The Emergence of Mexican America

The Emergence of Mexican America

Recovering Stories of Mexican Peoplehood in U.S. Culture

Critical America

by John-Michael Rivera

Published by: NYU Press

211 pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in

  • Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780814775585
  • Published: May 2006

$27.00

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  • Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9780814775578
  • Published: May 2006

$89.00

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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.

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