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Crossings

  • Juan Velasco
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Part of the Literatures of the Americas book series (LOA)

Abstract

In this chapter, “Crossings,” the experience of undocumented workers and the struggle of child labor engage in a critique of transnationalism that results in new ways of understanding “Americanity,” or what Bill Ashcroft calls “transnation.” This chapter, in particular, engages with the experience of undocumented immigrants and presents the despair and difficulties of child labor and the farmworkers’ experience in search of realizing the problematic American Dream. This chapter also shows how, by challenging fixed notions of language and citizenship, these writers propose a rethinking of home, community, and nation.

Keywords

Migrant Worker Child Labor Short Story Undocumented Immigrant Undocumented Migrant 
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© The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Juan Velasco
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  1. 1.Santa Clara UniversitySanta ClaraUSA

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