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

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

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Defiant braceros: : how migrant workers fought for racial, sexual, and political freedom
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Defiant braceros:
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how migrant workers fought for racial, sexual, and political freedom
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Mireya Loza
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Language
eng
Summary
In this book, Mireya Loza sheds new light on the private lives of migrant men who participated in the Bracero Program (1942-1964), a binational agreement between the United States and Mexico that allowed hundreds of thousands of 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 hetero and queer 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 mestizo guest workers and the many Mixtec, Zapotec, Purhepecha, and Mayan laborers. In doing so, she captures the myriad ways these defiant workers responded to the intense discrimination and exploitation of an unjust system that still persists today
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Midwest
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Loza, Mireya
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331.5/440973
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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The David J. Weber series in the new borderlands history
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  • Seasonal Farm Laborers Program
  • Foreign workers, Mexican
  • Mexicans
  • Foreign workers, Mexican
  • Foreign workers, Mexican
  • Foreign workers, Mexican
  • Electronic books
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adult
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Defiant braceros: : how migrant workers fought for racial, sexual, and political freedom, Mireya Loza, (ebook)
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multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781469629773
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11714415
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remote
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11714415
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MWT11714415
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Defiant braceros: : how migrant workers fought for racial, sexual, and political freedom, Mireya Loza, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781469629773
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11714415
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11714415
System control number
MWT11714415
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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