etymology of chicano

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Apr 28 14:23:20 UTC 2013

 > no name satisfies all the concerned parties

This has become a common problem as the world becomes more postmodernist
and paranoid at the same time.  For example, whichever you choose -
Kossovo, Kosovo, Kosova - you will annoy or anger someone.


On Sun, Apr 28, 2013 at 10:13 AM, Arnold Zwicky <zwicky at> wrote:

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> On Apr 28, 2013, at 6:34 AM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU> wrote:
> >  I assumed the Chicano Studies programs that began sprouting up in the
> 1970s at California universities involved reclamation/reappropriation, as
> in the more or less contemporaneous (or later?) Queer Studies.
> the first *courses* on gay and lesbian studies appeared in roughly 1970,
> but university *programs* in gay and lesbian (or lesbian and gay) studies
> didn't come until the late 80s (CUNY in 1986, City College of San Francisco
> in 1989).  many of these programs are still called G&L (or L&G) Studies.  i
> don't know when Queer Studies programs (so called) first appeared, but it
> was probably in the 90s.
> Ohio State has a Queer Studies program as an area within Gender and
> Sexuality Studies, and Stanford has Queer Studies within Feminist Studies.
>  naming these things is hell; no name satisfies all the concerned parties.
> arnold
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