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The Resource Redeeming La Raza : transborder modernity, race, respectability, and rights, Gabriela González

Redeeming La Raza : transborder modernity, race, respectability, and rights, Gabriela González

Label
Redeeming La Raza : transborder modernity, race, respectability, and rights
Title
Redeeming La Raza
Title remainder
transborder modernity, race, respectability, and rights
Statement of responsibility
Gabriela González
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Redeeming La Raza examines the gendered and class-conscious political activism of Mexican-origin people in Texas from 1900 to 1950. In particular, it questions the inter-generational agency of Mexicans and Mexican Americans who subscribed to particular race-ethnic, class, and gender ideologies as they encountered barriers and obstacles in a society that often treated Mexicans as a nonwhite minority. Middle-class transborder activists sought to redeem the Mexican masses from body politic exclusions in part by encouraging them to become identified with the nation-state. Redeeming La Raza was as much about saving them from traditional modes of thought and practices that were perceived as hindrances to progress as it was about saving them from race and class-based forms of discrimination that were part and parcel of modernity. At the center of this link between modernity and discriminatory practices based on social constructions lay the economic imperative for the abundant and inexpensive labor power that the modernization process required. Labeling groups of people as inferior helped to rationalize their economic exploitation in a developing modern nation-state that also professed to be a democratic society founded upon principles of political egalitarianism. This book presents cases of transborder activism that demonstrate how the politics of respectability and the politics of radicalism operated, often at odds but sometimes in complementary ways."--Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
González, Gabriela
Dewey number
323.1168/720764
Index
index present
LC call number
F395.M5
LC item number
G665 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mexican Americans
  • Mexican Americans
  • Mexican Americans
  • Mexicans
  • Transnationalism
  • Mexican Americans
  • Mexican Americans
  • Mexican Americans
  • Mexicans
  • Politics and Government
  • Texas, South
  • Mexican-American Border Region
  • North America
  • Texas
  • Texas, South
Label
Redeeming La Raza : transborder modernity, race, respectability, and rights, Gabriela González
Instantiates
Publication
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
Redeeming La Raza in the world of two flags entwined -- Modernizing Mexico, 1900-1929 -- Social change, cultural redemption, and social stability: the political strategies of gente decente reform -- Masons, magonistas, and maternalists: liberal, anarchist, and maternalist thought within a local/global nexus -- Crossing borders to rebirth the nation: Leonor Villegas de Magnón and the Mexican Revolution -- Borderlands Mexican Americans in modern Texas, 1930-1950 -- All for country and home: the transnational lives and work of Romúlo Munguía and Carolina Malpica de Munguía -- La pasionaria (the passionate one): Emma Tenayuca and the politics of radical reform -- Struggling against Jaime Crow: LULAC, gente decente heir to a transborder political strategy
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 261 pages
Isbn
9780199914142
Lccn
2017056469
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • on1031048137
  • (OCoLC)1031048137
Label
Redeeming La Raza : transborder modernity, race, respectability, and rights, Gabriela González
Publication
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
Redeeming La Raza in the world of two flags entwined -- Modernizing Mexico, 1900-1929 -- Social change, cultural redemption, and social stability: the political strategies of gente decente reform -- Masons, magonistas, and maternalists: liberal, anarchist, and maternalist thought within a local/global nexus -- Crossing borders to rebirth the nation: Leonor Villegas de Magnón and the Mexican Revolution -- Borderlands Mexican Americans in modern Texas, 1930-1950 -- All for country and home: the transnational lives and work of Romúlo Munguía and Carolina Malpica de Munguía -- La pasionaria (the passionate one): Emma Tenayuca and the politics of radical reform -- Struggling against Jaime Crow: LULAC, gente decente heir to a transborder political strategy
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 261 pages
Isbn
9780199914142
Lccn
2017056469
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • on1031048137
  • (OCoLC)1031048137

Library Locations

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