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Documenting the Undocumented: Latino/a Narratives and Social Justice in the Era of Operation Gatekeeper

Marta Caminero-Santangelo

Abstract

Documenting the Undocumented addresses the question of how U.S. Latino/a literature of the last two decades responds to and represents the issue of undocumented immigration in an era of escalating enforcement. It examines how Latino/as tell stories about being “illegal” in what is essentially a hostile political and cultural climate. It addresses questions such as these: How is recent Latino/a narrative negotiating immigration debates? How do these stories imagine the “American nation” in potentially radical and transformative ways? How and when do the stories invoke notions of cultural trauma ... More

Keywords: undocumented, illegal immigrants, immigration, Latino writers, literature

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780813062594
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813062594.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marta Caminero-Santangelo, author
University of Kansas