9781469629766-1469629763-Defiant Braceros: How Migrant Workers Fought for Racial, Sexual, and Political Freedom (The David J. Weber Series in the New Borderlands History)

Defiant Braceros: How Migrant Workers Fought for Racial, Sexual, and Political Freedom (The David J. Weber Series in the New Borderlands History)

ISBN-13: 9781469629766
ISBN-10: 1469629763
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Loza, Mireya
Publication date: 2016
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Format: Paperback 254 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781469629766
ISBN-10: 1469629763
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Loza, Mireya
Publication date: 2016
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Format: Paperback 254 pages

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Acknowledged authors Loza, Mireya wrote Defiant Braceros: How Migrant Workers Fought for Racial, Sexual, and Political Freedom (The David J. Weber Series in the New Borderlands History) comprising 254 pages back in 2016. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1469629763 and 9781469629766. Since then Defiant Braceros: How Migrant Workers Fought for Racial, Sexual, and Political Freedom (The David J. Weber Series in the New Borderlands History) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 5.70 or rent at the marketplace.

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In this book, Mireya Loza sheds new light on the private lives of migrant men who participated in the Bracero Program (1942–1964), a binational agreement between the United States and Mexico that allowed hundreds of thousands of Mexican workers to enter this country on temporary work permits. While this program and the issue of temporary workers has long been politicized on both sides of the border, Loza argues that the prevailing romanticized image of braceros as a family-oriented, productive, legal workforce has obscured the real, diverse experiences of the workers themselves. Focusing on underexplored aspects of workers' lives--such as their transnational union-organizing efforts, the sexual economies of both hetero and queer workers, and the ethno-racial boundaries among Mexican indigenous braceros--Loza reveals how these men defied perceived political, sexual, and racial norms.

Basing her work on an archive of more than 800 oral histories from the United States and Mexico, Loza is the first scholar to carefully differentiate between the experiences of mestizo guest workers and the many Mixtec, Zapotec, Purhepecha, and Mayan laborers. In doing so, she captures the myriad ways these defiant workers responded to the intense discrimination and exploitation of an unjust system that still persists today.

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