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Because I don't have wings : stories of Mexican immigrant life

Author: Philip Garrison
Publisher: Tucson : University of Arizona Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"For Mexican workers, the agricultural valleys of the inland Northwest are a long way from home. But there they have established communities, settlements recent enough that it feels like these newly arrived immigrant mexicanos are pioneers, still getting used to the Anglos and to each other." "Written with irony but bursting with compassion, Because I Don't Have Wings features vivid characters, telling anecdotes,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Garrison, Philip.
Because I don't have wings.
Tucson : University of Arizona Press, 2006
(OCoLC)607810655
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Garrison
ISBN: 9780816525256 0816525250
OCLC Number: 61478653
Description: xiii, 149 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: La Reconquista --
Las Relaciones --
Wets --
Postcards from Michoacan --
Don Diego's Book --
Figures of Speech --
Chain Letter --
Anecdotes and Proverbs --
Corrido --
Testimonio --
Adaptations --
The Portable and the Porous --
Portraits from the Inland Empire --
Patron Saint and Poster Boy --
The Unforgettable Frozen Chicken Giveaway and What Came After.
Responsibility: Philip Garrison.
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"For Mexican workers, the agricultural valleys of the inland Northwest are a long way from home. But there they have established communities, settlements recent enough that it feels like these newly arrived immigrant mexicanos are pioneers, still getting used to the Anglos and to each other." "Written with irony but bursting with compassion, Because I Don't Have Wings features vivid characters, telling anecdotes, and poignant reflections on life, unfolding an immigrant's world strikingly different from the one we usually read about. Adaptation, persistence, and survival, we learn, are traits that mexicano culture values. We also learn that, over time, mexicano immigrants don't merely adapt to the culture of el norte, they transform it."--Jacket.

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"he weaves together the centuries-old history of the immigrants' origins in Michoacan, their cultural and religious customs, and their struggle to keep these traditions alive." --Booklist"A rich mass Read more...

 
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