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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

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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
Title variation
Letter writing across the U.S.-Mexico borderlands
Creator
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Author
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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"--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
NcU/DLC
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1968-
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Chávez-García, Miroslava
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
E184.M5
LC item number
C3838 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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University of California, Santa Barbara
Series statement
The David J. Weber series in the new borderlands history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mexicans
  • Immigrants
  • Mexicans
  • Mexico
  • Mexico
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Immigrants
  • Mexicans
  • Mexicans
  • Mexico
  • United States
Label
Migrant longing : letter writing across the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, Miroslava Chávez-García
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Copyright
Note
"This book was also published with the assitance of a grant from the Department of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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
1004424931
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 261 pages
Isbn
9781469641034
Lccn
2017044539
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
14810437
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1004424931
Label
Migrant longing : letter writing across the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, Miroslava Chávez-García
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This book was also published with the assitance of a grant from the Department of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
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
1004424931
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 261 pages
Isbn
9781469641034
Lccn
2017044539
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
14810437
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1004424931

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