Mexican Voices of the Border Region Laura Velasco Ortiz and Oscar F. Contreras ; with translations by Sandra del Castillo.

By: Velasco Ortiz, M. LauraContributor(s): Contreras Montellano, Oscar F | Project Muse [distributor]Material type: TextTextSeries: Project MUSE; Voices of Latin American lifePublisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2011Manufacturer: Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2012Copyright date: ©2011Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 216 p.) : illContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781592139101; 1592139108Subject(s): Social ecology -- Mexican-American Border Region | Mexican Americans -- Mexican-American Border Region -- Ethnic identity | Mexicans -- Mexican-American Border Region -- Ethnic identity | Mexican Americans -- Mexican-American Border Region -- Social conditions | Mexicans -- Mexican-American Border Region -- Social conditionsDDC classification: 972/.1 LOC classification: F787 | .V45 2011Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Living on the agricultural frontier -- Home, sweet industrial home -- Sex without kisses, love with abuse -- A straight-dealing drug trafficker -- An indigenous woman street vendor -- A caregiver commuter -- A border acrobat -- The Mexicali panther -- A young Mexican American -- Guarding the American dream.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Living on the agricultural frontier -- Home, sweet industrial home -- Sex without kisses, love with abuse -- A straight-dealing drug trafficker -- An indigenous woman street vendor -- A caregiver commuter -- A border acrobat -- The Mexicali panther -- A young Mexican American -- Guarding the American dream.

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CHOICE Review

This in-depth study of the quotidian lives of Mexican dwellers in the Mexico-US borderlands focuses on the triad of border crossers, those who attempted to cross, and those who yearned to cross. The spotlight is the twin city expanse of Tijuana-San Diego. Extensive interviews of women and men present a different portrait of the maligned border imagery. What emerges from the collaborative narratives of researches and interviewees are life experiences that evidence the harshness of the current economic recession and enduring hope amid despair. These life histories expose readers to the pervasiveness of gender, ethnic, and class inequities in Mexican society, which do not vanish at the border line. A balancing forte of the book is the account of US-born children of Mexican immigrants. These life stories illustrate how the border creates a conundrum across a geopolitical line; Mexicans are and are not like one another. Well researched and documented, readable and fascinating. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Undergraduates, graduates, and specialists. M. S. Arbelaez University of Nebraska at Omaha

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Laura Velasco Ortiz is Professor in the Department of Cultural Studies at El Colegio de la Frontera Norte. She is the author of Mixtec Transnational Identity, an updated translation of her book El regreso de la comunidad: Migración indígena y agentes étnicos. Los mixtecos en la frontera México-Estados Unidos .

Oscar F. Contreras is a Professor in the Department of Social Studies at El Colegio de la Frontera Norte. He is the author of many articles and books, most recently Aprendizaje tecnológico y desarrollo local: La industria automotriz en el norte de México.

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