December 16, 2019
We’re thrilled to announce the availability of three more Open Access titles available in Open Arizona. To coincide with this release, we have also made available the new essay, “Ourselves Through the Eyes of an Anthropologist: Then and Now,” by Carlos G. Vélez-Ibáñez.
In this new essay, Vélez-Ibáñez reflects on the origins of The Chicanos: As We See Ourselves, edited by Arnulfo D. Trejo and published by the University of Arizona Press in 1979. Vélez-Ibáñez reflects on contributing to the work, nearly forty years ago, and how his thinking and scholarship has changed since that time.
When The Chicanos was first published Trejo wrote, “We have come a long way, from the time when the Mexicano silently accepted the stereotype drawn of him by the outsider. Our purpose is not to talk to ourselves, but to open a dialogue among all concerned people.”
In the new essay, Vélez-Ibáñez continues the dialogue, inviting us all to consider a transborder cultural citizenship that is hemispheric, inclusive, and beyond borderlines.
Vélez-Ibáñez is Regents’ Professor in the School of Transborder Studies and School of Human Evolution and Social Change, the Motorola Presidential Professor of Neighborhood Revitalization, and founding director emeritus of the School of Transborder Studies at Arizona State University.
Also Now Available in Open Arizona
Born a Chief: The Nineteenth Century Hopi Boyhood of Edmund Nequatewa
As told to Alfred F. Whiting and Edited by P. David Seaman
Massacre on the Gila: An Account of the Last Major Battle Between American Indian, with Reflections on the Origin of War
Clifton B. Kroeber and Bernard L. Fontana
Grenville Goddwin Among the Western Apache: Letters from the Field
Edited by Morris E. Opler