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Publication Date: 1995
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
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.Jorge Durand is the author of 'Miracles on the Border: Retablos of Mexican Migrants to the United States', published 1995 under ISBN 9780816514977 and ISBN 0816514976.
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