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Author Schreiber, Rebecca Mina.

Title Cold War exiles in Mexico : U.S. dissidents and the culture of critical resistance / Rebecca M. Schreiber
Published Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (xxv, 303 pages) : illustrations
Contents Routes elsewhere : the formation of U.S. exile communities in Mexico -- The politics of form : African American artists and the making of transnational aesthetics -- Allegories of exile : political refugees and resident imperialists -- Audience and affect : divergent economies of representation and place -- Unpacking leisure : tourism, racialization, and the publishing industry -- Exile and after exile
Summary The onset of the Cold War in the 1940s and 1950s precipitated the exile of many U.S. writers, artists, and filmmakers to Mexico. Rebecca M. Schreiber illuminates the work of these cultural exiles in Mexico City and Cuernavaca and reveals how their artistic collaborations formed a vital and effective culture of resistance. As Schreiber recounts, the first exiles to arrive in Mexico after World War II were visual artists, many of them African-American, including Elizabeth Catlett, Charles White, and John Wilson. Individuals who were blacklisted from the Hollywood film industry, such as Dalton Tr
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-279) and index
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Subject Americans -- Mexico -- History -- 20th century.
Cold War -- Influence.
Political refugees -- Mexico -- History -- 20th century.
Political refugees -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Politics and culture -- Mexico.
Politics and culture -- United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008028416
ISBN 0816666245 (electronic bk.)
9780816666249 (electronic bk.)