ISBN-10:
0816514976
ISBN-13:
9780816514977
Pub. Date:
03/01/1995
Publisher:
University of Arizona Press
Miracles on the Border: Retablos of Mexican Migrants to the United States

Miracles on the Border: Retablos of Mexican Migrants to the United States

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This vivid study, richly illustrated with forty color photographs, offers a multilayered analysis of retablos—folk images painted on tin that are offered as votives of thanks for a miracle granted or a favor bestowed—created by Mexican migrants to the United States. Durand and Massey analyze 124 contemporary retablo texts, scrutinizing the shifting subjects and themes that constitute a running record of the migrant's unique experience. The result is a vivid work of synthesis that connects the history of an art form and a people, links two very different cultures, and allows a deeper understanding of a major twentieth-century theme—the drama of transnational migration.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780816514977
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Publication date: 03/01/1995
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 216
Sales rank: 974,307
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.90(d)

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