Introduction : in memoriam
Pt. I. History and remembrance as social aesthetics
1. "The memory is all that matters"
2. A life in the borderlands
Pt. II. Fictions of the transnational imaginary
3. The checkerboard of consciousness in George Washington Gomez
4. Transnational modernisms : Paredes, Roosevelt, Rockwell, Bulosan, and the four freedoms
5. Paredes and the modernist vernacular intellectuals : George I. Sanchez and Emma Tenayuca
6. The borders of modernity
7. Bilingual aesthetics and the law of the heart
8. Border subjects and transnational sites : the Hammon and the beans and other stories
9. Narrative and the idioms of race, nation, and identity
10. The postwar borderlands and the origins of the transnational imaginary : the occupation-era writings in Pacific Stars and Stripes and El Universal
11. The Shadow and the imaginary functioning of institutions
Conclusion : a transsentimental journey.