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The Resource Walls and mirrors: Mexican Americans, Mexican immigrants, and the politics of ethnicity

Walls and mirrors: Mexican Americans, Mexican immigrants, and the politics of ethnicity

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Walls and mirrors: Mexican Americans, Mexican immigrants, and the politics of ethnicity
Title
Walls and mirrors: Mexican Americans, Mexican immigrants, and the politics of ethnicity
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Covering more than one hundred years of American history, Walls and Mirrors examines the ways that continuous immigration from Mexico transformed--and continues to shape--the political, social, and cultural life of the American Southwest. Taking a fresh approach to one of the most divisive political issues of our time, David Gutierrez explores the ways that nearly a century of steady immigration from Mexico has shaped ethnic politics in California and Texas, the two largest U.S. border states. Drawing on an extensive body of primary and secondary sources, Gutierrez focuses on the complex ways that their pattern of immigration influenced Mexican Americans' sense of social and cultural identity--and, as a consequence, their politics. He challenges the most cherished American myths about U.S. immigration policy, pointing out that, contrary to rhetoric about "alien invasions, " U.S. government and regional business interests have actively recruited Mexican and other foreign workers for over a century, thus helping to establish and perpetuate the flow of immigrants into the United States. In addition, Gutierrez offers a new interpretation of the debate over assimilation and multiculturalism in American society. Rejecting the notion of the melting pot, he explores the ways that ethnic Mexicans have resisted assimilation and fought to create a cultural space for themselves in distinctive ethnic communities throughout the southwestern United States.--publisher description
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Gutiérrez, David
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • Mexican Americans
  • Mexicans
  • United States
  • Mexico
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Walls and mirrors: Mexican Americans, Mexican immigrants, and the politics of ethnicity
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-308) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Legacies of conquest -- Economic development and immigration, 1890-1920 -- The shifting politics of ethnicity in the interwar period -- The contradictions of ethnic politics, 1940-1950 -- Ethnic politics, immigration policy, and the Cold War -- Sin fronteras? The contemporary debate
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 320 pages
Isbn
9780520083226
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Walls and mirrors: Mexican Americans, Mexican immigrants, and the politics of ethnicity
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-308) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Legacies of conquest -- Economic development and immigration, 1890-1920 -- The shifting politics of ethnicity in the interwar period -- The contradictions of ethnic politics, 1940-1950 -- Ethnic politics, immigration policy, and the Cold War -- Sin fronteras? The contemporary debate
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 320 pages
Isbn
9780520083226
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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