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american dream and nightmare: suburbia in film

  ‘Little boxes on the hillside, Little boxes made of ticky-tacky, Little boxes on the hillside,   Little boxes all the same. There’s a green one and a pink one And a blue one and a yellow one, And they’re all made out of ticky-tacky, And they all look just the same.’      …

poetry as untranslatable: gloria anzaldúa on straddling dual identity

“borders are set up to define the places that are safe and unsafe, to distinguish us from them” The Chicano movement – the extension of Mexican American civil rights movement during the 1940s and 60s – was a movement of working-class Americans born of a cultural and racial ‘mixture’ across the southern borders of the…