Somos en escrito congratulates the authors of the first two books from our press who are ILBA finalists! Theorizing César Chávez is a finalist in the category "Victor Villaseñor Latino Focused Nonfiction Book – English" and Insurgent Aztlán is a finalist in the category "Best Political/Current Affairs Book – English."
Congratulations to other finalists and winners who have appeared in Somos en escrito, David Bowles, Alvaro Huerta, Eduardo Cabrera, Sergio Troncoso, and Juan Alvarado Valdivia.
Insurgent Aztlán The Liberating Power of Cultural Resistance reconstructs the relationship between social political insurgent theory and Xicano literature, film and myth. Based on decades of organizing experience and scholarly review of the writings of recognized observers and leaders of the process of national liberation movements, the author, Ernesto Todd Mireles, shares a remarkable work of scholarship that incorporates not only the essence of earlier resistance writing, but provides a new paradigm of liberation guidelines for the particular situation of Mexican Americans.
Purchase Insurgent Aztlán.
Theorizing César Chávez. The author presents lessons in a new science and new ways of knowing traditional STEM fields of study: science, technology, engineering and mathematics, but also within the social and psychological contradictions of three Self’s (in a social psychological sense): he presents in César Chávez: a young César, a César at the time of his death, and a César who might have been, older with a Ph.D. in science.
Purchase Theorizing César Chávez.