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The Emergence of Mexican America: Recovering Stories of Mexican Peoplehood in U.S. Culture

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In The Emergence of Mexican America, John-Michael Rivera examines the cultural, political, and legal representations of Mexican Americans and the development of U.S. capitalism and nationhood. Beginning with the Mexican-American War of 1846-1848 and continuing through the period of mass repatriation of U.S. Mexican laborers in 1939, Rivera examines both Mexican-American and Anglo-American cultural production in order to tease out the complexities of the so-called "Mexican question." Using historical and archival materials, Rivera's wide-ranging objects of inquiry include fiction, non-fiction, essays, treaties, legal materials, political speeches, magazines, articles, cartoons, and advertisements created by both Mexicans and Anglo Americans. Engaging and methodologically venturesome, Rivera's study is a crucial contribution to Chicano/Latino Studies and fields of cultural studies, history, government, anthropology, and literary studies.

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John-Michael Rivera is assistant professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder and editor of English Language Notes.

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"Offers an eloquent and compelling account of nineteenth and twentieth century cultural production - one that resituates Mexicanos at the center of thinking about U.S. nation-making during the nineteenth century and beyond.... This stunning new text promises to reshape literary and theoretical work in American Studies." - Mary Pat Brady, author of Extinct Lands, Temporal Geographies: Chicana Literature and the Urgency of Space"
EAN: 9780814775578
ISBN: 0814775578
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: NEW YORK UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2006
Seitenanzahl: 211 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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