Saturday, September 11, 2021

From the Bookshelves: Trumpism, Mexican America, and the Struggle for Latinx Citizenship Edited by Phillip B. Gonzales, Renato Rosaldo. & Mary Louise Pratt

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Trumpism, Mexican America, and the Struggle for Latinx Citizenship Edited by Phillip B. Gonzales, Renato Rosaldo. & Mary Louise Pratt (University of New Mexico Press, 2021)

Here is the publisher's description of the book:

"For Latinx people living in the United States, Trumpism represented a new phase in the long-standing struggle to achieve a sense of belonging and full citizenship. Throughout their history in the United States, people of Mexican descent have been made to face the question of how they do or do not belong to the American social fabric and polity. Structural inequality, dispossession, and marginalized citizenship are a foundational story for Mexican Americans, one that entered a new phase under Trumpism. This volume situates this new phase in relation to what went before, and it asks what new political possibilities emerged from this dramatic chapter in our history. What role did anti-Mexicanism and attacks on Latinx people and their communities play in Trump’s political rise and presidential practices? Driven by the overwhelming political urgency of the moment, the contributors to this volume seek to frame Trumpism’s origins and political effects.

Published in Association with School for Advanced Research Press."

 

A Press Book Talk: Trumpism, Mexican America, and the Struggle for Latinx Citizenship

is cheduled for Wednesday, September 15.

Time: 2:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time

Hosted online: Register here

Join us for a conversation with the volume editors of SAR Press's recent publication Trumpism, Mexican America, and the Struggle for Latinx Citizenship: Phillip B. Gonzales, Renato Rosaldo, and Mary Louise Pratt.

Throughout their history in the United States, people of Mexican descent have been made to face the question of how they do or do not belong to the American social fabric and polity. Trumpism represented a new phase in their long struggle to achieve a sense of belonging and full citizenship. Driven by the overwhelming political urgency of the moment, Phillip Gonzales, Renato Rosaldo, and Mary Louise Pratt seek to frame Trumpism’s origins and political effects. In this book talk, they situate the latest phase of presidential politics in relation to what went before and ask what new political possibilities have emerged from this dramatic chapter in our history.

SAR Press director, Sarah Soliz, will guide the Q&A portion of the event. Explore her reflection on the importance of this publication and the book talk in her recent SAR blog post. Read the post.

Register for the book talk

KJ

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