Güeras y prietas: remembering lived experiences with colorism through history and ethnoplática

dc.contributor.advisorMéndez-Negrete, Josie
dc.contributor.authorGarza, Sandra D.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMenchaca, Martha
dc.contributor.committeeMemberLangman, Juliet
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMiranda, Marie "Keta"
dc.contributor.committeeMemberCervantes, Marco A.
dc.date.accessioned2024-02-09T21:11:10Z
dc.date.available2017-08-20
dc.date.available2024-02-09T21:11:10Z
dc.date.issued2015
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dc.description.abstractThis study explores colorism with a focus on women who identify as Chicana/Tejana. Since the 1980s, empirical studies on Chicanas/os and skin color have evidenced colorism as a widespread practice with material consequences. Relying largely on quantitative approaches, these works were among the earliest to reveal statistically significant relationships between skin color and educational attainment (Murguia & Telles, 1996), socioeconomic status and income (C. Arce, Murguia et al., 1987; Telles & Murguia, 1990), as well as psychosocial health (Codina & Montalvo, 1994). More recent scholarly discussions about skin color continue to emphasize the significance of colorism as a long-standing and widespread practice impacting local and global relations, socioeconomic status, and identity formation (Hall, 2010, 2008; Herring, Keith et al., 2004; Hunter, 2005; Nakano Glenn, 2009). I build on these earlier works in order to take seriously colorism as a lived experience and to better understand how colorism is remembered, reproduced, and resisted. I draw from "ethnopláticas," or conversational-style, one-on-one, interview methods, with eight women who self-identify as: (1) Chicana/Tejana, (2) born and raised in South Texas, and (3) willing to share their experiences with colorism. This analysis focuses on how participants remember and make meaning of experiences with colorism. The overarching research questions guiding this project are: How do contemporary Chicanas/Tejanas living in South Texas remember and make meaning of experiences with colorisms? What are the historical discourses of colorism as it pertains to Chicanas/Tejanas? What are the relationships between historical discourses and their contemporary lived experiences?
dc.description.departmentBicultural-Bilingual Studies
dc.format.extent187 pages
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.isbn9781339034249
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12588/3502
dc.languageen
dc.subjectChicana/Latina Studies
dc.subjectEthnoplatica and Personal Narrative Analysis
dc.subjectGloria E. Anzaldua
dc.subjectMexican American Studies
dc.subjectRaced
dc.subjectclassed
dc.subjectgendered identities
dc.subjectWomen
dc.subjectFamily
dc.subjectCultural Reproduction
dc.subject.classificationEthnic studies
dc.subject.classificationWomen's studies
dc.subject.classificationIndividual & family studies
dc.subject.lcshMexican American women -- Race identity -- Texas, South
dc.subject.lcshMexican American women -- Texas, South -- Social conditions
dc.subject.lcshColorism -- Texas, South
dc.subject.lcshHuman skin color -- Social aspects -- Texas, South
dc.subject.lcshHuman skin color -- Texas, South -- Psychological aspects
dc.titleGüeras y prietas: remembering lived experiences with colorism through history and ethnoplática
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thesis.degree.departmentBicultural-Bilingual Studies
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at San Antonio
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy

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