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Migrant imaginaries : Latino cultural politics in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands / Alicia Schmidt Camacho.

By: Schmidt Camacho, Alicia R.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Nation of newcomers: Publisher: New York : New York University Press, c2008Description: xiii, 375 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780814716489 (cl : alk. paper); 0814716482 (cl : alk. paper); 9780814716496 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0814716490 (pbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): Mexican-American Border Region -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 20th century | Mexican Americans -- Mexican-American Border Region -- Politics and government -- 20th century | Mexicans -- Mexican-American Border Region -- Politics and government -- 20th centuryDDC classification: 304.8/7210730904
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.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 319-360) and index.

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.

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CHOICE Review

Yale professor Camacho's well-written book looks at the history of Mexican migration to the US through case studies, oral interviews, and writings of Mexican American scholars contemporary to that migration. The author's background in "modern thought and literature" sets her linear account from the 1920s to recent times apart, incorporating techniques of literary analysis that give her book a probative tone. This thread is important because it covers early Chicana/o scholars as well as the classic film Salt of the Earth, Richard Rodriguez's memoirs, narratives by Marisela Norte and Rosario Sanmiguel, and testimonies of Mexican women. The title is misleading because it goes beyond the popular definition of "imaginaries" and skillfully mixes disparate and known sources to form a coherent narrative. On another level, this is a landmark book because it is representative of a new wave of Chicana/o scholars who are more comfortable with the academy and the cultural currents running through it. Unlike academics of the sixties generation, Camacho does not write from an East LA, Westside San Antonio, or Pilsen District (Chicago) perspective. This new generation is not at war with academe. Even so, Camacho feels strong bonds with the plight of the immigrant crossing borders, and her empathy comes through. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All levels/libraries. R. Acuna emeritus, California State University, Northridge

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