The chapter explores why and how Mexican country people changed their way of dress as a way to negotiate new identities as Mexicans and citizens when crossing the border to the United States. Claims to citizenship became central in the face of the prejudice against Indians at home and the systematic racism they encountered in the USA. Tracing changes in clothing, first among men and later women, gives an insight into processes of mestizaje 'from below'.
|Translated title of the contribution||Changes in clothing:: an unexpected space in the formation of citizenship and mestizaje, Mexico-USA|
|Title of host publication||Ciudadanos inesperados : espacios de formación de la ciudadanía ayer y hoy|
|Editors||Ariadna Acevedo, Paula López|
|Number of pages||32|
|Place of Publication||Mexico|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
- Citizenship; mestizaje; clothing; migration