This article argues that we should examine Chicana/os in relation to other racialized groups in order to develop a fuller understanding of how racial categories form and operate. The article highlights different models of relational work by examining key works in Chicana/o history that have employed such a relational methodology. In addition, the article demonstrates how we can use organizing principles besides race to find links between racialized groups. Lastly, the author revisits key events in Chicana/o history, examining them through a relational lens, to demonstrate what may be gained through this methodology.
Research Article| November 01 2013
Examining Chicana/o History through a Relational Lens
Pacific Historical Review (2013) 82 (4): 520–541.
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Natalia Molina; Examining Chicana/o History through a Relational Lens. Pacific Historical Review 1 November 2013; 82 (4): 520–541. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/phr.2013.82.4.520
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