Archiving Mexican masculinities in diaspora / Nicole M. Guidotti-Hernández
- Guidotti-Hernández, Nicole Marie
- Durham : Duke University Press, 2021.
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- Physical Description:
- viii, 339 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
- Greeting cards, love notes, love letters -- PLM intimate betrayals, Enrique Flores Magón, Paula Carmona, and the gendered history of denunciation -- Out of betrayal and into anarchist love and family -- Bodily harm -- De la familia liberal -- The split -- The emotional labor of being in Leavenworth -- Deportation to a home that doesn't exist, or "He has interpreted the alien's mind" -- Making braceros out of place and outside of time -- The Salinas Valley and hidden affective histories -- Hip forward into domestic labor and other intimacies -- Queer precarious lives -- Wanting to be looked at -- Passionate violence and thefts.
- "Archiving Mexican Masculinities in Diaspora offers a transnational affective narrative of masculinities along the US-Mexico border, showing how men's emotional vulnerability and intimacies have challenged the overdetermined script of machismo. To challenge this narrative, Nicole Guidotti-Hernández offers a theory of transnational Mexican masculinity rooted in emotional and physical intimacy and family settings from the 1890s to the 1950s. The first half of the book focuses on Enrique Flores-Magón, a well-recognized anarchist political leader and journalist, and his multiple families. Guidotti-Hernández analyzes Flores-Magón's archive to argue that his politics were rather gender normative and insistent on the production of a master narrative of the revolution that subordinated women. The second half examines Leonard Nadel's photographs of braceros, the over 4.5 million Mexican men who travelled to the US to work in temporary agricultural jobs from 1942 through 1964. Guidotti-Hernández demonstrates how the complex emotive life of braceros is best examined in the historical context of the Salinas Valley. The main methodological mode mines the historical record for thinking about emotion as a history of gender and sexuality as they are forged in migration. Archiving Mexican Masculinities in Diaspora provides key interventions for studies of masculinity within the fields of American Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Historical Studies, and Studies of Mexico and its diaspora"--
- Flores Magón, Enrique, 1887-1954
- Nadel, Leonard, 1916-1990
- Masculinity—Mexican-American Border Region
- Emigration and immigration—Psychological aspects
- Sex discrimination against women—Political aspects—Mexico
- Social conditions
- Mexican-American Border Region—Social conditions
- North America—Mexican-American Border Region
- 9781478013242 hardcover
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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