¡Viva George! : celebrating Washington's birthday at the US-Mexico border /

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Author / Creator:Peña, Elaine A., 1979- author.
Edition:First edition.
Imprint:Austin : University of Texas Press, [2020]
Description:xii, 199 pages ; illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Series:Jack and Doris Smothers series in Texas history, life, and culture ; number forty-nine
Jack and Doris Smothers series in Texas history, life, and culture ; no. 49.
Subject:Festivals -- Texas -- Laredo -- History.
Festivals -- Mexico -- Nuevo Laredo -- History.
Political customs and rites -- Texas -- Laredo.
Political customs and rites -- Mexico -- Nuevo Laredo.
Festivals -- Texas -- Laredo -- International cooperation -- History.
Festivals -- Mexico -- Nuevo Laredo -- International cooperation -- History.
Ethnosociology -- Mexican-American Border Region.
International relations.
Political customs and rites.
Laredo (Tex.) -- Relations -- Mexico -- Nuevo Laredo.
Mexico -- Nuevo Laredo.
North America -- Mexican-American Border Region.
Texas -- Laredo.
Format: E-Resource Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/12452923
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 174-190) and index.
Summary:"For more than a century, the border cities of Laredo, Texas, and Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, have celebrated George Washington's birthday with parades, pageants, and other festivities. This project uses that long-standing tradition as a lens to examine binational relations and cross-border cooperation, especially during times of crisis (e.g., the 1954 flood, currency devaluations, present-day drug violence). It is a work of both ethnography and archival research (as well as a few uncatalogued documents the author received from private collections), and it argues that the tradition of meeting in the middle of the international bridge is more than a goodwill gesture or an exercise in identity-consolidation. Peña maintains the GWB celebration is a repository of bicultural memory, a negotiation platform, a reconciliatory course of action, and even an efficacious mode of border security"--
Govt.docs classification:Z UA380.8 P370vi

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