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Mexico Reading the United States

Mexico Reading the United States (Paperback)

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The thirteen original essays in this collection explore the Mexican point of view from the 1920s to the present in order to register often unheard voices in the complex cross-border, cross-cultural reality shared by the two nations. The contributors, all of whom have personal experience with the challenges of bi-cultural and bi-national living, discuss travel writing, novels, film, essays, political cartoons, and Mexican sociocultural movements. In a time of ever-increasing migration of capital and human beings, this book turns on its head the usual perspective of U.S. economic and cultural dominance in order to deepen understanding of the bi-national relationship.

Linda Egan, Associate Professor of Spanish, University of California - Davis, is the author of Carlos Monsivais: Culture and Chronicle in Contemporary Mexico and a book on Sor Juana. Mary K. Long, Director of International Spanish for the Professions, University of Colorado - Boulder, has written on the work of Salvador Novo and on cross-cultural exchange between Latin America and the United States in the business and nonprofit sectors.

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