Perspectivist Chicano Studies, 1970-1985. Ethnic Studies Review 1 June 1996; 19 (2-3): 181–208. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/esr.1996.19.2-3.181
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