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The Resource Defiant braceros : how migrant workers fought for racial, sexual, and political freedom, Mireya Loza

Defiant braceros : how migrant workers fought for racial, sexual, and political freedom, Mireya Loza

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Defiant braceros : how migrant workers fought for racial, sexual, and political freedom
Title
Defiant braceros
Title remainder
how migrant workers fought for racial, sexual, and political freedom
Statement of responsibility
Mireya Loza
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this book, Mireya Loza sheds new light on the history of the Bracero Program (1942-1964), the binational agreement between the United States and Mexico that allowed hundreds of thousands of male Mexican workers to enter this country on temporary work permits. While this program and the issue of temporary workers has long been politicized on both sides of the border, Loza argues that the prevailing romanticized image of braceros as a family-oriented, productive, legal workforce has obscured the real, diverse experiences of the workers themselves. Focusing on underexplored aspects of workers' lives such as their transnational union organizing efforts, the sexual economies of both gay and straight workers, and the ethno-racial boundaries among Mexican indigenous braceros, Loza reveals how these men defied perceived political, sexual, and racial norms. Basing her work on an archive of more than 800 oral histories from the United States and Mexico, Loza is the first scholar to carefully differentiate between the experiences of Spanish-speaking guest workers and the many Mixtec, Zapotec, Purhepecha, and Mayan laborers. In doing so, she demonstrates how these transnational workers were able to forge new identities in the face of intense discrimination and exploitation"--
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Loza, Mireya
Dewey number
331.5/440973
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD8081.M6
LC item number
L67 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The David J. Weber series in the new borderlands history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Seasonal Farm Laborers Program
  • Foreign workers, Mexican
  • Mexicans
  • Foreign workers, Mexican
  • Foreign workers, Mexican
  • Foreign workers, Mexican
Label
Defiant braceros : how migrant workers fought for racial, sexual, and political freedom, Mireya Loza
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-219) 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
  • Interlude : Ten percent
  • La política de la dignidad : creating the Bracero Justice Movement
  • Interlude : Performing masculinities
  • Epilogue : Representing memory : braceros in the archive and museum
  • Introduction.
  • Making braceros
  • Interlude : Me modernicé
  • Yo era indígena : race, modernity, and the transformational politics of transnational labor
  • Interlude : ¡Yo le digo!
  • In the camp's shadows : intimate economies in the Bracero Program
  • Interlude : Documenting
  • Unionizing the impossible : Alianza de Braceros Nacionales de México en los Estados Unidos
Control code
942745191
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 237 pages
Isbn
9781469629766
Lccn
2016009978
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)942745191
Label
Defiant braceros : how migrant workers fought for racial, sexual, and political freedom, Mireya Loza
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-219) 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
  • Interlude : Ten percent
  • La política de la dignidad : creating the Bracero Justice Movement
  • Interlude : Performing masculinities
  • Epilogue : Representing memory : braceros in the archive and museum
  • Introduction.
  • Making braceros
  • Interlude : Me modernicé
  • Yo era indígena : race, modernity, and the transformational politics of transnational labor
  • Interlude : ¡Yo le digo!
  • In the camp's shadows : intimate economies in the Bracero Program
  • Interlude : Documenting
  • Unionizing the impossible : Alianza de Braceros Nacionales de México en los Estados Unidos
Control code
942745191
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 237 pages
Isbn
9781469629766
Lccn
2016009978
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)942745191

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