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The woman in the zoot suit : gender, nationalism, and the cultural politics of memory

Author: Catherine Sue Ramírez
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2009.
Series: e-Duke books scholarly collection.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Recovers the neglected history of young Mexican American women zoot-suiters in wartime Los Angeles and explains their absence from Chicano movement narratives.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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(DLC) 2008041777
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Ramírez, Catherine Sue, 1969-
Woman in the zoot suit.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2009
(DLC) 2008041777
(OCoLC)272303247
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Sue Ramírez
ISBN: 9780822388647 0822388642
OCLC Number: 317321681
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxvi, 229 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction : a genealogy of vendidas --
Domesticating the pachuca --
Black skirts, dark slacks, and brown knees : pachuca style and spectacle --
During World War II--
Saying "nothin'" : pachucas and the languages of resistance --
La pachuca and the excesses of family and nation --
Epilogue : homegirls then and now, from the home front to the frontline.
Series Title: e-Duke books scholarly collection.
Responsibility: Catherine S. Ramirez.

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