about MASSACRE OF THE DREAMERS new edition

Massacre of the Dreamers points out the omissions and challenges the misconceptions of a society that recognizes race relations as primarily a black-and-white issue. Castillo’s essays analyze the 500-year-old history of Mexican and Amerindian women in this country and document the ongoing political and emotional struggles of their descendants. –from Amazon


This new edition of an immensely influential book gives voice to Mexic Amerindian women silenced for hundreds of years by the dual censorship of being female and indigenous. Castillo replaced the term “Chicana feminism” with “Xicanisma” to include mestiza women on both sides of the border. In history, myth, interviews, and ethnography Castillo revisits her reflections on Chicana activism, spiritual practices, sexual attitudes, artistic ideology, labor struggles, and education-related battles. Her book remains a compelling document, enhanced here with a new afterword that reexamines the significance of Our Lady of Guadalupe. –from UNMP


ACCLAIM for first edition:

“Brilliant and powerfully written. . . . These essays are testimony and proof of a . . . revolutionary consciousness signaling change and real hope.” — Ms. Magazine

“What I admire about this book is its insistent demand for justice.” — Matthew Rothschild, The Progressive

“Massacre of the Dreamers will be a stimulating addition to ethnic and women’s studies collections.” — Booklist

“Castillo goes after our hearts and minds, not territory or power.” — Village Voice

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