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Migrant Imaginaries: Latino Cultural Politics in the U.S. Mexico Borderlands
Author/Editor: Alicia Schmidt Camacho
ISBN: 13 - 978-081471
Year Published: 2008
Format: Paperback 
Description: 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 contemporary globalization and neoliberalism, Alicia Schmidt Camacho examines the relationship between ethnic Mexican expressive culture and the practices sustaining migrant social movements. Combining sustained historical engagement with theoretical inquiries, she addresses how struggles for racial and gender equity, cross-border unity, and economic justice have defined the Mexican presence in the United States since 1910.