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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 their solidarity with undocumented immigrants. She similarly foregrounds the narratives of the undocumented themselves to show how they are emerging in the public sphere.

In this multifaceted issue, the voices are myriad: they challenge common interpretations of "illegal" immigration, explore the inevitable traumas and ethical dilemmas, protest their own silencing in immigration debates, and even capitalize on the topic for the commercial market. This growing body of literature is critical to understanding not only the Latino/a immigrant experience, but also alternative visions of nation and belonging.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half title, Title page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. 2-3
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-32
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  1. 1. Narrating the Non-Nation: Literary Journalism and “Illegal” Border Crossings
  2. pp. 33-55
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  1. 2. The Lost Ones: Post-Gatekeeper Border Fictions and the Construction of Cultural Trauma
  2. pp. 56-106
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  1. 3. The Caribbean Difference: Imagining Trans-Status Communities
  2. pp. 107-148
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  1. 4. Selling the Undocumented: Life Narratives of Unauthorized Immigrants
  2. pp. 149-193
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  1. 5. Unauthorized Plots: Life Writing, Transnationalism, and the Possibilities of Agency
  2. pp. 194-221
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  1. 6. Undocumented Testimony: American DREAMers
  2. pp. 222-260
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 261-264
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 265-270
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  1. Works Cited
  2. pp. 271-284
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 285-96
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  1. About the Author
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780813055824
MARC Record
OCLC
948173390
Pages
304
Launched on MUSE
2016-05-15
Language
English
Open Access
No
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