MAC'S BACKS FEMME BOOK CLUB DISCUSSES UNDOCUMENTED
Mac's Backs Femme Book Club discusses Undocumented by Aviva Chomsky.
In this illuminating work, immigrant rights activist Aviva Chomsky shows how "illegality" and "undocumentedness" are concepts that were created to exclude and exploit. With a focus on US policy, she probes how people, especially Mexican and Central Americans, have been assigned this status--and to what ends. Blending history with human drama, Chomsky explores what it means to be undocumented in a legal, social, economic, and historical context. The result is a powerful testament of the complex, contradictory, and ever-shifting nature of status in America.
"An impassioned and well-reported case for change.... Chomsky ably lays out just how brutal life can be for the undocumented."
-- New York Times Sunday Book Review
"Undocumented adds smart, new, and provocative scholarship to the immigration debate."
-- Los Angeles Review of Books
Aviva Chomsky is professor of history and coordinator of Latin American Studies at Salem State University. The author of several books, Chomsky has been active in Latin American solidarity and immigrants' rights issues for over twenty-five years. She lives in Salem, Massachusetts.
The book will be available at Mac's Backs or through our website, www.macsbacks.com, at the 20% book club discount.