Braceros : migrant citizens and transnational subjects in the postwar United States and Mexico
At the beginning of World War II, the US and Mexico launched the bracero program, a series of labor agreements that brought Mexican men to work temporarily in US agricultural fields. In Braceros, Deborah Cohen asks why these temporary migrants provoked so much concern and anxiety in the United States and what the Mexican government expected to gain in participating in the program.
Print Book, English, ℗♭2011
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University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, ℗♭2011
328 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Agriculture, state expectations, and the configuration of citizenship
Narrating class and nation: agribusiness and the construction of grower narratives
Manhood, the lure of migration, and contestations of the modern
Rites of movement, technologies of power: making migrants modern from home to the border
With hunched back and on bended knee: race, work, and the modern north of the border
Strikes against solidarity: containing domestic farmworkers' agency
Border of belonging, border of foreignness: patriarchy, the modern, and making transnational Mexicanness
Tipping the negotiating hand: state-to-state struggle and the impact of migrant agency
"Published in association with the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, Southern Methodist University."