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- Trumpism, Mexican America, and the Struggle for Latinx Citizenship
Trumpism, Mexican America, and the Struggle for Latinx Citizenship
For Latinx people living in the United States, Trumpism represented a new phase in the long-standing struggle to achieve a sense of belonging and full citizenship. Throughout their history in the United States, people of Mexican descent have been made to face the question of how they do or do not belong to the American social fabric and polity. Structural inequality, dispossession, and marginalized citizenship are a foundational story for Mexican Americans, one that entered a new phase under Trumpism. This volume situates this new phase in relation to what went before, and it asks what new political possibilities emerged from this dramatic chapter in our history. What role did anti-Mexicanism and attacks on Latinx people and their communities play in Trump's political rise and presidential practices? Driven by the overwhelming political urgency of the moment, the contributors to this volume seek to frame Trumpism's origins and political effects.
Published in Association with School for Advanced Research Press.
Phillip B. “Felipe” Gonzales is a professor of sociology emeritus at the University of New Mexico. He has authored and edited several books, including Política: Nuevomexicanos and American Political Incorporation, 1821–1910.
Renato Rosaldo is a professor emeritus of anthropology at Stanford University and New York University. A cultural anthropologist, he has worked and taught in Southeast Asian studies, symbolic anthropology, cultural studies, and Chicano studies.
Mary Louise Pratt is the Olive H. Palmer Professor of Humanities at Stanford University (emerita) and the Silver Professor at New York University (emerita), where she taught in the Departments of Social and Cultural Analysis and Latin American and Iberian Studies.
"This is clearly a must-read anthology for scholars of Latinx studies and ethnic studies and for everyone interested in gaining a more nuanced understanding of the consequences of the Trump years, and of Trumpism, for the ongoing struggles of Mexican American, Latinx, and other people of color for inclusion, citizenship, and belonging in US society."--Suzanne Oboler, author of Ethnic Labels, Latino Lives: Identity and Politics of (Re)Presentation in the United States
Phillip B. Gonzales, Renato Rosaldo, and Mary Louise Pratt
Chapter One. Meta-violence, Expulsive Nationalism, and Trumpism's Crackdown on Mexican America
Phillip B. Gonzales
Chapter Two. To Wield and Exceed the Law: Mexicans, Migration, and the Dream of Herrenvolk Democracy
Chapter Three. Deconstructing Trumpism: Lessons from the Recent Past and for the Near Future
Chapter Four. Reckoning with the Gaze
Chapter Five. Artist versus Ideologue: Two American Dystopias
Chapter Six. I Won't Tell My Story: Narrative Capital and Refusal among Undocumented Activists in the Trump Era
Chapter Seven. How Did We Get Here? Central Americans and Immigration Policy from Reagan to Trump
Arely M. Zimmerman
Chapter Eight. This Too Shall Pass: Mexican-Immigrant Replenishment and Trumpism
Tomás R. Jiménez
Chapter Nine. Decolonizing Citizenship: The Movement for Ethnic Studies in Texas
Mary Louise Pratt, Renato Rosaldo, and Phillip B. Gonzales
List of Contributors
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