Dr. Américo Paredes: Chicano Studies, Ethnographic Analysis, and Poetic Activism
Students will learn about Chicano Studies pioneer Américo Paredes through his literature and activism. Students will learn about ethnography as a research method and form of analysis. Students will come away with a historical perspective of the value of oral transmission of heritage such as the corrido, oral histories, and poetry. Students will compose a poem or song and combine it with images to create a digital video or interview a family member or community elder to document local history. The primary sources presented here are from the Américo Paredes Papers, 1886-1999.