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Before Chicano: Citizenship and the Making of Mexican American Manhood, 1848-1959

Alberto Varon

Abstract

Before Chicano: Citizenship and the Making of Mexican American Manhood, 1848-1959 is the first book-length study of Latino manhood before the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Mexican Americans are typically overlooked or omitted from American cultural life of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, despite their long-standing presence in the U.S. This book dislodges the association between Mexican Americans and immigration and calls for a new framework for understanding Mexican American cultural production and U.S. culture, but doing so requires an expanded archive and a multilingual ... More

Keywords: Manhood and masculinity, Citizenship, Latino Studies, Mexican American/Chicano, American Culture, Political history, American literature, Race and racialization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781479863969
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479863969.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alberto Varon, author
Indiana University Bloomington