Examining Chicana/o history through a relational lens
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1525/phr.2013.82.4.520
This article argues that we should examine Chicana/os in relation to other racialized groups in order to develop a fuller understanding of how racial categories form and operate. The article highlights different models of relational work by examining key works in Chicana/o history that have employed such a relational methodology. In addition, the article demonstrates how we can use organizing principles besides race to find links between racialized groups. Lastly, the author revisits key events in Chicana/o history, examining them through a relational lens, to demonstrate what may be gained through this methodology. © 2013 by the Pacific Coast Branch, American Historical Association. All rights reserved.