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The Resource Braceros : migrant citizens and transnational subjects in the postwar United States and Mexico, Deborah Cohen

Braceros : migrant citizens and transnational subjects in the postwar United States and Mexico, Deborah Cohen

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Braceros : migrant citizens and transnational subjects in the postwar United States and Mexico
Title
Braceros
Title remainder
migrant citizens and transnational subjects in the postwar United States and Mexico
Statement of responsibility
Deborah Cohen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • At the beginning of World War II, the United States and Mexico launched the bracero program, a series of labor agreements that brought Mexican men to work temporarily in U.S. agricultural fields. In Braccros, historian Deborah Cohen asks why these temporary migrants provoked so much concern and anxiety in the United States and what the Mexican government expected to gain from participating in the program. These concerns and expectations, she suggests, provide a way to look at nation-state formation as a transnational process. Cohen reveals the fashioning of a U.S.-Mexican transnational world, a world created through the interactions, negotiations, and struggles of the program's principal protagonists including Mexican and U.S. state actors. labor activists, growers, and bracero migrants. Cohen argues that braceros became racialized foreigners, Mexican citizens, workers, and transnational subjects as they moved between U.S. and Mexican national spaces
  • Drawing on oral histories, ethnographic fieldwork, and documentary evidence, Braccros applies a cultural approach to analyze the political economy of labor migration. the rise of large-scale corporate agriculture, and state-to-state relations, showing how the World War II and postwar periods laid the groundwork for current debates over immigration and globalization. Cohen creatively links the often unconnected themes of exploitation, development, the rise of consumer cultures, and gendered class and race formation to show why those with connections beyond the nation have historically provoked suspicion, anxiety, and retaliatory political policies. --Book Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cohen, Deborah
Dewey number
331.5/44097309045
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HD1525
LC item number
.C62 2011
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
HD1525
NAL item number
.C62 2011
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Migrant agricultural laborers
  • Mexicans
  • Migrant labor
  • Transnationalism
  • United States
  • Mexico
  • United States
  • Mexico
Label
Braceros : migrant citizens and transnational subjects in the postwar United States and Mexico, Deborah Cohen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Published in association with the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, Southern Methodist University."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-304) 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
Agriculture, state expectations, and the configuration of citizenship -- Narrating class and nation: agribusiness and the construction of grower narratives -- Manhood, the lure of migration, and contestations of the modern -- Rites of movement, technologies of power: making migrants modern from home to the border -- With hunched back and on bended knee: race, work, and the modern north of the border -- Strikes against solidarity: containing domestic farmworkers' agency -- Border of belonging, border of foreignness: patriarchy, the modern, and making transnational Mexicanness -- Tipping the negotiating hand: state-to-state struggle and the impact of migrant agency
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
328 pages
Isbn
9780807833599
Lccn
2010029264
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • ocn607975611
  • (OCoLC)607975611
Label
Braceros : migrant citizens and transnational subjects in the postwar United States and Mexico, Deborah Cohen
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Published in association with the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, Southern Methodist University."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-304) 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
Agriculture, state expectations, and the configuration of citizenship -- Narrating class and nation: agribusiness and the construction of grower narratives -- Manhood, the lure of migration, and contestations of the modern -- Rites of movement, technologies of power: making migrants modern from home to the border -- With hunched back and on bended knee: race, work, and the modern north of the border -- Strikes against solidarity: containing domestic farmworkers' agency -- Border of belonging, border of foreignness: patriarchy, the modern, and making transnational Mexicanness -- Tipping the negotiating hand: state-to-state struggle and the impact of migrant agency
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
328 pages
Isbn
9780807833599
Lccn
2010029264
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • ocn607975611
  • (OCoLC)607975611

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