Thursday, August 23, 2012

Book List: Introduction to Cultural Studies (MALAS 601) SDSU, FALL 2012

This Fall 2012, I am teaching a new introduction to cultural studies seminar for graduate students at SDSU. You can see the syllabus by clicking opposite--the required readings for the class appear below.

Desired, Despised, Worshipped, and Sacrificed: Sex, Race, and the Latina/o Body in the 21st Century" | Mextasy Exhibition Opening Gala Events at Ohio State University September 5 & 6, 2012



"Desired, Despised, Worshipped, and Sacrificed: Sex, Race, and the Latina/o Body in the 21st Century" is the title of my lecture at Ohio State University--part of the Mextasy exhibition opening gala September 5 & 6, 2012. More info here: http://mextasy.blogspot.com/ and at OSU here:http://www.ohiounion.com/events.aspx/2012/9?a=2

Here's the whole line-up:

EXHIBIT: http://multiculturalcenter.osu.edu/events.aspx/2012/9/5/20088/mextasy?d=8

OPENING RECEPTION / Q&A with Frederick Aldama
http://multiculturalcenter.osu.edu/events.aspx/2012/9/5/20087/opening-exhibit-mextasy-and-just-do-it-latino-studies?d=8

FEATURE LECTURE:
"Desired, Despised, Worshipped, and Sacrificed:
Sex, Race, and the Latina/o Body in the 21st Century"
http://multiculturalcenter.osu.edu/events.aspx/2012/9/6/20112/l-a-s-e-r-and-the-multicultural-cente-presents-dr-william-anthony-nericcio-professor-san-diego-state-university?d=8

Monday, August 20, 2012

A Xicano Ancestry and Politico-Cultural Legacy—the San Antonio kid to give the Keynote at the Democratic National Convention ¡orale!


The Democratic Party, showing uncommon good sense, has picked San Antonio, Texas, Mayor Julián Castro to deliver the keynote address at their 2012 National Convention this Fall. Castro is one of the youngest mayors in the nation, and though he seems to walk a subdued and/or disciplined, left-moderate line, in his veins flows a fiery political sangre and the ganas for social justice, as he is the Mexican-American son of Rosie Castro, one the leaders of La Raza Unida Party—that historic 70's civil rights-political movement in Texas hell-bent on defending and inspiring Chicanos/as everywhere.
   Here's the story of this remarkable young Chicano (whether he calls himself this proud label or not) who will speak to millions this Fall. They are, of course, touting him as the "Latino Obama" (which may or not be fair or accurate), and here's a little bit more about the man, the mayor....the mensch mas gente!


Own Your Own "Mexican": The Danbury Mint Strikes Again!






Sunday, August 19, 2012

Lupe Velez: Cheers for the National Cycling Team of Mexico

From IMBD: The Girl from Mexico (1939)

"In the first entry of an unintended-series that turned into a long-running series for RKO, Carmelita Fuentes is a fiery-Latin singer/dancer in Mexico City who has designs on Dennis Lindsay, an American publicity agent, for unclear reasons, while Lindsay's shiftless uncle, Matthew Lindsay, aids and abets her every step of the way to the marriage altar."

LUPE VELEZ, TCM Filmography

Here are two scenes from the film:

 


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