The Emergence of Mexican America : Recovering Stories of Mexican Peoplehood in U. S. Culture.
- 1st ed.
- New York : New York University Press, 2006.
- Critical America Ser.
Critical America Ser. ; v.36
1 online resource (222 pages)
- Mexican Americans -- Cultural assimilation.
- Electronic books.
- Winner 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.
Introduction "How Do You Make the Invisible, Visible?": Locating Stories of Mexican Peoplehood
1 Don Zavala Goes to Washington: Translating U.S. Democracy
2 Constituting Terra Incognita: The "Mexican Question" in U.S. Print Culture
3 Embodying Manifest Destiny: María Amparo Ruiz de Burton and the Color of Mexican Womanhood
4 Claiming Los Bilitos: Miguel Antonio Otero and the Fight for New Mexican Manhood
5 "Con su pluma en su mano": Américo Paredes and the Poetics of "Mexican American" Peoplehood
Conclusion: Recovering La memoria: Locating the Recent Past
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