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The Resource The border crossed us : rhetorics of borders, citizenship, and Latina/o identity, Josue David Cisneros

The border crossed us : rhetorics of borders, citizenship, and Latina/o identity, Josue David Cisneros

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The border crossed us : rhetorics of borders, citizenship, and Latina/o identity
Title
The border crossed us
Title remainder
rhetorics of borders, citizenship, and Latina/o identity
Statement of responsibility
Josue David Cisneros
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"The Border Crossed Us explores efforts to restrict and expand notions of US citizenship as they relate specifically to the US-Mexico border and Latina/o identity. Borders and citizenship go hand in hand. Borders define a nation as a territorial entity and create the parameters for national belonging, but the relationship between borders and citizenship breeds perpetual anxiety over the purported sanctity of the border, the security of a nation, and the integrity of civic identity. In The Border Crossed Us, Josue David Cisneros addresses these themes as they relate to the US-Mexico border, arguing that issues ranging from the Mexican-American War of 1846-1848 to contemporary debates about Latina/o immigration and border security are negotiated rhetorically through public discourse. He explores these rhetorical battles through case studies of specific Latina/o struggles for civil rights and citizenship, including debates about Mexican American citizenship in the 1849 California Constitutional Convention, the 1960s Chicana/o civil rights movements, and modern-day immigrant activism. Cisneros posits that borders--both geographic and civic--have crossed and recrossed Latina/o communities throughout history (as reflected in the popular activist chant from which the book derives its title, "We didn't cross the border; the border crossed us!") and that Latina/os in the United States have long contributed to, struggled with, and sought to cross or challenge the borders of belonging, including race, culture, language, and gender. The Border Crossed Us illuminates the enduring significance and evolution of U.S. borders and citizenship, and provides programmatic and theoretical suggestions for the continued study of these critical issues"--
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1981-
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Cisneros, Josue David
Dewey number
973/.046872
Index
index present
LC call number
E184.M5
LC item number
C57 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Rhetoric, culture, and social critique
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  • Mexican Americans
  • Mexican Americans
  • Citizenship
  • Mexican-American Border Region
  • Mexican-American Border Region
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Emigration & Immigration
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / Hispanic American Studies
Label
The border crossed us : rhetorics of borders, citizenship, and Latina/o identity, Josue David Cisneros
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
852681819
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 229 pages
Isbn
9780817318123
Isbn Type
(trade cloth)
Lccn
2013021478
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)852681819
Label
The border crossed us : rhetorics of borders, citizenship, and Latina/o identity, Josue David Cisneros
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
852681819
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 229 pages
Isbn
9780817318123
Isbn Type
(trade cloth)
Lccn
2013021478
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)852681819

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