Mexican voices of the border region / Laura Velasco Ortiz and Oscar F. Contreras ; with translations by Sandra del Castillo.
Contributor(s): Contreras Montellano, Oscar F.Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Voices of Latin American life: Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, ©2011Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 216 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781592139101; 1592139108.Subject(s): Mexicans -- Mexican-American Border Region -- Social conditions | Mexican Americans -- Mexican-American Border Region -- Social conditions | Mexicans -- Mexican-American Border Region -- Ethnic identity | Mexican Americans -- Mexican-American Border Region -- Ethnic identity | Social ecology -- Mexican-American Border RegionAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Mexican voices of the border region.DDC classification: 972/.1 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-209) and index.
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Living on the agricultural frontier : a farm worker in the San Quintin Valley -- Home, sweet home : the life of an industrial homeworker -- Sex without kisses, love with abuse : life as a sex worker -- Juan unafraid : a straight-dealing drug trafficker -- The life of an indigenous woman street vendor in Tijuana -- Taking care of the chameleon : a caregiver-commuter -- A border acrobat : living without documents on both sides -- The Mexicali panther : from people smuggler to drug trafficker -- Identity in balance : a Mexican American youth in California -- Guarding the American dream : the obligations of a border patrol official.
Every day, 40,000 commuters cross the U.S. Mexico border at Tijuana San Diego to go to work. Untold numbers cross illegally. Since NAFTA was signed into law, the border has become a greater obstacle for people moving between countries. Transnational powers have exerted greater control over the flow of goods, services, information, and people. Mexican Voices of the Border Region examines the flow of people, commercial traffic, and the development of relationships across this border. Through first-person narratives, Laura Velasco Ortiz and Oscar F. Contreras show that since NAFTA, Tijuana has bec.