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Miracles on the Border : Retablos of Mexican Migrants to the United States, Paperback / softback Book

Miracles on the Border : Retablos of Mexican Migrants to the United States Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback


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.


  • Format:Paperback / softback
  • Pages:216 pages
  • Publisher:University of Arizona Press
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  • ISBN:9780816514977


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