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The Mysticism and Social Action of César Chávez

Stephen R. Lloyd-Moffett

in Latino Religions and Civic Activism in the United States

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195162271
eISBN:
9780199850365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162271.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

César Chávez could be said to be the most famous Latino figure in US history. He indirectly stepped into the gap left by the Mission Band and other civil rights advocacy groups silenced by Cold War ... More


César Chávez and Mexican American Civil Religion

LuíS D. León

in Latino Religions and Civic Activism in the United States

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195162271
eISBN:
9780199850365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162271.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter suggests that César Chávez quite intentionally manipulated, invented, and recast religious symbols to further his political and social aims. This is not to say that Chávez took a ... More


Conversion

Mario T. García

in Father Luis Olivares a Biography

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643311
eISBN:
9781469643335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643311.003.0005
Subject:
History, Latin American History

While Olivares enjoyed the life of being a key administrator of his order, this changed in 1975 when he underwent his “conversion.” That year he met César Chávez, the famed farm worker leader.Meeting ... More


Loss and Lettuce: The César Chávez Legacy

Steven W. Bender

in Tierra Y Libertad: Land, Liberty, and Latino Housing

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780814791257
eISBN:
9780814739136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791257.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter offers an account of the loss by César Chávez as a child of his family homestead as it fell victim to the Great Depression and the forces of lawyers, foreclosure, and economic struggle. ... More


1 Loss and Lettuce: The César Chávez Legacy

Steven W. Bender

in Tierra Y Libertad: Land, Liberty, and Latino Housing

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780814791257
eISBN:
9780814739136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791257.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter offers an account of the loss by César Chávez as a child of his family homestead as it fell victim to the Great Depression and the forces of lawyers, foreclosure, and economic struggle. ... More


Locating the Mythohistorical: Three Tales in the Struggle for Hegemony

Lee Bebout

in Mythohistorical Interventions: The Chicano Movement and Its Legacies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670864
eISBN:
9781452946917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670864.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter examines the role of the mythohistorical in maintaining hegemonic consent and fostering counterhegemonic struggle. It considers how aggrieved social groups, those who lack access to the ... More


Father Luis Olivares a Biography

Mario T. García

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643311
eISBN:
9781469643335
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643311.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This is the amazing untold story of the Los Angeles sanctuary movement’s champion, Father Luis Olivares (1934-1993), a Catholic priest and a charismatic, faith-driven leader for social justice. ... More


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