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Our migrant souls : a meditation on race and the meanings and myths of "Latino" / Héctor Tobar.


"A new book by the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer about the twenty-first-century Latino experience and identity"-- Provided by publisher.
"Latino" is the most open-ended and loosely defined of the major race categories in the United States. Our Migrant Souls: A Meditation on Race and the Meanings and Myths of "Latino" assembles the Pulitzer Prize winner Héctor Tobar's personal experiences as the son of Guatemalan immigrants and the stories told to him by his Latinx students to offer a spirited rebuke to racist ideas about Latino people. Our Migrant Souls decodes the meaning of "Latino" as a racial and ethnic identity in the modern United States, and seeks to give voice to the angst and anger of young Latino people who have seen Latinidad transformed into hateful tropes about "illegals" and have faced insults, harassment, and division based on white insecurities and economic exploitation.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780374609900
  • ISBN: 037460990X
  • Physical Description: 244 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : MCD / Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2023.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: Our migrant souls -- Part I: Our country. Empires ; Walls ; Beginnings ; Cities ; Race ; Intimacies ; Secrets ; Ashes ; Lies -- Part II: Our journeys home. Light ; Home ; Conclusion: Utopias.
Subject: Hispanic Americans > Ethnic identity.
Hispanic Americans > Social conditions.
Immigrants > United States > Social conditions.
United States > Race relations.

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Fontana Regional Library.


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