Liberal progressives need no reminder that the us mexico border has been the scene over the last fifteen years of brutal violence against young women in ciudad jurez mexico and heat stroke in arizonas deserts for mexican laborers seeking work in the united states. This is a book shaped by struggle by the efforts of migrant people to assert their full humanity in border crossings that confer on them the status of the alien the illegal the refuse of nations. Migrant imaginaries explores the transnational movements of mexican migrants in pursuit of labor and civil rights in the united states from the 1920s onward working through key historical moments such as the 1930s the chicano movement and contemporary globalization and neoliberalism alicia schmidt camacho examines the relationship between . Alicia schmidt camachos migrant imaginaries explores the symbolic field in which people come to understand and describe their social being along the us mexico border 5 the bulk of her analysis focuses on the oppositional practices of migrant workers and labor activists in the early to mid twentieth century. lisa lowe author of immigrant acts on asian american cultural politics migrant imaginaries explores the transnational movements of mexican migrants in pursuit of labor and civil rights in the united states from the 1920s onward
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