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Alex and the Hobo: A Chicano Life and Story / Edition 1

Alex and the Hobo: A Chicano Life and Story / Edition 1

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In this innovative ethnography, anthropologist James Taggart collaborates with author Joe Taylor to explore how the story "Alex and the Hobo" sprang from Taylor's life experiences and how it presents an insider's view of Mexicano culture and its constructions of manhood.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780292781801
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 07/28/2003
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 222
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

José Inez Taylor lives in Antonito, Colorado, where he has been a farmworker, strike organizer, roofer, construction worker, heavy-equipment operator, jailer and sheriff’s dispatcher, Chicano activist, and writer.

James M. Taggart is Lewis Audenreid Professor of History and Archaeology at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • 1. Introduction
  • Part I: The Story
    • 2. Alex and the Hobo
  • Part II: The Life
    • 3. The Valley
    • 4. Awareness
    • 5. Social Structure
    • 6. Anastacio Taylor
    • 7. Beatríz Mondragón
    • 8. Women in Peril
    • 9. Conclusion
  • Appendix: Juana's Witchcraft Testimony
  • Notes
  • Bibliography

What People are Saying About This

Miguel Díaz-Barriga

This book represents a significant contribution to the discipline in that it raises important issues of ethnographic authority and authorship.... Indeed, it could serve as a model for new ways to write ethnography.
Miguel Díaz-Barriga, Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Swarthmore College

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