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Zalfa Feghali

becomes a source of pride rather than a stigma because Peña notes: ‘The much of the population was mestizo’.7 Gómez-​ millions of indios, the original proto-​Mexicans, were portrayed as living in a parallel (and mythical) time and space outside our history and society’ (Ethno-​Techno p. 7). Banks argues this was an effective strategy in consolidating Mexico’s identity: ‘Mexico’s policy of ennobling its indigenous population while simultaneously encouraging European migration is not inconsistent with the creation of a single national identity.’8 Across the US

in Crossing borders and queering citizenship