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The Resource Migrant longing : letter writing across the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, Miroslava Chávez-García

Migrant longing : letter writing across the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, Miroslava Chávez-García

Label
Migrant longing : letter writing across the U.S.-Mexico borderlands
Title
Migrant longing
Title remainder
letter writing across the U.S.-Mexico borderlands
Statement of responsibility
Miroslava Chávez-García
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Drawing upon a personal collection of more than 300 letters exchanged between her parents and other family members across the U.S.-Mexico border, Miroslava Chávez-García recreates and gives meaning to the hope, fear, and longing migrants experienced in their everyday lives both "here" and "there" ("aquí y allá"). As private sources of communication hidden from public consumption and historical research, the letters provide a rare glimpse into the deeply emotional, personal, and social lives of ordinary Mexican men and women as recorded in their immediate, firsthand accounts. Chávez-García demonstrates not only how migrants struggled to maintain their sense of humanity in "El Norte" but also how those remaining at home made sense of their changing identities in response to the loss of loved ones who sometimes left for weeks, months, or years at a time, or simply never returned"--
Member of
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chávez-García, Miroslava
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The David J. Weber series in the new borderlands history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mexicans
  • Immigrants
  • Mexicans
  • Mexico
  • Mexico
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Immigrants
  • Mexicans
  • Mexicans
  • Mexico
  • United States
Label
Migrant longing : letter writing across the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, Miroslava Chávez-García
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An archive of intimacy -- Oye Shelly: migrant longing, courtship, and gendered identity -- Tu peor es nada: gender, courtship, and marriage -- Contesta pronto: migration, return migration, and paternal authority -- A dios: migration, miscommunication, and heartbreak -- A toda madre (ATM): migrant dreams and nightmares in El Norte -- On the significance of letter writing and letters
Control code
on1030304398
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469641058
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt220mfgz
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1030304398
Label
Migrant longing : letter writing across the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, Miroslava Chávez-García
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An archive of intimacy -- Oye Shelly: migrant longing, courtship, and gendered identity -- Tu peor es nada: gender, courtship, and marriage -- Contesta pronto: migration, return migration, and paternal authority -- A dios: migration, miscommunication, and heartbreak -- A toda madre (ATM): migrant dreams and nightmares in El Norte -- On the significance of letter writing and letters
Control code
on1030304398
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469641058
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt220mfgz
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1030304398

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