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Ask a Mexican!

Author: Gustavo Arellano
Publisher: New York : Scribner, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A lighthearted and irreverent celebration of Mexican-American culture challenges clichés and misconceptions while offering insight into its complexity and power as an American economic force.
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Genre/Form: Miscellanea
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gustavo Arellano
ISBN: 1416540024 9781416540021
OCLC Number: 86107859
Description: 240 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction : cultural understanding via wetback jokes --
Language : curse words, greasers, and lecherous whistles --
Cultura : chickens, dwarves, and the soccer-Osama connection --
Sexo : dirty Sánchez, juangas, and indomitable sperm --
Inmigración : more, more, and more --
Music : Morrissey, melodicas, and ay yi yi yis --
Food : tamales, hot sauce, and testicular avocados --
Ethnic relations : chinitos, negritos, gabachos, and wabs --
Fashion : fake blondes, mustaches, and swimming with jeans --
Work : oranges, day laborers, and lazy Kentuckians.
Responsibility: Gustavo Arellano.
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A lighthearted and irreverent celebration of Mexican-American culture challenges clichés and misconceptions while offering insight into its complexity and power as an American economic force.

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