The Emergence of Mexican America
Recovering Stories of Mexican Peoplehood in U.S. Culture
By (author) John-Michael Rivera
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Emergence of Mexican America by John-Michael Rivera
Book DescriptionWinner of the 2006 Thomas J. Lyon Book Award in Western American Literary Studies, presented by the Western Literature Association In The Emergence of Mexican America, John-Michael Rivera examines the cultural, political, and legal representations of Mexican Americans and the development of US capitalism and nationhood. Beginning with the Mexican-American War of 1846-1848 and continuing through the period of mass repatriation of US 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780814775585
(5830mm x 3895mm x 13mm)
Imprint: New York University Press
Publisher: New York University Press
Publish Date: 1-May-2006
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - John-Michael Rivera
John-Michael Rivera is Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
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