Irene I Blea - Author

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Books by Irene I Blea

Beneath the Super Moon

Beneath the Super Moon

Author: Irene I Blea Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/11/2016

Daughters of the West Mesa

Daughters of the West Mesa

Author: Irene I Blea Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/06/2015

The Feminization of Racism Promoting World Peace in America

The Feminization of Racism Promoting World Peace in America

Author: Irene I. Blea Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/02/2003

Blea provides a synthesis of the women's history of Native Americans, Asians, African Americans, and Latinas, and she examines the similarities and differences among these women. From each she extracts suggestions on ways to promote racial and ethnic tolerance. After examining the backgrounds and experiences of female radicals, Blea looks at indigenous or Native American women and the impact of European colonization and domination. Subsequent chapters examine African American women, Asian and Pacific Island women, and ways the experiences of these groups can help devise an approach to healing from intolerance. Of particular interest to students and other researchers involved with women and ethnic studies, sociology, psychology, anthropology, and social welfare issues.

U.S. Chicanas and Latinas Within a Global Context Women of Color at the Fourth World Women's Conference

U.S. Chicanas and Latinas Within a Global Context Women of Color at the Fourth World Women's Conference

Author: Irene I. Blea Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/11/1997

Using her observations of the United Nation's Fourth World Women's Conference held in China in 1995 as a foundation, the author examines the history and current situation of Latinas and attempts to place them in a global context. After examining the goals, objectives, and atmosphere of the Conference, she analyzes the Chicana feminist movement and its legacy and how Chicanas have struggled to relate to the Conference and its human rights platform. She then profiles U.S. Latinas and presents data on their reality in today's world. The response to U.S. expansionist policies and the Americanization process is examined and related to the Chicana feminist movement and its legacy. An important synthesis for students and researchers in Ethnic and Race Relations and Women's Studies.

U.S. Chicanas and Latinas Within a Global Context Women of Color at the Fourth World Women's Conference

U.S. Chicanas and Latinas Within a Global Context Women of Color at the Fourth World Women's Conference

Author: Irene I. Blea Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/11/1997

Using her observations of the United Nation's Fourth World Women's Conference held in China in 1995 as a foundation, the author examines the history and current situation of Latinas and attempts to place them in a global context. After examining the goals, objectives, and atmosphere of the Conference, she analyzes the Chicana feminist movement and its legacy and how Chicanas have struggled to relate to the Conference and its human rights platform. She then profiles U.S. Latinas and presents data on their reality in today's world. The response to U.S. expansionist policies and the Americanization process is examined and related to the Chicana feminist movement and its legacy. An important synthesis for students and researchers in Ethnic and Race Relations and Women's Studies.

Researching Chicano Communities Social-Historical, Physical, Psychological, and Spiritual Space

Researching Chicano Communities Social-Historical, Physical, Psychological, and Spiritual Space

Author: Irene I. Blea Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/09/1995

This is a multifaceted approach to understanding one of the nation's largest ethnic communities. Blea incorporates community social history, physical, psychological, and spiritual space. The book strives to teach the student how to do research in an ethnic community. It also describes what is already understood about those communities and defines the nature of the 25 year old discipline of Chicano studies. The use of the Chicana feminist perspective lends not only a gender role analysis, but also demonstrates the structure and function of the balance of personal and social control within the context of the community.

Researching Chicano Communities Social-Historical, Physical, Psychological, and Spiritual Space

Researching Chicano Communities Social-Historical, Physical, Psychological, and Spiritual Space

Author: Irene I. Blea Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/09/1995

This is a multifaceted approach to understanding one of the nation's largest ethnic communities. Blea incorporates community social history, physical, psychological, and spiritual space. The book strives to teach the student how to do research in an ethnic community. It also describes what is already understood about those communities and defines the nature of the 25 year old discipline of Chicano studies. The use of the Chicana feminist perspective lends not only a gender role analysis, but also demonstrates the structure and function of the balance of personal and social control within the context of the community.

