American Encounters Greater Mexico, the United States, and the Erotics of Culture

ISBN-10: 0807002372

ISBN-13: 9780807002377

Edition: 1999

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Description: The idea of crossing the border between the U.S. and "Greater Mexico" has always conjured images of racial hostility and exclusion. In American Encounters, award-winning anthropologist LimÛn offers an alternative history of attraction and des ire between the U.S. and Mexico that both embraces the Taco Bell chihuahua and envisions hope for the future of border relations. From the writing of Katherine Anne Porter to the life of the late Chicana pop star Selena; from the career of the distinguished Mexican anthropologist Gamio to Henry Cisneros and the 1990 Texas gubernatorial campaign, LimÛn explores history, literat ure, film, song, and dance to understand the deeply entwined and ambivalent relationship that has existed between those on both sides of the Rio Grande over the last 150 years. "The beginning of a critical hope fulfilled. Cultural critics can move over and make room, listen up and encounter a Chicano critic who not only speaks about social and symbolic borderlands but who speaks from within the borderlands of race, nation, class , and the Chicano/ Mexican/Gringo imagination. At the end we begin to realize how unfinished the American encounters are." -David Carrasco, author of Quetzalcoatl and the Irony of Empire "Probing beyond clichès and stereotypes, Limôn writes with passion and precision." -Gustavo Perez Firmat, author of Do the Americas Have a Common Literature?

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Book details

List price: $21.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 11/10/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Introduction
The Other American South: Southern Culture and Greater Mexico
Nation, Love, and Labor Lost: Katherine Anne Porter and Manuel Gamio
Greater Mexico, African - Americans , and the Americanization of Psychoanalysis
De Ac� De Este Lado: Screening Domination and Desire
Tex Sex Mex: Dirty Mexican Men Aztec Gods, Good Ole Boys and New Texas Women
D0mination, Death, and Desire: the Vicissitudes 0f Innocence
Epilogue: Imagining and Desiring: Greater Mexico and the United States
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index
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