11. - The Chicano Movement and Anthropology March 9 2011...

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The Chicano Movement and Anthropology March 9, 2011
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The Anthropologists Group 1: William Madsen Arthur Rubel Celia Heller Munro Edmunson Group 2: Octavio Romano-V Americo Paredes
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The Distortion of Mexican American History Romano’s Critique of Social Scientists: They depict Mexican Americans as having no history in the United States They depict Mexicans Americans as being isolated in their traditional culture They rely on a totally passive concept of culture They use culture as the ultimate cause of Mexican American’s troubles
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The Distortion of Mexican American History Romano argues that Mexican American’s are depicted by social scientists as fatalistic Social scientists argue that acculturation (becoming fully Americanized) is the only way Mexican Americans will succeed Romano argues that these social scientists text, despite being extremely flawed are viewed as the authoritative texts on Mexican Americans
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The Mexican Americans of South Texas An anthropological study by William Madsen based in Hidalgo County, TX Madsen portrays Mexican Americans as passive and anxiety-driven He argues that Mexican Americans must
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