ANGELS TOWN CL by Ralph Cintron

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Calling his ethnographic work a project in the rhetoric of public culture, Cintron offers insight into the complex relationship between the way a community expresses itself and the economic and political context of its members' lives. "Angels' Town" is a brilliantly innovative work as well as a portrait of a struggling Mexican-American community.
 

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Ralph Cintron is associate professor in the rhetoric department at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa.
 
Published December 1, 1997 by Beacon Press. 384 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Although the book contains involving vignettes about individual Mexican Americans, the jargon is sometimes oppressive as Cintron explains and re-explains his ""project in the rhetorics of public culture."" The self-conscious occupation with a theoretical framework obscures material that might oth...

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