Michicanxs of Aztlán: Stories of Xicano Culture in Michigan
Michicanxs of Aztlán is a project built to tell highly localized stories about Chicanx food and artistic practices in Michigan. This website documents experiences with food, music, and visual culture among Xicano communities in Lower Michigan for the purpose of contributing to the already growing body of knowledge about Mexican epistemologies in the Great Lakes region. Michicanxs of Aztlán takes a straightforward narrative approach to story-telling. By focusing intently on a select number of stories, it contextualizes its stories within the cultural surroundings from which they emerge.
Using mixture of written text, photographs, and embedded audio clips, it was constructed to appeal to scholars and teachers in Chicana/o Studies, Indigenous Studies, Composition, and Digital Rhetoric. While scholars are the primary intended audience of this project, the stories it contains are more driven by narrative than they are by highlight specialized disciplinary discourse, and are therefore suitable for a much broader audience as well.