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This thesis was born from my curiosity around the term hybrid identity and its intersections between the American Dream, community, and my mother’s example. In this thesis I use the creation of a mural to reflect on how the American Dream is received today by the Latinx immigrant community and to connect with them. I introduce the American Dream through the example of my mama and after defining key terms go into a discussion of the origins of Hybrid Identity theory. In this discussion I demonstrate that Chicano Identity, movements, and indigenous orgullo influenced postmodern chicano scholars like Gloria Anzaldua to introduce Hybrid Identity to Chicano Studies. I then tie all these ideas together in a discussion around the design and development of the mural. I accomplish this through community involvement based on a Q and A system surrounding the American dream, and share some of the outstanding experiences from those events. Lastly, I end the thesis with a self reflection on the process, the execution, and share images of the final show.
Estrada, Elizabeth, "Ni De Aquí, Ni De Allá: An Exploration of the Modern American Dream through Hybrid Identity" (2023). Senior Theses. 1632.
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