• Mestizos Come Home!: Making and Claiming Mexican American Identity

  • Chicana and Chicano Visions of the Américas Series, Book 19
  • By: Robert Con Davis-Undiano
  • Narrated by: David Angelo
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History, Americas
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

In Mestizos Come Home! author Robert Con Davis-Undiano documents the great awakening of Mexican American and Latino culture since the 1960s that has challenged this omission in collective memory. He maps a new awareness of the United States as intrinsically connected to the broader context of the Americas. At once native and new to the American Southwest, Mexican Americans have “come home” in a profound sense: they have reasserted their right to claim that land and U.S. culture as their own.

Mestizos Come Home! explores key areas of change that Mexican Americans have brought to the United States. These areas include the recognition of mestizo identity, especially its historical development across the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; the re-emergence of indigenous relationships to land, and the promotion of Mesoamerican conceptions of the human body. Woven throughout is the search for meaning and understanding of mestizo identity.

A large-scale landmark account of Mexican American culture, Mestizos Come Home! shows that mestizos are essential to U.S. national culture. As an argument for social justice and a renewal of America’s democratic ideals, this book marks a historic cultural homecoming.

The book is published by University of Oklahoma Press. The audiobook will be published by University Press Audiobooks.

©2017 Robert Con Davis-Undiano (P)2019 Redwood Audiobooks

Critic Reviews

“This visionary book…offers a sweepingly comprehensive vision of mestizo culture vital to the nation at a critical moment.” (Rafael Perez-Torres, author of Mestizaje: Critical Uses of Race in Chicano Culture

“Mestizos Come Home! is a game-changer that all Latinos, scholars and others, need to read.” (Francisco Lomelí, coeditor of Aztlán: Essays on the Chicano Homeland)

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Reads like a textbook

I wanted so badly to like this. I would recommend this as a textbook or if you know absolutely nothing about the subject. I expected it to display new ideas or an interesting outlook; instead it was a ton of repetition, quoting other Latinx writers, & breaking down their work. The monotonous tone made it that much harder to get through.

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Mastitis come home

As a first generation Mexican American this book broadened my view of who I am. Please take the time to read or listen to the book.