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Contents Acknowledgments ix A Note on Language xiv Introduction: Migrant Imaginaries 1 Section I. Border Crossers in Mexican American Cultural Politics 22 1. These People are Not Aliens: Transborder solidarity in the shadow of deportation 23 2. Migrant Modernisms: Racialized development under the Bracero Program 79 3. No Constitution for Us: Class racism and Cold War unionism 145 4. Bordered Civil Rights: Migrants, Feminism, and the Radical Imagination of El Movimiento Chicano 200 5. Tracking the New Migrants: Richard Rodriguez and Liberal Retrenchment 256 Section II. Border Crossings: Las Fronteras of New Social Conflict 313 6. Narrative Acts: Fronteriza stories of labor and subjectivity 314 7. Migrant Melancholia: Emergent narratives of the border crossing 377 Afterword: A trav¿s de la línea/ Across the line 418 Notes 423 Index 000 About the Author 492
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
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 century.