La Chicana and the Intersection of Race, Class, and Gender

La Chicana and the Intersection of Race, Class, and Gender

Author: Irene I. Blea Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/12/1991

In this study, Irene I. Blea describes the social situation of La Chicana, a minority female whose life is influenced by racism and sexism. Blea analyzes contemporary scholarship on race, class, and gender, scrutinizing the use of language and labels to examine how La Chicana is affected by these factors. The wide-ranging study explores the history of Chicanas and the meaning of the term Chicana, and considers her socialization process, the consequences of deviating from gender roles, and the evolution of Hispanic women onto the national scene in politics, health, economics, education, religion, and criminal justice. To date, little attention has been paid to the political, social, and cultural achievements of La Chicana. The shared lives of Mexican-American women and men at home and inside and outside of the barrio are also investigated. This unique volume highlights the variables that effectively discriminate against women of color. Following a chapter that reviews the literature on Chicanas and focuses on their participation in three major social movements, the text discusses the conquest of Mexico and the blending of Aztec and Spanish cultures. Next, the life of colonial Hispanic women in Mexico and the United States and the role of the Mexican War in shaping the Mexican-American experience are investigated. The following three chapters explore how Americanization disempowered La Chicana; discuss the contemporary cultural roles of la mujer (woman) and their impact on men's roles; and consider the lives of older women. Chapter Seven looks at how some women are defining new roles for La Chicana. Current social issues are compared with and contrasted to those of the 1960s. The final chapters develop a theory of discrimination based on the academic work of racial and ethnic minority scholars and feminist scholars, exploring new directions in the study of Chicanas. This volume is valuable as an undergraduate or graduate text, and as a reference work, as well as a useful resource for social service providers.

La Chicana and the Intersection of Race, Class, and Gender

La Chicana and the Intersection of Race, Class, and Gender

Author: Irene I. Blea Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/12/1991

In this study, Irene I. Blea describes the social situation of La Chicana, a minority female whose life is influenced by racism and sexism. Blea analyzes contemporary scholarship on race, class, and gender, scrutinizing the use of language and labels to examine how La Chicana is affected by these factors. The wide-ranging study explores the history of Chicanas and the meaning of the term Chicana, and considers her socialization process, the consequences of deviating from gender roles, and the evolution of Hispanic women onto the national scene in politics, health, economics, education, religion, and criminal justice. To date, little attention has been paid to the political, social, and cultural achievements of La Chicana. The shared lives of Mexican-American women and men at home and inside and outside of the barrio are also investigated. This unique volume highlights the variables that effectively discriminate against women of color. Following a chapter that reviews the literature on Chicanas and focuses on their participation in three major social movements, the text discusses the conquest of Mexico and the blending of Aztec and Spanish cultures. Next, the life of colonial Hispanic women in Mexico and the United States and the role of the Mexican War in shaping the Mexican-American experience are investigated. The following three chapters explore how Americanization disempowered La Chicana; discuss the contemporary cultural roles of la mujer (woman) and their impact on men's roles; and consider the lives of older women. Chapter Seven looks at how some women are defining new roles for La Chicana. Current social issues are compared with and contrasted to those of the 1960s. The final chapters develop a theory of discrimination based on the academic work of racial and ethnic minority scholars and feminist scholars, exploring new directions in the study of Chicanas. This volume is valuable as an undergraduate or graduate text, and as a reference work, as well as a useful resource for social service providers.

Toward A Chicano Social Science

Toward A Chicano Social Science

Author: Irene I. Blea Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/10/1988

Although Mexican Americans comprise the United States' second largest minority group, most studies have provided only a historical perspective on Chicano issues. In contrast, Toward a Chicano Social Science presents an interdisciplinary approach to the study of Mexican Americans, incoporating race relations theory to analyze the sociohistorical conditions of Chicanos in contemporary society. A special feature of the book is its focus on Chicanos and gender roles within Chicano life, a topic often neglected in other texts. Written at the undergraduate level, Blea's text provides a thorough analysis of both theoretical and applied issues, which will aid students and professors of Chicano ethnic, and women's studies, sociology, and social work.