Braceros : migrant citizens and transnational subjects in the postwar United States and Mexico / Deborah Cohen.Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2011Description: 1 online resource (328 pages, 20 unnumbered pages of photographs) : map.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780807899670; 0807899674; 9781469603391; 146960339X.Subject(s): TransnationalismAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Braceros.DDC classification: 331.544097309045 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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"Published in association with the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, Southern Methodist University."
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Agriculture, state expectations, and the configuration of citizenship -- Narrating class and nation: agribusiness and the construction of grower narratives -- Manhood, the lure of migration, and contestations of the modern -- Rites of movement, technologies of power: making migrants modern from home to the border -- With hunched back and on bended knee: race, work, and the modern north of the border -- Strikes against solidarity: containing domestic farmworkers' agency -- Border of belonging, border of foreignness: patriarchy, the modern, and making transnational Mexicanness -- Tipping the negotiating hand: state-to-state struggle and the impact of migrant agency.
At the beginning of World War II, the United States and Mexico launched the bracero program, a series of labor agreements that brought Mexican men to work temporarily in U.S. agricultural fields. In "Braceros", historian Deborah Cohen asks why these migrants provoked so much concern and anxiety in the United States and what the Mexican government expected to gain in participating in the program. Cohen creatively links the often unconnected themes of exploitation, development, the rise of consumer cultures, and gendered class and race formation to show why those with connections beyond the nation have historically provoked suspicion, anxiety, and retaliatory political policies.
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