In a League of Brothers: Grower and Farmworker Patriarchies and the Question of “Comunidad” in Chicano Historiography

WhenMarch 06, 2018 12:30 PM - 1:50 PM
WhereSocial Science Research, Room 224
Contact InformationKatz Center for Mexican Studies
DescriptionMexican Studies Seminar | Winter 2018

In a League of Brothers: Grower and Farmworker Patriarchies and the Question of “Comunidad” in Chicano Historiography

Featuring
Christian Paiz
UC Berkley

Professor Christian Paiz will talk about how absent in farmworker historiographies are the voices of farmworker women who speak of patriarchal and racialized exploitation in post World War II California. For many, patriarchal power originated in domestic violence, strict gender roles, and autonomy-denying social conditions. Using original oral interviews, this presentation foregrounds the patriarchal relations within the Mexican farmworker community and traces its implications for the historiography on farmworker unionization in the 1960s and 1970s. More specifically, it argues for a direct confrontation with Mexican patriarchy so as to trace the racialized, gendered and classed power relations in California's agricultural countryside. It further argues that only by engaging in this confrontation can we understand farmworker women's experiences and recognize their political visions during the United Farm Worker Movement.

Lunch will be provided for those who register in advance.
More information: 773.834.1987
mexicanstudies@uchicago.edu

Event co-sponsor by The Center for the Study of Race, Politics & Culture
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