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In this innovative ethnography, anthropologist James Taggart collaborates with Joe Taylor to explore how Alex and the Hobo sprang from Taylor's life experiences and how it presents an insider's view of Mexicano culture and its constructions of manhood. They frame the story (included in its entirety) with chapters that discuss how it encapsulates notions that Taylor learned from the Chicano movement, the farmworkers' union, his community, his father, his mother, and his religion. Taggart gives the ethnography a solid theoretical underpinning by discussing how the story and Taylor's account of how he created it represent an act of resistance to the class system that Taylor perceives as destroying his native culture.
|Pt. I||The Story||13|
|Alex and the Hobo||15|
|Pt. II||The Life||71|
|Women in Peril||149|
|Juana's Witchcraft Testimony||167|
Posted June 4, 2007
Well i guess i had to love this book, what with me being a hobo and what not. I live in a small train in India. I spent my whole life saving up for this book, and it was worth it, sort of. Now you may be wondering how i am typing on a computer with me being a hobo, lets just say it was a gift. i have trouble typing because a raccon ate my fingers so i have to type with my tounge. I don't have feet either. Have a great day and rember you can't be depressed until some of your limbs are gone, and your ear.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.