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Documenting the undocumented : latino/a narratives and social justice in the era of Operation Gatekeeper

Author: Marta Caminero-Santangelo
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document : State or province government publication   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Looking at fiction and nonfiction by citizen journalists and undocumented writers, Caminero-Santangelo finds that latino/a writers increasingly express a sense of solidarity with undocumented immigrants. She also notes, however, that the literary and narrative response is far from heterogeneous.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: (DLC) 2015047964
(OCoLC)913057818
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marta Caminero-Santangelo
ISBN: 9780813055824 0813055822
OCLC Number: 965725733
Description: 1 online resource (x, 296 pages.)
Contents: Narrating the non-nation: literary journalism and "illegal" border crossings --
The lost ones: post-gatekeeper border fictions and the construction of cultural trauma --
The Caribbean difference: imagining trans-status communities --
Selling the undocumented: life narratives of unauthorized immigrants --
Unauthorized plots: life writing, transnationalism, and the possibilities of agency --
Undocumented testimony: American DREAMers.
Responsibility: Marta Caminero-Santangelo.

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Looking at the work of Latino/a authors who are U.S. citizens, including Junot Diaz, Cristina Garcia, and Julia Alvarez, Marta Caminero-Santangelo examines how writers are increasingly expressing  Read more...

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