Las Obreras
Chicana Politics of Work and Family

Edited by Vicki L. Ruiz


Aztlán Anthology, Volume 1
July 2000

The fifteen essays collected here make up the revised edition of the best-selling volume 20 of Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies, a volume that has continued to be in strong demand in classrooms after almost a decade. With a revised introduction and four new essays, this book is at once a proven resource and a new guide toward an interdisciplinary understanding of the memory, voice, and lived experiences of Chicanas in the family and the workplace. By listening carefully to these voices, the leading Chicana scholars in this volume both engage a complex dynamics of power, public space, and social change and help redefine Chicana and Chicano studies as we enter the twenty-first century.
Vicki L. Ruiz is Professor of History and Chicana/Chicano Studies and Chair of the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies at Arizona State University. She is the author of Cannery Women, Cannery Lives (1987) and From Out of the Shadows: Mexican Women in Twentieth Century America (1998), which was named a 1998 Choice Outstanding Academic Book. She currently serves on the National Council of the American Historical Association and the Executive Committee and National Council of the American Studies Association.
ISBN (paper): 
320 pages.
Available from the
University of Washington Press
"A reprint of the Aztlán volume 20, about Chicana politics. Offers an insightful new guide to memory, voice, and lived experiences of Chicanas in the family and the workplace. Updated with four new essays and an introduction."
— Bilingual Press Review