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The Hammon and the Beans and Other Stories

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Fiction. The culture conflict that dominated the border region during the time of Texas' transition from Mexican political status and culture to that of the United States is the dominant inspiration for these stories. Here are tales of revolutionaries and guerrilla warriors refracted obliquely quite often through the eyes of children who are directly affected in their schools and families by the political goings-on. As the title story indicates, there is an ongoing battle within these pages between the Mexican past and the American future: it is not only a tale of the struggle for cultural survival, as one language confronts the other, as land tenancy shifts, as new systems of law and economic organization come into place, but it is also the tale of the everyday folk struggling to survive economically, culturally and spiritually in the face of rapid change. Some of the stories record another type of cultural confrontation, that of Mexican-American soldiers at war in Korea and living in Japan. In these stories, all the assumptions about race, culture and politics come into sharp focus as Mexican Americans, a U.S. national minority, now have to find their emotional and cultural space in a world that has become a battlefield very much like the one that transformed northern Mexico into the Southwest United States.

Synopsis:

The culture conflict that dominated the border region during the time of Texas' transition from Mexican political status and culture to that of the United States is the dominant inspiration for these stories.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781558850712
Author:
Paredes, Americo
Publisher:
Arte Publico Press
Location:
Houston, Tex. :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Short Stories (Anthologies)
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Mexican americans
Subject:
Mexican Americans -- Fiction.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
19940131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
230
Dimensions:
8.51x5.51x.87 in. .85 lbs.

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