publication . Article . 2010

El pachuco entre Octavio Paz y el trayecto para su reinvención en "Zoot Suit" de Luis Valdez

Ochoa, Edna;
Open Access Spanish; Castilian
  • Published: 01 Jan 2010
  • Publisher: Instituto B. Flanklin de Estudios Norteamericanos. Universidad de Alcalá de Henares
  • Country: Spain
This article focuses on the figure of the pachuco in the play Zoot Suit by Luis Valdez in order to explore the most important aspects about this character. To achieve this purpose I will examine its representation in various literary texts and I will trace its history to show how the projection of the character changes from the Chicano movement in the 6os. This character is seen in a positive and memorable way, especially in the play Zoot Suit by Luis Valdez, who regards him as a precursor of the Chicano movement. Zoot Suit is based on a true story, the incident of the Sleepy Lagoon, happening during the Second World War, when a group of pachucos is guilty of a ...
free text keywords: Critical article, Ensayo, Pachuco, Argot, Chicano, Chicano theatre, Racial discrimination, Cultural identity, Caló, Teatro chicano, Discriminación racial, Identidad cultural, HUMANIDADES, Historia de América, America-History, Arte, Art, Literatura, Literature
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