Migrant imaginaries : Latino cultural politics in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands (Book, 2008) [Beloit College]
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Migrant imaginaries : Latino cultural politics in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands

Migrant imaginaries : Latino cultural politics in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands

Author: Alicia R Schmidt Camacho
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2008.
Series: Nation of newcomers.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
This book explores the transnational movements of Mexican migrants in pursuit of labor and civil rights in the United States from the 1920s onward. Working through key historical moments such as the 1930s, the Chicano Movement, and contemporary globalization and neoliberalism, the author examines the relationship between ethnic Mexican expressive culture and the practices sustaining migrant social movements. She  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alicia R Schmidt Camacho
ISBN: 9780814716489 0814716482 9780814716496 0814716490
OCLC Number: 213407325
Awards: Lora Romero First Book Prize, 2009.
Description: xiii, 375 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. These people are not aliens : transborder solidarity in the shadow of deportation --
2. Migrant modernisms : racialized development under the Bracero program --
3. No Constitution for us : class racism and Cold War unionism --
4. Bordered civil rights : migrants, feminism, and the radical imagination in El Movimiento Chicano --
5. Tracking the new migrants : Richard Rodriguez and liberal retrenchment --
6. Narrative acts : fronteriza stories of labor and subjectivity --
7. Migrant melancholia : emergent narratives of the border crossing --
Afterword : A través del la línea/Across the line.
Series Title: Nation of newcomers.
Responsibility: Alicia Schmidt Camacho.


Places migrants at the centre of pressing concerns, contending that border crossers have long been vital to social change  Read more...
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A landmark book. . . . Highly recommended. * Choice * Notably, Schmidt Camachos comprehensive interdisciplinary work lends insight into the current immigration crisis, one wrought from more than a Read more...

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Irresponsible "Scholarship"

by robert_borneman (WorldCat user published 2009-03-24) Poor Permalink

Migrant Imaginaries: Latino Cultural Politics in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands 
By Alicia Schmidt Camacho 

"Aunque el mono se viste en seda, mono se queda." 

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