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Development of Chicana/o and Mexican origin people

Instructions: Respond to the prompt and follow these directions carefully.

This is a take home exam. The midterm consists of one 3-5 page paper. Your essay must have page numbers, and a minimum of four authors cited with quotations from the readings. Use spell check and edit for grammar as they will count in the grading of your paper.

Your paper should be uploaded as a Microsoft Word Document or PDF and submitted in the Canvas Assignment Portal (Pages wont be accepted).

The papers must engage deeply with the course readings to develop and support your thesis. Each paper should consist of an introductory paragraph where you make a pointed argument answering the prompt, a minimum of three body paragraphs, and a conclusion paragraph. Outside sources will not be needed or accepted for this paper. All sources must be included in the works cited page.

The papers will be concise and thoughtful, you are being asked to present an argument and support it with evidence- this will require the proper quotation/citation of at least 4 different authors.
Works cited on separate page (as per MLA format).
The papers should stay within the page limit, excluding your works cited.
The papers will be double-spaced, 12-point font, Times New Roman (1" margins).

If you do not know MLA or do not own an MLA style guide you can view the style guide at the following website: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/
Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Students will be referred to Student Judicial Affairs (http://sja.ucdavis.edu/files/cac.pdf).
Prompt:

The central concern of this course is to better understand the formation and development of Chicana/o and Mexican origin people historically, socially, politically and economically. We have begun to understand the relationship between the formation and construction of race and social and economic inequality as emerging from the project of colonialism. The midterm therefore asks that you engage the readings through the method by which we are learning about Chicana/os and other people of color: the historical interaction between Capital, Law, & Ideology.

The midterm prompt is therefore: How are Chicana/o people produced from war as racial subjects? Provide a historically informed account of how acts of legal and extra-legal violence were obscured or justified through racial ideologies and American colonial and capitalist ambitions. How did the interaction between these three forces (Capital, Law, Ideology) evolve with the colonial project (African-diasporic and Indigenous peoples) to make a Chicana/o subject?

READING:

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Development of Chicana/o and Mexican origin people

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