Formation and development of Chicana/o and Mexican origin people

 Instructions: Respond to the prompt and follow these directions carefully. This is a take home exam. Put your name and section number in the heading of your document and include page numbers. The midterm consists of one 2-page paper, and one 3-page paper. Both papers must use quotations from, and properly cite, the corresponding readings with page numbers. At least one quotation per each body paragraph. Use spell check and edit for grammar as they will count in the grading of your paper. The midterm is due to be uploaded to Canvas no later than 12:00pm (NOON) on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. Your paper should be uploaded as a Microsoft Word Document or PDF (no Pages) and submitted in the Canvas Assignment Portal. Save your document with the following title: full name-CHI10 Midterm. The papers will engage deeply with the course readings to develop and support your thesis. Outside sources will not be needed or accepted for this paper. All sources must be included in the works cited. The papers will be concise and thoughtful. It will have a solid thesis with thoughtful analysis and proper citation of sources and a works cited page that follows 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: Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Students will be referred to Student Judicial Affairs ( 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 is split into two essays and 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. Questions: 1.) Throughout the course we have discussed the production of racial difference as emerging out of contact and colonialism. Harris argues that racial difference is constructed through law and capital and Zinn argues that history is ideologically constructed to obscure or deny racial violence and dispossession. Explain how Black and Native people are produced as racial subjects out of the colonial encounter between them and Europeans. In other words, how do land/labor, laws, and ideologies come together to produce these two racial subjects? (2 pages) 2.) Keeping your insights from the first essay in mind, the second essays asks how are Chicana/o people formed as racial subjects? Provide a historical account of how acts of legal and extra-legal violence were obscured or justified through racial ideologies and American colonial and capitalist ambitions. Provide and analyze 3 specific examples from across the other readings. (3 pages)

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