When: May 27, 7 p.m.
Where: Blåsenhus, Uppsala Unviersity, Uppsala, Sweden
Anthony Macías will speak at the Nordic Association for American Studies conference: “Crises and Turns: Continuities and Discontinuities in American Culture.” He will be part of panel on “Cultural Identities” with Philip E. Wegner from the University of Florida and Sahra Dahl Christensen from the University of Southern Denmark. Macías is a Professor in the Ethnic Studies Department at the University of California, Riverside. He will discuss his new book, Chicano-Chicana Americana: Pop Culture Pluralism Starring Anthony Quinn, Katy Jurado, Robert Beltran, and Lupe Ontiveros.
Chicano-Chicana Americana is a cultural history of Mexican Americans in film, television, and theater. Through biographical sketches of performers such as Anthony Quinn, Katy Jurado, Robert Beltran, and Lupe Ontiveros, this work asserts Mexican Americans’ proper place in the national narratives of our collective imaginary. Conveying a multicentered, polycultural America, this book shows us intriguing performers in bit parts who steal the scene and redefine what it means to be American.