The Chicano Codex: Writing against Historical and Pedagogical Colonization
Contemporary Chicano codex rhetorics subversively question the alleged superiority of Western writing traditions, while reminding us that Mesoamerican pictographs have been an important—although repressed—part of rhetorical history.
“The American Way”: Resisting the Empire of Force and Color-Blind Racism
Aja Y. Martinez
Drawing on the work of Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, the author examines how—in order to explain their positions in the academy—many students of color (including those who are both first-generation Chicano/a and first-generation college students) unfortunately rely on dominant color-blind ideology concerning freedom of choice and equal opportunity.
The Corrido: A Border Rhetoric
The border rhetorics that Latino/a students bring into the classroom can help them and other students resist being appropriated by academic discourse. For example, the corrido involves a mimicry of conventions that enables students to envision a fluid identity rather than exchange one identity for another.
Forging a Mestiza Rhetoric: Mexican Women Journalists’ Role in the Construction of a National Identity
Cristina D. Ramírez
During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, various Mexican women journalists pioneered a mestiza rhetoric that was resistant to oppressive ideologies.
Colonial Memory and the Crime of Rhetoric: Pedro Albizu Campos
The author recounts his efforts to find out about Puerto Rican activist Pedro Albizu Campos, who was imprisoned chiefly because of his rhetoric.
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