Border people: life and society in the US-Mexico borderlands

Oscar - Martinez

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While border regions in other parts of the world share many features, nowhere else do so many millions of people from two dissimilar nations live in such close proximity and interact so intensely. Chapters one and two which make up Part I, discuss general concepts pertaining to global border phenomena and transnational interaction in the US-Mexico borderlands, respectively. Part II examines the nature of border society, with Chapters three through five presenting typologies and case histories of Mexicans, Mexican Amerians, and Anglo Americans. Part III portrays the experience of border people through selections from oral history interviews, with Chapter six focusing on migrants and workers, Chapter seven on functionaries and activists, and chapter eight on "mixers', or individuals with a high degree of involvement with people from the other side of the border and from other cultures. The conclusion addresses salient questions pertaining to contemporary borderlands society. -from Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBorder people
Subtitle of host publicationlife and society in the US-Mexico borderlands
PublisherUniversity of Arizona Press, Tucson
ISBN (Print)0816513961, 0816514143, 9780816513963, 9780816514144
StatePublished - 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


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