The Politics of Labor, Leisure and Sports in Mexican America

Provides a history of leisure and sports as more than entertainment, but as community formation, cultural identity and political empowerment among Ethnic Mexicans in the United States.

Lecture Description

This lecture explores the laboring and leisure experiences of Mexican immigrant and Mexican Americans in the United States from 1900 to 1960. It focuses on commercialized leisure spaces like saloons, pool halls, sports events, and movie theaters that were more than sites of identity and community formation but also political spaces to share grievances and critique social inequities, mobilize social networks, support civil rights and launch political movements.

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Latino Latina Sports and Recreation

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