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Migrant Imaginaries: Latino Cultural Politics in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

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Winner of the 2009 Lora Romero First Book Prize from the American Studies Association

2009 Choice Outstanding Academic Title

Migrant Imaginaries 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 contempora
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Paperback, 375 pages
Published July 1st 2008 by New York University Press
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Alicia Schmidt Camacho’s Migrant Imaginaries explores the “symbolic field in which people come to understand and describe their social being” along the U.S.-Mexico border (5). The bulk of her analysis focuses on the oppositional practices of migrant workers and labor activists in the early to mid-twentieth century. Borrowing from Salman Rushdie, she suggests that the border is not a fixed line but an amorphous place of negotiation between states, individuals, and cultures (2). By emphasizing the ...more
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