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Download e-book for kindle: Walls and Mirrors: Mexican Americans, Mexican Immigrants, by David G. Gutiérrez

By David G. Gutiérrez

ISBN-10: 0520202198

ISBN-13: 9780520202191

masking multiple hundred years of yank heritage, Walls and Mirrors examines the ways in which non-stop immigration from Mexico transformed—and keeps to shape—the political, social, and cultural lifetime of the yank Southwest. Taking a clean method of some of the most divisive political problems with our time, David Gutiérrez explores the ways in which approximately a century of regular immigration from Mexico has formed ethnic politics in California and Texas, the 2 biggest U.S. border states.

Drawing on an in depth physique of basic and secondary resources, Gutiérrez makes a speciality of the advanced ways in which their development of immigration prompted Mexican americans' feel of social and cultural identity—and, thus, their politics. He demanding situations the main loved American myths approximately U.S. immigration coverage, mentioning that, opposite to rhetoric approximately "alien invasions," U.S. executive and local company pursuits have actively recruited Mexican and different international staff for over a century, hence supporting to set up and perpetuate the stream of immigrants into the U.S.. additionally, Gutiérrez bargains a brand new interpretation of the controversy over assimilation and multiculturalism in American society. Rejecting the idea of the melting pot, he explores the ways in which ethnic Mexicans have resisted assimilation and fought to create a cultural area for themselves in certain ethnic groups through the southwestern United States.

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