Distant Relations. Chicano, Irish, Mexican Art and Critical Writing
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Twelve artists and twenty-one writers of Chicano, Irish, and Mexican heritage tackle the issue of how to mount an effective front against the dominant cultures around them in this absorbing anthology of art and critical writing. Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams examines the role of the Irish language in modern Ireland; Richard Rodriguez writes about growing up in California and the influence of his Irish-born teachers; Rub̩n Martinez looks at the Mexicanization of Los Angeles and the Americanization of Mexico City; Bill Rolston and Eva Sperling Cockroft compare the mural movements of West Belfast and East L.A.; and much more. Edited by Trisha Ziff.
286 pages, Softcover, 9 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches, 1995