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Throughout their history in the United States, people of Mexican descent have been made to face the question of how they do or do not belong to the American social fabric and polity. Trumpism represented a new phase in their long struggle to achieve a sense of belonging and full citizenship. Driven by the overwhelming political urgency of the moment, Phillip Gonzales, Renato Rosaldo, and Mary Louise Pratt seek to frame Trumpism’s origins and political effects. In this book talk, they situate the latest phase of presidential politics in relation to what went before and ask what new political possibilities have emerged from this dramatic chapter in our history.
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Phillip B. Gonzales is a historical sociologist and a professor emeritus of sociology at the University of New Mexico. His work has focused on the history of Mexican Americans and Mexican American politics in the US Southwest.
Renato Rosaldo is a professor emeritus of anthropology at Stanford University and New York University. A cultural anthropologist, he has worked and taught in Southeast Asian studies, symbolic anthropology, cultural studies, and Chicano studies.
Mary Louise Pratt is the Olive H. Palmer Professor of Humanities at Stanford University (emerita) and the Silver Professor at New York University (emerita), where she taught in the Departments of Social and Cultural Analysis and Latin American and Iberian Studies.