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By José Inez Taylor,James M. Taggart

ISBN-10: 0292781792

ISBN-13: 9780292781795

ISBN-10: 0292781806

ISBN-13: 9780292781801

When a ten-year-old boy befriends a mysterious hobo in his southern Colorado native land within the early Nineteen Forties, he learns approximately evil in his group and takes his first steps towards manhood by way of trying to defend his new good friend from corrupt officers. notwithstanding a fictional tale, Alex and the Hobo is written out of the existence studies of its writer, José Inez (Joe) Taylor, and it realistically portrays a boy's coming-of-age as a Spanish-speaking guy who needs to carve out an honorable position for himself in a class-stratified and Anglo-dominated society.

In this leading edge ethnography, anthropologist James Taggart collaborates with Joe Taylor to discover how Alex and the Hobo sprang from Taylor's existence stories and the way it provides an insider's view of Mexicano tradition and its structures of manhood. They body the tale (included in its entirety) with chapters that debate the way it encapsulates notions that Taylor realized from the Chicano flow, the farmworkers' union, his group, his father, his mom, and his faith. Taggart offers the ethnography a great theoretical underpinning by means of discussing how the tale and Taylor's account of ways he created it signify an act of resistance to the category process that Taylor perceives as destroying his local culture.

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