The Meaning of Being a Refugee in the U.S.-Mexican Borderlands

Lecture Description

This lecture examines how images of war and violence on the border shaped the imaginaries and assumptions about Mexican women and men in the United States at the turn of the twentieth century. Castillo-Muñoz argues that photographic representations and stories of the Mexican Revolution (1910-1920) published in newspapers in the United States displayed a pattern that constructed the image of Mexican men as “violent” and Mexican women as a “public charge.” These assumptions still resonate in the present and speak to our contemporary realities.

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Borderlands Latino Latina

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Veronica Castillo-Muñoz

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